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