ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA There's an old adage that says: “When you’ve dug yourself into a hole, stop digging.” Texas Senator John Cornyn -- the second most powerful Senator in Washington -- is a traditionally pro-gun friend who made a big mistake by sponsoring a bad gun control bill. But,...
LIBERTY ALERTS, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA It's a problem as fresh as today's headlines. A Pennsylvania woman with a concealed carry license drives over the New Jersey line with a gun in her car.  In a routine traffic stop, she is arrested and charged for violating New Jersey's unconstitutional gun laws....
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 Loretta Lynch is confirmed as Obama’s new Attorney General  “Eric Holder began disregarding the Constitution and laws after he was confirmed as Attorney General. Ms. Lynch has told the Senate that's what she's going to do.” -- Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), speaking in opposition...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA ACTION: Contact both of your Senators, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well.  Ask them to hold up the Loretta Lynch nomination, particularly if the ATF continues its crusade to wage war on AR-15's by banning common ammunition, such as SS109 and M855 ammo. The “Ball”...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS.ORG Last week, GOA briefly told you about the Obama Administration’s most recent assault on gun owners.  It is the so-called “Unified Agenda” containing 12 proposed anti-gun regulations being planned by the Justice Department. The revelation of this “Unified Agenda” prompted a Fox News discussion last week, where...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS.ORG “Who really thinks that a top-down approach to controlling weapons will be any more effective than Prohibition was in the early 20th Century or the war on drugs has been today?” -- GOA’s Erich Pratt in an upcoming USA Today oped ACTION: Click here to urge your two...
LIBERTY ALERTS, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA At a time when a half-dozen states have adopted "constitutional carry" laws -- and another dozen are seriously considering such legislation -- Idaho's legislative leadership is, instead, moving "nothing-burger" legislation which falls far short of what Idaho needs and deserves. As you know, the concept of "constitutional carry"...
MICHAEL HAMMOND, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The Senate held its first hearings Wednesday on the most serious gun control threat in over a decade. The bill is the Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein-Blumenthal-Murphy legislation, S. 2135.  And it would bribe the states and force federal agencies to send every possible eligible name to the national...
ARI COHN, THEFIRE.ORG Yesterday, my colleague Sarah McLaughlin reported on Bergen Community College’s asinine decision to place Professor Francis Schmidt on unpaid leave pending psychiatric evaluation for posting a picture on Google+ of his young daughter wearing a shirt containing a quote from the popular Game of Thrones series. This morning,...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA We just celebrated Independence Day last week.  From that initial struggle against the British to the present day, we have honored our military veterans for their courageous sacrifice in helping keep us free. Sadly, many of these veterans have recently seen their courage “rewarded” with...
STEPHANIE RUGOLO, CATO INSTITUTE There are plenty of reasons to support the Second Amendment’s guarantee of our right to bear arms, but an expectation of being the victim of society-collapsing chemical warfare shouldn’t be one of them. Wayne LaPierre, CEO and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, recently...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA With the state legislatures in full swing, Gun Owners of America is working around the country to enact “constitutional carry” legislation. The concept of constitutional carry is simple:  An individual's ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn't depend on a “permit” from...
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...
LIBERTY ALERTS, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The Supreme Court held oral arguments on Monday in a case where Gun Owners of America is heavily involved. The case is Heien v. North Carolina, where a driver was pulled over by police because his car’s right rear brake light was not functioning properly...
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It looks like all sorts of people are joining the game of rewriting parts of the U.S. Constitution. It started with state legislators who apparently had time on their hands, and now it’s even extended to U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg made...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA ACTION:   Click here to contact your Senators and Represenatative and urge them to support a repeal of ATF’s AR-15 ban.  And tell them to vote against the DHS funding bill -- specifically, urging your Senators to vote against any cloture motion that would facilitate...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA “The most recent reports now list that number around 175,000.” -- Human Events, March 23, 2014 Within the past week, Gun Owners of America received an e-mail from a member being treated by the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs).  The member was also receiving...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA We've heard it all a thousand times:  Barack Obama's dubious claims that he believes in the Second Amendment -- that he supports hunting and fishing -- that he only wants to make “reasonable, common sense” restrictions on your Second Amendment rights. And we've told you...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA ACTION:  Please contact Rep. Loertscher and politely urge him to stop holding up HB 89 and to bring it to the full committee for a vote. (See his contact information below.) Political Sausage-Making at its Worst Among the 50 states in the Union, few are in...