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School shootings are not the new normal, despite statistics that stretch the truth external site
In print and on TV, Americans were bombarded with facts and figures suggesting that the problem of school shootings was out of control. We were informed, for example, that since 2013 there has been an average of one school shooting a week in the U.S., and 18 since the beginning of this year. While these statistics were not exactly lies or fake news, they involved stretching the definition of a school shooting well beyond the limits of most people’s imagination.
America has two gun cultures: Don’t blame law-abiding gun owners for murders external site
When a mass murder happens in our country, like so many Americans I wring my hands and look for answers – for anything that will stop these monsters. I don’t like to speak out at these times, because as Ecclesiastes correctly tells us there is “a time to every purpose under the heaven,” including “a time to mourn.”
NRA opposes new age limits on gun purchases external site
The National Rifle Association (NRA) said Wednesday it opposes any new legislation that would put age restrictions on firearm purchases.  “We need serious proposals to prevent violent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from acquiring firearms,” NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said in a statement. “Passing a law that makes it illegal for a 20-year-old to purchase a shotgun for hunting or adult single mother from purchasing the most effective self-defense rifle on the market punishes law-abiding citizens for the evil acts of criminals,” she added.  Any law that requires an individual to be 21 or older to buy a firearm “effectively prohibits” adults aged 18-20 from buying a firearm, Baker said, “thus depriving them of their constitutional right to self-protection.”
NRA’s Wayne LaPierre hits Dems, warns of socialism external site
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (CNN) – As the country descends into yet another gun debate, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre slammed Democrats for their reaction to the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and warned of government overreach extending far beyond the limiting of firearms.
CPAC: VP Pence says school safety ‘top national priority’ external site
Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration will make school safety “our top national priority” after last week’s attack on a high school in Parkland, Florida.
Trump Praises NRA While It Mounts Offensive Against Gun Measures external site
President Donald Trump offered a full-throated endorsement of the National Rifle Association as the organization mounted an offensive against efforts to tighten gun restrictions in the wake of a Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.


Another Misfire at the New York Times external site
The New York Times is uniquely bad on the subject of firearms. There are two ways to understand that sentence, and both apply: Among major news publications, the Timesregularly exhibits an unparalleled level of illiteracy on the subject of firearms, and it exhibits comparable illiteracy on practically no other subject. Even on such self-acknowledged weak spots as American religion, the Times rarely sinks to the level of outright stupidity that characterizes its coverage of firearms and related crimes.

Think About This …

Retired is not dead..

Retired is not disarmed…

Retired means more time to spend at the range..

Unlike this generation…Whom eats Tide Pods, play video games and look for safe spaces when their feelings are hurt..

And go answer this poll. (Is where I found the above)

Found here..

Urge Your Senator to Kill the Traffic Ticket Gun Ban!!!

Urge Your Senator to Kill the Traffic Ticket Gun Ban!!!

At hearings Wednesday on the most serious gun control threat in over a decade.

The bill is the Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein-Blumenthal-Murphy legislation, S. 2135.  And it would bribe the states and force federal agencies to send every possible eligible name to the national gun ban list, NICS.

This means that a whole lot of decent Americans are going to be added into the system.

Some people claim that S. 2135 — and its counterpart in the House — are really not that bad.  After all, they say, the bills don’t contain the words “traffic tickets,” “veterans,” “senior citizens,” and so forth.

But that’s the problem.  Legislators like Chuck Schumer are not going to tell you this up front.

There’s more to it than just reading the bills 

Remember the 2007 NICS Improvement Amendments Act that harmed so many veterans?  That legislation NEVER contained the word “veteran.”

But GOA knew what legislators were up to … we knew how veterans were going to be impacted … and so we renamed the legislation, more accurately, as the Veterans Disarmament Act.

Sadly, more than 257,000 veterans have now been disarmed, proving that GOA’s analysis of that disgraceful law was accurate.

The key is this:  You always have to read the legal code and the implementing regulations that are being amended by any particular piece of legislation.

Many gun owners don’t realize that NICS is already denying gun purchases to people who have unpaid traffic tickets — even though you won’t find the words “traffic” or “tickets” in the federal firearms code.

