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Trump to Second Amendment: Drop Dead

Trump Drops the Gloves and Becomes the “Gun-Grabber-in Chief”

Lewis G. Carroll said it first: “First the execution; then the trial.”

On Wednesday, Donald Trump echoed that sentiment when he said: “Take the guns first; go through due process later.”

Well, that’s not exactly the way due process is supposed to work.

But Trump made these comments — and more — at a roundtable meeting with several congressmen at the White House.

He supported various gun control proposals and vowed to take on the gun lobby to get his measures passed.

That’s why I need to you make one important call today.

You must call the President immediately and tell him how deeply disappointed you are by his betrayal of gun owners, who he actively courted prior to the 2016 elections.

Please call Trump at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 and tell him that you do NOT support one word of the gun control measures that he’s supporting.

And, let him know that you will surely “remember in November” if he does NOT get off his anti-gun agenda.

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Trump endorses Gun Confiscation Orders

On Wednesday, Trump endorsed the heinous gun confiscation orders that several anti-gun states have enacted (California, Oregon, Washington, etc.).

Under these laws, the police or a relative or perhaps a government official could convene a secret court proceeding (called an ex parte hearing).

The gun owner would NOT be allowed to attend or make his or her case to the court.

And, in fact, the first they would know about it is when the SWAT team arrived at the door to ransack their house and, if they resisted, to arrest or even shoot them.  This is what happened at Ruby Ridge.

Leftist anti-gun Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) suggested to a beaming Trump that anyone you had ever dated should also be able to convene a secret proceeding to take away your guns.

Wow!  Talk about driving a stake through the heart of the Second and Fourth Amendments.

This will open up our gun rights to horrific abuse — as people will be able to take revenge against you to take away your rights, as happened to Shane Morgan in Oregon.

How ironic that just a few weeks ago, the President said in a tweet, when talking about one his aides, that, “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation…. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Apparently, due process is needed for people in the White House, but not for people who may be falsely accused and have their Second Amendment rights stripped from them.

Incidentally, the Gun Confiscation Orders would have done no good in Parkland, where the shooter was judged to be “low risk.”

But he COULD have been barred from buying a gun if he had been brought up on felony charges during any of the 40-50 police visits.  And NEWS FLASH:  Holding a gun to someone’s head IS a felony.

Not only that, he could have been deterred from even attacking a school if he knew, in advance, that there were armed adults inside the building.

But the gun confiscation orders were just the beginning of Trump’s anti-gun love-fest.

Trump endorses Universal Background (Registration) Checks

The “base bill” for Trump’s comprehensive anti-gun package is the proposal introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) from 2013 — legislation that is commonly known as Universal Background Checks.

Under that bill, if you wanted to sell your gun to your neighbor … you and he would have to go to the nearest FFL … pay whatever fee he chose to charge you (without limit, but you can expect to be AT LEAST $50 poorer) … and then HOPE that you’re not one of the eight percent of all Brady Check purchasers who receives a “YELLOW” (hold) response.

At the very least, this would mean you would have to make two trips to the gun store.  However, under very technical language in the 2013 version, it may be that you would NEVER be able to buy the gun.

Of course, the other problem with Universal Background Registration Checks is that the ATF is currently routinely making copies of 4473’s in many parts of the country.

Think about it, if everyone has to get a 4473 under Universal Background Checks, then everyone and their gun will appear in that national registry.

The Manchin-Toomey language garnered 54 votes in 2013, but then dropped to only 48 votes in 2015 and 44 votes in 2016.

So, right now, Universal Background Registration Checks are being supported by less than half the Senate.  But don’t be surprised if President Trump starts twisting arms to get more votes.

Then there’s Feinstein’s semi-auto ban, which Trump also entertained as a possibility.  Her bill would probably get roughly 35 votes in the Senate.

Trump openly asked Manchin and Toomey to accept the Feinstein semi-auto ban, which would ban millions of semi-automatic firearms — and would ban standard capacity magazines, as well.

Trump dismisses pleas to pass concealed carry reciprocity

Concealed carry reciprocity was brought up at yesterday’s meeting.

But Trump rejected this bill as “unachievable,” even though it has already passed the House and has 55-60 votes in the Senate, based on our extrapolation of the 2013 vote on reciprocity in the Senate.

So to recap:  A PRO-gun reciprocity bill with 55-60 votes is “unachievable” for Trump, but two horrendous, ANTI-gun bills supported by less than half of the Senate are the core of Trump’s agenda.

What does that tell you about Trump’s view of the Second Amendment — and the gun lobby?

