GOA Slams Bloomberg and Justice Stevens for their Idiotic Ideas on the 2nd Amendment

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GOA Slams Bloomberg and Justice Stevens for their Idiotic Ideas on the 2nd Amendment
While gun owners dramatically winning the culture war
“The founders did not establish a right to bear arms,” GOA’s Erich Pratt was quoted as saying to Newsmax.  “They assumed it already existed [and] said that it ‘shall not be infringed.’ [But] gun-control advocates frequently want to skip over those words.” 

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Gun Owners of America joined a chorus of pro-gun organizations in slamming idiotic comments made recently by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

In a newly released book, Justice Stevens said the Second Amendment should be altered to say that people only have the right to bear arms “when serving in the militia.” 

GOA blasted the comments, adding that gun owners would welcome the opportunity to demolish Stevens’ arguments in the court of public opinion.  

“Bring on the debate,” said GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt in an interview with Newsmax over the weekend.  Gun control advocates are always “pushing for draconian gun restrictions” while hiding behind words like “gun safety.”

But to a gun banner, those words are code for, “We just want the military and the police to have guns,” Pratt said.  “So let’s get them out of the closet.”

Gun owners need not worry about Stevens’ idea gaining traction.  Even an anti-gun liberal, like Professor Alan Dershowitz, opposes Stevens’ proposal.

“You don’t amend the Magna Carta,” Dershowitz said. “You don’t amend the Bill of Rights. There are certain things that you just leave pristine.”

GOA agrees.  And increasingly, so do the American people.

Polls show more Americans opposing gun control

Remember all the phony polls which were used by Obama last year in order to push gun control? 

Remember the unrelenting unilateral media pressure to ban guns — pressure reflected in even the “conservative” media? 

Well, who’s laughing now? 

Tuesday, the liberal USA Today was forced to concede that even liberal pollsters have found a massive, cataclysmic shift by Americans in favor of the right to keep and bear arms. 

We bet that USA Today trolled all of the polls for some evidence that Americans embraced gun control to the same extent as their editorial board.  What they found was a liberal Pew poll — conducted immediately after last year’s Newtown vote in April — that found that Americans were statistically evenly divided between pro-gunners and anti-gunners.  Okay, it’s a liberal poll. 

But what was even more interesting is that, in 2000, the same poll, asking the same questions, had found Americans supporting gun control by a margin of 66% to 29% — a 37% gap in favor of gun control. 

And Pew is not alone. 

Later in 2013, Gallup found that 51% of all Americans do not support stricter gun control.  In 2000, that number was 38% — with 62% of Americans supposedly favoring more anti-gun laws. 

Of course, 2000 was the year when gun owners confounded the pollsters and elected George Bush as president, over the anti-gun Democratic candidate, Al Gore. 

Hence, you shouldn’t trust the polls.  But when liberal gun grabbers are forced to concede that the polls are against them, that tells you something really interesting. 

So, guess what, in this Easter week, we note that even Satan quotes scripture when he has no choice.

Bloomberg gets it really, really wrong

Speaking of the forces of darkness quoting Scripture, anti-gun former Mayor Michael Bloomberg chose this Easter week to try his hand at some biblical exposition.

But before we tell you about his whopper, Bloomberg made headlines on Wednesday after announcing his “threat” to spend $50 million to change people’s hearts and minds in favor of gun control.

Never mind the fact that Bloomberg has anything but the Midas touch when it comes to pushing gun control, as he’s lost almost every battle where he’s spent his millions.  

“I guess he’s free to do so; he’s got money to waste,” said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt on MSNBC.  “But frankly, I think he’s going to find out why his side keeps losing.”

Indeed, Bloomberg lost in Nevada last year, where he tried to get a universal gun registry and universal background checks enacted.  

He lost in Colorado, where he tried to rescue two state senators from being recalled because of their gun control votes.  

And he lost in the U.S. Senate, where a concealed carry amendment actually garnered more Senate votes than did his proposal for expanding background checks on guns.

But it’s not just on guns where he gets it wrong.  Obviously proud of his efforts in pushing firearms restrictions, Bloomberg said this week that:

“If there is a God, when I get to heaven, I’m not stopping to be interviewed.  I’m heading right in.  I’ve earned my place in heaven.  It’s not even close.”

