Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!

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Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!

“It really doesn’t matter, when somebody shows up at a place, why they’re trying to kill people,” Erich Pratt, the group’s director of communications, told MSNBC. “The important thing is that people be able to protect themselves.”


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Yesterday’s tragic shooting at Ft. Hood raises the question once again: How many more lives must perish before Congress repeals the ban on service members carrying guns?

We now know that Ivan Lopez, an Iraq War veteran, brought a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun onto Ft. Hood yesterday and killed three other people, before killing himself.

Fox News reports that the rampage ended when a female MP drew her weapon, causing Lopez to take his own life.

It was previous base shootings like this one that prompted Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) to introduce H.R. 3199 last year, a bill to repeal the ban on carrying firearms on military bases.

 Click here to send a message to your Representative and insist that he cosponsor H.R. 3199!

Rep. Stockman blasted the glaring double-standard that keeps our servicemen disarmed.

“Why are civilians at a restaurant allowed to defend themselves but soldiers trained in firearms aren’t?” Stockman asked.  “Why can’t we extend common sense gun laws like open carry to our soldiers?”

Ret. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford — who survived the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting, despite being shot 7 times by Nidal Hasan — shocked an MSNBC host today when he said “I think more guns” is the answer.  

“Had it been where other service members [had] guns or weapons on them at that time,” Sgt. Lunsford said, “I don’t think [Lopez] would have reacted the way that he was reacting.”

It is imperative that gun owners urge their Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 3199.  Every time we repeal another gun-free zone, we take away another killing zone that the Left can use to clamor for gun control.

  Click here to send a message to your Representative and insist that he cosponsor H.R. 3199!

To be sure, the political Left has spent the entire day trying to exploit this tragedy in hopes of resurrecting calls for gun control.

Should we ban those on anxiety meds?  How about servicemen with PTSD?  What about just anyone who is seeking psychiatric counseling?

These are the questions that MSNBC hosts have raised today.  But over and over again, even their own liberal guests continue to shoot down the idea that society can accurately predict which non-violent individuals are likely to commit violence in the future:

* Former FBI agent and criminal profiler, Clint Van Zandt:  “There is no real litmus test for who’s going to commit violence.”

* NBC reporter Jim Miklaszewski:  “[Psychologists] saw no sign of likely violence or suicidal tendencies from [Ivan] Lopez.”

* Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, a NYU professor:  “PTSD by itself, it doesn’t make people violent.”

So even though gun grabbers are trying to use tragedies like this to expand gun laws — making them even more draconian — the dirty little secret among the “intelligencia” is that background checks are doomed to fail:

* Remember Adam Lanza at Newtown, Connecticut?  He stole his firearms from his mother, whom he murdered.

* Or how about the Clackamas Mall shooter?  He stole his AR-15, just as Lanza (one week later) would steal his firearms.

* Then there was the James Holmes at the Aurora theater in Colorado.  He passed two background checks.

* Or how about Jared Loughner in Tucson, Arizona?  He passed a background check.

No wonder that America’s police officers, by a 2-to-1 margin, support concealed carry as the answer to large scale shootings — as compared to expanding mental health checks for gun buyers.  (See page 6.)

“Saving lives by allowing trained soldiers to carry firearms should be an easy fix,” said Rep. Stockman.  “No reasonable person can oppose that.”

ACTION:  Urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3199, the Safe Military Bases Act; and thank those who already have.  By using the GOA Engage feature — and inputting your address — the appropriate message will be selected, based on whether your Rep. has cosponsored the bill.

REPS. TO THANK FOR ALREADY COSPONSORING H.R. 3199:

Rep Bentivolio, Kerry L. [MI-11]

Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1]

Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26]

Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27]

Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1]

Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4]

Rep LaMalfa, Doug [CA-1]

Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1]

Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22]

Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8]

Rep Stockman, Steve [chief sponsor]

Rep Stutzman, Marlin A. [IN-3]

Rep Weber, Randy K. Sr. [TX-14]

P.S. It’s time to put an end to the dangerous gun ban on military bases.  Click here to help GOA reach out to more gun owners so we can increase the pressure on politicians in Washington.

