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  • This just in from GOA!

    03/03/2009 12:06:10 PM PST · by Serpent1 · 16 replies · 797+ views
    Gun Owners of America | Serpent1
    Just got this from Gun Owners of America. If you are not a member and you are interested in protecting your 2nd Amendment rights then you should give them a look. ================================================================================================================== Senate Repeals D.C. Gun Ban by Large Vote -- But the fight in the House is just beginning Monday, March 2, 2009 By a resounding vote of 62 to 36 last week, the U.S. Senate has approved an amendment, offered by Senator John Ensign of Nevada, to repeal the D.C. gun ban. Congratulations! But the battle is not over. This week, the House will take up the D.C....
  • HR 45 May be More Troubling Than the Average Anti-gun Bill (Frog in Boiling Water Alert)

    02/26/2009 7:53:51 AM PST · by Scythian · 66 replies · 3,896+ views
    HR 45 May be More Troubling Than the Average Anti-gun Bill -- Legislation may reflect Obama’s thinking by Mike Hammond Those of you who regularly peruse the GOA website know that there are dozens of anti-gun abominations which are introduced as legislation in the Senate and House each Congress. These include, particularly, national gun licensing and broad gun bans. GOA provides a summary of these bills for the benefit of our members and friends. But we do not focus on most of these bills because they are so extreme that they have no chance of passage. They are cynically introduced...
  • Gun Owners Association Larry Pratt concerned about Atty. Gen. Eric Holder

    02/12/2009 12:26:55 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 39 replies · 1,345+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | Feb. 12, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    TONIGHT AT 9 ET on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW Own a gun? You're probably among most gun owners who are concerned about what the Barack Obama presidency will mean for our 2nd Amendment protections. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA), shares your concern. Of particular interest is Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s choice for Attorney General. Pratt does not consider Holder to be in support of the second amendment. "The President's choice for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is an anti-gun extremist who has assailed gun owners since his days in the Bill Clinton administration."BANG! Holder...
  • Anti-gun Eric Holder Sworn In As Attorney General-- See who stabbed you in the back

    02/06/2009 8:41:56 AM PST · by epow · 45 replies · 1,313+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 02/05/09 | unk
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 GOA wants to thank all of you for your hard work in opposing the extremely anti-gun Eric Holder for Attorney General. While we lost the battle on Monday (by a vote of 75-21), you guys registered your opposition loud and clear. There is no doubt that your activism truly made gun rights THE issue in this nomination battle. Every Senator who spoke against Holder mentioned Second Amendment fears. And even among many of the Senators who voted for him, there was tremendous concern regarding Holder’s stance on gun rights. As stated by The Washington Post yesterday,...
  • New rule prompts fears of guns at inauguration

    12/27/2008 7:37:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/2008 | Jordy Yager
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and gun control groups are concerned that some visitors attending President-elect Obama’s inauguration may try to pack heat because of a rule allowing concealed weapons in national parks. The Bush administration recently altered federal regulations to allow people with permits to carry concealed firearms while in national parks if the park falls within a state or district that allows concealed weapons. Washington D.C. does not allow concealed weapons, but Norton and other think confusion over the rule could lead visitors to bring guns to Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration, which will be held on two miles...
  • National Geographic TV Takes Aim At Your Guns

    12/17/2008 6:32:16 PM PST · by USAF70 · 85 replies · 2,582+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | Gun Owners of America
    National Geographic Channel ran a show last night entitled, "Gun In America." According to the program, there are millions of misguided gun owners across the nation. Why? Because your guns are supposedly more likely to harm you than to help you in an emergency. "As a society, we're totally out of control with weapons," said one Philadelphia cop who was interviewed during the show. "You need to limit access that people have to these type of firearms."
  • Goa police launch hunt for 'missing' Pakistani student [Manchester Paki]

    12/16/2008 3:47:20 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 264+ views
    IANS ^ | 16 Dec 2008, 1658 hrs IST | IANS
    PANAJI: On their toes following specific inputs from intelligence agencies about a possible terror strike in Goa, the state police have launched a manhunt for a passenger believed to be a Pakistani student who went 'missing' after he arrived on a British charter flight here three days ago. At present, the only piece of evidence linking the missing passenger Asim Naz is a certificate issued by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education based in Pakistan's Gujranwala region, which was found abandoned near the arrival lounge of the Dabolim airport. Police enquiry has revealed that the certificate was found near...
  • India warns that Al-Qaida targeting Goa

