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Minnesota responsible for 15 of 58 American ISIS recruits….

Minnesota is responsible for 15 of the 58 people who have joined or attempted to join Islamist terrorist groups, including ISIS in Syria. The head count was released as part of a report from the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security on preventing foreign fighter travel and recruitment.

Source: Minnesota responsible for 15 of 58 American ISIS recruits – Story | KMSP

Fast and Furious? Remember This?


BELLEVUE, WA – The weekend revelation that one of the two would-be terrorist gunmen killed at a Garland, Texas attack earlier this year had purchased a handgun “through a botched federal firearm sting” is ample reason for Congress to re-open its probe of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The New York Daily News reported that slain would-be terrorist Nadir Soofi purchased a 9mm pistol in 2010 from the same gun shop that was heavily involved in the Fast and Furious gun trafficking case. At the time, the firearms retailer was cooperating with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in what was supposed to have been a gun trafficking “sting” effort.


Has the Revolt Against Obama Finally Begun?

House Republicans Push Back Against Obama

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The Obama Administration resumed its assault on gun owners this week, when it unveiled a so-called “Unified Agenda” containing 12 proposed anti-gun regs being planned by the Justice Department.

This prompted a Fox News discussion this week, where GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt debated an anti-gun (Bloomberg) spokesman.  You can view that debate here.

Gun Owners of America will continue to update you about what is happening with this new ground assault being leveled by the Obama administration.

But first, we wanted to alert you to the counter-offensive that House Republicans are waging against Obama’s gun control agenda.

Kudos to Reps. Buck, Gosar, Massie and others

Several Republican Representatives in the House went to bat for gun owners this week and have successfully added good amendments to a “must pass” appropriations bill.

Consider these pro-gun amendments that have been added to the Commerce-Justice-State appropriations bill (H.R. 2578):

(1) Restoration of Rights.  The House of Representatives adopted a GOA-backed amendment on Tuesday, offered by Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), which would allow persons stripped of their constitutional Second Amendment rights to petition for a restoration of their rights.  Click here to read more.

(2) Blocking Obama ammo bans.  The adoption of three GOA-supported ammo amendments will prohibit the DOJ from banning M855 or 7N6 ammunition ban.  Click here to read more about the Hudson, Massie and Gosar amendments.

(3) Pulling the plug on Operation Choke Point.  The House adopted an important GOA-backed amendment that “defunds” the Choke Point program which the Obama Administration has used to try and squeeze gun companies out of business.  Click here to read more about the Luetkemeyer amendment.

(4) Nixing ATF racism.  Rep. Diane Black’s GOA-supported amendment to prohibit gun forms from asking about the race of the purchaser was adopted by voice vote.  Click here to read more.

(5) Punishing the Department of Justice.  Rep. Gosar successfully added several amendments to cut the budget of the DOJ and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Click here to read more.

(6) Banning UN gun control, Fast & Furious, and more.  In addition to the above pro-gun amendments that were passed this week, the original CJS bill (H.R. 2578) already includes several riders pushed by GOA.  Click here to read more.

Stay tuned for additional updates, including a report on Obama’s most recent gun control offensive.


Do Your Senators Need to Be Thanked or Spanked for Their Recent Votes?

Anti-gun Loretta Lynch Sworn in as Attorney General

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ACTIONPlease take action by clicking here to hold Senators accountable — “spanking” Senators who supported the anti-gun Loretta Lynch, and thanking those who opposed her.  This is an action item for which everyone (even those living in anti-gun states) should be able to take part!

Twenty Republican Senators helped break filibuster against Lynch

Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States on Monday.

Lynch is an extreme, anti-gun advocate who supports reenacting the so-called “Assault Weapons” ban which sunset in 2004.

While every Democrat supported her, the Republicans listed below cast their support, as well.  For starters, every Senator below — both bolded and non-bolded — voted to break the filibuster against her nomination.  They are:

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Flake (R-AZ)
Gardner (R-CO)
Graham (R-SC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kirk (R-IL)
McConnell (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)

The bolded Senators voted for Lynch twice.  (More on this in just a second.)

But to be clear, if these Republicans had voted AGAINST Lynch on the cloture (or filibuster) vote, the Lynch nomination would have failed.

Why?  Because the Democrats would NOT have had the 60 votes needed to defeat the Republican-led filibuster.

However, the Republicans listed above — those whose names are NOT bolded — tried to “have it both ways.”  Having voted to break the filibuster, they then turned around and voted “pro-gun” against Lynch on the final confirmation vote.

This allows them to sell their constituents on the false premise that they opposed Loretta Lynch.  But that’s not true, since they betrayed gun owners on the most crucial “cloture” vote.

But the Senators whose names are bolded took that extra step of actually VOTING TO CONFIRM Loretta Lynch.  In essence, they voted for Loretta Lynch twice.

They not only voted to break the Republican filibuster, they also voted for her final confirmation.

Sen. McConnell twists arms to get Lynch confirmed

Why would so many Republicans vote to confirm President Obama’s anti-gun nominee — given her anti-gun record, and given the fact that she wants to legalize millions of anti-gun voters?

Because the pressure to support her came straight from the top, straight from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.

Senate Republicans, who opposed Lynch, report that Majority Leader McConnell was quietly twisting arms, getting the support needed to overcome a filibuster.

Here’s what was reported in one of the Capitol Hill newspapers:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) worked quietly to round up more than 60 votes to end a filibuster of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, Republican senators say.

After holding up Lynch’s confirmation vote for weeks, McConnell worked to ensure she would overcome a filibuster with a strong bipartisan vote, pitting him against Tea Party firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other conservatives. (The Hill, April 23, 2015)

Having overcome the filibuster against Lynch, Sen. McConnell then voted IN FAVOR of the President’s anti-gun nominee.

It is imperative that gun owners take the Republican Senators listed above to the political “wood shed,” lest they be emboldened by their perfidy.

But it’s also important to THANK those Senators who resisted the Majority Leader’s arm twisting to support the Constitution.

As GOA mentioned last week, there were twice as many Senators opposing Lynch as opposed Eric Holder in 2009.  So even though we don’t have a majority yet, the good news is that we are getting close.

Having said that, politicians are a lot like children.  And just as a child doesn’t learn to change his behavior if he is never disciplined, neither do politicians if you don’t tell them they screwed up and put the heat on them.

ACTIONPlease take action by clicking here to both email a Thank You to Senators who opposed the anti-gun Loretta Lynch on both votes and to “spank” those Senators who helped push her through