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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

  • Masked Gunman
  • Pizza delivery
  • Home Intruder
  • Widowed Mother
  • Home Alone

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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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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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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Congratulations... and Give Yourself a Pat on the Back!
-- Senate votes 68-29 against backdoor gun control

Gun Owners of America E-Mail/FAX Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

(Wednesday, February 2, 2000) -- The Senate shot down another backdoor attempt at gun control today by a vote of 68-29. GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt praised the Senate's decision and lauded gun owners for quickly answering yesterday's call to action.

"Last night, GOA issued an emergency alert to activists nationwide," Pratt said. "And based on the grassroots responses that we have received today, many of you took immediate action.

"Thank you very much. We are truly grateful for the activism of our members and supporters."

The Senate voted around 1:00 P.M. (EST) on the Levin amendment -- a proposal that would have taken a major step toward putting the gun industry out of business.

But by a vote of 68-29, Senators ditched the agenda that was being so vigorously pursued by anti-gun Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

The Levin amendment would have clearly helped those cities that are bringing frivolous lawsuits against the gun industry. The amendment provides that, if a judge entered an enormous judgment against a firearms manufacturer or dealer, such businesses could not avoid the judgment by declaring bankruptcy, even if the judgment massively exceeded the total assets of the manufacturer or dealer.

As pointed out in yesterday's alert, the purpose of the Levin amendment is "to ensure, even if the gun industry is successful in defeating 29 out of 30 politically motivated suits, that a single substantial loss can destroy every major American firearms manufacturer -- and ruin the lives of the owners and managers. No one should assume that firearms will continue to be made or sold if this occurs." Virtually no other American industry is singled out for punishment in this way.


  1. Many of you are new to GOA's fax and email list. While we typically try to warn activists well before a vote, the nature of legislation is such that is not always possible to do so. Thank you for your patience.
  2. On the good news side, the vast majority of people on this list should have received their alert well before the actual vote took place this afternoon.

Who Were The Bad Guys?

The following Senators voted for backdoor gun control:
Akaka Hollings Murray
Biden Inouye Reed
Boxer Johnson Reid
Chafee Kennedy Rockefeller
Cleland Kerry Sarbanes
Daschle Kohl Schumer
Durbin Lautenberg Torricelli
Feinstein Levin Wellstone
Graham Mikulski Wyden
Harkin Moynihan


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