    12/08/2008 12:34:20 AM PST · by Cindy · 19 replies · 996+ views
    JPOST.COM - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Dec 8, 2008 5:17 | Updated Dec 8, 2008 5:21 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    SNIPPET: "The Indian beach resort of Goa, a major destination for Israeli backpackers and holidaymakers, is at risk of being struck by al-Qaida, a local politician warned over the weekend." SNIPPET: ""Today, Goa faces serious threat from terrorists and there were specific inputs that al-Qaida would target certain [tourist] installations in Goa. Goa has a coastline of 105 km., major sea ports and beaches," the state's chief secretary, J.P. Singh, wrote in a memo, according to Indian media." SNIPPET: "Dr. Ely Karmon, an expert on Islamist movements and terrorist organizations, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that Israelis should reconsider...
  • Larry Pratt defends Second Amendment

    12/05/2008 11:25:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 931+ views
    the flat hat ^ | 12.05.08 | Chris Rowekamp
    Larry Pratt, the executive director of the Gun Owners of America, discussed the future of the battle over gun control and analyzed gun control as public policy this Thursday evening. Gun Owners of America is a right wing, no-compromise lobbying organization. The talk was sponsored by the William and Mary Rifle Club. During the speech, Pratt spoke about the recent landmark case, D.C. v. Heller, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. He also discussed the likely implications on gun control policy of the incoming Obama administration and...
  • And Then There Were Four

    11/15/2008 4:31:11 PM PST · by Dawnsblood · 5 replies · 543+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 11/15/08
    India will join the United States, Russia and China by building a land based landing field in the same shape as an aircraft carrier. The SBTF (shore-based training facility) will be built outside the west coast port city of Goa. This will be used to train pilots to land on carriers. India is getting its first four MiG-29K fighters soon. These aircraft are modified to operate from carriers. The remaining twelve MiG-29Ks will arrive by the end of 2009. India will receive the refurbished Russian aircraft carrier Gorshkov in 2012. This deal will cost $2.5 billion. This includes the purchase...
  • NRA Endorses Baron Hill (D) for IN-9 WHAT IS GOING ON?

    10/26/2008 8:21:34 AM PDT · by Impy · 63 replies · 1,303+ views ^ | 10-25-08 | IUGradStudent
    I was shocked to find that the NRA has endorsed Baron Hill for IN-9. This is insane, with a good Republican (Sodrel) who could have been endorsed in a very close election. Granted, Hill has only a 36% rating from the Brady Campaign, but our solid Republican representatives all are down in the single digits (with Pence leading the way with a 0% rating -- way to go Mike!). GOA gave Hill a D- in their 2007 rating, but apparently the NRA thought he was good for an A in 2008. I've always been in the "NRA is one of...
  • N.O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina

    10/23/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 40 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | 10/22/2008
    .O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina By The confiscated gun has yet to be returned, says Cong. Steve Scalise and the Gun Owners of America Wednesday, October 22, 2008 A New Orleans woman whose gun was confiscated by law enforcement officers in the days after Katrina, and who was injured during the incident at her home, got a brand new 38-caliber revolver Wednesday, courtesy of the Gun Owners of America. 61-year-old Patricia Konie says getting a new gun is a great idea because now she's more afraid of police than she was before. Konie says...
  • Gun Owners of America Releases Congressional Voter Guide -- Elections will produce tremendous...

