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Loretta Lynch Needs to Come Clean — Or Be Defeated!

Loretta Lynch Needs to Come Clean — Or Be Defeated! 

 

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Loretta Lynch — nominated to replace Attorney General Eric Holder — is making the rounds among Senators.  She is schmoozing them and trying to win their votes with sugary one-on-one private meetings in which she says nothing.

But we know the drill.  Eric Holder and Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan did the same.  In the case of Sotomayor, Kagan, and now Lynch, they had a limited paper trail on guns, and professed to believe in the Second Amendment.

Then, the day after they were confirmed, they became our worst enemies.  And it became pretty clear that they hated us — and the Second Amendment — all along.

There’s no absolute way to weed out lying anti-constitution nominees.  But we need to do a better job than we’ve been doing.

For this reason, Gun Owners of America is asking Senators to force Lynch to go on record with respect to the legality of anti-gun actions by the Obama administration.  Not to determine whether she agrees with the President, but to hear her views on the legality of his actions.

For instance, in some parts of the country the ATF is routinely copying all dealer 4473’s and bound book entries in connection with its routine annual inspection — thus creating ade facto national gun registry of law-abiding gun owners.  And make no mistake about it:  If regionally held records can be accessed in Washington by the push of a keystroke, it’s a national gun registry — prohibited by federal law.

Does Lynch believe this process is unlawful?  If not, her disregard for the law makes her unqualified to serve as attorney general.

The Obama administration has tried to outlaw the importation of shotguns and ammunition.  And it is being urged to ban the import of semi-autos, thus circumventing Congress’ decision to reject that ban.  In the case of shotguns, the administration has argued that they have no “sporting purpose.”  Huh??!!

Irrespective of whose signature was on that ban, we know the real “mover” was Eric Holder and the ATF.

And then there’s Operation Fast and Furious.  Does Lynch have a problem with that?

Does she favor semi-auto and magazine bans?

What about ATF’s illegal efforts to register multiple sales of firearms?  Or the administration’s efforts to financially strangle gun dealers and manufacturers by labeling them as “risky businesses” under Operation Choke Point?

All of these questions need to be answered.  And, if Lynch refuses to answer them or answers them wrong, she needs to be opposed.

What about the argument that the defeat of Lynch keeps Eric Holder in place — given that he has said he would serve until she was confirmed?

It’s not an easy problem.  But we see no moral way that Senators can vote for Lynch if she refuses to say whether she would abide by the law.

And, while Holder’s hatred of the law has pretty well discredited him, Lynch could still use the lame-duck Attorney General gig as a stepping stone for the Supreme Court.

ACTIONContact your Senators.  Ask them to vote against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch unless she fully and satisfactorily states that she will uphold the Second Amendment and gun owners’ rights

No Surprise: Most Hated Cabinet Officials are also Bad on Gun Rights

No Surprise: Most Hated Cabinet Officials are also Bad on Gun Rights
— Plus, GOA’s message goes viral in social media!


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This is no shocker to gun rights supporters, but the top three hated cabinet officials in the Obama Administration have had terrible records on the Second Amendment.

According to a recent YouGov poll, the soon-to-retire Attorney General Eric Holder is the third most hated official in Obama’s cabinet.

Holder was only topped by former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki — both of whom ran programs that were detrimental to gun owners.

Sebelius, who was formerly an anti-gun governor from Kansas, oversaw the implementation of ObamaCare — and thus, the centralization of Americans’ medical information in a way that can be used to deny their right to buy firearms.

And Shinseki actually supervised a department that has continued to use medical information to blacklist veterans and strip them of their Second Amendment rights.

As for Holder, he oversaw the Fast & Furious operation — the ATF’s botched gun running scheme which put weapons into gun smugglers’ hands in an effort to use the increased violence south of the border as a pretext for more gun control in this country.

Click here to read the extended version of this alert, as it will show you more of Holder’s anti-gun record and what GOA will be doing when his replacement is announced.

GOA message goes viral on Social Media

GOA produced a meme recently which highlights the importance of the local sheriff in trumping federal gun control.

This Facebook photo went viral — and just last week, a Delaware paper credited GOA with having contributed to this social media frenzy.

In an article featuring Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico County, Maryland, the author reported that the sheriff’s views on refusing to enforce federal gun laws “have gone viral” and have garnered kudos from law-enforcement around the nation.

Given that people like Michael Bloomberg are spending millions of dollars to dupe voters in places like Washington state to support gun control, it is all the more urgent that GOA educate the public on the real power that sheriffs have.

In fact, educating sheriffs themselves is also important — which is why GOA’s Larry Pratt spoke to several dozen sheriffs two weeks ago, giving them examples of how their fellow brothers in arms have nullified federal excesses in their individual counties.

