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GOA Once Again Enters the Fray in Important Court Decision

GOA Once Again Enters the Fray in Important Court Decision

“The DC registration law [is] in violation of the Second Amendment [and] undermines the primary purposes of the right to keep and bear arms — to resist tyranny and to defend self, family and property.” — GOA amicus brief in Heller III


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Gun Owners of America submitted a vital amicus brief in Heller v. DC on Tuesday — in a case that is otherwise known as Heller III.

This case has national implications, as the courts continue to chip away at the Second Amendment and the DC v. Heller decision from 2008.

Gun owners remember that year well, as it marked the historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which struck down the draconian gun ban in Washington, DC. The Court correctly noted that the right to keep and bear arms is one that “belongs to all Americans,” and is a right that “shall not be infringed” or denied, thus allowing citizens to better “resist tyranny.”

GOA was involved in the original Heller case — in what is now known as Heller I.

After DC lost this decision, the city council crafted registration and licensing regulations so onerous as to technically permit possession of handguns in the home, but in effect making it so difficult and expensive that many people found it impossible to legally acquire a firearm.  The District also banned so-called “high capacity magazines” and so-called “assault weapons.”

When Dick Heller, the plaintiff from Heller I, brought suit to challenge these new restrictions in 2010, GOA again came to his defense in what is known as Heller II.

But given the anti-gun animus of DC’s District Court, it was not surprising when the judge completely disregarded the Supreme Court’s decision in Heller I, and used a “balancing test” to pit gun owners’ rights against the need for public safety.

Never mind that the Second Amendment completely nullifies such balancing tests, saying that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”

And never mind that all legitimate studies — both private and government — show that guns actually make people safer!

Regardless, the district court judge rejected every single pro-gun argument … rejected every single pro-gun study … all of our data, and every bit of expert testimony.

Not only that, the judge gave maximum weight and full credence to every bit of evidence put on by DC’s anti-gun lawyers.

So this is where we now stand.  Based on that subjective “balancing” of hearsay evidence, it is no wonder the district court judge found every one of DC’s registration regulations to be constitutional.

GOA’s amicus brief (in Heller III) reminds the DC Circuit Court of Appeals of the first principles articulated in Heller I that DC judges have consistently abandoned, and we take the District Court’s opinion to task for permitting sociology and statistics to trump constitutional rights.

Again, this case is important for gun owners around the country, as GOA works to ensure the courts are upholding the proper understanding of the Second Amendment.

Morning Miscellany ……………

If Obama does not want one to go to something…

Like the Gun Rights Policy Conference..

Well then..

One should damn well go!!
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Go..

Read this..

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Trickle-Down Tyranny: Cop Doesn’t ‘Give A Damn’ About Constitution Because Obama Doesn’t

A New Jersey police officer refusing to entertain a citizen’s complaints about 1st and 4th Amendment violations recently made it crystal clear how disregard for liberty and the law of the land is a trickle-down problem.

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Gun Owners of America’s Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama Regarding 2A

On behalf of one of the largest and oldest firearms rights groups in the United States, we respectfully suggest that the White House replace the erroneous explanation of the Second Amendment at once..

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Fact…

Those Right Wing Legal Gun owners and Carry permit holders..

Are a lot more law abiding then the general public…

And more so then the lying media which refuses to report that and often lies about it..

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The Nuge…

Today’s journalism cockroaches!!
Agreed..

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Morning Miscellany …………….

Nazis in the school..

The young man was attempting to read it during his free time, when the teacher forced him to call his father after he refused to put the Bible on her desk and inform him that this kind of material was not permitted in her classroom.

And as a Father I would hope this young man’s Father would have reminded this ‘teacher’ about the 1st Amendment..

And then some..

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Chicago..

Where the anti gun crowd rules and have ‘controlled’ the gun problem..

Not!!

22 in 12 hours shot!

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Pro Gun.. Rise in business..

Bet no robberies either!!

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LIEberal Anti Rights Rep from New York..

Wants Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America investigated..

For you know..Something!!

Cause he stands for our Rights and in the Progressives twisted world that is wrong!!

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 Minnesota’s own anti gun queen..

Weer’d takes her to task once again and points out her idiocy..

