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  • Obama Administration retreats on “Choke Point”

    09/03/2014 10:34:12 PM PDT · by Plummz · 15 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Tuesday, 05 August 2014 18:28 | Gun Owners
    Pat yourselves on the back! As you will recall, GOA rallied gun owners several times over the past couple of months in opposition to Operation Choke Point. Well, faced with a devastating barrage from the Second Amendment community, the Obama administration has staged a hasty retreat on its plan to shut off credit for gun stores through “Operation Choke Point.” According to an article in The Washington Times, “[g]un retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed ‘high risk’ by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew [this list]” last week. The FDIC said its...
  • GOA Chides Rep. Maloney for Foolish Comments

    07/17/2014 4:08:46 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    Dun Owners of America ^ | July 17, 2014 | Erlich Pratt
    Rep. Maloney has called for Capitol Hill law enforcement to investigate GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt for saying that the Second Amendment is “for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government … especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum.”alt Maloney then falsely claims that Pratt was “glad” about actual threats that were made against her personally. All of this stems from the recent hit piece by Rolling Stone on Second Amendment groups -- an edition which has prompted pro-gun websites, like The Truth About Guns, to describe the articles about GOA and NRA as being “riddled with misinformation, mischaracterization...
  • Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point

    07/01/2014 10:01:30 PM PDT · by Plummz · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:56 | GOA
    Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:56 Written by Gun Owners Excellent news! A few weeks ago, we told you about “Operation Choke Point” -- an effort by Attorney General Eric Holder to put gun stores out of business. Basically, it works like this: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), at the behest of Barack Obama, has declared that gun stores are “high risk” businesses. “High risk” businesses have been, up until now, a small category of supposedly disreputable businesses, which have included pornographers, sellers of drug paraphernalia, and payday lenders....
  • GOA activists help Rand Paul put Harry Reid on the defensive!

    07/12/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Plummz · 7 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 1 | Gun Owners of America
    If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week. To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point -- a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases. alt You will remember that...
  • Why I Joined Gun Owners of America

    07/13/2014 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 39 replies
    Original | July 13, 2014 | Q-manRN
    I was raised in a liberal family where owning a gun was taboo. People who owned a gun were criminals. Even seemingly decent folks who owned guns were recklessly endangering their children and their families, not to mention endangering the rest of us. After all, we lived in a nation of laws with police to protect us and hunters were just quaint throwbacks. Then, one night my long held beliefs about guns and gun owners were turned on their head. A gun battle erupted near my home. I do not know to this day if the gun battle was gang-related...
  • Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

    07/11/2014 3:13:45 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | July 10, 2014 | Gun Owners of America
    “Gun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a ‘fake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.’” -- Roll Call, July 9, 2014 Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41. As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) -- pluscosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Joe Carr (TN)

    06/17/2014 1:24:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Tony Lee
    After rallying voters against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last week, on Monday, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) endorsed Joe Carr, a Tennessee state representative who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the August 7th GOP primary. "It happened in Virginia to Eric Cantor. It’s about to happen in Mississippi, too. Washington establishment insiders – who care more about their reelections than your constitutional rights – are being defeated by an electorate fed up with the status quo," wrote Tim Macy, the vice chairman of the group. "It’s time for the same kind of change in Tennessee,...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Lee Bright for Senate

    06/09/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    goapvf.org ^ | 6-9-2014 | GOA
    Dear Friend of the Second Amendment: Just hours ago, I made an important decision. But that doesn’t mean it was a hard one. Today, I’m happy to announce Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is endorsing Lee Bright for the United States Senate in South Carolina. Of course, incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s betrayal of our Second Amendment rights is likely no surprise to you. But the incredible record Lee Bright has racked up as a State Senator in South Carolina may be. Senator Bright is the lead bill sponsor of Constitutional Carry and has long been the “go-to”...
  • Senators Hoeven and Corker Wave the White Flag of Surrender (Gun Owners of America)

