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Politicians After Our Guns?

Proposed Gun Cotrol Bills currently submitted.

U.S. House

HR 3947 – Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm

HR 3962 – Bans online sales of ammunition

HR 3984 – Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL’s and manufacturers

HR 3986 – Would require the placement of tracking ID into ‘all’ firearms sold in America

HR 3987 – Would require a fee to purchase a firearm through NICS and use these monies to fund the CDC to conduct research on gun violence that was previously found to be biased by Congress

HR 3998 – Bans firearms for known or ‘suspected’ terrorists

HR 3999 – Bans parts that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm

HR 4018 – Institutes a ‘3’ day waiting period nationally for purchase of handgun

HR 4025 – Expands reporting of multiple firearms sales

HR 4052 – Would ‘ban’ possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)

HR 4057 – Expansion of Prohibition for firearms ownership for being on a Terrorist Watch List

U.S. Senate

  1. 1915 – Would require all firearms to be personalized for restricted access and use
  2. 1916 – Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  3. 1923 – Expands background checks of firearms
  4. 1939 – Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL’s and manufacturers
  5. 1945 – Would ‘ban’ possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)

If you have not contacted your politicians….you best start..

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Will Trump Impose Backdoor Gun Control?

Urge President Trump to Rein in the ATF!

1. Click on the Take Action button to urge President Donald Trump to prevent the ATF from using the Las Vegas shooting to impose new gun control restrictions.

2. And follow up your email with a phone call to the President at (202) 456-1111 to let him know that Americans stand behind him in opposing  ALL 2A restrictions.


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I just sent a letter to President Trump.

The Las Vegas shooting has spawned a feeding frenzy among the political left.

And in response, some Republicans are asking the President to use the ATF to impose gun control.

This is the reason that I wrote the President.

I wanted him to know that there are millions of gun owners in this country — Americans who are members of his base — who do NOT support the infringements that have been proposed by the political left.

The leaders of the anti-gun left couldn’t be happier right now.

They know what they are doing.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has already stated that “I certainly hope” a ban on bump stocks will lead to further gun restrictions.

They understand that saying “yes” to one infringement will eventually lead to more encroachments upon the liberties protected by the Second Amendment.

And that’s the chief reason why we cannot compromise.

As I sit here at my desk, typing this letter to you, I was reminded of the famous quote from the Rev. Martin Niemöller, a Holocaust survivor:

First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

If we don’t speak up against the infringements of today, it will weaken our ability to oppose the next infringements that come down the pike.

So here’s what I told President Donald Trump:

1) Banning bump stocks by regulation would be illegal and unconstitutional;

2) Proposed legislative language to outlaw bump stocks would also ban detachable magazines — and it is hard to imagine that regulations would not do the same; and,

3) Politically speaking, there would be tremendous danger in pursuing Second Amendment infringements, because the intensity factor on gun issues lies with protecting the Second Amendment.

You can read a lengthier explanation about the above three points in the web version of this email.

So here is where your assistance comes in.

I need you to help back up what I’ve said.

Please contact President Trump and let him know that grassroots gun owners OPPOSE any and all Second Amendment infringements.

Can I count on your help?

If so, please send your email immediately and then follow it with a phone call to double your impact.

 

Help Stop the Bipartisan Attack on Magazines

Feinstein, Republicans Use Bump Stocks to Ban Magazines

Today, I am preparing a letter that I will send to Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill.

Why?  Because once again, the anti-gun Left is demanding that we as a nation accept gun control, either through legislation or regulation, while the Congress sits on every single element of our agenda.

Reciprocity, veterans’ rights, hearing protection, and anti-gun Obamacare repeal — Chuck Schumer has promised to kill all of these reforms.

Even so, gun owners are being asked to sign off on Schumer’s treasured gun control because the Leftist media demands that you do so.

At Gun Owners of America, we are telling Congress that we will NOT support one iota of gun control.