Finally, there is Trump’s continued push to disarm hundreds of thousands of soldiers and sailors — who are perfectly capable of carrying a full automatic in Baghdad or Kabul — but they will return to the U.S. to be treated as second-class citizens if Trump raises the age to purchase a long-gun to 21.

Kudos to pro-gun champions Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) for trying to steer Trump off his anti-gun rant.

Sen. Daines reiterated the need for armed protection inside our nation’s schools. And Rep. Scalise pled for Trump to reconsider concealed carry reciprocity.  But Trump just dismissed Scalise’s pro-gun pleas.

Perhaps the only bright spot in Wednesday’s meeting was that Trump reiterated his support for arming teachers.

However, by the end of the meeting, it seemed pretty clear that Trump would not fight for this if it meant the death of the gun control package.

Did Trump just throw the 2018 elections?

Donald Trump has said, repeatedly, that he’s prepared to “take on” the Second Amendment community if we resist his agenda.

If he had said that two years ago, he wouldn’t have been the Republican nominee.

So Donald Trump is about to learn a very hard lesson.  The liberal media and the Democrats will hate Trump no less because of his betrayal of his base.

And, in fact, his actions will serve to energize the Left, just as he tries to weaken the people who elected him.

It’s possible that Trump just threw the 2018 elections by depressing turnout by his base.

Again, it is imperative that we bombard the White House with phone calls.

Let the President know that he cannot expect to keep the support of the gun owners he courted if he’s going to shred the Constitution in the manner that he is proposing.

Please call Trump today at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 and tell him that you do NOT support one word of the gun control measures that he’s supporting.

And click here to send emails to your Senators with the same message — with special messages prepared for Republicans or Democrats.



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.


We can win this but…


Whether We Win or Lose Could Come Down to Our Choice

We Can Tie up the Capitol Hill Phone Lines, or We Can be Stuck with Dreadful Gun Control

Dear Kevin,

I know that we have asked you to make several calls in the past few days.

And I realize that by now, you could be growing weary. That temptation is there for us too.

But when our rights are under attack, we can’t grow weary in doing good.

George Washington didn’t, when his troops were suffering at Valley Forge. And neither should we, when our rights are under attack, as well.

If there’s any consolation, you’re merely being asked to wield a phone rather than a sword.


The Left is mobilizing every force at its command in order to ban large categories of guns … to ban large categories of people … and to send SWAT teams to your door to seize your guns.

And some cowardly squish Republicans are willing to give them the gun control they’re asking for.

So unless those who favor the Second Amendment can tie up the Capitol Hill phone lines, we fear they will succeed.

That’s why renewed calls are needed to your two Senators — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) at (202) 224-3244 and Sen. Tina Smith (D) at (202) 224-5641 — urging them to oppose every single word of gun control … and to stand with the governors who are calling for arming teachers!

And you can click here to email your Representative and Senators a summary of what several pro-gun Governors had to say yesterday to the President — all of them showing how arming teachers is ALREADY working in their states.


The core proposal that’s on the table is the Second Amendment Infringement Act of 2018 — legislation that we alerted you to on Monday.

Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) — along with Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal (D) and Chris Murphy (D) — are pushing a core gun control package which would ban guns, send names to NICS, and authorize secret hearings and government SWAT teams.

This package may come to the Senate floor as one, two, or three bills.  But, even before the Senate passes this package, Sen. Schumer and company have already announced that IT IS NOT ENOUGH.

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(1) MASSIVE GUN BANS: The so-called “bump stock ban” would authorize the ban of ANYTHING THAT ACCELERATES THE RATE OF FIRE OF A SEMI-AUTOMATIC.  Thus, it would effectively authorize the ban of high-capacity magazines and semi-autos with features like pistol grips.

(2) LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE LOSING THEIR RIGHTS: The Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein-Murphy-Blumenthal “Fix NICS” bill would create a $625,000,000 “bribe pot” plus a national mandate to force any name which could conceivably be sent to NICS to be sent to NICS.

What new people will be stripped of their rights?

Lots more veterans; lots more traffic ticket scofflaws; lots more people on medical marijuana lists; lots more seniors with Alzheimer’s; lots more people disarmed by New York and California’s repressive laws; lots more people with 50-year old convictions for bar fights; etc.

(3) SECRET HEARINGS AND SWAT TEAMS: Called “extreme violence protective orders,” these unconstitutional proceedings would allow a star-chamber proceeding to take away your rights.

You would not be notified or allowed to participate.

The first thing you would learn is when SWAT teams arrived at your house to ransack your home and, if you resisted, to arrest or even kill you and your family.


Even before the Second Amendment Infringement Act hits the floor, anti-gunners have attacked it as being a “nothing-burger.”