    06/21/2013 10:16:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 6-21-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Bob Corker (R-TN) have made anti-gun New York Senator Chuck Schumer a very happy man. They are frantically working to give Schumer the 70 votes he needs to send his amnesty bill to the House with momentum. And, if that bill were to be signed into law, it would add 8.4 million anti-gun voters to the rolls, and make gun registration, bans, and confiscation inevitable within 20 years. Here’s where we stand: Schumer’s original slimy deal was supposed to be this: We will add 8.4 million anti-gun Democratic voters to the rolls, but, in exchange,...
  • The New American Enemies List

    06/17/2013 7:28:44 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The vast majority of the annual shooting homicides are committed by inner-city and minority youths below the age of 30. Handguns are involved in 80% of all murders. Rifles and shotguns account for less than 10% of homicides. The National Rifle Association is now blamed for generic gun violence, especially the mass shootings at schools, even though usually no one knows of any proposed gun law — barring outright confiscation of previously purchased firearms, bullets, and clips — that would have prevented the shooters at Sandy Hook and Columbine. Gun merchants are blamed by the president while in Mexico for...
  • Bloomberg's money loses to grassroots citizen activists on gun control in Nevada

    06/15/2013 4:26:42 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, billionaire, desiring to rewrite the constitution, and countrywide buttinski suffered a major "gun control" loss on Thursday in Nevada. He and his pet group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), "spent hundreds of thousands of dollars" to buy passage of the Nevada state legislature's bill SB 221, another dangerous piece of gun control legislation dressed up to look palatable by applying the innocuous-sounding "background check" label to it. Bloomberg lost, and lost big-time, not because of a paid opposition wading in money, but because of a viral grass-roots effort organized by average Americans provided...
  • GOA Submits Comments Opposing Backdoor Gun Control Efforts by Health And Human Services

    06/08/2013 8:04:52 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 7, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    As a Second Amendment organization representing 375,000 members, we are writing to express our concern over Health And Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule that was printed in the April 23rd, 2013 issue of the Federal Register. These regulations would, by executive fiat, waive all federal privacy laws and encourage doctors to report their patients to the FBI. Please understand a couple of things: First, the standard which a doctor would use to turn in a patient is embodied in Clinton-era ATF language and in the anti-gun Veterans Disarmament Act of 2007. Specifically, a doctor would report a patient if he...
  • Biden: Opposing senators ‘have seen the Lord’ on gun control

    05/12/2013 9:18:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2013 | By Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said in a wide-ranging magazine interview that gun-control legislation will pass eventually because several senators who voted against it are experiencing a public backlash. “To use the vernacular, there’s suddenly a lot of senators out there who have seen the Lord,” Mr. Biden told Rolling Stone magazine. “You find out that the senator from New Hampshire [Republican Kelly Ayotte] is in trouble; she voted no. I can name you four senators who called me and said, “Jesus, I guess you were right — maybe we can find some other way of doing this. Can we...
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Gun Control Bill Gets Pulled!

    04/20/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 44 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Saturday, 20 April 2013 | GOA Staff
    You can breathe a sigh of relief ... for now“The Gun Owners of America chimed in, attacking Republican senators who showed any interest in compromise, arguing that a national gun registry would arise from the bill.” -The New York Times, April 17, 2013You guys were amazing! Your efforts have accomplished what, four months ago, many in Washington thought was impossible: a total and complete victory (for now) against President Obama’s anti-gun agenda.But let's face it. We're never going to be able to let our guard down entirely, until the 113th Congress adjourns in December, 2014.Senator Harry Reid has now pulled...
  • Don't Let Your Senator Deceive You

    04/15/2013 7:40:54 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    GOA ^ | Apr. 15, 2013 | GOA Staff
    “The Senate's dramatic filibuster-busting vote Thursday to move forward on a gun-safety bill is being cast as a historic breakthrough, testing the strength of the gun lobby and opening a door to the first major gun-control law since 1994. It means President Obama will get the votes on gun legislation he has been seeking since a shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn.” - USA Today, April 12, 2013 It’s not often that we agree with USA Today. But author, Gregory Korte, got it right in Friday’s column. The Senators who refused to cast a “no” vote on Thursday - and who...
  • New GOA email alert. Scroll down, put in your info and it will send the email to your Senators!