You can read Larry’s encouragement to our nation’s sheriffs here.

GOA social media is able to go viral because of partners like you.  And we are able to communicate with our nation’s sheriffs and educate them on the Constitution — thanks to the generous contributions from GOA members.

Thank you for standing with Gun Owners of America

Media BiASS: No News, Just Babbling…

1. MRC’s ‘DisHonors Awards’ Winners and Buckley Award for Mark Levin

 

Mark Levin, Congressman Jim Jordan, Alan Robertson, Stacey Dash, Larry Kudlow and Cleta Mitchell highlighted the MRC’s “2014 Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporting,” presented on Thursday night, September 25, before an audience of 900 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. In addition to the presentation of the DisHonors Awards videos in four categories and a look at some “funny clips,” the audience decided Eleanor Clift had earned the Quote of the Year dishonor. Mark Levin received the MRC’s eighth annual “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence.”

ABC and NBC Gush Over Clinton Baby: ‘Almost Like the British Royal Family’

 

On Friday night, Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her first child, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, and ABC and NBC predictably swooned over the event and hyped the impact this could have on Hillary Clinton’s political future. During Sunday’s Good Morning America’s ABC’s Mara Schiavocampo gushed: “While America waits for Hillary’s decision if she’ll run for President, a more important duty calls for now, diaper duty.” On Saturday’s NBC Nightly News, reporter Kristen Welker turned to liberal historian Michael Beschloss who eagerly declared: “Chelsea Clinton has been famous, world famous since she was about 12 years old. So it’s almost like the British royal family.”

 

2014 Midterms: Nets Yawn at Democratic Gaffes and Scandals, Tout GOP Problems

 

The 2014 midterms may be building towards a Republican wave, but the elections in 39 days have drawn little interest from the networks. NBC and CBS on Thursday made exceptions, but only to highlight GOP struggles and embarrassments. Awkward, uncomfortable examples involving Democrats have been either ignored or severely minimized. On Today, Peter Alexander played grainy video of a married GOP representative in an embrace with a staffer. Alexander reminded viewers that “this is likely the last time” they saw “the co-called kissing Congressman, Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister.” The reporter needled, “Instead, McAllister promised to not run for reelection. He broke that vow.”

 

Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious Fiasco Was Media Scandal, Too

 

Thanks to his stonewalling of the House of Representatives investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal, in 2012 Eric Holder became the first Attorney General held in contempt by Congress. Maybe his resignation on Thursday will revive the story for the three broadcast network evening newscasts, but don’t count on it. With Sharyl Attkisson no longer working at CBS News, there is no broadcast journalist who has shown any interest in pursuing this disgraceful story. In fact, as the MRC documented after the 2012 re-election of President Obama, Holder’s Fast and Furious scandal was just one of the many stories the broadcast evening newscasts censored that year.

 

Chuck Todd: Attorney General Eric Holder ‘Wasn’t Political At All’

 

Appearing on MSNBC’s NewsNation on Thursday to react to Attorney General Eric Holder announcing his resignation, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd had the audacity to proclaim that Holder “wasn’t political at all” during his tenure at the Justice Department. This is the same Eric Holder who declared America to be a “nation of cowards” on race, was held in contempt of Congress for not handing over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, and who just in April implied to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network that Republican criticism of him and President Obama was racially motivated.

 

Only CBS Provides Full Coverage of Eric Holder Controversies

 

Of the three broadcast evening newscasts Thursday night, only the CBS Evening Newsoffered a full report on the resignation of controversial Attorney General Eric Holder. NBC Nightly News only offered a news brief on the topic, while ABC’s World News amazingly skipped the news completely – though it did find the time to provide a full segment on Yankees captain Derek Jeter retiring. On Friday’s morning shows, the pattern was similar.CBS This Morning featured another full story on Holder’s contentious tenure at the Justice Department while NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America each included mere seconds of coverage. However, both NBC and ABC devoted full reports to Jeter.

 

Networks Skip Compelling Story of Mom Arrested After Taking Gun Into New Jersey

 

The three major networks have obsessed over every detail of the football scandal involving Ray Rice and what the NFL knew. Yet, ABC, NBC and CBS have ignored the compelling story of Shaneen Allen, a single mother who faced prison for taking her legally-owned firearm into the state of New Jersey. The football connection? The prosecutor who declined to go after Rice for punching his then-fiancee is the same man who wanted to send Allen to jail for 11 years.

 

9/11 Truther Rosie O’Donnell Sees ‘Financial Agenda’ in Hitting Syria

 

Rosie O’Donnell, a 9/11 truther and general conspiracy theorist, on Wednesday delved into the reasons behind Barack Obama’s air strikes against Syria. The View co-host insisted that there is a “financial agenda” in the United States’s actions, lecturing her co-hosts: “I can’t get out of my head the fact that Syria has a lot of oil. A lot of oil. Not a lot of oil in Rwanda or the Congo. Atrocities there all the time.”

