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Quite A List of ‘Nobodies’

Whom really want to take your guns…

Lengthy read.

Well worth it.

via Nobody wants to take your guns?


It’s Been a Long Week, But Much has been Accomplished

It’s Been a Long Week, But Much has been Accomplished

We want to thank the entire GOA membership for taking action this week — and, especially, for calling the Oval Office.

I personally have been to the White House many times since Trump took office, and I am in contact with those who are hammering out gun policy on behalf of the President on a regular basis.

The White House clearly knows where GOA and its members stand. Your collective voice has been VERY LOUD indeed.

So we want to thank you for that.

And you should be encouraged that some media outlets are declaring that prospects for gun control are as “dim as ever.”

Because of your activism, the White House knows there is a significant chunk of the gun community that wants NO gun control … NO infringements … and, NO compromises.

Many of the public meetings with the President this week have involved efforts to pass gun control “lite.”

But the White House knows that GOA and it’s 1.5 million members are NOT supporting any gun control.

And they’re not the only ones.

I and other GOA staff have met with the chief sponsor of the Fix NICS bill in the Senate, John Cornyn of Texas.

We’ve told him that GOA members oppose this legislation — but that we are heartily on board with passing concealed carry reciprocity.

And this is key, because it’s the members of the legislature who will determine what goes into any bill that is sent to President Trump’s desk.

What encourages me is that when we go into these meetings, we have GOA’s membership standing behind us.

Capitol Hill offices are frequently telling us how “loud” our members are.

Again, I am grateful for that — because now we are facing a new, potential threat.

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Congress considers adding gun control to spending bill

Washington’s Roll Call newspaper reports that congressmen are considering adding the Fix NICS gun ban bill to the annual spending bill, called the “Omnibus.”

This is a serious threat because the omnibus is most definitely a “must pass bill.”

This strategy is clever — from an anti-gun perspective — but it is not without its potential pitfalls.

Roll Call reports that the addition of Fix NICS — and nothing else — “would face steep resistance from Senate Democrats” because gun grabbers want far more gun control.  And the bill would also be strongly opposed by pro-gun conservatives in the House.

On this latter point, you have played a significant role.

You will remember that GOA urged you in December to help us get cosponsors on the Rep. Ted Budd letter, which told Senators that if “Fix NICS” came back from the Senate without concealed carry reciprocity, it would not be considered.

Thankfully, there were dozens of congressmen who signed on to the Budd letter, and this has complicated efforts to get gun control passed — which is a good thing.

But more to the point:  When the House leadership combined Fix NICS and concealed carry reciprocity into a “combo-bill” (H.R. 38) earlier this year, the House leadership promised us and its House members that Fix NICS WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED unless reciprocity was added to it.

Having said this, it’s probably worth reminding the House leadership of their commitment to us.

And since this is the last alert of the week, let’s just remind them once more to say “no” to all gun control — and to keep their promises to uphold their oath of office.


NB Daily: Now They Like Him: Nets Tout Trump Siding With Dems on Gun Control

Now They Like Him: Nets Tout Trump Siding With Dems on Gun Control

In a nationally televised negotiation with Republican and Democratic leaders at the White House Wednesday, President Trump appeared to back many liberal gun control proposals much to the delight of the liberal media. During their evening…

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ABC, NBC Celebrate Dick’s Sporting Goods Pulling ARs from Stores… Again

The liberal media were jubilant when news broke Wednesday morning that Dick’s Sporting Goods planned to stop selling AR-15’s at all their stores and would impose age restrictions on those looking to purchase a weapon. But what they were…

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Disrespectful Matthews Compares Parkland Students to American Troops Winning World War I

A day after suggesting that defying the NRA could leave politicians assassinated like Anwar Sadat or Yitzhak Rabin, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews argued on Wednesday night that Parkland gun control student activists are just like…

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Andrea Mitchell Fears ‘Crisis Will Pass’ Without Gun Restrictions

In an interview with anti-gun Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy on her Wednesday show, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell pressed the Democrat from the left and demanded stronger action on gun control. She fretted that soon “this crisis will pass”…

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Chuck Todd: In the ‘90s, We Couldn’t Cover Bin Laden; Too Busy With Lewinsky

Cover Osama bin Laden in the ‘90s? Journalists were too busy with Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. That was the casual, lazy way in which Chuck Todd on Monday explained lack of journalistic alarm about the terrorist. Todd talked to actors Jeff…

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14 Years Later, PBS Tries Out Another ‘Conservative’ Political Talk Show

The same network that touts just one regular “conservative” analyst, David Brooks — who many would argue isn’t even really a conservative — announced Wednesday that they were launching a “conservative” political talk show, debuting April 13.…

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Trump to Second Amendment: Drop Dead

Trump Drops the Gloves and Becomes the “Gun-Grabber-in Chief”

Lewis G. Carroll said it first: “First the execution; then the trial.”