    04/12/2013 6:47:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    GOA ^ | 4-12-2013 | GOA
    The Honorable* (Your Senator) (Address) "I was disappointed to see that 68 Senators did not support the Paul-Cruz-Lee filibuster. Now that the Senate has moved to proceed to S. 649, several gun control issues will be coming up - including the universal registry bill, the Feinstein gun ban, and the magazine ban. As for the Toomey-Manchin-Schumer universal registry bill, don't believe the press' efforts to sugar-coat it. If you have ever had an "Internet ... posting" on (or related to) your gun, you can sell it only by going to a dealer and filling out a 4473 and getting the...
  • Alaska [Democrat] Sen. Begich may join guns bill filibuster

    04/10/2013 11:41:31 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    Newsminer ^ | April 10, 2013 | Rod Boyce
    FAIRBANKS—Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Wednesday he may vote to sustain a threatened Republican-led filibuster on gun legislation when the matter comes to a vote Thursday as expected. The decision would put Begich at odds with President Obama, a fellow Democrat who used his state of the union address in February to urge Congress to allow up-or-down votes on gun legislation in the aftermath of the December shooting massacre of students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “I think people should have the opportunity to vote if they know what they’re voting on,” Begich said in an...
  • Sen. Toomey Betrays Gun Owners

    04/10/2013 10:32:33 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    GOA ^ | Apr. 10, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Sellout is worse than the Feinstein gun ban! Urgent action required. It is urgent that every gun owner call their Senators today and demand that they oppose the “See a Shrink, Lose your Guns” sell-out bill that is being authored by Senators Pat Toomey (R) and Joe Manchin (D) - but which also has Chuck Schumer’s fingerprints all over it. See a Shrink, Lose your Guns. The anti-gun ”ranters” have spent the last week telling us that Republican Senators can’t filibuster Harry Reid’s gun control bill; that they can’t cut off debate to a bill they haven’t seen yet. “Let...
  • How A Little Known Pro-Gun Lobby Is Derailing Bipartisan Attempts At Gun Control Legislation (GOA)

    04/09/2013 12:24:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 8, 2013 | Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo
    A little known pro-gun lobby that’s well to the right of the National Rifle Association has complicated efforts to reach a solution on gun control legislation, top Democrats have said in recent days. The Gun Owners of America has been around for decades, operating mostly in obscurity, dwarfed by the lobbying and fundraising prowess of the NRA. The group’s big gripe is that the NRA is too squishy and willing to compromise, and its recent efforts to scuttle gun control legislation appear to be scaring away Republicans amenable to background checks. The results have frustrated Democrats trying to strike a...
  • As the Wait for the Gun Bill Continues, More Republicans Are Pressured to Filibuster It(barf alert)

    04/06/2013 4:22:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 5 April, 2013 | Margaret Hartmann
    Senate aides say there's been no progress on the Senate's gun-control legislation in the last two weeks, and the bill's chances might have actually worsened during that time. At least eleven Republican senators have promised to filibuster any new gun legislation, and soon others may join them. With Congress in recess and lawmakers back in their home states, a gun-rights group directed its members to pressure senators to join the effort to block new gun control laws, according to The Wall Street Journal. While it sounds like the kind of thing that's right up the NRA's alley, the push was...
  • Gun Owners of America Chief to Chris Matthews: 'We Don't Trust People Like You'

    04/05/2013 4:29:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/4/13 | Noel Sheppard
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I'm left with the idea we live in an imperfect society with some people who are violent and the people who are known to be violent shouldn't get guns. Do you agree with that? LARRY PRATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: Yes, and as long as you don't take my guns away from me, I can handle the guy with the gun. MATTHEWS: See, this is pure rhetoric. I’m sticking to one point tonight. PRATT: Oh, I see. My linear logic is pure rhetoric and you're jumping from… MATTHEWS: No, you’re changing the topic. I'm talking about...
  • Are Republican Senators Plotting with Obama on Gun Control?

