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The Right to Defend Your Family is a “Pro-Life” Value
by Erich Pratt

USA Today isn't exactly a close ally of either the pro-life or Second Amendment movements. So it’s not surprising that on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the newspaper published an opinion piece by Pastor Rob Schenck trying to pick a fight between the two communities. 

That's not going to happen.

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Not Ready for Prime Time
by Tim Macy

You have to admire anyone who calls out the President of the United States to his face, criticizing his train wreck that is universally known as “ObamaCare.”  Dr. Ben Carson catapulted himself into national prominence when he confronted the President on this issue at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013.

As a result of that one act, Dr. Carson is being considered as a potential presidential candidate.  His gentle, avuncular manner makes him all the more attractive.  But let’s do a little vetting before we go all in.

From a review of some of his public statements, it is clear that he is developing his positions on the issues on the fly.

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Anti-gunners Misfire Again Trying to Debunk the Benefits of Guns in Self-Defense
by Erich Pratt

In October of last year, a North Carolina man used a handgun to stop three armed invaders who were beating his wife and attempting to rape his granddaughter.  The home defender shot all three of the thugs, killing one of them.

In July, a doctor prevented a mass shooting at a hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, when he used his concealed firearm to stop a gunman.  Police said that had it not been for the armed doctor, the perpetrator would have gone “out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition.”

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GOA Blasts Liam Neeson for Ignorant Comments on Guns

WorldNetDaily (1/13/15) reported that action movie star Liam Neeson has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” for his comments blasting gun ownership in America.  Neeson offered these views, despite the fact that he has made a career appearing in movies featuring ... guns.

Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said he was “not impressed” by the comments from Neeson, who appeared in Schindler’s List.

“Too bad Neeson didn’t learn anything from Schindler’s List. Those were unarmed people who were being slaughtered (by the Nazis),” Pratt said. “You know they had to have wished there had been ‘too many (expletive) guns’ in Germany.”

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I am Charlie (Bronson)
by Larry Pratt

Practitioners of the “Religion of Peace” have struck again.  This time, two of their “missionaries” went to the offices of a Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, where the dirtbags killed a dozen innocent people.  

We’ve seen this kind of terrorism before.  One of the Muslim murderers was actually shouting “Allahu Akbar” during his butchery.  But if Allah expects to be praised during the commission of cold-blooded murder, wouldn’t that make him the Dirtbag-in-Chief?  

If the FBI were in charge of the investigation, they would probably conclude that the motive for the attack was unclear.  Just another case of “workplace violence,” don’t you know?

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Self-Defense Corner

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  • Pastor Justified

Fireworks Stand Proved Painful Target For Would-Be Robber

After several fireworks stands in the area had been targeted in a string of robberies, authorities say one Houston area retailer was able to take at least one of the suspects out of commission.

According to KPRC, two men pulled into the parking lot of the fireworks stand in a green Ford Mustang around 10 p.m. Tuesday. As one of the subjects sat in the vehicle, the other emerged, carrying a gun, and demanded cash from the clerk.

Shop owner Richard Treichel recalled the actions of his quick-thinking employee.

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Florida Pastor Was Armed And Ready When Disgruntled Employee Opened Fire In His Church

Reports indicate a potentially deadly shooting incident at a Florida church ended when an armed pastor fired on and seriously injured the suspect.

Living Water Fellowship Pastor Terry Howell Sr. was attempting to fire church maintenance worker Benjamin Parangan Jr., according to Osceola County officials, when the employee brandished a firearm and began shooting. Howell responded by pulling out his own handgun and shooting Parangan, defending himself and other church staff members and multiple children present at the time.

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Alleged Robber Pulls Pellet Gun, Clerk Pulls Real One

On December 19 an alleged would-be robber pulled a pellet gun on a clerk in Daytona Beach’s Neighborhood Meat Market. The clerk responded by pulling a real gun and opening fire.

According to WFTV 9, the suspect was trying to rob the meat market when he pulled the pellet gun. The clerk, not knowing if the gun was real or fake, grabbed his own gun and began firing. At that point the suspect fled and tried to carjack a vehicle in the parking lot. Turns out, the lady driving the vehicle was the wife of the meat market clerk and she refused to comply.

While the attempted carjacking was still ongoing, the clerk caught up with the suspect and opened fire again.