GOA Bringing Pro-gun Victim to Testify Before Congress on Monday

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GOA Bringing Pro-gun Victim to
Testify Before Congress on Monday
Stockton, CA survivor to explain
the dangers of gun-free zones
Remember Patrick Purdy?  He became a household name on January 17, 1989, when he perpetrated what was, up till then, the worst elementary school shooting up to that time.
On that date, five innocent children lost their lives in Stockton, California, and 27 children were injured.
Well, Rob Young was one of the children who were injured. Today he is a sworn law enforcement officer in the state of California. But unlike politically-appointed police chiefs who are in the news calling for tougher gun legislation, Rob has a different message.
You see, Rob supports the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and he is opposed to gun control!
And that’s why Gun Owners of America is flying Rob Young to DC so that he can explain to Congress the dangers that gun-free zones pose.  Officer Young has firsthand experience in this area, and he knows the dangers of disarming law-abiding citizens.
Moreover, Officer Young supports Rep. Steve Stockman’s legislation (H.R. 35) to repeal the gun-free zones that are currently preventing principals and teachers from protecting students.
Liberal media pundits are trying to convince Republicans that only strategy for defeating the worst of Obama’s anti-gun proposals is to accept other gun control items on Obama’s menu.  Sadly, this is the strategy of Neville Chamberlain that, if we give more and more ground, then the “other side” will eventually back off.
But appeasement failed in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and it still doesn’t work today.  If we are going to defeat the gun control legislation that before Congress, we need to push forward solutions that will make the “other side” back off.
We shouldn’t be negotiating on Obama’s terms.  If anti-gunners are going to try to ram gun control down our throats — in violation of the Constitution — the best defense is to force them, instead, to swallow some of our proposals (which will actually work).
That’s why Rep. Stockman’s bill (H.R. 35) is so important.
GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt, who twice demolished CNN’s Piers Morgan in heated debates recently, will address the crowd on Monday and make a strong case for passing H.R. 35.  GOA’s Vice Chairman Tim Macy will also speak and will be introducing Officer Rob Young to the Congress.
ACTION: Please click here to urge your Representative (and staff) to attend this important symposium on Monday.  Moreover, ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 35, the Safe Schools Act of 2013.

Please note that there are two different action responses for you to send, and the system will automatically send that response, depending upon whether your Representative is a Republican or Democrat.

GOA: We also deserved a vote, Mr. Obama, but we didn’t get it from Harry Reid!

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We also deserved a vote, Mr. Obama,
but we didn’t get it from Harry Reid!

Stockman, Broun answer the call to
KILL ALL GUN CONTROL in the House

Note to Barack Obama: Spare us the snide sarcasm and the dripping contempt. Obama’s condescending state of the union speech shows, once again, why gun owners don’t trust him.

“They deserve a vote,” hollered Obama, pointing to drooling anti-gun activists in the galleries.

Well, so did we.

Veterans deserved a vote on whether they would receive due process from a court of law before having their constitutional gun rights taken away. But, when Senator Chuck Schumer threatened to filibuster the DoD authorization bill in order to block that amendment, it didn’t happen.

Gun owners deserved a vote on Sen. John Thune‘s reciprocity legislation—allowing concealed carry holders to carry their firearms from one state into another.  But Democratic Leader Harry Reid made sure each controversial bill coming before the Senate was filled with the maximum number of allowable amendments, so Thune’s amendment couldn’t be offered.

Gun owners deserved a vote on appropriations language to block 16,000 IRS agents from imprisoning those who refused to comply with the anti-gun ObamaCare law.  But Reid carefully manipulated the Senate rules to insure the ObamaCare-related votes were kept to a minimum.From responsible budgeting to gun rights, Reid’s office became the graveyard for votes on issues of interest to conservatives.

Reps. Stockman & Broun circulate letter to KILL ALL GUN CONTROL
So what can gun owners do?  We can create a groundswell of support for what Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is doing in the House.
Rep. Stockman has just told GOA that he and Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) will be circulating a letter asking the House leadership to refuse to bring up anti-gun legislation that is NOT supported by a majority of the Republican members of the House of Representatives.
Stockman’s effort could potentially kill ALL GUN CONTROL in the House.
We know, we know.  We believe that gun control should die if only one constitutionalist-representative opposes it — or even if none do.  But, as a practical matter, if 117 congressmen sign a letter demanding that Boehner not bring up a gun control bill opposed by those 117 congressmen, gun control will die.  Without that letter, Democrats will join with anti-gun Republicans, and gun control will pass.

