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GOA Fights to Preserve Stand Your Ground Laws,

GOA Fights to Preserve Stand Your Ground Laws,
Pro-gun Majority on Court

“Mr. Holder’s comments rankled gun-rights groups and other supporters of [Stand Your Ground] laws…. Erich Pratt, spokesman for the Gun Owners of America, said the attorney general ‘wants to take us back to the days where those who are under attack are forced to retreat.’” — Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2013

GOA Standing our Ground against assaults
b
y the Obama Administration

It was a good week for gun owners in many respects.

First, unless you were living in a cave the past few days, you have surely heard about the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Florida.

While this was certainly a tragic case, the jury followed the law and acquitted Zimmerman of second degree murder — in the case which has now become internationally famous.

Predictably, the Obama administration is using this case to demonize gun owners and attack Stand Your Ground laws around the country — laws which remove a person’s duty to retreat prior to using deadly force when facing “death or great bodily harm.”

GOA has fought to get these laws enacted in the past, and we will continue lobbying to keep them from being weakened or watered down.

As an aside, the Zimmerman defense team NEVER invoked “Stand Your Ground” as a defense.  So all these attacks on Florida’s SYG law are simply disingenuous attempts to use a manufactured “crisis” to advance their left-wing agenda.

Nevertheless, Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that he wants us to return to the dangerous doctrine that requires citizens to retreat before they can protect themselves.

This thinking comes from the same school of thought where college students in Colorado were recently told they must urinate or vomit on themselves to prevent rapists from attacking them.

In other words, people should think of every way possible to NOT use force in protecting themselves.  Never mind that George Zimmerman couldn’t retreat because Trayvon Martin had him pinned down while beating his head into the cement.

GOA has called on Eric Holder to issue an apology to George Zimmerman and his family.  The Justice Department used taxpayer dollars last year to organize protests against George Zimmerman — long before the trial ever occurred.

“We are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, and Lady Justice is supposed to be blind,” GOA’s Erich Pratt was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal.

Yes, justice is SUPPOSED to be blind.  Sadly, the DOJ had its hand on the scales long before the Zimmerman trial even started.

Every new person you encourage to sign up for our free email alerts or for a new GOA membership gives us a louder voice in Washington and in states across the country!

Senate victory preserves
Gun Owners’ ability to defeat anti-gun judges

Gun Owners achieved another victory this week and can report that our ability to filibuster anti-gun Supreme Court Justices — and preserve the Supreme Court’s Heller decision — remains intact.

Granted, this victory has come at a price, and many conservatives in Washington are saying that Senate Republicans “caved” in their dealings with Senator Harry Reid.

While there may be truth to that assertion, the facts are this:

* The time-honored right of Senators to filibuster has come under increasing attack, especially since pro-gun forces have used the Senate filibuster to defeat anti-gun judges (like Caitlin Halligan) and anti-gun legislation (like the Toomey-Manchin registration amendment).

* GOA worked with pro-gun Senators in January to beat back attempts by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to blow-up the filibuster rules, via the so-called “nuclear option.”

* Recently, Senator Harry Reid engaged in another all-out assault on the filibuster, but he settled for an agreement where certain appointments would get confirmed and others would be taken off the table — but, most importantly, where the filibuster would remain untouched!

By reaching the deal, Republicans have averted a parliamentary precedent that would have allowed:

1) A swing anti-gun Supreme Court justice to be approved by a 50-vote (plus Biden) margin — instead of garnering 60 votes;

2) A precedent that would allow gun control to be approved by 50 votes (plus Biden) margin — instead of garnering 60 votes; and,

3) An anti-gun ATF Director by a 50-vote (plus Biden) margin — instead of garnering 60 votes.

The downside is that Harry Reid has now demonstrated that he can get what he wants by threatening to use the “nuclear option” to blow up the Senate as an institution. We expect him to drag out this threat again and again and again.

Inappropriately titled the Marketplace Fairness Act

With the White House’s full blessing, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is attempting to ram through another massive tax increase on the backs of American consumers who shop on the Internet.

And he’s doing it RIGHT NOW — under the noses of every American!

Inappropriately titled the Marketplace Fairness Act
(S. 743), this legislation would mandate that online businesses collect sales taxes for all of America’s estimated 9,600 state and local taxing authorities! The complexity to comply would raise consumer costs, while small and medium-sized businesses scramble to keep track of thousands of different tax codes to conduct business via the Web. This legislation also would empower bureaucrats to audit businesses that don’t comply — levying stiff penalties and interest on top of the tax bill!

Concern and complexity could force businesses to stop selling out of state, stunting growth and driving down the economy even further!

Informed Americans aren’t buying this latest lie coming from Washington

Your Activism Is Getting Noticed by the Power Players on Capitol Hill

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GOA thanks its grassroots for making the difference

Gun Owners of America, with its war chest, membership and lobbying strength dwarfed by the National Rifle Association, is emerging as an influential force as a series of gun control measures heads to the Senate floor.” – New York Times, April 4, 2013

The Senate was supposed to be taking up gun control next week. But now it looks like the outpouring of grassroots opposition from GOA activists has forced Harry Reid to push back his plans for at least a week.

