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  • Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

    02/13/2017 9:25:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2017 12:25 PM EST | Lisa Marie Pane
    They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year. Now, emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as president, the industry has renewed a push in Congress to ease those restrictions, arguing that it’ll help preserve the hearing of gun users. “We look at this as a Second Amendment issue. We look at it as a health issue,” said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of...
  • Sen. Reid: NRA Is ‘Very Bad’ — Gun Owners of America ‘Worse Than Bad’

    06/16/2016 1:40:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 15, 2016 | 11:41 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the National Rifle Association (NRA) is “bad, really bad” and the group Gun Owners of America is “even worse than bad.” Speaking on the Senate floor earlier this week, Reid claimed Americans want stricter gun control. “More than 80% of Americans want to close so-called terror loopholes, preventing people on terror watch lists from purchasing firearms,” Reid said. …
  • Cruz For President Announces Second Amendment Coalition

    12/04/2015 2:36:39 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/04/15
    Totaling an astounding 24,030 membersHOUSTON, Texas - Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz today rolled-out his Second Amendment Coalition at a rally in Johnston, Iowa. The group represents gun rights advocates across the country who believe in the fundamental constitutional right to bear arms for the purpose of self-defense. The coalition already has 24,030 members, including 1,084 members in the four early primary states. The coalition will be co-chaired by Gun Owners of America President Tim Macy, former Congressman Bob Barr, President and Co-Founder of Heroes Hunting Sgt. Patrick Perkins, Richard Rogers and Dave Funk."The right to self-defense is an essential component...
  • Gun Owners Of America Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    09/09/2015 3:48:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/09/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Yesterday, Gun Owners of America, a premier Second Amendment and gun-rights advocacy organization, endorsed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President. In a statement released by Tim Macy, Chairman of GOA, the group lauded Cruz’s consistent record of consistently fighting to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.“Cruz has been a strong advocate for Second Amendment rights as a U.S. Senator, and he will continue to defend our gun rights from the Oval Office,” said Macy. “Ted Cruz has promised gun owners that he will repeal anti-gun Executive Orders that circumvent Congress and veto anti-gun legislation if it...
  • Obama Officials Heading to Mexico to Discuss International Gun Control Via UN Treaty

    08/23/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 23, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On August 24 officials from the Obama administration will be attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in Mexico City. The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but never ratified by the US Senate. Nevertheless, Gun Owners of America reports that Obama officials will be in Mexico City for the conference. Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it. Thus, while it will not do...
  • 2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans

    01/30/2015 8:00:23 AM PST · by drypowder · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Curtis Ellis
    Gun Owners of America is blasting a congressional proposal that empowers Obama to unilaterally negotiate international agreements as “a ‘bait and switch’ scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.” House and Senate committees are currently preparing to hand Obama so-called “fast-track” trade promotion authority. It would enable the president to unilaterally negotiate the TransPacific Partnership, a trade and global governance agreement with the U.S. and 11 other nations bordering the Pacific Ocean.
  • READER POINT OF VIEW: Kubacki says there's no room for hate at Statehouse

    05/10/2014 1:35:54 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Goshen News ^ | April 25, 2014 | REBECCA KUBACKI
    I would like to thank my family for giving me such support and strength through this most despicable (Indiana District 22 Representative) campaign. They have had to endure the barrage of spiteful and hateful letters to the editor. My family members wanted to respond. It was my mother who objected. She may have been a migrant worker, but she set very high standards for the Espinoza family. The Espinozas take the high road. I could not be more proud of how the Espinoza family has shown such dignity and grace.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Election 2012: South Carolina Republican Primary(Romney 27%, Santorum 24%)

    01/06/2012 6:17:53 AM PST · by Rational Thought · 311 replies · 2+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 01/06/2012 | Staff
    What a difference a caucus makes. Rick Santorum who two months ago had one percent (1%) support among likely South Carolina Republican Primary voters now is running a close second there with 24% of the vote. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Palmetto State finds former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney still in the lead, earning 27% support from likely GOP Primary Voters, up from 23% in early November. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is in third with 18% of the vote, followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul at 11%. Bringing up the rear are Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • 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...
  • Gun Owners of America endorses Christine O’Donnell (Senate - Delaware)

    08/12/2010 7:48:51 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 55 replies
    Boot Mike Castle ^ | August 12, 2010 | Tim Macy
    Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Christine O’Donnell for U.S. Senate in the September 14 Republican primary. Christine’s commitment to the right to keep and bear arms is unwavering. She understands that gun prohibitions turn law-abiding citizens into easier targets for violent criminals. Christine O’Donnell respects the Constitution and will not support any laws that will disarm law-abiding American citizens. The contrast between Christine and her opponent could not be clearer, as she is running against the most anti-gun Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Gun Owners of America endorses Doug Hoffman (C) NY-23 Special Election Tuesday Nov 3rd

    10/28/2009 10:12:46 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 55 replies · 2,745+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 27, 2009 | Tim Macy - GOA Vice Chairman
    GOA-PVF Supports Doug Hoffman in New York Special Election October 27, 2009 Dear Friend of the Second Amendment, You may have heard about a special Congressional election taking place next week in upstate New York. The race features a Nancy Pelosi Democrat and a Republican with long-standing ties to ACORN against a genuine pro-gun leader named Doug Hoffman. Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Doug Hoffman in this race. Doug Hoffman is a 100% gun rights supporter who will be a leader in the battle to defend the Second Amendment. Doug Hoffman Mr. Hoffman believes...
  • GOA Activists Make Big Splash On Capitol Hill -- Gun rights report for 2007

    12/13/2007 10:36:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 13, 2007 | NA
    www.gunowners.org/a121307.htmDec 2007 GOA Activists Make Big Splash On Capitol Hill -- Gun rights report for 2007 Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 "Gun Owners of America has remained a steadfast ally. Their unwavering defense of our rights as Americans is commendable." -- Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), November 2007 Thursday, December 13, 2007 When people look back on 2007, they may remember the several, notable shootings that took place: the massacre at Virginia Tech in April, the slayings at the Nebraska and Utah malls, and the most recent killings in Colorado -- a shooting...
  • GOA wins battle in San Francisco courts! -- Thanks contributors to the Foundation

    06/15/2006 9:06:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 358+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | June 13, 2006 | NA
    www.gunowners.orgJun 2006 GOA wins battle in San Francisco courts! -- Thanks contributors to the Foundation for making battles like this possible Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Good news out of California! Yesterday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge James Warren overturned voter-approved Measure H, a city ordinance that banned the private possession of handguns and the sale of all firearms in the city. Gun Owners of America -- and Gun Owners Foundation along with Gun Owners of California -- underwrote the costs of filing a friend of the court...