The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”  We at GOA will not support any infringements of our rights — as they are not privileges from the government that can be revoked at will.

To support an infringement on bump stocks will weaken our ability to oppose the next infringement that comes down the pike.

Speaking of these items, the nation has heard a lot about “bump stocks” during the last week. These devices use the recoil of a semi-automatic rifle to reset the trigger and accelerate the rate at which rounds can be discharged.

Anyone who supports a ban on these items needs to realize that one can create the same “bump fire” effect using rubber bands or belt loops.  So should Congress ban these items next?


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Bump Stocks are a Mere Trojan Horse for Greater Gun Control

On Face the Nation this weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she is “not sure there is any set of laws” that could have stopped last week’s shooting.

But that, of course, has not stopped her from introducing legislation that would ban bump stocks.

While some in the gun community have also endorsed additional regulations on bump stocks, they should realize this will open the door to additional prohibitions. Consider:

1) The Feinstein legislation (S. 1916) — as well as, Rep. Curbelo’s bill (H. R. 3999) — would ban these items by prohibiting any part or device in a firearm that functions to “accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle.”

This language could affect competitive shooters who outfit their rifles with lighter trigger pulls, accelerated hammer drops and polished bolts.  Can anyone doubt that these modifications help shooters “accelerate the rate of fire”?

2) In our opinion, these bills also puts magazines at risk from anti-gun presidents, liberal judges and progressive bureaucrats.  After all, they could simply make the ridiculous argument that rather than putting one round at a time into a rifle, a magazine helps “accelerate the rate of fire” of a semi-auto.

No doubt, Feinstein would prefer that we be limited to single-action, cowboy-style revolvers.

The push to ban bump stocks is nothing more than an attempt by the anti-gun Left to put points on the board.

They have been unable to get any traction during a Republican administration.

Gun owners would be foolish to help them get an easy win.

Why would anyone in the gun rights community support a gun control proposal when we have been waiting for several years to get concealed carry reciprocity?

Congress should pass H.R. 38 right now, as this bill would enable good people to protect themselves and stop mass shooters in their tracks.

This is what GOA is pushing for.  So I would ask that you help keep us on the frontlines, fighting for your rights.

 

Help Fight Feinstein’s Backdoor Ban on High-Capacity Magazines…

 

 

Feinstein & Co. Using Bump Stocks to Ban Magazines

Once again, the anti-gun Left is demanding that we as a nation accept gun control, either through legislation or regulation, while the Congress sits on every single element of our agenda.

Reciprocity, veterans’ rights, hearing protection, and anti-gun Obamacare repeal. Chuck Schumer has promised to kill all of these reforms.

But now, gun owners are being asked to sign off on Schumer’s treasured gun control because the Leftist media demands that you do so.

At Gun Owners of America, we have told Congress that we will NOT support one iota of gun control.

The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”  We at GOA will not support any infringements of our rights — as they are not privileges from the government that can be revoked at will.

To support an infringement on bump stocks will weaken our ability to oppose the next infringement that comes down the pike.

Speaking of these items, the nation has heard a lot about “bump stocks” during the last week. These devices use the recoil of a semi-automatic rifle to reset the trigger and accelerate the rate at which rounds can be discharged.

Anyone who supports a ban on these items needs to realize that one can create the same “bump fire” effect using rubber bands or belt loops.  So should Congress ban these items next?


Help GOA stay on the frontlines. Every dollar you contribute to GOA right now will be automatically doubled, thanks to a very generous GOA Life Member!


Bump Stocks are a Mere Trojan Horse for Greater Gun Control

On Face the Nation this weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she is “not sure there is any set of laws” that could have stopped last week’s shooting.

But that, of course, has not stopped her from introducing legislation that would ban bump stocks. 

While some in the gun community have also endorsed additional regulations on bump stocks, they should realize this will open the door to additional prohibitions. Consider:

1) The Feinstein legislation (S. 1916) to ban these items would ban any part or device in a firearm that functions to “accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle.”