Potential amendments include:

(1) universal background checks/universal gun registration;

(2) an out-and-out explicit semi-automatic ban (although the Second Amendment Infringement Act would stealthily do the same thing by targeting bump stocks); and,

(3) a gun ban for young men and women.

Because the age-related gun ban has been misreported so frequently, let’s talk a little more about that.

If Congress is going to raise the age to purchase a rifle, then they might as well raise the age to vote.  It’s the same illogic.

Because in our country, 18 is the age of adulthood.  One can vote … serve in the military … get married … and purchase a gun.

Imagine telling a 20-year old mom that she cannot purchase a firearm to protect her home?  That’s diabolical.

As a practical matter, if Congress is going to disarm 18-20 year olds, they’re going to have to bar them from the police and military.  Are we ready for that as a nation?

One final point: The reason why gun grabbers are so eager to bar young people from using or owning firearms is that they understand that this is the point in life when love and responsible use of firearms is passed from generation to generation.

By prohibiting young people from owning and using firearms, they intend to snuff out gun ownership with this generation.

So bottom line:  If Second Amendment proponents tie up the phone lines on Capitol Hill, it is still possible to stop EVERY SINGLE WORD OF GUN CONTROL, as we did after Columbine and Newtown.


If we fail to step up to the plate, now that every liberal institution in America is out to destroy us, we will surely earn the resounding loss which will come our way.


Rep. Slocum’s gun ban bill introduced with several DFL co-authors

It’s here.

Rep. Linda Slocum’s 2018 Gun Ban Bill has dropped in the Minnesota House of Representatives with 11 co-authors.

Who else has signed on?

  • DFL Governor Candidate Erin Murphy
  • DFL State Representative Erin Maye Quade
  • DFL State Representative Joann Ward
  • DFL State Representative Frank Hornstein
  • and the list goes on…

This is the worst gun control bill we’ve seen in years in Minnesota – it’s even worse than what we saw in 2013 at the legislature when the public safety & judiciary committees were ruled by anti-gun DFLers.

Here’s what’s in it:

  • Universal background checks – no exceptions. You’ll go to a dealer to transfer an antique firearm, to transfer one to your son or daughter as a gift, or when you inherit a firearm.
  • The bill designates pretty much any semi-automatic rifle as an assault weapon – and then imposes all sorts of egregious restrictions:
    • You must register it with the local police – and pay whatever fee that they decide to charge.
    • You must store the firearm in whatever manner the local police require.
    • You must allow the local police inspect your home at any time to inspect that you are storing the firearm in accordance with their requirements.
    • You must renew your registration, and pay a new fee, and undergo a new background check – every single year.
    • You cannot purchase any more semi-automatic firearms that have been redefined as an “assault weapon” – they are totally banned.
    • You cannot sell or transfer the firearm.
    • Upon your death, the firearm must either be rendered inoperable – or turned over to the police for destruction.
  • If you hunt with a semi-automatic rifle of any type – it is now an “assault weapon” under this bill
  • The bill makes suppressors illegal again.
  • All magazines over 10 rounds are banned and must be moved out of state or destroyed by July 1st, 2018.
  • All firearms transactions will be recorded in a registry.
  • All data about gun owners will be made public.
  • and on… and on.. and on..

You can read the full text of the bill here.


There are a lot of Representatives and Senators that are wavering right now because of the intense pressure from anti-gun groups.

Pick up the phone and let yours know how you feel.

The Assault on Our Gun Rights Begins…

Senate Leaders Prepare ‘Second Amendment Repeal Acts’

1. Please call your Senators — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) at (202) 224-3244, and Sen. Tina Smith (D) at (202) 224-5641 — and urge them to OPPOSE every word of gun control.

2. Remind them that they should be repealing gun free zones … arming teachers and principals who want to carry … and enacting concealed carry reciprocity!

3. You can also send an email to your Senators by clicking here.

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URGENT ALERT: Another Round of Phone Calls/Emails are Desperately Needed!


If you were a cowardly politician who wanted to repeal the Second Amendment — by statute — because you couldn’t secure 3/4 of the states to amend the Constitution, what would you do?

First, you would pass generalized language that would allow any administration to ban entire classes of firearms by executive fiat.

Second, you would force states and agencies to send millions of names of innocent Americans to a national “gun ban list.”

Third, you would create a secret procedure to allow police to descend on your home and seize your guns, without giving you a chance to defend yourself in court.

You would, in short, pass the Second Amendment Repeal Acts of 2018 — a set of bills which are being prepared, in secret, by both Republican and Democrat senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It is not clear whether the package would come to the Senate floor as one, two, or three bills.  But, collectively, they should be better known as “The Second Amendment Repeal Acts of 2018.”

