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  1. NC Homeowner Fatally Shoots Thief: Second Thief Runs For Life – 2015-02-23 18:27:44-05
    A Claremont homeowner shot and killed a home break-in suspect Monday morning, and law enforcement officials are still searching for a second suspect who fled the scene. Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid was on the scene about an hour after the incident happened. About 9:25 a.m., Reid said, the homeowner called 911 to report a Continue reading here…
  2. Leadership: Mayor Of Jerusalem Tackles Terrorist – 2015-02-24 10:18:07-05
    When a 27-year-old Jewish man was stabbed on Sunday by an Arab assailant in Jerusalem, Mayor Nir Barkat and his bodyguard, who happened to be passing by, didn’t hesitate in taking action to subdue the terrorist and prevent a more serious attack, Israel’s NRG news website reported: In an interview with Channel 2, Barkat – who had served as Continue reading here…
  3. Gabby Gifford’s Home State Abandoning Gun Control Says Poll – 2015-02-24 18:46:35-05
    Breitbart reports that a new poll shows that Gabby Giffords’ home state of Arizona is abandoning gun control, partly because fears of imported jihadism are growing. According to the Arizona Daily Star, the poll was conducted by the Behavior Research Center (BRC), which found that a large portion of the 48 percent of Arizonans who supported more Continue reading here…
  4. Guns’N’Freedom To NYT: CCW Citizens Are Safer Than Police – 2015-02-25 19:54:53-05
    The NYT has attacked law abiding CCW citizens many times, but we have actual facts for them about how law-abiding we are. These are not made up facts either… With Somali terrorists threatening this past weekend to attack the Mall of America, the nation’s largest mall, the debate over allowing citizens to defend themselves has Continue reading here…
  5. WV Senate Bill Introduced To Remove CCW Restrictions – 2015-02-26 11:15:53-05
    There are clear advantages to carrying a concealed weapon. The incident at the Good Family Pharmacy in Kanawha County was a textbook case of the gun lobby’s correct assertion, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Buoyed by a more conservative legislature the National Continue reading here…
  6. North Dakota House Strikes Down “Better” Concealed Carry Bill – 2015-02-26 20:29:57-05
    It is fairly easy to get your CCP in the state of North Dakota, but the places you may legally carry is limited. A bill was narrowly struck down that would have allowed CCP holders to legally carry them in parks and government buildings. The North Dakota House narrowly defeated a bill Tuesday that would Continue reading here…
  7. NRA Will Fight ATF Ammo Ban Of M885 – 2015-02-26 23:10:09-05
    The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is announcing that they will be working with Congress to craft legislation to block the ATF’s attempt to unilaterally and unlawfully ban a very common cartridge fired by the best-selling rifle in the United States. AR-15-style rifles, also known as modern sporting rifles, are the best-selling Continue reading here…
  8. Update: WV Permitless Carry Passes Unanimously – 2015-02-26 23:23:52-05
    Senate Bill 347 unanimously passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee with a committee substitute that made a technical change and eliminated language that was not critical to the constitutional carry effort according to the NRA. As previously reported, this permitless carry legislation, introduced by state Senator Dave Sypolt (R-14), would recognize your right to legally carry a Continue reading here…
  9. Invader of Pink Florida Home Gets Fatally Shot – 2015-02-27 21:55:06-05
    Shortly before 3 a.m. Friday, the owner of a trim pink home with manicured lawn and landscaping heard a noise in the backyard. He got a gun and stepped out to investigate. The homeowner saw a man first trying to break into a shed, and then into the house. He fired multiple shots, killing the Continue reading here…
  10. [Update] NJ Flintlock Owner Has Charges Dropped – 2015-02-27 22:14:50-05
    We reported on the arrest and seizure of the weapon of Gordon when it happened, but it seems reason has finally taken hold. A New Jersey prosecutor Wednesday dropped the felony gun charge against a retired schoolteacher who was arrested last year when authorities discovered an unloaded, 300-year-old flintlock pistol wrapped in his car’s glove Continue reading here…
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Will Obama be Forced to Swallow a Repeal of the AR-15 Ammo Ban?

Gun Owners of America

Will Obama be Forced to Swallow a Repeal
of the AR-15 Ammo Ban?