    03/29/2013 6:42:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    http://paracom.paramountcommunication.com ^ | March 29, 2013 | Dudley Brown
    Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has a "gun control lite" bill he's selling to weak-kneed Senators on Capitol Hill . . . . . . and what's even worse, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says, "it might be something I can support." You would think ALL Republicans are lining up behind Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to support the filibuster of Harry Reid's gun control bill -- S. 649. But that’s just not happening. And it appears Grassley and McConnell's "gun control lite" bill could destroy all efforts to stop Obama's war on your gun rights...
  • NRA Releases List of Celebrities, Organizations that Support Gun Control

    03/26/2013 10:44:02 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 48 replies
    www.opposingviews.com ^ | Mon, January 07, 2013 | Michael Allen
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) recently released a list of gun control advocates. According to the list, these people and companies have given money and/or support to gun control measures and/or organizations such as the Brady Act and the Clinton assault weapons ban, reports the Daily Mail. According to the NRA, celebrities who believe in some sort of gun control in America (the most violent industrialized nation) include: Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Dick Van Dyke, George Clooney and Lauren Bacall. The NRA claims that these businesses support gun control in an effort to reduce deaths: National Spinal Cord Injury Association,...
  • Here's where we are on Obama's gun control proposals:

    03/14/2013 6:07:20 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Here's where we are on Obama’s gun control proposals: •Today, the Nut-Left Democrats on the Senate Judiciary voted to report the Feinstein gun ban –which could ban between 50% and 80% of guns and magazines in circulation today. It may not even get a majority in the Senate – much less the 60 votes needed to pass. •Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee passed, by a 10-to-8 vote, the universal gun registry bill. Chief sponsor Chuck Schumer has been unable to achieve Republican support from anyone other than the anti-gun Illinois Republican Mark Kirk. Therefore, unless another Republican sells out at the...
  • Oppose Joe Manchin's Veterans Gun Ban and National Gun Registry

    02/13/2013 7:33:40 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Reports out of Capitol Hill reveal that just-reelected turncoat West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is about to stick a big knife in the back of American gun owners. And to make matters worse, he's lying about what he’s doing. Both Manchin and House anti-gun crazy Carolyn McCarthy are claiming to be “working with NRA” to enact gun bans and national gun registries. NRA says flatly that Manchin is lying, and we believe he is. (The Hill, 1/24/13) Ironically, Manchin was the “gun owner's best friend” on November 5 -- the day before his reelection to a six-year term let him...
  • Gun Owners Message to the U.S. Senate: Defeat Every Word of Gun Control

    02/13/2013 7:41:13 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America today submitted testimony at the request of the Ranking Member of the Senate Constitution Subcommittee. GOA took a strong stance against all the gun control legislation on the table and urged the Senate to put forth real solutions to school violence — like letting teachers and principals protect their students. Also, GOA wants to thank all of you who participated in our online poll over the past week. With 20,897 votes cast so far, the poll results indicate that 96% of GOA’s membership OPPOSES “universal background checks” — and, hence, opposes the very...
  • NRA, GOAL oppose ‘universal background check’ legislation

    02/01/2013 11:05:10 AM PST · by marktwain
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The National Rifle Association was out late yesterday with a blistering criticism of House Bill 1588 which would require “universal background checks” on all firearms transactions in Washington State, and Examiner has learned that the Gun Owner’s Action League of Washington “will take a similar tone” in this evening’s on-line edition of The GOAL Post. The NRA’s move was hardly unexpected in the wake of Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee during which he tangled with anti-gun Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) over such checks at the federal level. As reported by this column, LaPierre...
  • GOA’s Comments on President Obama’s Executive Actions

    01/17/2013 5:57:29 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michael Hammond
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama unveiled 23 Executive Actions that his administration plans to take on schools and guns. To be sure, none of these gun control initiatives would have prevented the Connecticut school massacre from occurring in December, although the restrictions will greatly infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans. MEMO FROM: Michael Hammond, GOA legislative counsel RE: Obama’s Gun Control Proposals DATE: January 16, 2013 THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS Here’s a brief list of Obama’s Executive Orders and my comments: (1) Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available...
  • Let’s change the terminology in defending our gun rights