Wow, if he thinks he’s blessed because of his efforts to disarm the public, he should consider passages like I Samuel 13:16-22, where arms control was considered a curse; and Luke 22:36, where Jesus told His disciples to sell their cloaks and buy a sword (if they didn’t already have one).

And as for breezing right through the pearly gates, without an interview, and gaining entrance on the basis of his own very tainted efforts?  Does he really think that he can buy his way into heaven because of the millions he’s spent on “social issues”? 

Most people would find that disgusting.

Sadly, it appears that Bloomberg has no idea what this Easter weekend is all about.  And so on that note, we here at Gun Owners of America hope that you and your family will have a blessed holiday.

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Click here for “What does the Bible say about gun control?” — in English or Spanish — to get additional arguments refuting Bloomberg’s views on religion and gun control.

Occupy Harry Reid

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Patriotic Americans need to declare war on Harry Reid. Bombard him with emails , flood him with phone calls and go to his offices prepare to occupy his offices until he resigns.


These Are 5 Types of Pastors You Should Avoid

Here are 5 types of pastor that Postma is concerned about:

  1. Pastors who don’t concentrate on making Disciples of Christ, but instead build up church programs. Postma believes too many church programs can hurt God’s true mission in bringing in His Kingdom. It’s better for pastors to concentrate on making disciples and let God worry about the rest, he says.
  2. Pastors who stray away from Biblical teaching to promote their own views about the way we should live our lives.According to the lead pastor, self-help sermons may help people in their times of difficulty, but it’s better to give them a solid grounding in Scripture so that they may learn about the ultimate helper, Jesus Christ.
  3. Pastors who forget that their role is to lead people to Christ, not businessmen trying to make the most profit for their church. Pastors should spend their time studying the Word of God and pass on that knowledge to their members, writes Postma. He adds that too many of them are concerned with their popularity and building up church funds.
  4. Pastors who are greedy for money. Instead of building huge megachurches with all the latest gadgets and comforts, it might be better to plant other churches in order to reach those who are un-churched, according to Postma. He adds that pastors don’t actually need multi-million-dollar sound systems to reach their congregation and that money could be more wisely spent proclaiming the gospel in other regions.
  5. Pastors who forget that God is in charge. Postma believes that too many pastors build themselves up so that their members cannot survive without them. He adds that the pastor should remember that it is Jesus Christ that saves people and not the pastor, who is only supposed to be guiding people to Him for Salvation and healing.

Media BiASS: Trumpeting the LIEberals Agenda, daily!

NBC Thrilled Bloomberg Using Fortune for Anti-Gun Push…After Fretting Over Too Much Money in Politics

In a glowing interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday’s NBCToday, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted the anti-gun activist’s latest crusade: "You’re putting $50 million into the effort….saying essentially this new group is going to borrow a page from the NRA’s playbook. The NRA has been very successful in frightening lawmakers who oppose them….You’re quoted in The New York Times this morning saying, ‘We have to make them afraid of us.’" Only two weeks earlier, NBC was wringing its hands over a Supreme Court ruling loosening campaign finance restrictions. On the April 3 Today, White House correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed: "And you thought there was already too much money in politics. Fasten your seat belts. From now on, there’s gonna be a whole lot more."

NBC Touts Bloomberg’s New Gun Control Group After Lamenting Big Money Politics Two Weeks Ago

Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News featured an overwhelmingly positive profile of Michael Bloomberg’s new gun control advocacy group. Almost the entire story featured quotes from Bloomberg and supporters, with just one soundbite from the NRA. Anchor Brian Williams reported Bloomberg’s $50 million pledge without a hint of irony after lamenting big money politics two weeks before. Without batting an eye at the amount of Bloomberg’s pledge, Williams introduced the "new effort financed by the independently wealthy former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg." Yet when the Supreme Court struck down the overall limit on campaign donations earlier in April, Williams sympathized with those fearing that big money could take control of elections.

Jonathan Alter: When Will Liberals Call for More Boycotts of ‘Racist’ Rush Limbaugh?