ACTION:   Click here to contact your Senators and Represenatative and urge them to support a repeal of ATF’s AR-15 ban.  And tell them to vote against the DHS funding bill — specifically, urging your Senators to vote against any cloture motion that would facilitate it.

ATF’s ban on common AR-15 ammo

As GOA activists know, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently proposed a ban on “green tip” AR-15 ammo.


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The ban is completely lawless and unconstitutional, and there are legislators who want to fight the ban.

At least one Republican office is considering an amendment to block Obama’s illegal AR-15 ammunition ban by attaching it to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill.

But if you’ve been watching the news, you know that there is a royal battle right now over this bill because of Obama’s Executive Amnesty, something that GOA has reported on before.

Executive Amnesty threatens gun owners’ rights

To provide some context, Barack Obama initiated the controversy by unconstitutionally and unlawfully using “executive action” to give amnesty to 5,000,000 people illegally in this country.

How do we know it’s illegal? Because Barack Obama himself had said repeatedly that it would be illegal, and now a federal court has said the same.

And, to give you a sense of what stake the Second Amendment community has in this battle, we will quote liberal anti-gun Oregon Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader, who confidently opined that this fight “will decide who is in charge of this country for the next 20 or 30 years.”

In other words, if you add another 5-8,000,000 anti-gun voters to the rolls, we can kiss the Second Amendment good-bye.

But, to get back to our story, Obama “decreed” an amnesty last year which he himself had pronounced unlawful.

And his primary (unspoken) defense was that the Police Chief (Eric Holder) worked for him and the newly-packed federal courts would, generally, do what he told them to do.
In December, Republicans had their best chance to defeat Obama’s Executive Amnesty.  But as many of you will remember, House Speaker John Boehner caved and said that Republicans would fight the battle in February.

Well, we warned Republicans in December that the fight to kill the anti-gun amnesty would be a lot harder if they put it off until February (this week).

After all, we know that if Republicans send Obama a DHS funding bill with NO monies for amnesty, that the President will veto it.  And this, of course, means that the Department of Homeland Security sends all non-essential employees home.

How does that help the cause, knowing that in order to defeat amnesty, we’re refusing to pay our border agents?  We simply chop off our nose to spite our face.

McConnell Surrenders and Retreats

Making the best out of a less than ideal situation, the House of Representatives has now used its “power of the purse” to do one simple and obvious thing:  The House-passed appropriations (money) bill funded all of America’s security operations, with the sole exception of Obama’s admittedly unconstitutional amnesty.  And it sent the bill to the Senate.

Enter Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.  Reid has been whining about Republican filibusters for the last six years.  But, now that the shoe is on the other foot, Reid has no problem with blocking the Senate from even proceeding to the bill.

And this was the case even though Republicans were prepared to allow Reid to offer amendments — a courtesy Reid never gave Republicans when he was in charge.

And, incidentally, even though it is Reid who is filibustering, a “lap-dog” press has no problem paradoxically blaming the GOP for holding up the bill.

So McConnell surrendered.  His “compromise” would send Barack Obama a “clean” appropriations bill which fully funds Obama’s illegal amnesty.  Sure, he has a “sham” companion bill, but that bill will be vetoed and the veto sustained.

Furthermore, in order to avoid forcing Democrats to vote on “uncomfortable” issues, McConnell is offering to use a parliamentary tool to shut out all pro-gun amendments.

Why is this important?  It’s important because at least one Republican office is considering an amendment to block Obama’s illegal AR-15 ammunition ban.  McConnell’s “compromise” would prevent this amendment from being offered.

So, now that McConnell is lying on the floor (metaphorically) and allowing Obama to kick him in the face, Reid should be satisfied, right?

Wrong.

Harry Reid has just announced that he won’t accept McConnell’s surrender until House Speaker John Boehner surrenders as well.

ACTIONClick here to contact your Senators and Representative.  Tell them to vote against the DHS funding bill — and specifically urge your Senators to vote against any cloture motion that would facilitate it.

 

Contrasting Fears: Disarmists v 2A Supporters

Who or what do the disarmists fear, and who or what, do the second amendment supporters fear?

Second amendment supporters fear: Tyrannical governments

Disarmists fear: Limited government.

Second amendment supporters fear: Criminals

Disarmists fear: Their fellow citizens.

