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Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers: New at Reason

What’s a politician to do when it’s clear that people will vigorously resist attempts to restrict their lives? Well, you could empower government officials to arbitrarily punish anybody who might help them exercise their freedom. That’s……

NJ Governor Set To Sign Six Bills To Restrict Law-Abiding Citizens’ Gun Rights

It’s not enough for some states to be among the worst when it comes to their citizens’ civil liberties, particularly the right to keep and bear arms. No, for some they have to keep ramping up the restrictions every chance they get. In [Keep Reading]

Final pieces of the puzzle voiding the Second Amendment are ready to put in place

It’s no mystery to the majority of liberty-loving Americans that politicians of every political stripe have been working feverishly to find new ways to restrict or eliminate our constitutionally protected God-given rights. And there has been perhaps no greater effort in their politically correct but unconstitutional agenda than their attempts to void in word and/or deed our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

It’s funny. Normally, taking children to Disney World keeps them from throwing hissy fits.

SAF founder Alan Gottlieb says anti-gun cities get an unseen advantage by often enjoying free legal help on gun issues. (Dave Workman) A little-known problem facing gun rights organizations is that the municipalities they sue often get free

 

POLITICO
Conference of Mayors passes resolutions favoring gun control external site

The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a series of resolutions calling for more gun control measures during the group’s annual meeting in Boston this week.

FOX BUSINESS
Credit service Intuit shuts down payments on all gun purchases external site

Judge Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday told FOX Business Opens a New Window. that credit card processor Intuit Opens a New Window. is within its rights to shut down payments on gun purchases.

THE HILL
Gun control is a sure way to hurt conservation efforts external site

Despite a unified effort by celebrities and politicians to usher in gun control legislation, the American public has responded by joining or donating to gun rights organizations in large numbers. Sportsmen comprising firearms enthusiasts and hunters believe a concerted attack on firearms is a concerted attack on their sporting lifestyle.

 

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NEWS
Nick Hanauer hates big money but just donated $1 million to anti-gun initiative

Yet again, despite decrying the evils of big money, progressive activist and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer is trying to buy an election. At this point, I should just create a Mad Libs version of Hanauer hypocrisy. Hanauer previously donated a hefty sum to the Honest Elections/Democracy Vouchers initiative, which aimed to get “wealthy and political elite” from having such influence over elections. Hanauer doesn’t practice what he preaches. He donated $1 million to Initiative 1639, which would raise the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic rifles to 21 and mandate training and waiting periods. It addresses a problem that doesn’t exist in Washington state and the latest from Progressives to weaken our Second Amendment rights.

NATIONAL REVIEW
Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Group Blames Texas Gov. for School Shooting external site

Everytown for Gun Safety, the advocacy group founded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, ran a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle Tuesday blaming Texas governor Greg Abbott’s inaction on gun control for the shooting at a Texas high school Friday.

FOXNEWS.COM
Tucker Carlson takes on gun control lawmaker external site

Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.

DAILY CALLER.COM
Obama’s Former Wildlife Chief Doesn’t Speak For America’s Millions Of Sportsmen external site

Dan Ashe, the director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the Obama administration, recently penned an open letter on gun control measures he claims hunters support. He’s wrong. America’s hunters know that none of his recommendations would make us any safer, much less deter mass murderers or other violent criminals. As Ashe well knows, his proposals have nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with gun control.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Students safer in school than out despite shootings, statistics show external site

President Obama’s education secretary urged parents Monday to pull their children out of school to demand increased safety, but statistics show children are far safer in the classroom than out of it.

 

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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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.