Said the New York Times, “The group [GOA] has already been successful in both freezing senators, particularly Republicans, who have appeared to be on the fence about supporting bills to expand background checks and [has been] empowering those who have a strong gun rights background.”

The article cited GOA’s work in bolstering the resolve of several Senators, but especially that of Tom Coburn of Oklahoma who has been frequently wooed by anti-gun Senator Chuck Schumer.

Your backing of GOA is what’s making all of this possible!

Thanks for supporting GOA and standing with us … for spreading the word … and for continuously taking action.

To date, no compromise has been reached. And that means Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just doesn’t have the votes yet.

Here’s why:

More Senators have committed to support the Paul-Cruz-Lee filibuster, including James Inhofe (R-OK) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). There are even more Senators who are joining this list, and we will share those names with you next week.
A plurality of Senators voted for a GOA-supported Lee amendment, two weeks ago, requiring a super-majority vote to pass gun control. While the amendment failed (as it needed support from 60% of the Senate), it nevertheless sent a “shot across the bow” of the gun controllers ship.
On March 23, a majority of Senators voted to bar the Obama Administration from signing onto an anti-UN treaty. This was an important development, seeing as that the United Nations General Assembly approved the Arms Trade Treaty earlier this week.
More Congressman are joining the fight in the House to put pressure on House Speaker John Boehner to support the Hastert Rule – a rule that would kill all gun control. The number of Congressmen supporting the Stockman-Broun letter is now up to 30.

GOA has still been lobbying the House, even while we’ve been asking you to mostly focus your efforts on the Senate. To that end, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Rep. Peter King yesterday about the influence GOA is having in the House.

“The New York Times has a report on the Gun Owners of America,” Andrea Mitchell asked. “What are members saying about the impact of lobbying groups such as them [GOA]?”

King, who is, ironically, F-rated with GOA, said that, “Larry Pratt with the Gun Owners of America is effective. I don’t deal with them myself, but the fact is, they are effective.”

As we noted above, the New York Times quoted Senate aides on Tuesday as saying that “gun issues would probably slip to the week of April 15 – a setback considering that Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leaders, had pledged that it would be the first issue to come up when Congress returns from spring recess next week.”

We’ll let you know what’s happening next week. But for now, enjoy your weekend knowing that Reid doesn’t yet have the votes.

Thanks for supporting GOA and standing with us … for spreading the word … and for continuously taking action.

GOA Alert: Anti-Gunners Reveal their Strategy

Reid to use his Gun Bill to Portray
Republicans as “Rape Supporters”

Honestly. Watching MSNBC is torment.  It is like planting a listening device in Hitler’s bunker.

After consultation with the White House, MSNBC has revealed what the Democrat‘s strategy is for passing “universal gun registration,” gun bans, and magazine bans.

Ironically, one MSNBC commentator, Mike Barnicle, accidentally referred to universal background checks as “universal gun registration.” What does that tell you about the Left’s agenda for background checks?

Bottom line: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will bring gun control (S. 649) to the floor, and he will use his privileged recognition to force Republicans to cast votes that will paint them as wanting to arm rapists and violent felons.

You can click here to read the transcript of the MSNBC strategy session or view the video by clicking here.

The message is clear for Republicans and pro-gun Democrats:

They need to stop the Gun Control Bribe-O-Thon by filibustering and defeating the Motion to Proceed to the Gun Control Vehicle, which will probably be S. 649.

If they allow the Senate to proceed to the gun control bill, Harry Reid, who has privileged recognition in the Senate will orchestrate a multi-day gun control bash-o-thon — with Obama, Biden, and every other anti-gunner in America coordinating a narrative that pro-gunners support rapists, murderers, and every other type of evil-doer.

The strategy is NOT to allow Reid to stage his bash-o-thon so the GOP can show what it’s “for.” Reid has control of the floor, and, as we saw with ObamaCare, he will use that control to mercilessly destroy supporters of the Second Amendment.

Plus, Reid will try to get a sufficient number of Senators by using bribes and kickbacks to buy the 60 anti-gun votes he needs (just like he did on ObamaCare).

ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Reinforce that the key vote on gun control is a vote to oppose the motion to proceed to the gun control bribe-o-thon, and to support the Paul-Cruz-Lee filibuster of the motion to proceed to the gun control bribe-o-thon.

Zonation. Pain Relief? Numbers? Stricter? A List! Chickens!! Just in Case.

ZoNation… speaks..

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Well if it works…

Wounded soldier asks medic for ‘boob flash’ to relieve pain

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Running The Numbers On DHS’ Ammo Purchases

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Poll: Support for Stricter Gun Control Wanes

CBS tried their best but they couldn’t quite pull it off.

You have to read the article to find out the truth. Only 11 % want stricter laws. Yes that is 11%, got that?

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I spend much time, way to much time in my vehicle…SO this is pertinent!!