ACTIONClick here to contact your Representative and urge him or her to cosign the Stockman-Broun letter.  Please note that there are two different action responses for you to send, and the system will automatically send that response, depending upon whether your congressman is a Republican or Democrat.

Ted. 3rd Amendment.

Ted Nugent to attend Obama’s State of the Union

How many agents and snipers assigned to Ted?

“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Mr. Stockman said in a statement announcing the choice. “After the address I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”

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“No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

–Third Amendment to the United States Constitution

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Now what the hell is Buck Ofama going to do? Mandate students to become Doctors? On their dime of course..

California lacks doctors to meet demand of Obamacare…

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Found..Somewhere…

WHY DOES CONGRESS STAND BY AND DO NOTHING?”

— No battle was fought. No guns were fired. No bullets or bombs were involved. In the smooth movement of a pen over a previously-prepared document, the overthrow of the United States of America took place. The coup d’etat, still in its progressive movement of deconstructing America, was achieved without Congressional debate. No voice of argument. Less than 24 hours into office, the putative President of the United States, Barry Soetero (aka Barack Obama), signed Executive Order #13489.

Filed on January 23, 2009 at 8:45 a.m., the occupant of the Oval office sealed his records containing past names, student status, foreign travels, passport information, Selective Service registration and all educational transcripts. The historical footprint of Barry Soetero (his last legal name since adoption) was wiped away in the swoosh signature of a pen on a document prepared by Robert Bauer. No fanfare. No major media paid attention. For the first time in the Republic’s history an unknown, undocumented, and non-vetted candidate took the highest office of the land. Through the cheers, the tears, and the exuberance of those who voted for this unknown mystery, many failed to note what really happened.

The HUGE fact that a previous document (the Constitution) required that the office of President and Vice President be eligible as to age, country of residence and a “natural born Citizen” was disregarded in the election of 2008. The distinction of “natural born” in Article II, Section 1 was deliberately articulated by the founders for these two offices. Why? So that no foreign loyalties could hamper or compromise the Republic. We as a nation have been compromised. All the awareness of terrorism in our day from without is but a distraction of the real threat we have within the White House. A person would have to be blind and not know Braille to see the fabric of complicity among the ranks in government.

Why has there NOT been discovery allowed in every court case filed regarding Barry’s real ID? Why is the FBI NOT investigating the now-proven fraudulent birth certificate? Why is Congress NOT interested in the fraudulent use of Barry’s Social Security number? Why is the only person who peeked into the passport records of Barry shot dead? Why is it okay to have seventy (70) known documented National Socialist members in Congress? Why is the majority of Barry’s administration all linked to Soros or the SEIU or communist organizations? Is there even a hint maybe something is amiss with the incompetence of the impostor?

The GREATEST INSANITY of all!

The Congress is negotiating the economic future of America with an illegal president.

The ALARMING INSANITY: the liar-in-chief commands our military.

The ASTOUNDING INSANITY: the Director of Homeland Security has a boss that is “THE” breach of all security.

The ASTRONOMICAL INSANITY: he is still in office with no disclosure of who he really is !

The coup d’etat from January 21, 2009 continues.

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Gun Stuff and Other Stuff..Like Gorebal Warmening…

The Left Is Convinced Americans Won’t Fight For 2nd Amendment Rights

Once cowed at the thought of provoking Second Amendment supporters, leftists will soon attempt to ban “assault weapons” (and much more) as legislation offered by Dianne Feinstein makes its way to the Senate floor. It seems that D.C. liberals have … Continue reading →

We need more Sheriff’s as this…

Sheriff Ronald B. Bruce has been the Sheriff of Hinsdale County in Colorado since his election in 2007. He contacted Freedom Outpost to let us know that he stands with Sheriff Scott Berry of Georgia and will not take his business to others who will discriminate against law abiding citizens in selling semi-automatic rifles, but stated unashamedly that with his dying breath he will protect current and existing Constitutional rights of those who elected him.

