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.

Big Win for Gun Owners in Colorado

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Big Win for Gun Owners in Colorado
– Bloomberg Money Helps Cochran Squeak By

Dear Friend of the Second Amendment,

Gun owners achieved a big win in Colorado during Tuesday’s elections, but also suffered a narrow loss in Mississippi.

In Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, GOA-endorsed candidate Ken Buck won his primary by an astounding 20 points.

This is great news for gun owners across the country.

Gun Owners of America doesn’t look for candidates who will merely vote right, but do nothing else. We look for strong leadership qualities and the willingness to stand up to the powerful elite in Washington D.C., and Ken Buck is that type of person.

In Mississippi, we suffered a narrow defeat in the race for U.S. Senate, with incumbent Thad Cochran garnering 50.8% of the vote to GOA-supported Chris McDaniel’s 49.2%.

Anti-gun billionaire activist Michael Bloomberg dumped $250,000 into the state to defeat McDaniel. Bloomberg has pledged to spend $50 million to push his radical gun control agenda, and GOA will continue to fight him at every turn.

Across the country, GOA supports candidates who stand 100% for your Second Amendment rights, and we thank the members and supporters who helped make Tuesday’s win possible.

Click here to chip in $10 or $20 to help us achieve even more victories.

Again, thank you for your support of the Second Amendment.

Sincerely,

Tim Macy
Vice Chairman
Gun Owners of America

P.S. In Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, gun owners across the country gained a strong ally in Ken Buck. Ken joins other GOA-supported candidates who won their primaries, including Dave Brat (VA-7), Jody Hice (GA-10), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Ben Sasse for Senate in Nebraska.

GOA: Good News … and Some Bad News

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Good News … and Some Bad News

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We start with yesterday’s bad news.

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Abramski case was a lawless decree imposed by liberal judges who are way out of step with the American people — as nearly 75% of them agree that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own and sell guns.

Gun Owners of America filed two amicus briefs in support of James Abramski, a former police officer who was eligible to own firearms and who bought a handgun for his elderly uncle who was also eligible to own firearms.

Both men passed a NICS background check, yet ATF claimed that Abramski lied on his Form 4473 when he claimed he was the “actual buyer” of the firearm.

This case involves one of the greatest instances of regulatory and prosecutorial abuse that we have ever seen.

The concept of a “straw purchase” is a “doctrine” created by ATF and the courts, rather than a “crime” enacted by Congress.

ATF argued that Abramski’s statement was “intended or likely to deceive” the Federal Firearms Licensee (“FFL”), even though he specifically asked two FFLs who both told him that he was following the law.

Click here to see the analysis of the Abramski decision by Gun Owner’s legal team.

The Abramski decision throws gun laws into great confusion. After all, even Sarah Brady has admitted — on pp. 223-224 of her book, A Good Fight (2002) — that SHE BOUGHT a hunting rifle for her son for Christmas one year.

She did exactly the same thing that James Abramski did, who has been viciously prosecuted by an anti-gun Obama administration!

Maybe the Obama Administration should now open a case against Sarah Brady, who is the founder of the Brady Campaign — an organization which is, ironically, championing yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.

They should prosecute her, too, but don’t hold your breath.

This just shows the importance of this year’s elections, when voters will have the opportunity to take the gavel out of Senator Harry Reid’s hands. The Senate Majority Leader has been busy packing the courts with far-left judges who don’t respect the Second Amendment, and now the “chickens are coming home to roost.”

Now that two anti-gun judges have been confirmed to the Supreme Court under Obama’s presidency, we have an anti-gun decision authored by Justice Kagan — who was supported by Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA), among others.

Click here to see if your Senator voted for Justice Elena Kagan – and let them know your displeasure if they voted to confirm her.

Two Things to be Happy About

First, the impact of the defeat of Eric Cantor on the anti-gun amnesty bill, which would have created over 8 million anti-gun voters.  We reported on that election last week, but didn’t discuss its ramifications.

But there was every evidence that, once Cantor had passed his primary, he intended to bring up immigration amnesty in July and slam it through the House with Democratic votes.  The notion is that Cantor would have thumbed his nose at Republican conservatives, who would, in Cantor’s mind, not have been able to do anything about his perfidy.

Now that is much less likely to happen.

Pundits of all political stripes spent election night last week throwing dirt on the grave of immigration amnesty, which had been the central issue in David Brat’s defeat of Cantor.

National Review Online has not exactly been the biggest opponent of amnesty.  Yet, last Wednesday morning, NRO columnist Jonah Goldberg said that amnesty has had “a stake driven through its heart; it was drawn and quartered; it is dead; the earth was salted.”

Goldberg went on to observe that anti-amnesty Americans could not have sent a stronger message if “the Potomac turned to blood and frogs rained from the sky.”

Final victory for this year will happen only when Congress adjourns sine die.  But an attempt to ambush us appears to have been headed off at the pass.

Second thing that will make your day:  Also last week, Barack Obama was asked what was the biggest frustration of his administration.  He replied:  “My biggest frustration is that society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage.”

Obama went on to claim that the difference between the U.S. and countries like Finland is that, in the U.S., “these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses and that’s sort of par for the course.”  [Of course, 1968 Gun Control Act regulated ammunition, but the 1986 McClure-Volkmer Act deregulated it.]

This tells us a lot about Barack Obama, who has been open about his intent to implement universal background checks, but now has made it clear that he sees this as a stepping stone to regulating and banning ammunition as well.