Self-Defense Behind the Wheel

First Things First, Draw The Gun

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A list of those whom do NOT support ALL Rights..Only the ones they deem important…Boycott and ignore!! Shut the damn TeeWee off!!!

NRA Releases List of Celebrities, Organizations that Support Gun Control

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And now for something completely different

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

Why because I love Eggs and well Chickens cooked many different ways!! I would love to have some…Chickens and fresh eggs!! Love them poached on my peppers and sausage breakfasts…

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And just in case!!!

How to Make a 60 lb PVC longbow for less than $10

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Gun Stuff…Political Stuff, awww Heck, Whatever Stuff…

Just watch…

Got a spare million? Buck Ofama wants you to pay your fair share…for his inauguration..Yeah…that is going to happen!!

NRA and Biden to meet…There has to be something missing there…

Dang Gorebal Warmening….

A severe winter storm that has raged in Lebanon since the weekend has claimed the lives of four people and forced the closure of schools across the country and some mountainous roads.

The Beirut suburb of Hay al-Sellom witnessed some of the worst devastation caused by the heavy winds and rain and raised fears that buildings in the area could collapse.

Lebanese Red Cross official George Kettaneh told the Voice of Lebanon radio station late Monday that four people died and 55 others were injured as a result of traffic accidents caused by rains and floods.

A homeless man was also found dead in Beirut Monday. Cold weather contributed to his death.

More Gorebal Warmening!!

Regional governments in southern China are struggling to aid citizens coping with the lowest temperatures recorded in 28 years, officials said.

Python hunting? Snakes? What caliber?

Florida’s 2013 Python Challenge commences this weekend with almost 400 people signed up to partake in the contest that awards $1,000 to the hunter who catches the longest snake and $1,500 to the hunter with the most pythons.

Why one should carry. And why one should have high cap magazines…Numerous ones…

This Christmas season saw dozens of episodes of black mob violence in malls, clubs, streets and other places around the country. Such attacks are part of an epidemic of hundreds of cases of black mob violence in more than 80 cities over the last three years, as documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.”

3 days before the shootings United Way does what???  Hmmmm…Conspiracy ??!!

3days

Another outing? By ‘Gawker’ (* I have no effing idea who or what Gawker is. Must mean like TeeWee pretty damn pointless!) Damn…I think I’ll sell all my guns…yeah and then buy unregistered and not get outed!! Better yet calling gin owners ‘a**holes’….Um who is the assO here?

Just another cover up in a long line of cover ups and crisis’s ignored by the lame stream media since oh ..about..when did Buck Ofama appear on scene…???

One crazy, sort of, and one just plain assinine…and should be deported…

Lotta Gorebal Warmening going on….Most snow cover evah!!

Almost anywhere in America, the topic of guns (gun ownership, gun control and the Second Amendment) will always inspire a spirited discussion. We would like to know exactly how you feel about guns, gun ownership, gun control, and the Second Amendment. We invite you to participate HERE.

Well this is planning ahead..

Climate News: Only ‘Hobbit-Sized Humans’ Capable of Surviving Global Warming

Barack Obama: The Twilight Zone Revisited

Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report: We Did 333,964 Abortions; 1 Every 94 Seconds

Two-Faced Union Bosses Help Shape Obama’s Attack On 2nd Amendment

Don’t be intimidated….

As a young boy I was shot by a man whose clear intent was to kill me as I had deliberately, by throwing broken bricks at him, interrupted his attempt to rape a young teen-aged girl, allowing her to escape. To this day I can still see the evil in his face and the sun glistening off the barrel of the pistol he aimed in my direction. As I turned and began to run away he fired hitting me in back. The bullet entering my chest felt as if someone had hit me with baseball bat followed immediately by an excruciating burning sensation as I fell to the ground from the impact.   Perhaps it was the adrenaline, but I was able scramble to my feet and run as far as I could until finally passing out from the shock and loss of blood.   Fortunately, someone came to my rescue and took me to a military hospital and the first step on my journey to the United States.

During an appearance on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation,’ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested that President Obama use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling and dodge a legislative showdown.

She said, “If I were president, I would use the 14th Amendment, which says that the debt of the United States will always be paid.”

Judge Napolitano targeted Pelosi’s interpretation of the amendment, saying, “Mrs. Pelosi has essentially taken a small phrase in the 14th Amendment and extrapolated it well beyond its original meaning or even any common sense.”

Why insult Rodney Dangerfield like this???
 Harry Reid is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Senate  — Harry Reid can’t get no respect, TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:”Louisiana Sen. David Vitter called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid an ‘idiot’ on Monday for saying the damage from Hurricane Katrina was ‘nothing in comparison’ to Hurricane Sandy. ‘Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents,’ Vitter wrote on Twitter.”This verbal assault on Reid comes just weeks after House Speaker John Boehnerreportedly told him to “go f#ck yourself” — twice. It’s unclear if Reid proscribes to the much-lauded “sticks and stones” philosophy or whether names actually hurt him.