ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Great news! The concealed carry reciprocity bill (H.R. 38) has just reached 200 backers in Congress. With 199 cosponsors, plus chief sponsor Richard Hudson (R-NC), support for the bill has reached an almost unprecedented level of support. GOA will continue working to get more cosponsors.  And we...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA No doubt you’ve heard the sad news today -- the tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, which is just 20 minutes from our offices here at Gun Owners of America. Several people were shot and wounded, one of them being House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. There...
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, JOHN VELLECO A year ago, amending the provisions of the overbearing and unconstitutional National Firearms Act would have been considered “a long shot.” And yet, here we are.  A free-standing bill to remove suppressors from the act -- dubbed the “Hearing Protection Act” -- has 146 cosponsors,...
TIM MACY, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA It was a classic media-driven "October surprise." Only it occurred on the eve of a critical special election in May -- for the Montana open congressional seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. I'm sure you've heard about what happened on Wednesday, when a Leftist reporter...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Many Americans have been permanently prevented from purchasing firearms because of a Chuck Schumer amendment -- enacted in the early 1990s -- that prevents many potential gun buyers from getting their rights restored. Click on the Take Action button to contact the House CJS Subcommittee chairman, Rep....
LIBERTY ALERTS, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to again take up a "repeal and replace" bill for the anti-gun ObamaCare law.   The Washington Examiner recently reported that, "Key negotiators are working on a new proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare, led by Rep. Mark Meadows,...
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, ERICH PRATT I was in a congressional office recently with several members of GOA’s staff. We had been walking the halls of Congress, introducing Shaneen Allen to several congressional offices. Shaneen is the Philadelphia mom who was incarcerated for over 40 days -- all because her Pennsylvania carry...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA I'm sure that you've already heard the incredible news. Once again, there are five Justices -- supporting the pro-gun Heller decision -- who will sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate today, by a 54-45 vote, confirmed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch.  And with his...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch are now over, having lasted for four long days. And anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is angry. She tried, ten different ways, to get Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to denounce the Second Amendment -- or to subscribe to a...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The battle over the anti-gun ObamaCare law is raging. Conservatives in the House's Freedom Caucus -- in addition to conservatives in the Senate and on the outside -- are now in open revolt against House Speaker Paul Ryan's "Son of ObamaCare" bill. Add to this the...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA I have great news to tell you. Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn just introduced his long-awaited concealed carry reciprocity bill (S. 446). This is a bill that Gun Owners of America has worked long-and-hard for -- and the issue remains one of GOA's top priorities.   The Cornyn...
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, LARRY PRATT Congressmen Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ralph Abraham (R-LA) -- and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Senate -- have introduced resolutions to overturn Barack Obama's Social Security Gun Ban. As a senior citizen myself ... and as one who owns several firearms that I want to...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Anti-gun activist David Petraeus is under consideration for the position of Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Although Petraeus seldom speaks publicly on domestic issues, he hates guns so much that he teamed up with anti-gun leader Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabrielle Giffords,...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Barack Obama understands it is the Second Amendment community that has destroyed his legacy. And now, like a rabid dog, he is lashing out in an effort to destroy as many law-abiding gun owners as possible. His most recent scheme is the SOCIAL SECURITY GUN BAN,...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA You have no constitutional right to carry a concealed firearm in public. That’s what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled, by a 7-4 margin, in a case that puts the battle for the next Supreme Court justice into even brighter focus. Remember, the Supreme...
BY BOB BARR They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this is not necessarily so in politics. Take Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has long-been a champion of gun control. Yet, after serving as Secretary of State in the Second Amendment-averse Obama Administration, and in her...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Yes, I know the ole’ saying: “You don’t pop the cork until they bang the gavel.” And you can’t definitively declare that an anti-gun bill is dead until Congress adjourns sine die. But we got some good news last week from Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, our...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA ACTION: Urge your senators and your representative to keep up the heat in opposition to Obama’s anti-gun sentencing bills in Congress (S. 2123 and H.R. 3713). Barack Obama thought he could get a cheap “bipartisan” victory over the “gun lobby.” But after a blow-up in the Senate Republican...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA GOA has posted several analysis -- at www.gunowners.org -- to explain just some of the executive actions that the president announced earlier last week. In brief: * Obama is moving to outlaw gun collectors and hobbyists -- using an amorphous expansion of the concept of “engaging...
At the First Conference of States Parties THEODORE R. BROMUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION The first Conference of States Parties (CSP) to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will be held in Cancun, Mexico, on August 24–27, 2015. This CSP will establish the rules of procedure for this and all future CSPs, decide...