    01/10/2013 9:38:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 08 January 2013 | Tim Macy
    With the current attack on personal gun ownership and the Second Amendment, the radical Left has twisted the phrase “assault weapon” to try and take guns away from law-abiding Americans.Real assault rifles are used by modern infantrymen and are capable of firing in a fully-automatic mode. Yes, they are currently available to citizens -- but one must submit to a federal background check (which can take months), be photographed and fingerprinted, pay a tax of $200, and get a sign-off from the local chief of police or sheriff. Moreover, because of their limited supply, machineguns run in the thousands of...
  • A recipe for activism against efforts at gun control

    01/06/2013 10:19:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Lee DeCovnick
    "Obama Plans Broad Gun Control" screamed the Drudge Report headline. So what actions can a responsible gun owner take to stop this legislative insanity? There are, of course, the accepted channels of communications: email and phone calls to your two Senators and the Representative from your Congressional district. Having once worked as an idealistic political intern in a legislative office, I was flabbergasted at the utter contempt that the staff and "my" legislator held for the ordinary voters of the district. Respect was only paid to the large financial donors and their minions. Emails and phone calls may have a...
  • GOA's Larry Pratt DESTROYS CNN's Piers Morgan on CT Shooting

    12/20/2012 5:14:05 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 49 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gary Mule
    "I think we need to ban control laws that prevent people from protecting themselves".
  • Gun Owners of America endorses 'Joe the Plumber' for Congress

    10/14/2012 8:58:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies
    http://www.humanevents.com ^ | 10/12/2012 | Neil W. McCabe
    A leading gun rights advocate announced it endorsed the Ohio man who became known as “Joe the Plumber” in his race to represent Ohio’s 9th Congressional District in Washington. “I’m excited and all the same time, incredibly humbled by the announcement we have received an enthusiastic and strong endorsement of the Gun Owners of America,” said Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who earned the moniker in 2008 when he confronted then-candidate Barack Obama about how Obama’s tax policies would discourage him from buying a plumbing business. “As an avid sportsman and gun owner, I can tell you with great pride that no...
  • Of gods and goddesses

    09/21/2012 6:51:55 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | September 22, 2012 | William Dalrymple
    THE best view of the Goa coast of western India can be seen from the topmost turret of the ruined Portuguese fort above Chapora. From the dark upper slopes of the Pernem hills down to the level ground of the coastline stretches kilometre upon kilometre of banana and coconut groves, the deep-green of the palms offset by the white sand of the shore and the foam of the breaking rollers. In the palm groves, you can just see the toddy tappers throwing ripe king coconuts down from the treetops. Further up the beach, lean fishermen are beaching their catamaran-canoes on...
  • Gun Owners Call for Supreme Court to Repudiate Obamacare

    03/27/2012 7:07:26 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 18 replies
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/27/2012 | webtoday.tv
    Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA) has called for the Supreme Court to resist the threats and intimidation of the liberal media, and to recognize ObamaCare for the unconstitutional power-grab that it is...
  • WHERE IS ROMNEY’S GUN?: 2nd Amendment Groups Concerned About His Candidacy

    03/09/2012 11:45:23 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies
    www.webtoday.tv ^ | 03/09/2012 | WebToday.tv
    The truest of conservative political pundits argue that, as a Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is just Obama in a Reagan suit—and, thus, even as the longstanding frontrunner in the primary, he can’t seem to close the deal on getting the nomination. To this point, most of the critical attention he’s receiving has to do with his record on social issues. But, as Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), points out, Romney’s moderate inclinations and flip-flopping habits are converging on the conservative staple issue of gun rights—leaving folks like Pratt very concerned...
  • Local Sheriffs Fighting Backs Against Feds' Gun Laws

    02/10/2012 7:42:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 9 February, 2012 | Larry Pratt
    Richard Mack is well known as the first of eventually six sheriffs to take on the Brady Law. And, much to the delight of pro-gunners around the country, the Supreme Court agreed with Mack in 1995 that the federal government did not have constitutional authority to force state officials to conduct background checks. Mack is no longer in office, but that has not stopped him from staying involved in promoting constitutional issues. He is now taking the lead in informing sheriffs of the authority they have as the chief law enforcement officer in their counties. While this has come as...
  • Supreme Court GPS Ruling: "Dramatic Ramifications" for Gun Owners