This language could affect competitive shooters who outfit their rifles with lighter trigger pulls, accelerated hammer drops and polished bolts.  Can anyone doubt that these modifications help shooters “accelerate the rate of fire”?

2) In our opinion, Feinstein’s bill also puts magazines at risk from anti-gun presidents, liberal judges and progressive bureaucrats.  After all, they could simply make the ridiculous argument that rather than putting one round at a time into a rifle, a magazine helps “accelerate the rate of fire” of a semi-auto.

No doubt, Feinstein would prefer that we be limited to single-action, cowboy-style revolvers.

The push to ban bump stocks is nothing more than an attempt by the anti-gun Left to put points on the board.

They have been unable to get any traction during a Republican administration.

Gun owners would be foolish to help them get an easy win.

Why would anyone in the gun rights community support a gun control proposal when we have been waiting for several years to get concealed carry reciprocity?

Congress should pass H.R. 38 right now, as this bill would enable good people to protect themselves and stop mass shooters in their tracks.

As I write this email to you, the Feinstein language is still not available on Congress.gov, even though GOA was able to acquire the language through other means.

GOA will call for legislative action once the language is publicly available.

Until then, I would ask that you help keep us on the frontlines, fighting for your rights.

Any amount that you can chip in — whether it’s $10, $20 or $35 — will go a long way to helping us put the heat on Congress.

 

They Keep Saying…

They (gun banners) want to have a conversation.

Yet we have tried and they refuse to acknowledge our side.

They want to have a one sided conversation.

Their side’s and expect us to listen and agree.

We try to speak and they plug their ears and start name calling and screaming at us..

How the hell do you have a conversation with that?

So…I guess the proper response to their threats is…

Molon Labe boys and girls..

We Cannot Afford to Stand By

Get GOA’s Voter Guide Into as Many Pro-Gun Hands as Possible

Election Day is just ONE WEEK away.

The presidential polls have tightened up, and both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a dead heat.

If Trump is able to pull out a victory next week, Gun Owners of America will be pushing full throttle to purse an aggressive, pro-gun agenda.

These are just a few of the things that GOA wants to accomplish:

* Pass Concealed Carry reciprocity into law.

* Remove the U.S. as a signatory on the U.N. Armed Trade Treaty.

* Repeal every single anti-gun executive action that Obama implemented, including the gun ban on seniors, the draconian restrictions on gunsmiths and the limitations on private gun sales.

* Repeal the anti-gun ObamaCare law that threatens to use medical information to disqualify thousands of gun owners.

But if Democrats are able to use illegal voters to steal this election, Gun Owners have a massive job on their hands.

Under Clinton, our rights would be under their greatest assault ever.

Hillary Clinton’s gun confiscation agenda includes:

* Gun control by Executive Order, on a scale that makes Barack Obama look like a novice. If fact, she’s explicitly promised it.

* Banning private sales (because she favors Universal Background Registration Checks which ban private sales, unless buyers get government permission).

* Imposing a 25 percent National Gun Tax. As you remember, she went on the warpath for this in 1993 as First Lady. Not only would it make guns more expensive, it gives the feds a second set of paperwork to record your names, address, identity, and what guns you own.

* Appointing a radical Supreme Court to overturn the Heller decision. She has stated that she disagrees with Heller and that she will make that case every chance she gets. If Heller is overturned, the courts would no longer recognize the “individual right” to bear arms.

We only have a week left. And you can be sure that what happens on November 8 will have consequences for years to come.

Are you making sure that your pro-gun friends and family will be getting to the polls?

And have you viewed GOA’s Voter Guide — which analyzes every congressional race in the country — and distributed it to friends, family members, and gun shops?

There’s much to do, with only a little time remaining. Thank you for everything you can do to get pro-gun candidates elected next Tuesday.

Sincerely,

Larry Pratt
Executive Director Emeritus