On Wednesday, Donald Trump echoed that sentiment when he said: “Take the guns first; go through due process later.”

Well, that’s not exactly the way due process is supposed to work.

But Trump made these comments — and more — at a roundtable meeting with several congressmen at the White House.

He supported various gun control proposals and vowed to take on the gun lobby to get his measures passed.

That’s why I need to you make one important call today.

You must call the President immediately and tell him how deeply disappointed you are by his betrayal of gun owners, who he actively courted prior to the 2016 elections.

Please call Trump at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 and tell him that you do NOT support one word of the gun control measures that he’s supporting.

And, let him know that you will surely “remember in November” if he does NOT get off his anti-gun agenda.

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Trump endorses Gun Confiscation Orders

On Wednesday, Trump endorsed the heinous gun confiscation orders that several anti-gun states have enacted (California, Oregon, Washington, etc.).

Under these laws, the police or a relative or perhaps a government official could convene a secret court proceeding (called an ex parte hearing).

The gun owner would NOT be allowed to attend or make his or her case to the court.

And, in fact, the first they would know about it is when the SWAT team arrived at the door to ransack their house and, if they resisted, to arrest or even shoot them.  This is what happened at Ruby Ridge.

Leftist anti-gun Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) suggested to a beaming Trump that anyone you had ever dated should also be able to convene a secret proceeding to take away your guns.

Wow!  Talk about driving a stake through the heart of the Second and Fourth Amendments.

This will open up our gun rights to horrific abuse — as people will be able to take revenge against you to take away your rights, as happened to Shane Morgan in Oregon.

How ironic that just a few weeks ago, the President said in a tweet, when talking about one his aides, that, “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation…. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Apparently, due process is needed for people in the White House, but not for people who may be falsely accused and have their Second Amendment rights stripped from them.

Incidentally, the Gun Confiscation Orders would have done no good in Parkland, where the shooter was judged to be “low risk.”

But he COULD have been barred from buying a gun if he had been brought up on felony charges during any of the 40-50 police visits.  And NEWS FLASH:  Holding a gun to someone’s head IS a felony.

Not only that, he could have been deterred from even attacking a school if he knew, in advance, that there were armed adults inside the building.

But the gun confiscation orders were just the beginning of Trump’s anti-gun love-fest.

Trump endorses Universal Background (Registration) Checks

The “base bill” for Trump’s comprehensive anti-gun package is the proposal introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) from 2013 — legislation that is commonly known as Universal Background Checks.

Under that bill, if you wanted to sell your gun to your neighbor … you and he would have to go to the nearest FFL … pay whatever fee he chose to charge you (without limit, but you can expect to be AT LEAST $50 poorer) … and then HOPE that you’re not one of the eight percent of all Brady Check purchasers who receives a “YELLOW” (hold) response.

At the very least, this would mean you would have to make two trips to the gun store.  However, under very technical language in the 2013 version, it may be that you would NEVER be able to buy the gun.

Of course, the other problem with Universal Background Registration Checks is that the ATF is currently routinely making copies of 4473’s in many parts of the country.

Think about it, if everyone has to get a 4473 under Universal Background Checks, then everyone and their gun will appear in that national registry.

The Manchin-Toomey language garnered 54 votes in 2013, but then dropped to only 48 votes in 2015 and 44 votes in 2016.

So, right now, Universal Background Registration Checks are being supported by less than half the Senate.  But don’t be surprised if President Trump starts twisting arms to get more votes.

Then there’s Feinstein’s semi-auto ban, which Trump also entertained as a possibility.  Her bill would probably get roughly 35 votes in the Senate.

Trump openly asked Manchin and Toomey to accept the Feinstein semi-auto ban, which would ban millions of semi-automatic firearms — and would ban standard capacity magazines, as well.

Trump dismisses pleas to pass concealed carry reciprocity

Concealed carry reciprocity was brought up at yesterday’s meeting.

But Trump rejected this bill as “unachievable,” even though it has already passed the House and has 55-60 votes in the Senate, based on our extrapolation of the 2013 vote on reciprocity in the Senate.

So to recap:  A PRO-gun reciprocity bill with 55-60 votes is “unachievable” for Trump, but two horrendous, ANTI-gun bills supported by less than half of the Senate are the core of Trump’s agenda.

What does that tell you about Trump’s view of the Second Amendment — and the gun lobby?

Finally, there is Trump’s continued push to disarm hundreds of thousands of soldiers and sailors — who are perfectly capable of carrying a full automatic in Baghdad or Kabul — but they will return to the U.S. to be treated as second-class citizens if Trump raises the age to purchase a long-gun to 21.