To read more about this, you’ll definitely want to see what a Massachusetts cop told GOA about how an unpaid traffic ticket can lead to a gun ban.

And you can click here to see Shannon Bream of Fox News quoting GOA to help viewers sift “fact from fiction”over the weekend in regard to the Traffic Ticket Gun Ban.

Again, the reason Cornyn-Schumer is so horrible is that it bribes states and forces agencies to achieve 100% compliance with current statutes and regulations — and this is going to result in gun bans for lots of decent Americans whose names are not already in the NICS system.

More horror stories to come under Cornyn-Schumer

If you have a terrible — but unenforced — statute and you come along with legislation to mandate enforcement, is that a bad thing?

Obviously, it is.

And the unenforced statutes and regulations surrounding the 1968 Act (18 U.S.C. 922(g)), the 2007 Veterans Disarmament Act, and the regulations implementing them are so sucky that they, if fully enforced, would disarm millions — perhaps tens of millions — of decent Americans.

The Code of Federal Regulations disarms you if a “lawful authority” determines you are a “danger” or are unable to manage your checkbook (see 27 CFR 478.11).  “Lawful authority” means a psychiatrist who determines whether a person is eligible for federal benefits. Under these provisions, over 257,000 veterans have lost their guns.

And, in 2016, Barack Obama promulgated regulations which would trawl the SSI disability rolls to do the same for perhaps millions of people on disability.  Congress was shocked, the regulations were overturned at the start of the Trump administration.

But guess what?

The next anti-gun president could do the same with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the children’s health insurance program, ObamaCare recipients, etc.

He could do this for people with guardians, or people suffering from ADHD, PTSD, post partem depression, regular depression, OCD, or even Alzheimer’s, which currently affects upwards of 40 million people according to a study financed by the National Institutes of Health. And Congress would not be able to generate the 2/3 vote in both chambers to overturn a veto of any legislation seeking to overturn his actions.

Or take people on medical marijuana lists.  Or in diversion or treatment programs.  They will be put on the gun ban list under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(3).  That’s a 100% certainty.

Or take states like New York, which sent 30,000 names to NICS, pursuant to the SAFE Act, because their private psychiatrist turned them in.

Or take California, which allows an ex parte gun ban without any hearing because a friend or relative complains about you.

Or take states like Massachusetts, which banned guns for 430,000 people on the basis of unanswered “bench warrants.”  We know that large numbers of vacationers with unpaid speeding tickets are losing their guns because of this.

But the worst thing of all is that Cornyn-Schumer will revitalize the Brady Center, the Giffords’ organization, the Bloomberg operation, and dozens of other gun control zealots after years of decline and demoralizing defeats.

It is significant that Chuck Schumer is doing a “happy dance” over the victory Cornyn-Schumer would give to gun control, but is dead-set against a single word that would help gun owners.

So it is going to take every ounce of fight you have in you to stop the passage of this fast-moving, preordained gun control victory.

And it will only happen if we work together on a continuing basis over the next few months.

Tell them that the Cornyn-Schumer bill (S. 2135) — aka, the Traffic Ticket Gun Ban — is the worst gun control in over a decade for a bill that has a serious chance of passing.

Demand that they oppose it.


They Are Blaming You For What Happened At Las Vegas

Republicans Coming Under Fierce Pressure to Buckle on Gun Rights


Everyone at Gun Owners of America was extremely troubled and saddened to see the tragic and terrifying report of the shooting in Las Vegas.

GOA and all our employees send the sincerest prayers for the victims, their families, and all involved in this heartbreaking incident.

At the same time, it is disturbing to see anti-gun politicians and celebrities politicizing the tragedy by calling for further restrictions on guns.

They are blaming gun owners like you for what an evil man did.

And some Republicans in Washington are feeling the pressure to “do something.”  Even President Trump said that, “We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”

Gun Owners of America has been on the front lines all week, answering the “tough” questions.

We have frequently been asked by media outlets around the country — even around the world — to “justify” why Americans should own guns.

Of course, we remind them that we have a Bill of Rights, not a Bill of Needs.

