SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Last Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on behalf of his department's proposed budget for FY2015. Apparently, Holder didn't think anyone would read his written submission, because he all-but-admitted that Obama intends to implement a Universal Gun Registry by executive...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA There was great news coming out of the House Judiciary Committee this week! By a 19-11 vote, the Constitutional Carry-friendly reciprocity legislation was voted out of the House committee and is now on its way to passage by the full House. This is H.R. 38, which...
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,...
BY BOB BARR Walking the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, one might stumble upon the following ad for an apartment: “1BR/1BA: No smoking, drinking, loud music, electricity, Facebooking, selfies, text messaging (or cell phones altogether), deodorant, hair spray, perfume or cologne, fast food, guns, things that look like guns, things that...
WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE There’s a new legal attack under way against firearms, as the press reports: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Yesterday, the House Rules Committee voted to combine the reciprocity and anti-gun "Fix NICS" bills (H.R. 38 and H.R. 4477). The combined bill now goes to the House floor, with votes scheduled for today. Because of the united push from gun control groups, the NRA and many House...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS.ORG ACTION: Click here to urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 2753, a bill that will protect innocent gun owners from getting railroaded by the ATF. Bill to rein in ATF, safeguard gun owners from “secret tests” Last week, Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) introduced a bill that will protect...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA “Rest assured, if you refuse to take a stand against defunding the anti-gun ObamaCare law, then GOA will rename ObamaCare in your state as ‘______-Care,’ just put your name in the blank.” -- GOA’s Larry Pratt and Tim Macy to US Senators (Sept. 24,...
KATRINA WILLS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION This fall, some Colorado teachers will return to school armed with knowledge—and guns. Laura Carno, author of “Government Ruins Nearly Everything: Reclaiming Social Issues from Uncivil Servants,” is bringing advanced firearms training to school teachers. “Can government stop school shooting? The answer is no … How do we...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA It's not time to declare victory yet. But it is interesting that the White House is publicly considering delaying the vote on the Vivek Murthy nomination to be Surgeon General until after the November elections. We alerted you in early February to the problems with this...
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.ORG “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” -- Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, encouraging rapid passage of ObamaCare in 2010 ACTION:  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control...
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...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA In a closed-door meeting of wealthy contributors in Las Vegas, House Speaker John Boehner said he was “hell-bent on getting done this year.” And earlier this week, the Speaker viciously mocked conservative Republicans for opposing him on this issue. The wily Boehner had led his...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA I’m writing to you about an eye-opening and highly entertaining book recently written by my friend and fellow conservative and Second Amendment defender Senator Mike Lee. It’s called OUR LOST CONSTITUTION, and it tells the dramatic stories behind the rise and fall of crucial constitutional provisions...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA “Erich Pratt, spokesman for the group Gun Owners of America, that background checks wouldn’t stop determined killers from getting their hands on guns and pointed to contrary polling showing that Americans are wary of increased gun restrictions.” -- The Hill, December 11, 2013 Tomorrow...
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...
ALEX MOREY, THEFIRE.ORG Hampshire College tells FIRE it will change its event-scheduling policies after it canceled an event by Second Amendment activist Antonia Okafor a mere two hours before it was scheduled to begin last Thursday evening  — and then scrambled to issue a late-night apology for the cancellation just hours later. But...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA ACTION:  Click here to urge your Representative and Senators to cosponsor legislation establishing concealed carry reciprocity.  Even if they’ve cosponsored other similar bills, they need to cosponsor the Cornyn-Stutzman legislation because it’s the ONLY one that protects citizens from Constitutional Carry states. Concealed Carry Reciprocity is Desperately...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has requested comments from gun owners on pending regulations that could ban bump stocks. Gun Owners of America URGENTLY needs you to speak up by the January 25th deadline set by the ATF and help us incinerate...