Political Earthquake Shocks Washington Establishment — GOA-backed candidate defeats House Majority Leader

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Political Earthquake Shocks Washington Establishment – GOA-backed candidate defeats House Majority Leader
Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, went down in a stunning defeat to GOA-supported David Brat.Cantor, who represents Virginia’s 7th District, vastly outspent Brat, an economics professor at Virginia’s Randolph-Macon College.

On Monday evening, Gun Owners of America blanketed the district with phone calls to registered voters, hitting Cantor for his recent vote to expand gun control and noting that Brat stands 100% for the right to keep and bear arms.

On Tuesday morning, political commentators predicted a landslide win for Cantor, but voters rejected his support for bigger government and, in particular, his support of amnesty for illegal aliens.

Since the district is considered safe Republican, Brat is heavily favored to win the general election in November.

Congratulations to David Brat, and we’re thankful to the many GOA supporters who made this victory possible.  GOA was the only national gun rights organization to support Brat in this race.

Click here to support GOA with a contribution of $10 or $20 so we can continue to protect our Second Amendment rights.

GOA challenges Connecticut’s gun ban in court

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Larry Pratt’s debut opens in theaters! 
– GOA challenges Connecticut’s gun ban in court 


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Today is the day! GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt plays a cameo role in a movie that opens up in selected theaters across the country.

The movie is A Long Way Off, which is a 21st century version of the Prodigal Son story.  After getting beaten up, the Prodigal goes to Larry’s Gun Store to get a gun.

Larry Pratt is one of several celebrities in the movie.

“To further attract an expanded audience,” says WorldNetDaily, the movie “effectively integrate[s] non-actors actually playing themselves, including Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America (who appeared as a guest with Piers Morgan multiple times) playing himself as an owner of Larry’s Gun Shop.”

Other celebrity “non-actors” include Sean Hannity and Scott Rasmussen.

Check and see if the movie is playing near you.

GOA tackles the Connecticut gun ban

Gun Owners of America filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in late May, challenging the draconian Connecticut gun ban.

The Connecticut law — now infamous for making criminals out of hundreds of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who have refused to register their weapons — bans so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines.”

In court, the district judge bought the old, tired arguments that the ban is necessary to protect the police and further public safety. Despite finding that the ban “substantially burdened” the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, he felt the burden was not unreasonable in light of the competing public interest.

Never mind that these arguments were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in the DC v. Heller case. As such, the district court used a judge-empowering “balancing test” to justify the ban.

But GOA’s brief argues, among other things, that the judicial standard of review for Second Amendment cases is the amendment’s text itself — “shall not be infringed.”

Click here to read the GOA brief.

And please help support our efforts to continue bringing cases like this one.

A picture is worth a thousand words in the Lone Star State

The battle in Texas is heating up over open carry, as residents continue to protest state law which still does NOT allow individuals to carry handguns openly.

Join the conversation and check out our latest meme on Facebook andInstagram. And make sure to Like and Share it!

Boxer moves legislation to let the government take guns away from virtually anyone

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Boxer moves legislation to let the government take guns away from virtually anyone

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“What is wrong with the people here in this country?” asked anti-gun Senator Barbara Boxer on the floor of the Senate Monday.

Boxer was questioning why even the anti-gun Senate had not heeded her call for more gun bans, and concluded that something was wrong with America.

Well, here’s an idea, Senator Boxer:  Nothing’s wrong with America. But something is wrong with you.

And, in particular, something’s wrong with your state of California, which registers guns, bans many semi-automatics, has a $24 million gun confiscation program to send SWAT teams to people’s homes, and is rated by the anti-gun Brady Campaign as having the strictest gun control laws in the nation — and yet was unable to prevent another massacre of students on May 23.

It probably won’t surprise you that Sen. Boxer doesn’t blame this massacre on the fact that California left all of the victims as unarmed “sitting ducks.”

Or that even the New York Times now realizes that its sensationalist coverage has created these copycat killings.

Or that it’s the CRIMINAL who is actually at fault!

No.  Boxer instead concluded that this was another opportunity for her to exploit a tragedy for political gain.  And that’s exactly what she has done.

The text of Boxer’s hilariously-named “Pause for Safety Act” was not available at press time.  But, by her own definition, it would allow a universe of people which could include virtually anyone (for instance, “co-workers,” according to Boxer) to sue to take your guns away.

After the lawsuit is commenced, you would have to take thousands of dollars (which, presumably, you have lying around the house) and hire a lawyer to resist that petition.  Of course, if you didn’t have the money to hire a lawyer, your constitutional rights vanish in thin air.

Gun Owners of America has had lots of experience with the far-less-expansive restraining order gun ban added to the “prohibited persons list” in 18 U.S.C. 922(d) and (g).

Constantly — and we mean constantly — we receive e-mails from innocent law-abiding members who cannot afford the cost of resisting a petition to take their guns away.  Constantly, we see the impact of “he-said she-said” reciprocal gun-ban petitions which are the inevitable outcome of failed relationships which are increasingly common in America.

So, yes, Senator Boxer:  We understand what you’re up to.  If the Boxer bill were to become law, virtually anyone could lose their guns at any time because someone with “deep pockets” didn’t like them.

But the good news is that Boxer’s proposal is so transparently anti-gun and so odious that we can nip it in the bud if we act now.

ACTION:  Contact your Senators.  Ask them to oppose Barbara Boxer’s crazy anti-gun “Pause for Safety Act.”