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10 Myths About Guns

Ten myths compiled by Sen. Chuck Grassley following President Barack Obama’s executive actions on firearms.

Myth No. 1: Firearm purchases at gun shows do not require a background check due to the “gun show loophole.”


  • When the president and others refer to the “gun show loophole,” they imply that there are no background checks being done at gun shows. As a result, much of the public has been misinformed and are led to believe that individuals who purchase firearms at gun shows are not subject to a background check.

  • In reality, there is no “gun show loophole.” If an individual wants to purchase a firearm from a licensed firearms retailer, which typically makes up the majority of vendors at gun shows, the individual must fill out the requisite federal firearms paperwork and undergo a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check.

  • The only firearms that are being purchased at gun shows without a background check are those being bought and sold between individuals, peer-to-peer, as opposed to buying a firearm from a gun dealer. These private sales are not at all different from selling a personal hunting rifle to the owner’s niece or nephew down the road. It is a private sale, and no background paperwork is required. The gun is private property, and the sale is made like a sale of the family’s good silver. The one difference is that the locus of a gun show is being used to make the private sale.

  • Under current law, an individual is permitted to occasionally sell part, or all, of his personal firearms collection. These private sellers, however, cannot be “engaged in the business” of selling firearms. “Engaged in the business” means they can’t repeatedly sell firearms with the principal objective of earning funds to support themselves. Some of the individuals who wish to sell a portion, or all, of their personal firearms collection do so at the show and might display their wares on a table. These “private table sales,” however, are private, peer-to-peer sales and, therefore, do not require a background check. The president cannot change criminal statutes governing requirements for which sellers must conduct background checks. His new actions don’t do so and don’t claim to do so.

  • In a peer-to-peer, private firearms transaction, it is already illegal to sell a firearm to another individual if the seller “knows or has reasonable cause to believe” that the buyer meets any of the prohibited categories for possession of a firearm (felon, fugitive, illegal alien, etc.).

Source: 10 Myths About Guns

Media BiASS: And They Breed….

ABC Skips Own Poll on ‘Record Low Support’ for ObamaCare


According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, support for ObamaCare is at a “record low” level. Yet, viewers wouldn’t know that from watching the network. Journalists on Sunday’s World News and Monday’s Good Morning America failed to cover the poll from their own network. According to the Washington Post, “The survey finds opinion on the health-care law among the worst in Post-ABC polling; 54 percent oppose, up six percentage points from a year ago.”

Networks Fail to Notice Obama Attacking Supreme Court Ahead of ObamaCare Ruling


The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all refused to mention on Monday night comments made by President Barack Obama earlier in the day in which he attacked the Supreme Court for taking a case regarding ObamaCare subsidies and warned them not to rule that they’re unconstitutional. They remained on the sidelines as FNC’s Special Report with Bret Baier worked to once again fill the void with not only a full segment, but also a discussion of it with the show’s “All-Star Panel.”

MSNBC Reporter Asks Rubio About Traffic Tickets: ‘Do You Have A Lead Foot?’


Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, the network’s political correspondent Kasie Hunt touted a clip of her pressing Florida Senator Marco Rubio over a handful of traffic tickets: “I have to ask you, there was a New York Times report about your collection of speeding tickets. Do you have a lead foot?”

NY Times Reporter: Rubio Traffic Ticket Story ‘Why People Don’t Run for President’


As part of the Fox News Sunday political panel, New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg attempted to defend her paper’s hit piece on Marco Rubio but instead seemed to confirm the backlash against the Times: “When you run for president, every aspect of your life, and even your spouse’s life, is open to public scrutiny….So this is kind of the game, right? This is what happens, this is why people don’t run for president.”

 MSNBC.com Hits ‘Sellout’ ‘Mythical Creature’ Ben Carson


Given that Ben Carson’s popularity among Republican primary voters has risen since his formal presidential announcement, it seems logical that MSNBC.com would publish a hit piece entitled “From idol to ‘sellout’: How Ben Carson is losing his legacy.”