Second amendment supporters fear: Terrorists

Disarmists fear: Their fellow citizens

Second amendment supporters fear: Being helpless

Disarmists fear: Being responsible for self defense

Second amendment supporters fear: Being disarmed

Disarmists fear: Guns

Help Congress Repeal a Pernicious, Anti-Gun Law!

Will Republicans Repeal one of the Most Devious Anti-gun Laws on the Books?

“As odd as it seems, ObamaCare contains provisions that jeopardize gun ownership,” — Rachel Alexander, TownHall columnist


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Kevin,

Remember ObamaCare?  That’s the anti-gun “Obamanation” that feeds information on gun ownership into a federally run health database.

The original law prevented doctors from doing this, but then Obama’s lawless Executive Action #16 in January of 2013 effectively (and unilaterally) repealed this prohibition on doctors asking their patients about guns in the home.

ObamaCare also opens the door for the ATF to troll that database in order to impose gun bans on millions of Americans with mental disabilities — in much the same way that the Veterans Administration has disarmed almost 200,000 law-abiding veterans.

“As odd as it seems, ObamaCare contains provisions that jeopardize gun ownership, especially for veterans,” says TownHall columnist Rachel Alexander.  And it’s organizations like Gun Owners of America, she says, that “continue to expose these sneaky backdoor attempts at gun control.”

Sneaky, indeed, but that could all be changing now.

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives, by a largely party-line margin of 239-to-186, voted to repeal ObamaCare.  (See the vote here.)

The bill now goes to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will force all 100 senators to go on record in support or opposition to it.  Senators like Ted Cruz (R-TX) are pushing hard for a repeal of this anti-gun ObamaCare law.  In fact, Cruz had already introduced his own repeal bill, S. 339, which is cosponsored by 47 Senators!

The House has already voted on an ObamaCare repeal more than 50 times, but never when Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress.

And while Obama is currently threatening to veto the bill, Congress can always add the repeal to a must-pass piece of legislation.

Besides, even the New York Times, which is hardly a “conservative rag” — reported Sunday that White House aides are worried that the upcoming “tax-filing season will generate new anger” against ObamaCare as uninsured consumers “learn that they must pay tax penalties.”

The pressure is mounting.  Now is the time to strike!

ACTIONContact your Senators and urge them to support the House-passed bill (H.R. 596) repealing anti-gun ObamaCare.  And given that there will be, undoubtedly, an attempt to filibuster the repeal, urge them to shut-off debate by voting for “cloture.”

 

Learn about our 2015 legislative priorities

Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

After two years of playing defense before a hostile group of anti-gun leaders in the Minnesota legislature, it’s far past time that we worked to restore our lost Second Amendment rights.

Immediately after last year’s election of a Pro-Second Amendment majority to the Minnesota Legislature, we started working with our partners at the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance (GOCRA) and the National Rifle Association to bring those priorities to reality.

Last week at the first annual Minnesota Gun Owners Rally Day (MNGOLD), along with our partners at GOCRA, we shared the following legislative agenda:

  • Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution

    This fundamental right is guaranteed in 46 other state’s constitutions… but not in Minnesota.

    It’s long past time to enshrine this right in our own state’s highest law.

  • Ban “Emergency” Orders for Gun Confiscation

    Remember when police when door to door after Hurricane Katrina, confiscating people’s self-defense firearms just when they were needed most?

    Governor Dayton could make such an order tomorrow. That option should be off the table.

  • Legalize Firearm Suppressors

    These important safety devices not only make shooting quieter and more enjoyable, but they can keep you from permanently damaging your hearing if you have to fire a gun in your home.

    They’re legal in 39 other states. Why not Minnesota?

  • Constitutional Carry

    We don’t pay a fee to speak. We don’t have to pass a background check to go to church.

    We don’t have to take a class before we can gather in a group.

    So why do we have to do all that to exercise our Second Amendment rights?

    Like all gun control, all of these hurdles serve to delay and deny a fundamental right to those who need it most, and can afford it least.

  • Stop Police Departments from Delaying Purchase Permits

    The Minnesota Legislature gave police chiefs and sheriffs seven days to process permits to purchase a pistol or a “scary black rifle”.

    Most do just fine, but some departments take three, four, or even five weeks to process these permits.

    We need to make sure that all public servants follow the law:  A right delayed is a right denied!