But our message is clear:  We cannot blame gun owners, the gun itself, or the liberties protected in the Second Amendment for how evil people abuse that freedom.

The vast majority of gun owners — like yourself — handle their firearms responsibly.

Guns are being used every day to save lives — and good Americans have even used their firearms to stop mass shootings.

GOA is also emphasizing that no amount of gun control will stop bad guys from getting their hands on firearms.

I pointed out during one TV debate that many of the countries in Europe — with all their gun control — still have a higher rate of Mass Shootings per capita than does the United States.

Even though France has far stricter gun restrictions than we do, that country saw more people die in mass shootings in 2015 than were killed in all the U.S. mass shootings during Obama’s presidency.

You can use the following links to view some of our media debates or stories that we have posted:

* GOA Debates Gun Controller After Las Vegas Shooting

* Different Reactions in the Gun Lobby to Vegas Shooting

* Gun Owners of America Fights for AR-15s Before Supreme Court

* GOA Responds to Las Vegas Shooting

* GOA Schools an Aussie on the Ultimate Reason for Firearms

It’s a sad day, when those who hate our constitutionally-protected liberties try to turn a time for grieving into an opportunity to punish you and restrict your freedoms.

But we will stand together to oppose them.

Please take action to encourage President Trump to remain firm and to resist every effort to compromise our rights.


Gun Banners Trying to Hijack the Tragedy in Virginia

GOA Responds to Today’s Tragedy, Counters Anti-Gun Shrills for More Gun Control

No doubt you’ve heard the sad news today — the tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, which is just 20 minutes from our offices here at Gun Owners of America.

Several people were shot and wounded, one of them being House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

There were others, including brave law enforcement officers, who were wounded as well.

We have been praying for their speedy recovery and that God would grant their families peace during this time.

Already, anti-gun mouthpieces are trying to politicize this event.

And they are stepping over the injured bodies to call for more gun control.

You can click on the picture to the right to view my Facebook Live response from earlier today. 

Shannon Watts, who heads up a group for Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, said the answer to this tragedy is “not more guns and fewer gun laws.

In other words, she wants more gun control.

Anti-gun journalist David Frum said the problem was that Virginia has:

— No background checks [which, by the way, is a lie];

— No licensing [which is a lie];

— No registration [which is a partial lie];

— No permit required for concealed carry of long guns [which really, is a stupid thing to say because no one actually conceal carries long guns].

Frum also faults Virginia’s laws for protecting “Open carry [of] long guns & handguns.”

A long list of things to blame.  But nowhere does he actually blame the shooter — who, by the way, was reportedly a radical, left-wing, Bernie Sanders supporter who frequently railed against Republicans.

And finally, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in response that there are “too many guns on the street” and then went on to call for more background checks.

McAuliffe even said that “we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”

It was only after a reporter observed that this level of murder would eliminate the entire population of the U.S. within four days that McAuliffe retreated from that statement.

Of course, what McAuliffe and these other gun haters all miss is that no matter how many guns you ban or restrict, any individual with hatred in his heart can use any item to kill huge numbers of people.

Have they already forgotten that more people were killed recently on the London bridge with just knives and cars?

Have they forgotten that more people were killed with a truck in Nice, France? Over 80 people were killed.

All these gun haters willfully ignore this simple truth — when bad guys, filled with hate, try to kill, guns are the best way to stop them.

Thank God for the brave officers who heroically risked their lives.

Reportedly, the officer who actually took down the active shooter was himself injured as well.

And in doing so, that brave officer prevented a Mass Shooting.

This is the Second Mass Shooting prevented in as many months.

The previous one was deterred last month at a sports bar in Arlington, Texas, where a concealed carry holder shot and killed an active shooter.

After the concealed carrier opened fire, not one additional person was injured.

And police credited him with saving countless lives.

This is why Gun Owners of America has pushed for Constitutional Carry in the states — and for Congress to pass national reciprocity legislation.

You can see our most recent action alert on this issue here.  We are very close to getting the number of co-sponsors we need to pass concealed carry reciprocity, which is why we are pushing so hard.

Good guys with guns will save lives, but attempts by the anti-gun Left to disarm citizens will only make us less safe.