GOA Leading the Charge Against Anti-Gun Loretta Lynch!
Gun Rights on the Chopping-Block as Early as Next Week
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“If Lynch is confirmed, she is the Supreme Court’s fifth-vote-in-waiting.” — GOA’s Michael Hammond, TownHall, March 24, 2015
ACTION: Urge your Senators, especially if they are Republicans, to OPPOSE the Loretta Lynch nomination at every step. And circulate this alert to your pro-gun family and friends as well.
GOA leads opposition groups against Lynch
Gun Owners of America spearheaded a coalition of almost 30 groups this week and sent a letter to U.S. Senators opposing the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States.
While GOA has been busy coalescing grassroots opposition against the anti-gun nominee, the battle is far from over.
The vote on her nomination could occur as early as next week. And right now, the Republican Senate holds “all the cards” in the fight to stop her nomination. If they hold together, her nomination will be defeated.
And, well it should be. Lynch has said under oath that she effectively intends to spit on the Constitution — and continue to implement Obama’s unconstitutional, unlawful and anti-gun executive actions.
Next to Obama himself, Loretta Lynch will be the most important “Lynch-pin” in the administration’s efforts to permanently obliterate the Constitution. Without the active support of the Attorney General — who, traditionally, has been the servant of the law, and not the lawless president — Obama’s fraud scheme collapses.
Will Senate Republicans stick together and sink the Lynch nomination?
The question now remains: Will Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell throw away his last shred of leverage against a historical lawlessness which Republicans universally whine about?
Senator McConnell can ensure that Lynch clear a 60-vote hurdle (overcoming a filibuster) rather than just passing with a mere 51-vote majority.
While Lynch doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, she probably has 51 votes because there are some Republicans who support her — like Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
Some of these Republicans argue that Lynch is somehow “qualified” by a standard that ignores her pledge to violate the Constitution.
But make no mistake about it: When you lay your hand on the Bible, you don’t swear to get more education — or more experience — or a higher IQ. You swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. And, absent that, no candidate can be viewed as “qualified” to hold office.
Other Senators who support Lynch say she shouldn’t be punished for implementing Obama’s illegalities. They ignore the fact that in recent history, an Attorney General has resigned, rather than implement a president’s unlawful order. No Attorney General who plans to use the “just following orders” excuse should be elevated to that office.
Still others say that Lynch’s confirmation is necessary to get rid of Holder. But Lynch represents a much greater danger than Holder — especially, if her confirmation puts her in line as the potential fifth anti-gun vote on the Supreme Court.
So let Eric Holder continue to fester in his cavernous offices on the fifth floor of Justice — a specimen of the political “undead” who haunts the living after having failed in his effort to orchestrate his own apotheosis. Lynch is the looming danger threatening to destroy our Constitution; Holder is just a nightmare from the past.
ACTION: Urge your Senators, especially if they are Republicans, to OPPOSE the Loretta Lynch nomination at every step. And circulate this alert to your pro-gun family and friends as well
Guns and freedom come together or they go together.
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Guns and freedom come together or they go together.
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- Hitchhiker Wields Knife, Victim Draws Pistol – 2015-02-07 09:28:32-05
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- Town Posts Warnings: General Populace Armed – 2015-02-08 09:28:07-05
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- Female Teacher Quits Job: Becomes Sniper To Fight ISIS – 2015-02-09 16:45:32-05
A primary school teacher has spoken of how she quit her job to fight ISIS on the frontline near Kobane in Syria. The Kurdish Denis Sipan left her school in the Syrian part of Kurdistan five months ago to join the a rebel enclave of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units(YPG) as a sniper. The Kurdish Continue reading here…
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Guns and freedom come together or they go together.
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An 11-year-old girl was able to scare off a suspect — later taken into custody — during a home invasion in Lapeer County’s North Branch Township. Deputies from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department responded around 3:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 to a Five Lakes Road home where the girl was home alone when a vehicle Continue reading here…
- VT Gun Owners React To Lawmakers Gun Control Pitch – 2015-02-01 22:39:14-05
Speaking at a large pro-gun rally at the Vermont statehouse this week, state Sen. John Campbell told law-abiding Vermonters they would need to undergo criminal background checks before buying guns. “The major issue in this bill people are concerned with is expanding the background checks to all sales,” Campbell said. “There are people—probably 99.9 percent Continue reading here…
- Domino’s Manager Shoots Back At 3 Armed Robbers – 2015-02-03 10:11:57-05
Domino’s was the victim of its second armed robbery in three months Wednesday night according to local police. Shots were fired between three suspects and manager Sarah Cherry, but no injuries were reported. The Blytheville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery and an exchange of gunfire that occurred Wednesday night at Domino’s Pizza. It Continue reading here…
- European Police: Gun Control Not Working, Jihadists Have Us Outgunned – 2015-02-03 10:22:45-05
Police armed with pistols in heavily gun-controlled European countries are realizing a hard lesson fast–jihadists with no respect for the law are side-stepping gun control and stockpiling weapons that will give them the upper hand in confrontations with officers. Europol chief of staff Brian Donald says there were two “large seizures” of firearms–particularly “assault weapons”–over the last Continue reading here…
- “The Only Thing That Could Have Saved My Sister Was A Gun” – 2015-02-04 10:15:09-05
In this recorded call, Ann Wright, “Coalitions & Outreach Advisor” for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, attempted to recruit Jennie Cochran to push for more gun control laws in Oregon reported Bearing Arms. Wright reached out to Cochran because Cochran’s sister Jessie Doyle was murdered in a domestic violence killing by her estranged felon Continue reading here…
- Open Carry Bill Quickly Heading To Texas Senate – 2015-02-04 10:26:55-05
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- Thief Has Tables Turned When Store Owner Pulls Out Weapon – 2015-02-05 11:10:35-05
This thief was dumb enough to use a BB gun in a robbery. A West Jackson Street convenience store owner turned the tables on a robber last night when he held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived on the scene. Joshua Baxter, 20, of North Drive, Cookeville, was arrested by Cookeville police after trying Continue reading here…
- Gun Control Group “Just Making Up Stats” – 2015-02-05 11:24:57-05
It should be no surprise that the gun control group led by Gabby Gifford has been caught fabricating statistics to favor gun control. The NRA-ILA is suggesting Gabby Giffords’ gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), ought to rename themselves “Anti-Gunners for Irresponsible Statistics” in light of their “bogus claim … about the number of Continue reading here…
How Gun Owners Frustrated Obama’s Gun Control Agenda in 2014
“The group’s Executive Director Larry Pratt saw the West Virginia Democrat working behind the scenes, pushing gun control after Sandy Hook. He called him out and asked other gun rights groups, including the NRA, to do the same.” — Freedom Outpost, January 19, 2015
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Two former Presidents paid quite a compliment to Gun Owners of America and its members last year. For starters, President Obama said:
“People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as President. My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage.” (The White House, June 10, 2014)
So in other words, he’s frustrated that Congress rejected every single one of his gun control proposals over the past couple of years.