Eric Holder to Resign

Eric Holder to Resign


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Today, anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he will be resigning from his post as the nation’s top law enforcement officer.

While gun owners welcome his departure, Eric Holder leaves many questions unanswered.

Holder successfully stonewalled and dodged answering questions of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and fellow House Oversight Committee members concerning Fast & Furious, the ATF’s botched gun running scheme which put weapons into gun smugglers’ hands in an effort to use the increased violence south of the border as a pretext for more gun control in this country.

Holder exhibited such disregard for the law that he was indicted by Congress in 2012 for withholding documents relating to Fast & Furious.

As you know, the failed operation directly led to the death of Brian Terry, an American citizen and Border Patrol officer. Holder has refused to take responsibility for Fast & Furious, and his resignation will be a way for him to quietly step out of the spotlight, and avoid being found officially guilty.

Gun owners will remember that GOA opposed Holder’s nomination from the very beginning.  You can go here to see how your Senators voted on Holder’s nomination in 2009. 

 

Morning Miscellany ……………

Eric Holder…

Does nothing to help Americans..

Does everything to play the racist card he can…

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When facts do not help your cause..

Distort them to fit you message..

As another LIEberal judge does..

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Another politician..

Seeking election..

Lies about supporting the 2nd Amendment……

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DemocRATS = Socialism…

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What’s wrong with New Jersey?

Well lots!!

But when a NFL ‘Star’ can beat his best his wife unconscious..

They put him a ‘diversion program and he gets ‘suspended by the NFL for two games…

But when a single mother, with two small children, whom is licensed to carry a handgun in Pennsylvania…

Gets busted in New Jersey, for volunteering to traffic cop she had said licensed handgun..

She gets arrested and apparently this is such a terrible crime..

Wanting to protect her little ones, that New Jersey wants to ruin her life..

Such bullshit is New Jersey..

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So Gov Rick Perry Texas whom is making a lot of noise about Obama’s lack of stopping the influx of illegal immigrants, is indicted for vetoing an appropriations bill, money for the office of a ‘drunk’ DA…

Apparently he was trying to force drunk DA  to resign..

An this is worse then anything Obama has done??

And at least Perry did not have or allow this DA to be killed…

Unlike many whom oppose Obama.

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Veterans slam Ferguson Police..

Playing Army in America!
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America compared to Washington DC..

All our money goes to DC..

We suffer..

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Morning Miscellany …………………….

Making demands of churches..

Yet attacking them for their faith..

Is Government in action…

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Head Thug Eric Holder ‘demands’ Redskins change their name..

How about we ‘demand’ Holder come clean on Fast and Furious. investigate the IRS, Benghazi, etc..

Although that would be like the proverbial fox guarding the hen house..

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Fat woman whines about ‘hunger’..

Really underfed she is..

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Hey Washington…

This is America..

Washington isn’t America anymore..

Washington is it’s own world of politics and self serving megalomaniacs..

Especially the one in 1600 Penn Ave…

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Ukrainians wising up..

To the benefits of an armed citizenry…

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Extremists!!!

I’ll be searching…….

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Another gun control advocate..

Is also a rapist..

Worried about workplace safety I bet!

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And remember…

Today is the 1st Anniversary of…

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Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point

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Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Stop Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point

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Excellent news!

A few weeks ago, we told you about “Operation Choke Point” — an effort by Attorney General Eric Holder to put gun stores out of business.

Basically, it works like this: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), at the behest of Barack Obama, has declared that gun stores are “high risk” businesses. “High risk” businesses have been, up until now, a small category of supposedly disreputable businesses, which have included pornographers, sellers of drug paraphernalia, and payday lenders.

The second step in the process is Eric Holder’s Justice Department’s “Operation Choke Point.” And its function is specifically to choke off any credit or credit card processing for businesses (now including gun dealers) who fall in the “high risk” category.

Already, scores of gun dealers have complained that their banks have cut their credit or otherwise put pressure on them. Three articles detailing this effort to shut down gun dealers may be found herehere and here.

The good news is this: Senator Rand Paul has just filed an amendment to the Science Justice Commerce Appropriations bill which will cut off Obama’s efforts to shut down gun stores by drying up their credit.

The Paul language is Amendment 3292 to H.R. 4660.

The appropriations bill is currently on the floor, but we expect the Paul amendment to be considered Friday or Tuesday. If adopted, the Obama administration would be barred from attempting to cut off credit to guns stores – just because they sell guns.

ACTIONContact your Senators. Demand that they vote for the Paul amendment.