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Guns ‘n’ Freedom

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  1. Obama’s Gun Control Push Backfires Causing Weapons Surge – 2015-04-12 18:59:03-04
    The American firearms industry is as healthy as ever, seeing an unprecedented surge that has sent production of guns soaring to more than 10.8 million manufactured in 2013 alone — double the total of just three years earlier. The 2013 surge — the latest for which the government has figures — came in the first Continue reading here…
  2. Justice Served: Would Be Jewel Thieves Charged For Murder Of Accomplice – 2015-04-13 09:28:49-04
    Authorities said two would-be jewel robbers were convicted of murder Thursday in the botched heist at a store where the owner fatally shot two of their accomplices in 2011. The two men were held accountable for the deaths. Alan Keith Hunter, 43, og Moreno Valley was found guilty of one felony count of first-degree murder Continue reading here…
  3. Colorado Republicans Push To Overturn Gun Control Laws – 2015-04-13 17:28:10-04
    Republicans get their last chance of the year Monday to change Colorado’s firearm laws. Lawmakers will consider several proposals, including two bills to eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013. The GOP-controlled Senate has already passed legislation to repeal a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines. They also passed and new background-check requirements for private Continue reading here…
  4. Why I Carry: Wisconsin Man Charged With Attempting To Join ISIS – 2015-04-14 10:27:18-04
    Aside from the right to carry, self defense is the number one reason why I carry. Stories like the one below released by Fox News show a reason to carry that many in America neglect to ever mention… Terrorism. A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join Continue reading here…
  5. NRA Convention Draws Over 70k, Moms Demand Action Draws 150 – 2015-04-14 16:44:28-04
    On April 13, the NRA reported that 78,695 gun rights supporters attended the annual convention–held in Nashville this year–which is nearly 9,000 more attendees than the NRA expected. On April 11, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a rally in Nashville to oppose the NRA’s presence, and it was attended by roughly Continue reading here…
  6. Anti-Gun Cartoon Exploits Child’s Death For Political Gain – 2015-04-14 17:10:05-04
    What must it feel like exploiting the death of an innocent 2-year-old boy for petty, misguided, political purposes based on ideologically driven reflexes, and not actual facts? We’ll have to ask Milt Priggee, a cartoonist, and David Nelson, a newspaper editor. About two weeks ago, Kaden Lum, just 2 years old, was shot and killed Continue reading here…
  7. Badger Gun Shop Sued For Selling Gun Used In Cop Shooting – 2015-04-15 18:16:26-04
    This lawsuit is being taken to trial by the Brady Campaign who are advocates for gun control… A trial over whether a gun shop bears responsibility for selling a weapon that was ultimately used to seriously injure two cops is under way in Wisconsin. Milwaukee police officer Bryan Norberg and former officer Graham Kunisch accuse Continue reading here…
  8. CCW Dad Assaulted With Bat, Pulls Weapon To Defend Family – 2015-04-15 18:45:46-04
    A 32-year-old man who was shopping with at least three children at a Yakima Wal-Mart was shopping with at least three of his childrenwhen a stranger picked up a metal tee-ball bat and struck him, according to Yakima police.The victim was not injured, but he did have a concealed weapons permit, which he immediately put Continue reading here…
  9. Hero Rescues Neighbor From Armed Rapist2015-04-17 10:42:58-04
    Gadsden police say a 17-year-old was shot to death Monday following an apparent home invasion, rape and robbery. Capt. Bobby Jackson said the sequence of events began about 3 a.m. Monday. Three men, at least one with a handgun, committed a home invasion robbery in the 2100 block of Norris Avenue according to The Continue reading here…
  10. Oregon Sheriff: “No Enforcement For Back-Ground Check Law”2015-04-17 10:59:38-04
    An Oregon sheriff said Tuesday that he will not enforce an upcoming state law that expands gun background checks to include private sales, Fox News reported. Sheriff Dave Daniel, from Josephine County, which sits on the border with California, told the paper that it appears that the law is not in line with the county’s Continue reading here…
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GOA Leading the Charge Against Anti-Gun Loretta Lynch!

GOA Leading the Charge Against Anti-Gun Loretta Lynch!

Gun Rights on the Chopping-Block as Early as Next Week

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“If Lynch is confirmed, she is the Supreme Court’s fifth-vote-in-waiting.” — GOA’s Michael Hammond, TownHall, March 24, 2015

ACTIONUrge your Senators, especially if they are Republicans, to OPPOSE the Loretta Lynch nomination at every step.  And circulate this alert to your pro-gun family and friends as well.

GOA leads opposition groups against Lynch

Gun Owners of America spearheaded a coalition of almost 30 groups this week and sent a letter to U.S. Senators opposing the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States.

While GOA has been busy coalescing grassroots opposition against the anti-gun nominee, the battle is far from over. 

The vote on her nomination could occur as early as next week.  And right now, the Republican Senate holds “all the cards” in the fight to stop her nomination.  If they hold together, her nomination will be defeated.

And, well it should be.  Lynch has said under oath that she effectively intends to spit on the Constitution — and continue to implement Obama’s unconstitutional, unlawful and anti-gun executive actions.

Next to Obama himself, Loretta Lynch will be the most important “Lynch-pin” in the administration’s efforts to permanently obliterate the Constitution.  Without the active support of the Attorney General — who, traditionally, has been the servant of the law, and not the lawless president — Obama’s fraud scheme collapses.

Will Senate Republicans stick together and sink the Lynch nomination?

The question now remains:  Will Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell throw away his last shred of leverage against a historical lawlessness which Republicans universally whine about?

Senator McConnell can ensure that Lynch clear a 60-vote hurdle (overcoming a filibuster) rather than just passing with a mere 51-vote majority.