Kudos to pro-gun champions Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) for trying to steer Trump off his anti-gun rant.

Sen. Daines reiterated the need for armed protection inside our nation’s schools. And Rep. Scalise pled for Trump to reconsider concealed carry reciprocity.  But Trump just dismissed Scalise’s pro-gun pleas.

Perhaps the only bright spot in Wednesday’s meeting was that Trump reiterated his support for arming teachers.

However, by the end of the meeting, it seemed pretty clear that Trump would not fight for this if it meant the death of the gun control package.

Did Trump just throw the 2018 elections?

Donald Trump has said, repeatedly, that he’s prepared to “take on” the Second Amendment community if we resist his agenda.

If he had said that two years ago, he wouldn’t have been the Republican nominee.

So Donald Trump is about to learn a very hard lesson.  The liberal media and the Democrats will hate Trump no less because of his betrayal of his base.

And, in fact, his actions will serve to energize the Left, just as he tries to weaken the people who elected him.

It’s possible that Trump just threw the 2018 elections by depressing turnout by his base.

Again, it is imperative that we bombard the White House with phone calls.

Let the President know that he cannot expect to keep the support of the gun owners he courted if he’s going to shred the Constitution in the manner that he is proposing.

Please call Trump today at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 and tell him that you do NOT support one word of the gun control measures that he’s supporting.

And click here to send emails to your Senators with the same message — with special messages prepared for Republicans or Democrats.


Looks like we’re making some headway…..

Pro-gun Senators are emboldened to fight for 2A Rights!

To recap:  Democrats like Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein are teaming up with sell-out Republicans to enact a package which we call “The Second Amendment Infringement Act of 2018.”

That could be enacted as one bill or three bills, but it contains all of the elements for politicians who want to effectively repeal the Second Amendment, but don’t have the 3/4 of the states to change the Constitution. (See the accompanying chart.)

But as I suggested above, our grassroots support is emboldening pro-gun Senators on the Hill.  According to the article that I cited earlier:

An attempt to bring up that bill with dispatch failed when Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, blocked a bid by GOP leadership to pass it without debate.

Kudos to Senator Lee and the several other pro-gun Senators who are backing him!

Now that the Senate is in recess for the rest of the week, it’s important to shift gears briefly and bombard the House with phone calls and emails.

Because remember, whatever gets passed in the Senate will get thrown back to the lower chamber.

Representatives will play a key role in battling gun control

The House took action last year, when congressmen passed a combo-bill combining “Fix NICS” with reciprocity.

GOA heartily supported the concealed carry portion, but strenuously opposed the “Fix NICS” part of the bill.

Having said that, the House leadership at that time promised their fellow members and us that, if “Fix NICS” came back from the Senate without reciprocity, it would not be considered.

Not only that, several dozen congressmen signed a letter authored by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) which reiterated the same point.

The letter was a terse message to the Senate, telling them that any “gun legislation” that comes back to the House, MUST HAVE CONCEALED CARRY REICPROCITY.

If the House sticks to its guns, so to speak, it will make it very difficult for Congress to pass the “Second Amendment Infringement Act.”

The reason is that Senate Democrats like Chuck Schumer have not been willing to give an inch in his demand for gun control — and nothing but gun control.

Some congressmen are beginning to wet their pants

GOA is hearing that some congressmen are already beginning to waver. Of course, we’ve been focusing our attention on the immediate battle — in the Senate.

So House members really haven’t been hearing from GOA members all that much … at least, not yet.

This is why we need to buck up the members of the House — especially Republicans.


The Assault on Our Gun Rights Begins…

Senate Leaders Prepare ‘Second Amendment Repeal Acts’

1. Please call your Senators — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) at (202) 224-3244, and Sen. Tina Smith (D) at (202) 224-5641 — and urge them to OPPOSE every word of gun control.

2. Remind them that they should be repealing gun free zones … arming teachers and principals who want to carry … and enacting concealed carry reciprocity!

3. You can also send an email to your Senators by clicking here.

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URGENT ALERT: Another Round of Phone Calls/Emails are Desperately Needed!


If you were a cowardly politician who wanted to repeal the Second Amendment — by statute — because you couldn’t secure 3/4 of the states to amend the Constitution, what would you do?

First, you would pass generalized language that would allow any administration to ban entire classes of firearms by executive fiat.

Second, you would force states and agencies to send millions of names of innocent Americans to a national “gun ban list.”

Third, you would create a secret procedure to allow police to descend on your home and seize your guns, without giving you a chance to defend yourself in court.