ABC Devotes Over Six Minutes to Shilling Mrs. Stephanopoulos’s Book


Less than a month after being forced to apologize for a conflict of interest, George Stephanopoulos’s Good Morning America on Monday devoted almost seven minutes of air-time to aggressively promoting the new book from the journalist’s wife. Co-host Robin Roberts interviewed Ali Wentworth for six minutes and 39 seconds. In contrast, the latest details on the massive hack from the Chinese government against the U.S. warranted a scant 21 seconds.

NBC Spins for Obama at G-7 Summit after ‘No Complete Strategy’ Comments on ISIS


Following President Obama’s comments at the G-7 summit on Monday about the United States still having “no complete strategy” for fighting ISIS, NBC Nightly News went to work in spinning for the President by touting his reasoning and neglecting to mention that he uttered similar remarks back on August 28, 2014. In contrast, ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News noted the similarity in Obama’s remarks on Monday and in August with multiple doses of criticism for the commander-in-chief

Media BiASS: Obama’s Trumpet Blowers..

Networks Cue Up Obama: Has Climate Change Impacted Your Family?


All three networks on Wednesday featured Barack Obama to attack climate “deniers” and lament how global warming has personally “impacted” his family. NBC, ABC and CBS offered almost no skepticism. Typical was NBC medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar. She wondered, “What do you say to the people who deny that climate change is real and that it’s impacting our health?”

CBS’s LaPook Helps Obama Advance Narrative Climate Change Is Harmful to Personal Health


Wednesday’s edition of the CBS Evening News chose to re-air portions of chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook’s interview with President Obama on climate change supposedly threatening public health and included LaPook fretting at the end to anchor Scott Pelley that “climate change legislation has stalled in Congress.” The network’s cheerleading of Obama’s newest environmental initiative began right at the top of the newscast as Pelley teased the segment to viewers: “The President speaks with us about how climate change is making people sick.”

Networks Ignore Judge Denying Obama Administration Request to Lift Injunction on Amnesty


On Wednesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC declined to cover the latest in the legal battle over President Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration as U.S. District Judge denied the Obama administration’s request for an injunction that would have allowed his plan to go forward. Announced late Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Hanen blasted the request and declared that the President’s decision to not enforce “laws requiring removal of illegal immigrants that conflict with the 2014 DHS directive” to enact amnesty only further cemented his ruling.

Rand Paul to Savannah Guthrie: ‘Instead of Editorializing…Ask Me A Question’


On Wednesday, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie repeatedly badgered Kentucky Senator Rand Paul over his views on foreign policy following his presidential announcement. Things got so heated during the discussion that Paul had to tell Guthrie “before we go through a litany of things you say I’ve changed on, why don’t you ask me a question.”

Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell Scold Rand Paul Following Today Show Interview


After Senator Rand Paul engaged in a heated interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday’s Today, Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd repeatedly scolded the Republican presidential candidate over his conduct with their colleague.

Networks Ignore Obama’s Jab at ‘Less-Than-Loving’ Christians; Hype Climate Change/Health Remarks


As the Big Three networks were touting President Obama’s claim that climate change affects the health of children – including that of his own daughter – on Wednesday, their morning and evening newscasts have yet to report on the politician’s criticism of many Christians during a Tuesday prayer breakfast. Mr. Obama underlined that “on Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes, when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.”

NBC Touts Bill Clinton’s New ‘Backstage’ Role In Hillary’s Campaign


On Wednesday, NBC’s Today offered up yet another puff piece on the Clintons as Andrea Mitchell touted Bill Clinton’s new role as a “backstage advisor” for Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign. She beamed at how “[n]ever known to shy away from a campaign, Bill Clinton now vowing to step back when his wife runs in 2016, telling Town and Country magazine, ‘My role should primarily be as a backstage adviser to her until we get much, much closer to the election.’”

Shock: Jorge Ramos Grills Harry Reid: ‘Did You Purposely Lie’ About Romney?


Univision anchor Jorge Ramos on Tuesday grilled Harry Reid about his completely unfounded rumor-mongering that then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney failed to pay taxes. On his weekly prime time show on Fusion, America With Jorge Ramos, the Spanish and English language host demanded six times that Reid answer for his attack. Ramos pushed: “You said on the Senate floor that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes in ten years… But there was no evidence of that. Did you purposely lie?”