    01/25/2012 10:54:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 24 January, 2012 | GOA
    The Supreme Court yesterday unanimously sided with Gun Owners of America in finding that the placement of a Global Positioning Device on an automobile constitutes a “search” for purposes of the Fourth Amendment. The majority opinion in U.S. v. Jones was written by Justice Antonin Scalia and follows GOA’s reasoning to throw out the “reasonable expectation of privacy” test which has been thought to be the dominant Fourth Amendment standard in recent years. The Obama Administration argued that because the police could theoretically follow Antoine Jones’ car, he had no “reasonable expectation of privacy,” and thus, placing a GPS device...
  • Santorum voices support for SOPA-like Internet regulation

    01/09/2012 12:13:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2012 | Tina Korbe
    At a campaign stop this weekend, in-the-spotlight GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he supports increased Internet regulation. According to Santorum, our rights aren’t “absolute” and stop at whatever point their exercise begins to infringe on the rights of others. Piracy represents an abuse of intellectual property rights — and that abuse should have consequences, Santorum says.So far, so good. Everybody agrees that piracy is a problem.But Santorum seems too ready to look to regulation for the solution to the piracy problem, suggesting that government interference might be an effective way to thwart piraters. That, to me, seems short-sighted, given...
  • Gingrich’s Own Close Tie to Buyout Industry

    01/09/2012 9:34:11 PM PST · by americanophile · 49 replies
    NY Times Blog ^ | January 9, 2012 | By PETER LATTMAN and JIM RUTENBERG
    Newt Gingrich has ramped up his attacks on Mitt Romney as a heartless leveraged buyout executive for his years at Bain Capital, asking reporters in Manchester on Monday, “Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money? Or is that, somehow, a little bit of a flawed system?” But Mr. Gingrich was himself on an advisory board for a major investment firm that had a similar business model, Forstmann Little, a pioneering private equity firm co-founded in 1978 by Theodore J. Forstmann...
  • Club for Growth Blasts Gingrich for Bain Attacks

    01/09/2012 10:01:52 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 259 replies · 7+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 9, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    In a press release this afternoon, Club for Growth criticized Newt Gingrich for his attacks on Mitt Romney’s career at Bain Capital, calling them unbecoming a “Reagan Conservative.” Club for Growth’s statement: Yesterday, Gingrich said “Those of us who believe in free markets and those of us who believe that in fact the whole goal of investment is entrepreneurship and job creation…we find it pretty hard to justify rich people figuring out clever legal ways to loot a company, leaving behind 1,700 families without a job.” Gingrich’s attack was echoed that same day that by the Democratic National Committee, which...
  • Survey USA Florida: Romney 36%, Gingrich 25%, Santorum 17%

    01/09/2012 9:21:47 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 77 replies · 7+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 12-9-2012 | Staff
    Mitt Romney: 36 Newt Gingrich: 25 Rick Santorum: 17 Ron Paul: 7 Other: 5 Undecided 10 Other: 5
  • Todd Palin Endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/09/2012 10:13:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 284 replies · 6+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | ABC News’ Santina Leuci and Z. Byron Wolf reporting
    Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News today. But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and John McCain’s 2008 Republican running mate, has yet to decide “who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,” Todd Palin said. Palin said he has not spoken to Gingrich or anyone from the former House speaker’s campaign. But he said he respects Gingrich for what he went through in the 1990s and compared that scrutiny in public life to what Sarah Palin went through during her run for the vice presidency.
  • GOP New Hampshire Primary debate tonight on ABC at 9 PM et [LIVE THREAD]