  • Remove Redundant Capitol Complex Carry Notification

    Did you remember to notify the Commissioner of Public Safety that your permit information is already in her permit database?

    That’s what you’re doing by providing notification of your intent to carry at the State Capitol Complex.

    It’s time to fix this law, which stopped making sense in 2003, when the Legislature gave DPS $1.2 million to create a statewide permit database.

  • Self-Defense Law Reform

    Under currently state law, your right to self-defense decreases the moment you step outside your door.

    Court cases have completely rewritten the plain language of Minnesota statutes, to the point where you practically need a law degree to understand what your rights are – and what will get you locked up for life.

    Should law abiding citizens be coerced into surrendering their property, their right to move freely, and even their lives, to violent criminals?

    Note:  This legislation passed the Minnesota House & Senate in 2012 and was then vetoed by Governor Dayton.

We’ve been working behind the scenes with our allies in the legislature and our partners at GOCRA and the NRA to bring this legislative agenda to life during the current session. One bill has already been introduced to address the Capitol Complex Carry Notification issue, and you’ll see more in the near future.

But we need your help to make this happen!  Here’s what you can do in just a few minutes:

  • Contact your legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate.  Let them know that you support the MNGOPAC/GOCRA legislative agenda and expect them to vote to support your Second Amendment rights.
  • Signup as a volunteer. We need volunteers like you to help staff our events, marshal at events, staff a gun show table or booth, and help with other tasks. There are even things you can do from your home a few hours a month that will help advance our cause.  Signup now!

Oppose Loretta Lynch and Support Constitutional Carry!

GOA Pushing Constitutional Carry in the States

“You don’t need a government license to write a book.  So why should you have to get the government’s okay in order to carry a firearm to protect yourself and your family?” — GOA’s message to legislators in the several states that are considering permitless carry bills


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With the state legislatures in full swing, Gun Owners of America is working around the country to enact “constitutional carry” legislation.

The concept of constitutional carry is simple:  An individual’s ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn’t depend on a “permit” from the government.

You don’t need a government license to write a book.  So why should you have to get the government’s okay in order to carry a firearm to protect yourself and your family?

GOA is actively working in five states right now — Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Texas — to protect the right of people to carry firearms without permission from government officials.  (You can view GOA’s state alerts in these states here.)

Currently, Americans can carry firearms without a license in seven states: Vermont, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, and most of Montana.  And lest anyone fail to notice, these are not exactly high-crime areas as a result of their diligence for the constitutional rights of their citizens.

In fact, these are some of the safest places in America.

More states may be introducing constitutional carry bills.  If you become aware of such a bill in your state, please don’t hesitate to contact GOA.

Stay tuned for further updates on these bills.

Is Lying About Gun Rights a Prerequisite for Attorney General?

The Obama administration, which has perfected the art of lying to the American people, has found a chief law-enforcement officer who will fit right in:  Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch.

For those who believe lying (“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”) is justified to accomplish “noble” anti-gun policy goals, Lynch appears to be the perfect choice.

But for those who think the Attorney General should tell the truth (for a change), well, not so much.

Lynch stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions last week, and the nation saw a lot of dissembling on her part.  (Go here to read a fuller account of Lynch’s evasiveness.)

Bottom line:  We’ve seen this course of conduct before.  It starts with an Obama nominee who, like Lynch, obviously comes from the far, far Left, but who has a minimal paper trail.  (Lynch’s chief patron was New York anti-gun zealot Charles Schumer.)

Like Lynch, Justice Sonia Sotomayor had schmoozed the Judiciary Committee, claiming under oath that she was open-minded about the Second Amendment.

But as soon as she was confirmed, she made it clear, in an opinion that did not require her views on the issue, that she believed the Heller case should be reconsidered. Obviously, Sotomayor had never been open-minded about the Second Amendment; she had, instead, lied under oath.

And so it was with the deceptive testimony of Eric Holder and Elena Kagan.

There’s an old saying:  “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.”  But what do you say about someone who allows themselves to be fooled a fourth time?

ACTION:  Sadly, the writing is on the wall, and Loretta Lynch will probably be confirmed as Attorney General.  But it’s important, nevertheless, for Americans to urge Senators to oppose the Lynch nomination.  So click here to send a message to your two Senators