So please call your Senators — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) at (202) 224-3244, and Sen. Tina Smith (D) at (202) 224-5641.  Urge them to OPPOSE every word of gun control.

And remind them that they should be repealing gun free zones … arming teachers and principals who want to carry … and enacting concealed carry reciprocity!

You can also send an email to your Senators by clicking here.

Up the pressure on your Congressmen by getting GOA’s pre-written postcards that are sent to all GOA Members. You can join Gun Owners of America today for only $20!

The Second Amendment Repeal Acts of 2018

GOA is hearing that the following gun control components will be included in this compromise legislation:

1. A Trojan Horse bump stock ban. The so-called “bump stock” ban that would outlaw anything which “accelerates the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm.”

We’ve already seen how this language would ban polished bolts, match triggers, and high-capacity magazines. Tripods and scopes also allow a shooter to fire accurately at an accelerated rate.

And, since pistol grips allow for faster and more accurate fire, any semi-automatic which has one could, under an anti-gun administration, also be banned.  And also any semi-automatic handgun.

If you doubt this, ask yourself this question:  Do you think, for a minute, that Barack Obama would not have done this, had he had this legislation available to him?

2. Background checks on steroids that would send millions of decent citizens into the NICS system.

The “Fix NICS” component would use a federal mandate and a $625,000,000 “bribe pot” to force the submission of millions of names — perhaps tens of million of names — of innocent Americans to NICS.

These submissions are not hypothetical:  In every case, states like New York and agencies like Veterans Affairs already submit these names to NICS.

But, if every state and every agency were forced to follow New York’s and the VA’s lead, tens of millions of Americans would lose their right to keep and bear arms.

Thus, what if everyone in Social Security (old age), Medicare, and Medicaid could be disarmed, by a simple diagnosis, if they had Alzheimer’s, PTSD, ADHD, post partem depression, or OCD?  Or a guardian to process their check?

What if every state followed Massachusetts’ lead and sent traffic ticket scofflaws to NICS.

What if every state sent its medical marijuana list to NICS, as Hawaii is doing?

What if every state followed New York’s SAFE Act, which coerced psychiatrists to send 30,000 of their patients to NICS?

What you would have is a nation disarmed — category by category.

Make no mistake about it:  These liberals are casting a broader and broader net on innocent Americans.

And yet they were unable to stop people who passed background checks in Tucson, Aurora, San Bernardino, Charleston, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, and Parkland.

And they were unable to stop the Newtown shooter, who killed his mother and stole her guns.

3. Firearm Confiscation Orders.  Finally, the “Second Amendment Repeal Act” is expected to have star-chamber procedure where police, relatives, neighbors, or government officials can get a secret (ex parte) order to take away your guns.

The procedure was devised by California, in coordination to billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

The first time you would know that your gun rights have been taken away is when police arrive to ransack your house and, if you resist, to arrest or kill you and your family.

This is already happening in repressive states, although, not surprisingly, the press doesn’t choose to report it.

And, although you have the right to an after-the-fact hearing, few victims have the money to hire the attorneys and expert witnesses necessary to take advantage of this option. Compounding the problem, judges are loath to second-guess themselves — and risk public condemnation.

Pro-gun legislation that WON’T be in this “compromise” bill

We suspect the Second Amendment Repeal Act will not contain the only idea which could effectively protect our children:  the right of armed teachers to protect their students.

And it will definitely not have the Hudson reciprocity bill, which the House leadership promised us and its members would be part of any final gun package.

Thus, there will be a continuing succession of bloody media-generated school shootings.

Because the one thing we know for sure is that virtually every one of these mass shooters is primarily motivated by media fame.

And each successive failure of gun control will only generate additional calls for MORE GUN CONTROL.

There was an expression popular in the 1980’s:  The sell-out Republicans are “feeding the alligator, in the hopes that it will eat them last.”

But if you’re wondering how this sell-out bill will play politically, check out the Saturday New York Times front-page sub-headline:  “[Florida] Leaders Defy N.R.A., but Proposals Fail to Impress Protesters.”

Thus, these sell-outs are working hard to destroy the Republicans’ base, but will not mollify a single anti-gun voter in return.

So, again, please call your Senators — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) at (202) 224-3244, and Sen. Tina Smith (D) at (202) 224-5641.

Urge them to OPPOSE every word of gun control.

And remind them that they should be repealing gun free zones … arming teachers and principals who want to carry … and enacting concealed carry reciprocity!

You can also send an email to your Senators by clicking here.