Media BiASS: Historic Deal?

ABC and NBC Tout ‘a New Era’ and ‘Historic Deal’ with Iran


On Thursday night, ABC and NBC cheered the “historic” agreement of an outline for continued talks with Iran and declared that “the United States could be entering a new era in its relationship” with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reflected on the “18 months of tough negotiations” that “end[ed] with an all-nighter” with the possibility that “the United States could be entering a new era in its relationship with Iran and President Obama is telling critics this will make our world safer.”

ABC Hypes ‘Historic’ Deal With Iranians Who ‘Really Want This’


All three networks provided live coverage on Thursday afternoon for Barack Obama’s White House speech on a possible deal with Iran. ABC journalist Martha Raddatz echoed talking points and declared a deal to be “historic.” The senior foreign affairs correspondent recounted her time in Iran, reminiscing, “I was walking in crowds where they were saying ‘death to America.'” On NBC, Chris Jansing parroted Obama: “You heard his description. He believes it is robust. It’s a good deal. It’s historic and one that makes the world a safer place.”

Shocker! Obama’s DOJ Won’t Seek Contempt Charges for Lois Lerner, Networks Ignore


On Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced it would not be seeking contempt charges against Lois Lerner for refusing to testify to Congress on the IRS targeting scandal. The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, so far, have refused to report on this big development in the Obama IRS scandal that they apparently just don’t want to talk about any more.

Surprise: Nets ID Robert Menendez as a Democrat Nine Times in Less Than 24 Hours


In a stark departure from the usual routine, the networks on Wednesday night and Thursday morning repeatedly identified scandal-plagued Senator Robert Menendez as a Democrat, mentioning his affiliation nine times in just six stories. NBC spotlighted Menendez’s party four times. ABC highlighted it three times and CBS twice.

We’re Close to Securing the Defeat of Obama’s Anti-Gun Pick for Attorney General!!

Battle over Loretta Lynch Nomination Gets ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’
— Call, email and show up at Town Hall meetings of your Senators

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Three months ago, the lapdog media was convinced that the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a “slam dunk.”  Now, not so much.

Lynch, as you may remember, has been characterized as “Eric Holder in a skirt.”  She committed, under oath, to continue to push Holder’s unconstitutional anti-gun executive amnesty.  She is in favor of a semi-auto ban, which should be of interest at a time when the Justice Department is using every means possible to ban semi-autos by executive fiat.

In addition, when asked about the central pillar of Barack Obama’s anti-gun push — the universal background check/gun registry — she claimed not to really know anything about it.  Which leads to one of two conclusions:  Either Lynch is a liar and a perjurer or she is far too ignorant to be Attorney General.

Lynch’s nomination is particularly pivotal because she is viewed as being groomed to be the fifth anti-gun vote on the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing either Anthony Kennedy or Antonin Scalia. Of course, if Lynch were to be confirmed to the court — riding on the wings of her AG confirmation — both Heller and McDonald would be overturned.  The Second Amendment, as far as the courts are concerned, would be a nullity.

So what’s the status?  Contrary to the press’s expectations, Lynch’s vote count in the Senate is still stuck at 50/50.  Right now, there are almost ten Senators who are either on the fence, or are in favor of Lynch (when they should be opposing Lynch).

Here is that target list of Senators who could use extra prodding:

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Dean Heller (R-NV)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Joe Manchin (D-WV)

If you get a chance to attend a Town Hall meeting with any Senator — but especially with those listed above — please urge them to OPPOSE the Loretta Lynch nomination.

One last item:  New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has just been indicted by the Justice Department.  You would think that that would make it unethical for Menendez to vote on the confirmation of the woman who will decide how hard to press his prosecution. But let’s face it:  Menendez is already on the block for political corruption.  What’s a little more additional slime, if it would buy Menendez an acquittal?

The Senate should not even think about holding a vote on the Lynch nomination until Menendez agrees to recuse himself.

ACTION:  Urge your Senators to oppose the Attorney General nomination of Loretta Lynch.

You can call your Senator at 202-224-3121.  And please attend Town Hall meetings over the Spring Break if your Senators are sponsoring such a meeting in your area.

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?


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.