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Constitutional Carry Reciprocity Advances 2nd Amendment Rights

Recently, some of our good friends issued a statement criticizing federal reciprocity legislation.  We agree with them that the Nugent bill (H.R. 402) has problems, because it would force Americans in “constitutional carry” states to obtain permits in order to exercise their God-given rights. 

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GOA rallies its members as gun debate heats up in Senate budget battle

Gun rights groups are rallying their members behind a series of budget measures aimed at strengthening the Second Amendment and restricting gun control efforts. 

As the Senate debates the federal government’s 2016 budget, Republicans and gun advocates are pushing for a number of amendments that would expand concealed-carry laws and block the Obama administration from issuing what opponents call a “backdoor” ban on guns.

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Gun groups rally against Loretta Lynch

Gun rights groups are making a vigorous push to stop the Senate from confirming Loretta Lynch as President Obama’s next attorney general.

Advocates are organizing petitions, drawing up letters and hitting the phones to urge Senate Republicans to oppose Lynch in a floor vote that could take place as early as next week.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has sent an alert to its members warning that Obama’s nominee would put gun rights at risk....

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States Moving to Block Federal Gun Control
By Larry Pratt

There have been positive developments in the fight to block the enforcement of federal gun control around the country.

More than a dozen states have introduced bills this year to put federal officials on notice that they will get no assistance in helping federal agents carry out unconstitutional actions.

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Over and Over Again, You Have Cleaned Obama’s Clock 
-- The battle over AR-15 ammo is just the most recent victory

Recently, our Legislative Counsel was on a radio program.  And the host commented about how "frustrating" it was for the Second Amendment community to have to battle Barack Obama's repeated, seemingly unending string of illegal gun grabs.

Our Counsel was stunned.  His jaw dropped to the ground.

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Self-Defense Corner

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Catawba County, NC Homeowner Shoots and Kills Intruder

A Catawba County homeowner used a shotgun to defend his home against two intruders.  Shooting and killing one, while the second is still outstanding.  The homeowner initially heard them break in and grabbed his shotgun and called the police.  When the intruders kicked in a hall door and came towards the homeowner and his wife, the homeowner he fired one shot, striking one of the intruders in the chest, killing him.  The second subject fled the home and is still out standing.

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Son Gives His Widowed Mother a Gun Out of Concern for Her Safety. Then, One Week Later…

A woman was startled out of her sleep early Thursday morning when she heard what sounded like someone breaking into her home. It turned out to be a robbery suspect who police believe was breaking into neighborhood homes in West Columbus, Ohio.

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Masked Gunman’s Plan Foiled by the Second Amendment — and the Surveillance Camera Caught It All (GRAPHIC)

When a man wearing a bandanna over his face walked into a Pinch, West Virginia, pharmacy on Wednesday, a surveillance camera was rolling and Don Radcliff apparently tried using humor at first to diffuse the situation.

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A Tale of Two Pizza Delivery Girls: One had a gun, the other was raped

For those of you who may have forgotten I recently covered a story concerning a female pizza delivery driver from Papa John’s who fought off two would be thieves/rapists by SHOOTING one of them in the face.

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Woman Home Alone Pulls Gun, Shoots, Ends Alleged Home Invasion 

On February 9, a woman home alone in Madison County, Alabama, pulled a gun and opened fire on four suspects who allegedly forced their way into her home.

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-- Compromise on massive land bill does not protect Second Amendment rights -- Compromise on massive land bill does not protect Second Amendment rights

Tuesday evening, March 10, 2009


Gun Owners of America does not sound the "Emergency alarm" often -- and when we do, we mean it.

Remember the massive land bill, S. 22, that passed out of the Senate last month?

It was expected to pass quickly in the House, but your opposition to an expansion of gun control contained in the bill forced it to be pulled from the floor.

GOA has just learned that after some backroom deals, the bill is headed to the floor WEDNESDAY MORNING, without any amendments to truly protect your Second Amendment rights on National Park Service (NPS) land.

You have fought the battle over the NPS gun ban for a long time. 

Unlike U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, which allow for state and local law to govern firearms possession, NPS land is subject to a complete gun ban for any citizen who does not hold a concealed carry permit.

The bill coming to the floor March 11 greatly expands NPS land, thus spreading the agency's anti-gun regulations into more areas. 

S. 22 is actually a compilation of over 190 bills, many of which were never even debated on their own merits.

Here are just a few examples of land expansions in the bill:

* Section 5204 of the bill establishes the Washington-Rochambeau Route as a Historic Trail.  This dual trail begins in Rhode Island and travels 650 miles to Yorktown, Virginia.  The trail includes parts of major thoroughfares on the east coast such as Interstate 95 and US Route 1, meaning the gun ban could effect hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting gun owners each day.

* Section 5301 authorizes the federal government to buy private land adjacent to national parks and trails. Such land would be controlled by the NPS, and thus be subject to the agency's anti-gun regulations.

* Section 7002 makes the birthplace of William Jefferson Clinton a National Historic Site.  Perhaps it's fitting that the legacy of former President Clinton, who was responsible for so many anti-Second Amendment laws, will include yet another "gun free" zone.

In all, the bill designates over 2 million acres of wilderness, establishes three new national parks, a new national monument, three new national conservation areas, and four new national trails. 

In an effort to persuade pro-gun Congressmen to vote for the bill, the leadership apparently agreed to one backroom change-- an amendment to protect hunting and recreational shooting.

The compromise measure misses the point.  The founding fathers did not, in their struggle to secure essential freedoms, craft the Second Amendment with the idea that it would protect hunting and recreational shooting.

It is seemingly simple to understand, yet we have to continually remind the Congress that the Second Amendment is not about hunting!

If we have any chance of stopping this bill, you must contact your Representative right away.

The bill is scheduled to come to the floor before noon, Wednesday, March 11.

Please don't let Congress sneak this expansion of gun control through the House under the guise that compromise language protects your Second Amendment rights.  It doesn't.

ACTION: Right now, please use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center to send your Representative the pre-written letter below.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Representative,

On March 11, the House intends to take up S. 22, a massive bill containing nearly 200 separate pieces of legislation.

This bill will greatly expand land controlled by the Nation Park Service, thereby expanding the agency's anti-gun regulations.

There is compromise language being offered to supposedly protect hunting and sport shooting.  That is insufficient, as the Second Amendment is NOT about hunting and recreational shooting!

And while there may be some parts of this bill that you support for our state or our district, please do not give such parochial issues priority over my Second Amendment rights.

I urge you, in the strongest possible terms, to vote against this 1,294 page bill until the leadership allows an amendment that will truly protect the right to keep and bear arms.

Gun Owners of America will rate a vote for this bill as an anti-gun vote, and will inform me of your position.

Sincerely,

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