Travel lots? Like keeping your gear? Like to thwart the TSA goons?
How about an anti Matt Damon movie. Another celeb whom thinks people really care what his views are??

Fact-Checking Matt Damon’s ‘Promised Land’I wasted $7.75 on Hollywood’s latest anti-fracking agitprop “Promised Land” so you won’t have to.

You can read movie reviews elsewhere. From what I’ve seen, they’ve been rather lukewarm. And in its first weekend of nationwide distribution, audience response was tepid at best. In the words of lead actor/screenwriter Matt Damon, “Who ****ing wants to go see an anti-fracking movie?”

Not only is the subject matter right in my wheelhouse, Damon et al bring the lies and distortion right into my backyard. Quite literally. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →

If gun control advocates can’t pry that gun from your cold, dead hands, perhaps they can keep you from buying bullets. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has announced tonight that he’s introducing the Ammunition Background Check Act to require instant background checks to purchase ammo.

Darn Gorebal Warmening…

A powerful winter storm ripping through British Columbia created havoc on highways, turned mountains into danger zones Tuesday, and sparked an avalanche on Vancouver Island that injured an 18-year-old skier. RCMP spokesman Cpl. Darren Langan said the avalanche was minor and that rescue crews were on scene Tuesday evening to evacuate the four skiers caught in the slide. Langan couldn't say how badly injured the victim was, but no one else was hurt and everyone has been accounted for in the group. He said the skiers called for help with a cellphone, which led to the activation of the Comox Valley Search and Rescue Team and the local RCMP. The avalanche happened near Moat and Circlet Lakesin the backcountry of Strathcona Provincial Park, outside the boundaries of Mount Washington Ski Resort. Elsewhere in the region, at least 25 centimetres of snow was expected to fall on the North Shore mountains and Whistler region before tapering off by Wednesday. In the Okanagan, up to 40 cm was forecast. According to meteorologist Ross MacDonald, the Metro Vancouver area was to get at least 30 mm of rain by early Wednesday. That rain, however, was expected to clear up by Thursday or Friday. "It'll be pretty dry for a couple of days but we might see a little bit of . . . showers on Saturday," said Environment Canada meteorologist Colin Tam. With temperatures above freezing in Metro Vancouver, no snow is forecast with the precipitation. The heaviest rains are expected near Hope, where 70 mm of rainfall is forecast by Wednesday morning. A travel advisory has been issued for the Coquihalla Highway. MacDonald said at least 40 cm of snow is expected over the summit before the storm passes. A similar amount is expected for the Kootenay Pass.

A snowstorm that sharply reduced visibility in Turkey's Bosphorus Strait forced maritime authorities to shut the key shipping channel on Tuesday, shipping agent GAC said. Traffic for all northbound and southbound vessels was suspended at 11:45 a.m. (0945 GMT) because of the poor visibility, GAC said in an email. It was the second day of intermittent closures. The snowstorm also prompted flag carrier Turkish Airlines to cancel 76 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, after cancelling dozens of flights on Monday due to the weather, according to its website. GAC said the Dardanelles Strait at the other end of the Sea of Marmara remained open to tanker traffic. The Bosphorus and Dardanelles are the only maritime outlet for oil, grain and other commodities from Russia and other Black Sea countries. Poor weather frequently forces their closure in winter.

Biofuels. Green. Good…Maybe not…

“Growing biofuels is thought to be a good thing because it reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,” said Nick Hewitt, who worked on the study with colleagues from England’s Lancaster University.

“What we’re saying is ‘yes, that’s great, but biofuels could also have a detrimental effect on air quality’,” he added.

10 surprising quotes from abortionists

A sampling…

1. They [the women] are never allowed to look at the ultrasound because we knew that if they so much as heard the heart beat, they wouldn’t want to have an abortion. –Dr. Randall, former abortionist

2. Even now I feel a little peculiar about it, because as a physician I was trained to conserve life, and here I am destroying it. -Dr. Benjamin Kalish, abortionist

Gun myths exposed…

GOA Alert…

Stockman Introduces Legislation to
Repeal School Gun Ban!
Ask your Congressman to Cosponsor H.R. 35

“I have one concern — protecting children from dangerous predators. By disarming qualified citizens and officials in schools we have created a dangerous situation for our children.” — Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)

Dear Kevin,

We told you that Rep. Steve Stockman would be the most aggressive defender of our gun rights on Capitol Hill.