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One wonders about the sanity of this supposed ‘smart’ President..

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Being paid while they ‘investigate’?

An apparent choking death!

Much like the Government of Tyrant Buck Ofama ‘investigating’ his crimes..

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1.7% of Americans claim to be ‘Gay’!

And their screaming and whining for their ‘rights’ causes so much dissension and hate..

Wow..

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R.I.P. James ‘Maverick’ Garner..

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Good News You Might Have Missed

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The Anti-gun Left is coming unglued; frustrated by legislative defeatsGun Owners of America will run an ad against you or billboard against you and say you’re trying to take their guns away.” — Former President Bill Clinton, appearing on Morning Joe, MSNBC

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The Anti-gun Left is coming unglued; frustrated by legislative defeats

 

Gun Owners of America will run an ad against you or billboard against you and say you’re trying to take their guns away.” — Former President Bill Clinton, appearing on Morning Joe, MSNBC


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You might remember that back in June, Barack Obama lamented that his “biggest frustration” as President was not being able to get gun control pushed through the Congress.

Well, the President’s words were like a dog whistle to the anti-gun Left, who are fervently doing their best to attack GOA and NRA — in an effort to discredit our influence on Capitol Hill and amongst the grassroots.

Within the past week, several media outlets joined together with anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg and have leveled their “guns” at the gun lobby and their grassroots members.

And yesterday, an anti-gun Congresswoman even launched a personal attack against GOA’s Larry Pratt.

But as stated by the pro-gun website The Truth About Guns, these “anti-gun articles [about GOA and NRA] are riddled with misinformation, mischaracterization and misdirection.”

Click here to read more.

Your activism really does make a difference!

Have you ever wondered if your phone calls, emails and postcards make any difference at all?

(You shouldn’t, if you’ve been a member of Gun Owners of America for any length of time, as we frequently document the tremendous impact that our members and activists have made upon the political process.)

But recently, we once again witnessed the power of the grassroots — and the leftists in the Senate are still reeling from their defeat, having failed to pass the so-called “Harry Reid Preservation Act.”

Click here to read more about this GOA grassroots victory.

GOA activist wins AR-15

Congratulations go to Alex from Texas, winner of the 2014 Independence Day AR-15 sweepstakes. (See the picture above.)

Alex is a Texas resident who appreciates how easy GOA makes it for gun owners like himself to contact his representatives.

“I’ve gotten GOA’s emails for a long time, and I try to take action on your alerts whenever I can,” Alex said.

Out of the thousands of participants who entered the raffle, Alex was the winner of the S.W.A.T. AR-15 rifle with 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

So if you entered the raffle, but didn’t win, don’t fret — GOA will soon be having and end of summer gun give-a-way. So keep watching your emails — and especially the GOA Facebook page.

 

NASCAR’s David Gilliland to Drive GOA Car at Irwindale Speedway this Saturday

 

Finally, David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will take the wheel of the Gun Owners of America car in the Super Late Model race at Irwindale Speedway this Saturday, July 19.

Gilliland will be joined by his father Butch (a retired NASCAR driver) and son Todd as three generations of one of southern California’s favorite and best-known racing families will be on the track and competing in the same race for the first time ever!

The GOA car is owned and funded by Tri-Signal Motor Sports.  Dennis Furden, owner/driver of Tri-Signal Motor Sports, is an avid Second Amendment supporter who started his racing career in 1972 at the age of 11. He has competed and won more than 100 races in his 40 plus years of driving.  He has competed at various levels and recently finished 6th place in points in the NASCAR Whelan All American Series Super Late Model division.

Click here to read more.

 

 

 

Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama — Kudos go to Senators Paul, Cruz, Lee and Cornyn
“Gun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a ‘fake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.’” — Roll Call, July 9, 2014

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Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41.

In a last minute letter to Capitol Hill today, Gun Owners of America told Senators that a vote to end the filibuster “will be viewed as a vote AGAINST veterans … AGAINST concealed carry reciprocity … and AGAINST preserving the gun industry.”

GOA also warned Senators that a vote in favor of S. 2363 would be scored in our end-of-year rating.

As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) — plus cosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

All these Senators are rated as D’s or F’s by Gun Owners of America.