GOA members should accept this compliment and pat themselves on the back.
After all, it was the liberal media that blamed Gun Owners of America and its activists for the defeat of the President’s gun control agenda.
For example, one progressive site lamented:
Democrats Blame “Gun Owners of America” for Gun Control Setback. — TPM, April 8, 2013
And then there was the Public Broadcasting Service:
PBS’s new special … credits GOA with dragging Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) into the light when he tried to cloak his 2013 gun control push with words like “compromise” and “loopholes.” — Breitbart, January 8, 2015
Even NPR weighed in and complimented the power of GOA’s grassroots:
Gun Owners of America showed with one email alert that it could help flood the phone lines on Capitol Hill days before the Senate vote. — National Public Radio, December 26, 2013
That the anti-gun Left has singled out GOA as the biggest obstacle to more gun control is a great compliment that all gun owners should accept proudly.
But it’s GOA’s grassroots activists who should really be proud, because without you, we could never have accomplished all that we have done in defense of America’s gun rights.
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Gun grabbers attack GOA
It’s been said that the price of success is a target on your back. And this has certainly been the case in 2014:
(1) Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg produced a video — through one of his anti-gun subsidiaries — personally ridiculing GOA for wanting to arm teachers and principals in schools.
(2) New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney called for the Capitol Hill police to investigate GOA’s Larry Pratt for saying that the Second Amendment is for “restraining tyrants.”
(3) Anti-gun groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence have viciously attacked pro-gun candidates — assailing them simply because they received endorsements from GOA’s Political Victory Fund.
Winston Churchill once said:
“You have enemies? Good. That means that you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
Yes, it’s the price that comes from success. But it’s been well worth the effort, as we finished 2014 with no new gun control at the federal level — and even greater firearms freedoms at the state level.
Failure to pass gun control “weighs heavily” on Holder
In October, The Hill reported that Attorney General Eric Holder listed the Obama administration’s “inability to enact more stringent gun control regulations” as among the biggest failures of his tenure, saying the matter “weighs heavily” on his mind.
It’s certainly not for lack of trying. There was Operation Fast & Furious … Operation Choke Point … and ATF’s efforts to illegally expand its gun registry.
On this latter point, GOA forced the ATF to stop illegally registering long guns throughout the country. And in the courts, Gun Owners Foundation won three cases before the Supreme Court. (See p. 7 of GOA’s December newsletter.)
In the U.S. Senate, GOA frustrated Harry Reid’s efforts to reelect his cronies in the November elections. To that end, GOA was the ONLY national gun group working to successfully kill the “Harry Reid Preservation Act” in 2014 — a nothing-burger bill designed to make many anti-gun Democrats appear pro-gun right before the midterm elections.
At the state level, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed a GOA-supported bill which prohibits the enforcement of federal gun control laws within the state.
And GOA and its members successfully encouraged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pressure a local prosecutor to drop charges against Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia nurse who had been arrested for having a gun in her car in New Jersey.
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Bill Clinton upset with GOA’s work in killing gun control
Former President Bill Clinton disparagingly complimented the work of national pro-gun groups last year when he accused us of trying to “terrify people” into thinking the government is infringing their gun rights.
He told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that,
“Gun Owners of America will run an ad against you or billboard against you and say you’re trying to take their guns away.” (June 2014)
Well, he’s right. And thankfully, GOA was able to send a lot of those gun-grabbing politicians into retirement during last year’s elections.
Now, we’ve got a Congress that is much more favorable to our gun rights — although the battle for our gun rights will still require tremendous effort.
The Obama administration wants to get the UN Arms Trade Treaty ratified. And it will use future shootings to expand the number of gun-free zones where good Americans will be kept from possessing firearms.
But GOA will oppose these efforts and work to expand our opportunities for concealed carry. (Stay tuned for upcoming alerts on legislation to be introduced by Indiana Rep. Marlin Stutzman.)
It may seem improbable, considering who’s in the White House. But long-time GOA members will remember that we actually successfully repealed the National Parks gun ban during the first year of Obama’s presidency.
And that was done with a Democrat House and Senate!
The repeal of gun control won’t be easy, but it can be done. And with your continued support, we will continue regaining lost ground, as we defend our Second Amendment rights together.