He proved us right on Thursday, when he introduced the Very First pro-gun bill in the Congress, in the face of a tidal wave of anti-gun hysteria.

Congressman Steve Stockman has introduced H.R. 35, the Safe Schools Act of 2013 — a bill to allow principals, teachers, and staff to possess firearms in order to defend their students.

Before 1996, American kindergartners didn’t have to fear that if a crazed gunman burst into their classroom, they would be nothing but sitting ducks.

Before then, they didn’t have to worry that federal law openly advertised that there would be no one to protect them.

“In the 22 years before enactment of ‘gun free school zones,’ there were two mass school shootings,” Stockman said. “In the 22 years since enactment of ‘gun free schools,’ there have been 10 mass school shootings.

“Not only has that bill utterly failed to protect our children, it appears to have placed them in danger,” said Stockman.

Indeed, it has.

Within a couple of years of the reenactment of the Gun Free School Zones Act, the Columbine tragedy occurred. And the series of copycat school massacres has shocked and saddened our country ever since.

Clearly, the gun ban is not working. And it’s past time to try a new approach.

It’s time to go on the offensive! It’s time to repeal gun control, rather than talk about “enforcing the gun laws on the books.”

We don’t want to enforce gun control laws — that’s what makes innocent people, including children sitting in their classrooms, less safe.

Anti-gun zealots who have enacted one unsuccessful gun ban after another have come up with a slew of reasons why our nation’s lawmakers should be protected by an army of heavily armed guards, but our children should be vulnerable.

There is a word for this — it’s “hypocrite.” It is time to protect our children with the same tools and the same zeal we use to protect our congressmen.

It is time to pass the Stockman bill and give real protection to our children.

Contact your Representative. Ask him to cosponsor H.R. 35, the Stockman repeal of the gun-free school zone ban.

Click here to contact your congressman

GOA: We is Coming For You!!

Gun Owners Sweep Three Key Races!
Congress will not be the same next year
In the future, when people think back to the 2012 elections, there will be a few watershed moments that will stand out.
Tuesday, July 31, will be one of those significant dates and moments.
Gun Owners of America jumped behind three important candidates early on during this election cycle.  And GOA is happy to report that all three candidates won yesterday in their respective run-offs or primaries:  Ted Cruz for Texas Senate, Steve Stockman for House District 36 in Texas, and Rep. Paul Broun in Georgia.
Congress will not be the same next year, as a result.
Ted Cruz is a 100% gun rights supporter with a proven track record of leadership.  As the former Texas Solicitor General, Cruz pulled together a coalition of thirty-one states to support the Heller case in arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.
Steve Stockman, as a Congressman in the mid-1990s, drafted legislation to repeal gun control laws from the books.  Rep. Stockman also opposed every single attempt to restrict your gun rights, earning a perfect A+ rating from GOA and every national gun group in the country.  Like Cruz, he will be a powerful advocate for 2nd Amendment rights.
And then there is Rep. Paul Broun in Georgia.  For the past several years, he as been THE pro-gun leader in the House of Representatives.  As the head of the Second Amendment Task Force in Congress, Broun has used his platform to advance pro-gun legislation and rally opposition against gun control.
Cruz, Stockman and Broun are all the heavy favorites to win in November.
GOA needs your help
GOA continues to go state by state to get rid of the people who threaten gun rights and put fresh faces into the Congress.
But to do that, we are going to need your help.  We desperately need to get the gun records of candidates — challengers and incumbents — into the hands of hundreds of thousands of voters, and then to mobilize them this Fall.
This nation needs effective leadership in the Congress — statesmen, not politicians, who will be willing to buck even their own leadership in order to support the Constitution.
There are, literally, hundreds of races at the federal and state levels where GOA will be active.  But in order to be successful in exposing anti-gun candidates at all levels — we are going to need your help.
We need your assistance in educating and mobilizing gun rights voters all around the country.  Please click here to make your contribution to Gun Owners today!  Thank you in advance for your help.