Former Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter appeared on The Ed Show, Tuesday, to lobby for more boycotts of the "racist" Rush Limbaugh. The radio host’s crime, according to the writer, is making a few joking comments about the shoe-throwing incident involving Hillary Clinton. On his show, Limbaugh mused, "I can totally relate to people who think that everything the Clintons do is staged…I just don’t attach much genuineness to them." Limbaugh allowed, "Maybe it’s because in my subconscious, I think it was staged." Alter railed against Limbaugh, assailing, "When do more boycotts of Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors come? You know, there’s been some racist garbage over the years. He’s been racist on any number of occasions. " Alter lamented that there has only been " a little bit of a boycott" over past incidents.

Chris Cuomo Prompts Former Clinton Official to Defend Obama’s Handling of Ukraine Crisis

CNN’s Chris Cuomo tried to get former Assistant Secretary of State Jamie Rubin to defend President Obama’s response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine during a segment on Wednesday’s New Day. Cuomo cited how Russian President Vladimir Putin "did this in Georgia…..under President Bush" in 2008, and wondered, "Is it fair to look at this situation and say, the weakness or perception of weakness of President Obama has given a window of opportunity to Putin?"

Andrea Mitchell Gushes Over Liberal Nun Simone Campbell: ‘The Honor Is All Mine’

MSNBC is not known as a champion of religion, unless it’s someone who is liberal coming on to criticize religious individuals, especially if they are a member of the Catholic Church. Take Sister Simone Campbell, president of the liberal Catholic organization NETWORK, who has been featured on the “Lean Forward” network multiple times for her criticism of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his budget priorities. Appearing as a guest on Andrea Mitchell Reports on Wednesday April 16, the fawning over Ms. Campbell was evident, with Mitchell proclaiming how “the honor is all mine” to finally meet Campbell in person.

ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post All Skip RNC’s Lawsuit Against the IRS’s ‘Stonewalling’

On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against the IRS for that agency’s “illegal stonewalling” of the RNC’s request of documents related to the targeting of conservative groups. So far there hasn’t been one second of airtime on ABC, CBS, NBC’s Tuesday evening shows orWednesday morning shows. The New York Times and Washington Post also have yet to devote even a sentence to RNC’s lawsuit in their print editions.

7. NYT Praises ‘Monk-Like Modesty’ of Democratic Castro Brothers

Two Democratic politicians in Texas apparently warranted a front page, 1200 word story in Wednesday’s New York Times. Writer Jason Horowitz profiled San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his brother, Congressman Joaquin Castro. According to Horowitz, "The two brothers share not only looks, ambition and personal mannerisms — they both lower their heads, with almost monklike modesty, when greeting people — but also a childhood steeped in Latino activism, bunk beds and English." Horowitz also repeatedly hinted that one of the brothers could end up on a presidential ticket in 2016.

The Hour of Temptation

The Hour of Temptation
For reading & meditation: Mark 8:27-38
"’ he rebuked Peter, and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the side of God, but of men.’ " (v.33, RSV)

We are seeing that once we have been given a vision of what God wants us to do for Him, the next thing that happens is that the vision dies. The reason for this is that Christian character must be developed in us before God can accomplish His purpose in our lives, and this can only be done by God bringing our vision down into death. Many Christians have been baffled by this strange strategy which God uses to develop Christlikeness in us, but it is yet another illustration of the principle that death must precede life. An important thing to remember is that Satan is extremely operative at this time, for his purpose is to get you to fulfil the vision by your own human effort. And whenever you do this, you will finish up in conflict. Remember what happened to Abraham? Rather than waiting for God to bring the vision into being at His own time, he tried to "help" God by having a son through Sarah’s maidservant, Hagar (Gen. 16:3-4). The result of that was conflict between Isaac and Ishmael – a conflict that has continued to this day. In our reading today, we see Peter being used by Satan to talk Christ out of facing death on Calvary, but Jesus recognised the true source of his ideas and responded with the words: "Get behind me, Satan!" One writer comments on this passage: "Satan often uses those who are closest to us to ‘protect’ us from what we know God has called us to do." Even close Christian friends sometimes fail to understand that before we can live for God’s purposes, we must die to our own.

Prayer:
O Father. I sense that Your ways are written, not only in Your Word, but also in me. Something within me echoes to truth. Help me to be always willing to die to my own purposes so that I can be alive to Yours. Then I will live abundantly. Amen.

For further study:
Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 2:11
1. How can we withstand Satan’s schemes?
2. Do it today.