    10/11/2008 1:41:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 658+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 8, 2008 | NA 2008 Gun Owners of America Releases Congressional Voter Guide -- Elections will produce tremendous impact on gun owners' rights Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 With the election less than one month away, Gun Owners of America is doing its best to keep gun owners informed about who is protecting your rights in the Congress. Many gun owners are familiar with the differences between the candidates at the presidential level, but how well do they know the views and actions of those who are running at the congressional...
  • Waiters kill Australian tourist [Goa India]

    10/09/2008 12:44:53 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies · 1,025+ views
    Times of India ^ | 9 Oct 2008 | n/c
    PANAJI: An Australian tourist had to pay with his life in Goa on Wednesday after he picked up an argument with a restaurant waiter over how a beer should be served. John Kelly, 65, had gone to Calangute's Club City Restaurant around 8 am and ordered a beer. However, he was not happy with the waiter's service and scolded him. "This resulted in an argument between the two. A group of waiters then beat up the Australian and tore up his clothes," said a police official. Pushed around, the tourist fell to the floor, he said. Kelly was immediately rushed...
  • As the House Gets Ready to Vote on Repealing the DC Gun Ban -- Your Representative now needs to...

    09/15/2008 3:02:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 15, 2008 | NA 2008 As the House Gets Ready to Vote on Repealing the DC Gun Ban -- Your Representative now needs to hear from you Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Monday, September 15, 2008 How quickly things can change. Last week, the early reports indicated that the Childers bill to repeal the DC gun ban, HR 6691, was going to be a "cake walk" in the House of Representatives. But now, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has managed to get an alternative, anti-gun bill onto the floor of the House. Her bill...
  • GOA Alert: TSA Deciding On Whether To Ban Guns In Airports

    08/13/2008 8:15:58 PM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 3 replies · 180+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | August 13, 2008 | GOA
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 You may not have been watching the battle that is brewing over concealed carry in the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia, but it may end up affecting you where you live. Because of what's happening in Atlanta, the Transportation Security Agency could decide to allow airports across the country to ban firearms in areas that currently allow for self-defense. It all began when Georgia passed a new law allowing permit holders to carry guns onto state parks, into restaurants that serve alcohol, and onto mass transit (such as the non-surveillance areas in airports). The Hartsfield-Jackson airport...
  • Senate Vote Is Good News For Gun Rights

    08/05/2008 9:30:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 94+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 30, 2008 | NA 2008 Senate Vote Is Good News For Gun Rights -- GOA thanks activists for sending thousands of e-mails to the Senate prior to vote Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Gun owners won an important vote in the U.S. Senate this week, when more than three dozen senators stood with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma in his battle against Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Reid fell eight votes short on Monday of stopping Coburn, who has been using parliamentary maneuvers to keep anti-gun legislation (and pork)...
  • Malfunctioning gun sends veteran to prison

    07/28/2008 7:22:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies · 242+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 26, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    A pro-Second Amendment group is taking the unusual step of asking for financial help for the family of a gun owner caught up in a bizarre prosecution for a malfunctioning firearm. David Olofson is a U.S. Army veteran, Army Reservist and a gun enthusiast who loaned his personal 20-year-old AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a neighbor who had expressed an interest in learning to shoot. A semi-automatic weapon fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. But – as Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, explains – when the neighbor took the gun to a range, it...
  • Man jailed for broken gun getting defense fund help

    07/23/2008 8:00:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies · 161+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 21 July, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    The Gun Owners of America have launched a campaign to help support the family of a man sentenced to 30 months in jail for a rifle that misfired. Officials with GOA today announced they will be working to generate support for the wife and three children of David Olofson, on whom WND has reported in the past, while a GOA-orchestrated appeal of his conviction proceeds. "Not only is Gun Owners of American representing Olofson during his appeal, we have set up an Olofson relief fund so that his wife and mother of their three young children will be able to...
  • BATFE: Any Semi-Auto Can Be A Machine Gun

    07/22/2008 10:32:35 AM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 33 replies · 224+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 22, 2008 | Secamndmt
    BATFE: Any Semi-Auto Can Be A Machine Gun by Larry Pratt On July 2 I went to jail. Happily for me, I left right away. Sadly for David Olofson and his family, he had to stay, and will have to stay for 30 months in the Federal Correctional Institute in Sandstone, Minnesota. Why is the federal government incarcerating an Army reservist from Berlin, Wisconsin who has 16 years of service, a mortgage, a wife and three kids? They convicted him for knowingly transferring an unregistered machine gun. Since the case was brought by the rogue agency -- the Bureau of...