S. 2363 would have allowed hunting on federal lands — unless Barack Obama determined that guns were dangerous. How likely do you think that is?

It would have allowed importation of polar bear parts.  Okay, that’s fine, in and of itself.  But that’s hardly a fair trade for passing a bill that will help reelect anti-gun Senators like Hagan, Begich, Pryor, Landrieu (and others) — Senators who will vote to confirm Obama’s anti-gun Supreme Court justices, thus overturning the Heller and McDonald decisions.

Thankfully, your help in asking Senators to offer truly pro-gun amendments paid dividends — and got noticed by the media. Said one media outlet on Monday:

“Gun Owners of America is urging its members to urge their senators to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act unless Reid allows [Ted] Cruz, [Mike] Lee, and [Rand] Paul the opportunity to offer meaningful, pro-gun amendments.”

These Senators, in addition to John Cornyn (R-TX) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), did a yeomen’s job in fighting to get genuinely pro-gun amendments offered to the bill. These included national concealed carry reciprocity, gun rights for 175,000 military veterans, and a shut-down of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point.

But Reid employed a bully-tactic to block all Republican amendments. It consisted of “treeing” the bill and then invoking “cloture” to make the amendments out of order.

Thus, the 41 anti-gun votes IN FAVOR of invoking cloture — thus ending the filibuster — were votes against veterans, reciprocity and gun dealers.

Fortunately, our strategy worked. Enough Republicans were outraged by Reid’s underhanded tricks they easily sustained a filibuster, thus killing the bill.

Consider how significant your grassroots efforts were. All 26 Republicans who cosponsored the bill ended up listening to your collective voice and voted to filibuster — aka, kill — the bill.  They were joined by a handful of anti-gun Democrats who felt the bill didn’t have enough gun control.

So congratulations! And great work! Your activism is a tremendous asset to our efforts in protecting our gun rights.

ACTION:  Contact your Senators. Thank them if they voted to support the filibuster on S. 2363. But rebuke them if they supported Harry Reid’s efforts shut off all debate on good, pro-gun amendments.

NOTE:  If you click here and use the GOA Engage site, the correct letter will automatically be chosen.

Gun Owners of America Presents the Independence Day AR-15 Sweepstakes

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Gun Owners of America Presents the
Independence Day AR-15 Sweepstakes

This July 4, Gun Owners of America wants you to celebrate Independence Day in style.

So we’re GIVING AWAY an AR-15, the firearm that Obama can’t wait to ban.

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What better way to mark our nation’s independence than offering up a modern day musket?

If the Founders were around today, you can bet they’d have rifles like these in their closets.

In addition to the S.W.A.T. Firearms Billet AR-15, valued at $1,375, the winner will also receive 1,000 rounds of ammunition, two Magpul PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M3 magazines, and a rifle case.

This sweepstakes will drive liberals crazy, so enter HERE today!

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

. There is NO COST to enter. Click Here Now.

 

 

Reid derails appropriations process in order to avoid gun vote

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GOA Activists Help Rand Paul Put Harry Reid on the Defensive!
– Reid derails appropriations process in order to avoid gun vote


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If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week.

To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point — a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases.

You will remember that Gun Owners of America alerted you to the Paul amendment and urged you to take action in support of it.  And, wow, did your efforts make an impact!

GOA is very grateful to the thousands upon thousands of you who took action on that alert, urging Senators to support the Operation Choke Point amendment.

It got Harry Reid’s attention!

Faced with a tough vote for Democrats running for reelection in pro-gun states, Reid just pulled the bill from the floor. This means that the appropriations process will probably grind to a halt, and the government will, once again, be funded by a gigantic “continuing resolution” passed in September.

And, once again, the slimy Reid will blame Senate Republicans for his own actions in pulling the bill.

At this point, we are encouraging Senator Paul to add his Operation Choke Point defunder to every bill that comes to the Senate floor. If Democrats are unwilling to let Senators vote on the anti-gun actions of the lawless Obama administration, then Reid should not be able to pepper the floor with a succession of reelection ploys between now and November.

ACTIONContact your Senators and insist that they support Paul’s amendment to shut down Operation Choke Point.