    01/07/2012 1:21:48 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 1,797 replies · 1+ views
    2012 Election Central ^ | 01/07/2012 | Nate
    GOP New Hampshire primary debate tonight on ABC at 9pm ET By Nate, on January 7th, 2012 Tonight will mark the first of two debates this weekend focused on the New Hampshire Republican primary. This evening's debate will take place at Saint Anselm College and is sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! and WMUR. Sunday morning will feature a GOP debate broadcast on NBC at 9am ET (yes, am) but look for more details on that later today. Air Time: Saturday, January 7th at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on ABC Live Stream: WMUR and Yahoo! News Participants: Santorum, Romney, Paul,...
  • Rick Perry Unwinds Before New Hampshire Debate At Texas Shooting Range

    01/06/2012 9:56:29 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 70 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | January 06 2012 | Michael Falcone and Arlette Saenz
    Ready, aim fire. That’s apparently Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s idea of relaxation before returning to the campaign trail this weekend. Ahead of Saturday night’s ABC News-Yahoo-WMUR debate in New Hampshire Perry took a few moments to himself at an Austin-area shooting range. “Just relaxing a bit @ Red’s Range before we leave for New Hampshire!” @governorperry tweeted Friday along with a photo of himself wearing a green sweatshirt and a baseball cap with a firearm in hand. On the campaign trail, Perry, a staunch defender of second amendment rights, has not been shy about talking about his “long love affair”...
  • Speaker Gingrich says it is false and defamatory!

    01/06/2012 8:03:28 PM PST · by true believer forever · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Great Wire - Fox News Insider ^ | January 6, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    "It has recently come to our attention that your station has either been asked to run, or may soon be asked to run, various advertising spots produced by the Mitt Romney aligned SuperPAC “Restore Our Future” or Romney for President, the principal campaign committee of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Included among the Romney advertisements submitted to your station for broadcast are likely to be various advertisements which specifically mention Speaker Gingrich and purport to quote or reference the findings of a 1997 report issued by the House Select Committee on Ethics (the “Report”). The content of these advertisements state...
  • Newt Gingrich should own up to his mistakes

    01/05/2012 9:44:03 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/5/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    As the results of the Iowa caucus dribbled in, Americans got to see how the GOP candidates greeted victory and defeat. Top vote-getter Mitt Romney was gracious toward Rick Santorum, who came in second by eight thin votes, but uninspiring as he pledged to get America back to work. Santorum pronounced, "Game on," then hailed his Italian grandfather's decision to leave Italy to dig coal, if that's what it took to bring his family to the United States. Ron Paul, who came in third, saluted the work of his enthusiastic volunteers and credited his success to his role as a...
  • Rick Perry: A Near-perfect Gun Record as Governor of Texas

    11/27/2011 7:18:31 PM PST · by Chasaway · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 11/22/2011 | Gun Owners of America
    Perry is nearly perfect with regards to his gun record.
  • GUN GROUPS SEE STEADY BLEED INTO MILITIAS

    10/21/2002 5:54:44 PM PDT · by tarawa · 88 replies · 1,103+ views
    Pravda - English Version ^ | 18 October 2001 | BILL WHITE
    BILL WHITE: GUN GROUPS SEE STEADY BLEED INTO MILITIAS; DOMESTIC UNREST STILL GROWING IN UNITED STATES When agents of America’s US Marshals surrounded the Indiana Baptist Temple, accusing the church and its parishioners of violating US tax laws by refusing to pay social security taxes on non-clergical employees, they didn’t charge in with guns blazing, as they did at Waco. Concern about bad publicity was there, but there was a more serious concern just under the surface – the Southern Indiana Regional Militia, a 250-man “unorganized” citizen’s militia unit, had pledged to defend the church – and their threats were...
  • Mitt Romney and Gun Control (Gun Owners of America Rebukes Romney!)

    09/29/2011 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 29th | GOA
    In the recent Presidential debate, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said America’s voters did not need to “settle” for the moderate candidate. Amen to that. And gun owners do NOT want candidates who talk out of both sides of their mouths. As the Gun Owners of America’s Board of Directors looks at the Republican candidates running to unseat radical anti-gun President Obama, we see several who have strong pro-gun backgrounds. Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman all have solid pro-gun records and deserve a hard look from pro-gunners. At least one frontrunner candidate stands in contrast with a decidedly mixed record on...