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...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA I have no where else to turn but to you. Anti-gun politicians in Washington are requesting President Trump use the ATF to impose immediate gun control in America. I’m calling on you and the millions of gun owners in this country to stand up and urge...
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 OF AMERICA I hope you had a relaxed and enjoyable August. I also hope you're in "fighting form" to work with us and make September a turning point for progress on Second Amendment rights. What happens in the next month will set the tone for the remainder of...
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The Left is not happy at all with Gun Owners of America: "It’s people like Pratt who could derail even modest efforts to bring a modicum of sanity to the nation's gun laws," said The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart on January 16, 2013. And then...
LIBERTY ALERT, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Security officials at Heathrow Airport work hard to keep travelers safe. Recently, a man who regularly travels with Toy Story‘s Sheriff Woody at his side to take photos for his son  had the Sheriff’s weapon confiscated at the security checkpoint. He posted this photo to Reddit on...
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 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 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...
JORDAN STEIN, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA It's an amazing thing. A Muslim radical used a Home Depot truck to kill eight people in New York City on Tuesday. But the Mayor of the city and the Governor of the state just couldn't resist efforts to call for more gun control at a news...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA This is the big week. It looks like at long last, the House will finally vote on a concealed carry reciprocity bill, H.R. 38, which includes protections for residents of Constitutional Carry states. The expected vote could come Wednesday or Thursday. If the Constitutional Carry reciprocity bill...
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...
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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
BY JIM KOURI Tuesday night's State of the Union speech is being lauded as quintessential Barack Obama complete with human stage props to illustrate the importance of two vital parts of the President's second-term agenda: Gun control and immigration reform, according to several political strategists who spoke with Law Enforcement...
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,...
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...