While Lynch doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, she probably has 51 votes because there are some Republicans who support her — like Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

Some of these Republicans argue that Lynch is somehow “qualified” by a standard that ignores her pledge to violate the Constitution.

But make no mistake about it:  When you lay your hand on the Bible, you don’t swear to get more education — or more experience — or a higher IQ.  You swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.  And, absent that, no candidate can be viewed as “qualified” to hold office.

Other Senators who support Lynch say she shouldn’t be punished for implementing Obama’s illegalities.  They ignore the fact that in recent history, an Attorney General has resigned, rather than implement a president’s unlawful order.  No Attorney General who plans to use the “just following orders” excuse should be elevated to that office.

Still others say that Lynch’s confirmation is necessary to get rid of Holder.  But Lynch represents a much greater danger than Holder — especially, if her confirmation puts her in line as the potential fifth anti-gun vote on the Supreme Court.

So let Eric Holder continue to fester in his cavernous offices on the fifth floor of Justice — a specimen of the political “undead” who haunts the living after having failed in his effort to orchestrate his own apotheosis.  Lynch is the looming danger threatening to destroy our Constitution; Holder is just a nightmare from the past.

ACTIONUrge your Senators, especially if they are Republicans, to OPPOSE the Loretta Lynch nomination at every step.  And circulate this alert to your pro-gun family and friends as well


Gun Bill Hearing TOMORROW at 11 a.m.


The next important hearing for our Second Amendment bills is tomorrowTuesday, April 14, starting at 11:00 a.m. in room 10 of the State Office Building.

If you can, please join us tomorow in St. Paul, in your GOCRA shirt, to show our strength. (Need a shirt? Pre-order one here:


Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
11:00 a.m.

Room 10
State Office Building


PARK for $1.75/hr in lot AA (at Aurora & Rice) or at meters

The House Public Safety Committee will be working on the omnibus public safety bill. This is a single, massive bill that contains most of the public safety intiatives that have already passed committees in the House.

The omnibus bill provides a way to force at least part of the Senate to consider these bills, which anti-2A Senator Ron Latz has refused to hear in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs.

This omnibus bill will, we hope, include the five pro-2A bills we’ve worked for this year:

  • Rep. Jim Newbwerger’s HF722, emergency powers
  • Rep. Mark Anderson’s HF1434, suppressors
  • Rep. Jim Nash’s HF372, Capitol notification
  • Rep. Eric Lucero’s HF830, interstate purchase of long guns
  • Rep. Dan Fabian’s HF305, ND carry reciprocity

See our 2015 GOCRA Bill Tracker for more details about all of the bills.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry — there will be other opportunities — maybe as soon as Thursday!

And, of course, we always welcome your financial support: have you donated or become a member?


The GOCRA Team

Pro-2A bills status, Boberg pistol giveaway!


Here’s an update about what’s going on at the Capitol, at GOCRA, and around the state:

Support Your Rights – Support GOCRA:

For more than 25 years, GOCRA has fought for, protected, and won back our Second Amendment rights. We can’t do that without you, and the opposition, led by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is getting more and more sophisiticated and agressive every year. Can you help us continue to fight for your rights with a new or renewing membership?


Our Pro-2A Bills:

In the House:

There are five good pro-rights bills that are awaiting a vote in the full Minnesota House. We are waiting for House GOP leadership to schedule a date for these votes. All of these bills have strong bipartisan support, and we can’t think of any reason that House Speaker Kurt Daudt would fail to schedule these five bills for next week. After all, as he told us on the front steps of the Capitol at the Gun Owners Lobby Day, less than two months ago, “We want you to know that we’re going to have your back.”

In the Senate:

The Minnesota Senate has been a real disappointment this year. While the Minnesota Senate has a pro-Second Amendment majority, the chamber, under the leadership of Majority Leader Tom Bakk, appears content to let the metro anti-rights majority, led by Sen. Ron Latz, block any pro-rights legislation from moving forward.

Senators in the DFL majority who would like to be seen as pro-2A seem to be completely unable to move their leadership on gun rights. It may be that as the 2016 election approaches, these DFLers will remember that gun control has ALWAYS been a losing issue for DFLers outside the inner cities.

Please see the end of this email for a summary of the bills.

For details about specific bills, please visit our 2015 GOCRA Bill Tracker.

Boberg Give-Away:

Boberg Pistol GiveawayOur friends at Minnesota’s own Boberg Arms have donated an XR-9S pistol, which we’ll be giving to one lucky Minnesota GOCRA supporter on June 1.

Here’s the best part: if your info is up to date (do you still live at the same place in Northfield?), you’re already entered in the drawing! If you do need to update your info, you can do it by clicking here:

As the lawyers make us say, “Some restrictions apply. No purchase necessary. See full rules for details.”

We want to thank Arne Boberg, the inventor of this fantastic pistol, for stepping up to support gun rights in Minnesota.

Bills We’re Following:

HF1434/SF1435 – Legalizing suppressors –  details
House: Passed three House committees with almost no objection; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

HF372/SF953 Capitol Carry Notification – details
House: Passed Public Safety Committee unanimously; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

HF722/SF___ Emergency Powers – details
House: Passed Government Operations, Civil Law, and Public Safety Committees; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Pending bill introduction

HF830/SF900 Interstate Purchase of Long Guns – details
House: Passed Public Safety Committee unanimously; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

HF305/SF328 North Dakota Permit Recognition- details
House: Passed Public Safety Committee; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

No action yet:

HF1993 – Stand Your Ground – Drazkowski
HF1289 – Right to Keep and Bear Arms amendment – Hackbarth


HF0302 – Muzzleloader scopes allowed – Fabian
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