You would, in short, pass the Second Amendment Repeal Acts of 2018 — a set of bills which are being prepared, in secret, by both Republican and Democrat senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It is not clear whether the package would come to the Senate floor as one, two, or three bills.  But, collectively, they should be better known as “The Second Amendment Repeal Acts of 2018.”

So please call your Senators — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) at (202) 224-3244, and Sen. Tina Smith (D) at (202) 224-5641.  Urge them to OPPOSE every word of gun control.

And remind them that they should be repealing gun free zones … arming teachers and principals who want to carry … and enacting concealed carry reciprocity!

You can also send an email to your Senators by clicking here.

Up the pressure on your Congressmen by getting GOA’s pre-written postcards that are sent to all GOA Members. You can join Gun Owners of America today for only $20!

The Second Amendment Repeal Acts of 2018

GOA is hearing that the following gun control components will be included in this compromise legislation:

1. A Trojan Horse bump stock ban. The so-called “bump stock” ban that would outlaw anything which “accelerates the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm.”

We’ve already seen how this language would ban polished bolts, match triggers, and high-capacity magazines. Tripods and scopes also allow a shooter to fire accurately at an accelerated rate.

And, since pistol grips allow for faster and more accurate fire, any semi-automatic which has one could, under an anti-gun administration, also be banned.  And also any semi-automatic handgun.

If you doubt this, ask yourself this question:  Do you think, for a minute, that Barack Obama would not have done this, had he had this legislation available to him?

2. Background checks on steroids that would send millions of decent citizens into the NICS system.

The “Fix NICS” component would use a federal mandate and a $625,000,000 “bribe pot” to force the submission of millions of names — perhaps tens of million of names — of innocent Americans to NICS.

These submissions are not hypothetical:  In every case, states like New York and agencies like Veterans Affairs already submit these names to NICS.

But, if every state and every agency were forced to follow New York’s and the VA’s lead, tens of millions of Americans would lose their right to keep and bear arms.

Thus, what if everyone in Social Security (old age), Medicare, and Medicaid could be disarmed, by a simple diagnosis, if they had Alzheimer’s, PTSD, ADHD, post partem depression, or OCD?  Or a guardian to process their check?

What if every state followed Massachusetts’ lead and sent traffic ticket scofflaws to NICS.

What if every state sent its medical marijuana list to NICS, as Hawaii is doing?

What if every state followed New York’s SAFE Act, which coerced psychiatrists to send 30,000 of their patients to NICS?

What you would have is a nation disarmed — category by category.

Make no mistake about it:  These liberals are casting a broader and broader net on innocent Americans.

And yet they were unable to stop people who passed background checks in Tucson, Aurora, San Bernardino, Charleston, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, and Parkland.

And they were unable to stop the Newtown shooter, who killed his mother and stole her guns.

3. Firearm Confiscation Orders.  Finally, the “Second Amendment Repeal Act” is expected to have star-chamber procedure where police, relatives, neighbors, or government officials can get a secret (ex parte) order to take away your guns.

The procedure was devised by California, in coordination to billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

The first time you would know that your gun rights have been taken away is when police arrive to ransack your house and, if you resist, to arrest or kill you and your family.

This is already happening in repressive states, although, not surprisingly, the press doesn’t choose to report it.

And, although you have the right to an after-the-fact hearing, few victims have the money to hire the attorneys and expert witnesses necessary to take advantage of this option. Compounding the problem, judges are loath to second-guess themselves — and risk public condemnation.

Pro-gun legislation that WON’T be in this “compromise” bill

We suspect the Second Amendment Repeal Act will not contain the only idea which could effectively protect our children:  the right of armed teachers to protect their students.

And it will definitely not have the Hudson reciprocity bill, which the House leadership promised us and its members would be part of any final gun package.

Thus, there will be a continuing succession of bloody media-generated school shootings.

Because the one thing we know for sure is that virtually every one of these mass shooters is primarily motivated by media fame.

And each successive failure of gun control will only generate additional calls for MORE GUN CONTROL.

There was an expression popular in the 1980’s:  The sell-out Republicans are “feeding the alligator, in the hopes that it will eat them last.”

But if you’re wondering how this sell-out bill will play politically, check out the Saturday New York Times front-page sub-headline:  “[Florida] Leaders Defy N.R.A., but Proposals Fail to Impress Protesters.”

Thus, these sell-outs are working hard to destroy the Republicans’ base, but will not mollify a single anti-gun voter in return.

So, again, please call your Senators — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) at (202) 224-3244, and Sen. Tina Smith (D) at (202) 224-5641.

Urge them to OPPOSE every word of gun control.

And remind them that they should be repealing gun free zones … arming teachers and principals who want to carry … and enacting concealed carry reciprocity!

You can also send an email to your Senators by clicking here.