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- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- [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…
Among the ways the “professionals” recommend “to reduce firearm-related injuries and death:
Support criminal background checks for all firearm purchases, including sales by gun dealers, sales at gun shows, and private sales from one person to another;
Oppose state and federal mandates that interfere with physician free speech and the patient-physician relationship, including physician “gag laws” that forbid physicians to discuss a patient’s gun ownership;
Oppose the sale or ownership of “assault weapons” and large-capacity magazines for private citizens;
and Advocate for research into the causes and consequences of firearm violence and unintentional injuries so that evidence-based policies may be developed.
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?
Harry Reid has just announced that he won’t accept McConnell’s surrender until House Speaker John Boehner surrenders as well.
ACTION: Click 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.
Minnesota’s law-abiding permit to carry holders set a clear example of what law abiding behavior looks like.
Take a look at our latest infographic:
Here are the facts:
- Only 0.2% of all violent crimes with a weapon in Minnesota were committed by a legally armed Minnesotan.
- Only 8/100th of 1% of Minnesota Permit to Carry holders committed any sort of a violent crime in 2013.
- Only 1/100th of 1% of Minnesota Permit to Carry holders used a firearm in a violent crime in 2013.
- You’re 25 times more likely to be hit by lightning than assaulted by a legally armed Minnesotan.
- In fact, you’re 14 1/2 times more likely to be assaulted by a random stranger on the street – than you are by a legally armed Minnesotan.
Law abiding gun owners aren’t the problem
From a sexual predator…
After humor fails..
Of course those nut jobs, like Mom’s Demand Action, led by Bloomberg puppet Shannon Watts, would have in all three cases had those people all become victims..Call 911, wait, cower, die..
Because being a victim of a criminal is better then making the criminal a victim of their actions..
The stupid that is Gun Control..
Federal Agency to Ban Common AR-15 Ammo
These .223 rounds, originally designed for military use, have been an affordable source of ammo for recreational shooters since the 1980s. They usually enter the civilian market as surplus production or as cosmetically flawed rounds unsuitable for the military.