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Armed Homeowner Takes Out Intruder Who Had Gun To Woman’s Neck

Authorities confirm a Memphis, Tenn., man is dead after a botched robbery attempt earlier this week. WHBQ reports career criminal Nico Carlisle, 22, and another suspect knocked on the door of a home around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. When a woman answered, Carlisle reportedly put a gun to her neck and attempted to enter.

The male homeowner quickly recognized something was wrong and grabbed his own gun. He fired multiple times, investigators said, fatally hitting Carlisle. Authorities found the deceased suspect lying in the front door of the home. Police are reportedly still looking for Carlisle’s accomplice.

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Pastor was justified in fatal shooting of a 14-year-old

Prosecutors say an Oklahoma City pastor was justified in fatally shooting a 14-year-old would-be burglar who hid in a bedroom's closet and attacked him.

The Oklahoman reports 48-year-old Tom Vineyard won't face charges in the shooting of Keontre Reese over the weekend.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says Reese broke into Vineyard's home. Vineyard had been Christmas shopping when he received a notification from his alarm company that a motion detector had been activated in his house.

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Immigration Bill Dead For Now
-- Gun owners unheralded in media, but played a huge role in the defeat of bill

Gun Owners of America
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Friday, June 29, 2007

Well, the American public has spoken.

If you ever wondered whether your activism pays off, then look no further than the immigration debate. The bill went down in flames yesterday by a vote of 53-46.

And good thing too, because this bill was packing more than just immigration stuff -- it also contained anti-gun language as well.

But what else would you expect from a Ted Kennedy bill?

In addition to denying many law-abiding gun owners their right to find a job or buy a gun, the bill could have put every major gun shop out of business, something which the anti-gun left has been trying to do for years.

GOA wants to thank all of you who took action on our immigration alerts recently. You probably don't realize how important YOUR INVOLVEMENT was in killing this bill. Obviously, no one group can take all the credit, because there was pressure coming from all over America. Even so, most of the media has credited conservative talk shows as the 800 pound gorilla -- and yes, the talk shows were extremely important.

But remember the Baucus amendment that we asked you to lobby on? The Senate voted on whether to table (or kill) that amendment on Wednesday, but it failed to do so. That one amendment is being credited by insiders as being THE BIGGEST reason the bill could not get enough votes for cloture (that is, to end debate and vote up or down on the bill).

Consider what Congressional Quarterly had to say about that amendment on Wednesday: "The process [to get a Unanimous Consent agreement] came to a halt when the chamber refused to table an amendment by Max Baucus, D-Mont.... When the chamber voted against tabling the Baucus amendment, the process stopped. Without a unanimous consent agreement to adopt the amendment or move on, the next step was the cloture vote [which failed]."

This complies with what one highly placed Senate staffer told GOA yesterday when he said that the failed attempt to kill the Baucus amendment was "probably the reason we killed the bill."

The Baucus amendment would have protected the jobs and gun rights of Americans who live in states that are blocking the enforcement of the REAL ID Act. Without the promise of a National ID in every state, the Baucus amendment effectively became the ultimate poison pill in this bill.

So kudos to all of you for all of your hard work!

Now, our attention reverts back to the McCarthy Brady expansion bill (HR 2640) -- which could come up any time after the July 4th holiday.

Supporters of the McCarthy bill are hanging their hat on language which purports to help disqualified people get their rights restored. So GOA has built a special section on its website that gets to the truth on this issue and informs gun owners of the dangers in HR 2640.

Please go to http://www.gunowners.org/netb.htm to learn what the specifics of the bill are, who its main supporters are, answers to claims made by proponents of the bill, who faces the greatest risk of being disqualified for buying a gun, and more.

Enjoy the holidays!

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4th of July Scheduling Note

Congress is out of session the entirety of next week, so there will not be any votes scheduled. Some GOA staff members are taking advantage of that fact to go on their annual vacations.

There will always be senior GOA staff paying attention to any developments regarding gun rights legislation, and our main office will be open during normal business hours except for the 4th itself.

However, we will be short-staffed. We ask that you please LIMIT E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS during this time frame, as you are unlikely to receive a timely response. Should you have questions requiring quick answers, please call 703-321-8585 during EDT business hours.


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