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Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation

Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress….

Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines….

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Constitutional Carry Bills Advancing from Coast-to-Coast

The concept of “constitutional carry” is simple:  An individual's ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn't depend on a “permit” from the government.

Currently, there are six states that allow permitless carry throughout all or most of their jurisdictions.

This week in New Hampshire, the full Senate will be taking up SB 116, a constitutional carry bill which previously passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 3-1 vote.

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An Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis
by Tim Macy

What if a man ascended to the presidency who was so ruthless in his desire to transform the United States to his bidding that the restraints of the Constitution became irrelevant to him?  

What if his sycophantic Attorney General excused his law-breaking, while his regulators sought to destroy his political opposition?  

What if his vicar in the Senate obliterated the Senate rules in order to pack the courts with toadies and go-fers who existed to do the President's bidding?

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2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans

Take Action Today!

Contact your Senators and Representative.  Ask them to oppose giving Barack Obama the unbridled authority to impose back-door, UN-styled gun control!

UNITED NATIONS – Giving President Obama fast-track authority to conclude an international trade agreement is like playing Russian roulette with six bullets in the chamber, says one of America’s leading gun rights organizations.

Gun Owners of America is blasting a congressional proposal that empowers Obama to unilaterally negotiate international agreements as “a ‘bait and switch’ scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.”

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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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Self-Defense Corner

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College Student Says She’s Glad Her Dad Gave Her The Gun She Used To Fight Off Armed Home Invaders 

A University of Central Florida student says she’s glad her dad gave her a gun to take to school after she needed one to confront two violent home invaders who held her boyfriend at gun point and threatened her life.

Sable Nehme and her boyfriend, Nour Skargee, answered a knock at their off-campus apartment Tuesday. When they opened the door, two men burst in, WFTV reported.

One of the men pointed a gun at Skargee and ordered him to the ground.

“They said ‘we’re going to kill your girl,’” said Skargee, who also attends UCF. “That’s when I really lost hope, you know.”

Nehme told WFTV that she ran to the couple’s bedroom and tried to lock the door.

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Anti-Gun Advocates Routinely Ask Why Anyone Would Ever Need More Than 10 Bullets — Texas Man Now Has a Good Reason

A man in Tomball, Texas, was startled out of his sleep by the sound of someone kicking in his front door on Monday night.

He quickly retrieved his firearm, ready defend his life and property — though he likely didn’t anticipate the intense firefight that would occur.

Two suspects and homeowner traded more than 30 shots during the aggressive home invasion, KHOU-TV reports.

Harris County Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman told KPRC-TV that the homeowner was “in fear for his life” when he opened fire on the suspects who invaded his home. He couldn’t confirm whether anyone was hit by gunfire during the exchange.

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Viral Video: Proof That Guns Save Lives Compilation

This compilation video of news stories and videos of gun owners refusing to become victims is a great resource.  In many cases simply the presence of a gun sends the criminals scurrying. Scroll down to watch the video.

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Armed Arby’s Customer Stops Knife-Wielding Robber

A Utah man who just wanted to order food at an Arby’s restaurant ended up thwarting a robbery attempt by a knife-wielding woman with a criminal history.

It happened at around noon on Sunday when, according to the Deseret News, the customer was placing his order in the drive-thru of the Vernal roast beef sandwich franchise.

When the man realized that the cashier was not responding to him he pulled out of the drive-thru, parked his truck, and went inside the store to order his food there.

In the store, one of the cashiers mouthed to him the words “We’re being robbed.”

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Woman Fires Gun, Sends Throat-Slashing Psycho Running for His Life

Alleged throat-slitting psycho Ronald Kaehne was charged with two counts of attempted first degree homicide after the slasher murders he’s planned in his journal didn’t go quite the way he’d hoped, and he was forced to flee or his life before he could kill his intended victims.

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Hostettler and Smith Combine Forces to Deliver Pro-gun Victories!
-- Gun activists play key role

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(Thursday, October 12, 2000)

"Demil" Provision Removed

GOA warned you last month about a very dangerous provision in the DoD authorization bill (H.R. 4205). This provision would have allowed the Defense Department to collect and destroy certain privately owned militaria -- including your M1 Carbine, 1903 Springfield, Colt SAA, and more.

The House passed the bill yesterday on a 382-31 vote, and GOA is happy to report that the "demil" provision has been stricken. There are three reasons for this:

* First, you guys rang the phones off the hook over the last month. Thanks to your involvement, legislators on Capitol Hill quickly learned there was a problem in the DoD bill and worked to satisfy their unhappy constituents.
* Second, Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN).
* Third, Sen. Bob Smith (R-NH).

Both Hostettler and Smith worked tirelessly to make sure this dangerous demilitarization provision was removed from the bill. Gun owners should thank them for their efforts.

Clinton Gun Control Scheme Receives A Setback

In other good news, Rep. Hostettler succeeded in keeping pro-gun language in the same DoD bill. Hostettler amended this bill in May when he inserted language to bar the Department of Defense from giving Smith & Wesson preferential treatment in government contracts.

As one of the conference-committee members, Hostettler was instrumental in keeping this pro-gun provision in the bill. Thus, DoD will be prohibited by law, from rewarding the gun maker for the anti-gun deal that it cut with the Clinton administration in March -- an agreement that imposes all kinds of new gun control upon dealers and gun buyers.

Gun owners should thank Rep. Hostettler for his determined efforts to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights.

BATF Strikes Again!

On August 28, 2000, BATF launched its most recent attack on the Second Amendment. Its proposed regulation (contained at page 52054 et seq. in the Federal Register of August 28, 2000) would require FFLs to conduct an annual gun inventory.

While not the obvious threat of other Clinton-Gore proposals, such as national gun registration, this proposed regulation nevertheless represents the most recent installment in efforts by the Clinton-Gore administration to inflict on the Second Amendment a "death by a thousand cuts."

It is therefore important that law-abiding gun owners make their voices heard with respect to this most recent unconstitutional, unjustifiable effort by this administration to harass its political opposition.

Here are some of the arguments against the regulation:

1. BATF gives no significant justification for inconveniencing law-abiding businesses. It cites "1,271 crime guns" which had been stolen without the theft having been reported. The problem is there is no evidence that the subsequent crimes committed with these guns could have been prevented or the guns more easily traced had the thefts been detected and reported. To the contrary, BATF appears to have been able to locate each shipper and trace each gun with no difficulty. How would a mandatory annual inventory improve this?
2. Contrary to BATF's misrepresentations, the burden on businesses of conducting an annual government-mandated inventory will be far greater than it asserts. Furthermore, the burden will fall on active dealers and inactive ones -- presumably for the purpose of further discouraging law-abiding Americans from holding federal firearms licenses.
3. BATF's ability to impose additional regulatory requirements in connection with the annual inspections are open-ended, and inspections could be required "[a]t any other time the Director of Industry Operations may in writing require" -- even if he decides to require daily inspections.
Small to medium size gun dealers could be easily harassed into early retirement, thus having the effect of "drying up the well" as far as the gun supply is concerned. The supply of gun dealers will be greatly reduced, resulting in higher gun prices. Moreover, the BATF will be able to focus its resources to crack down on the few remaining dealers in existence, as government studies will, no doubt, claim these few dealers are resulting in a high rate of sales to criminals.
4. Finally, BATF's efforts to micromanage the exercise of a constitutional right are unconstitutional. Its attempts to harass gun dealers -- and only gun dealers -- can only be viewed as analogous to prohibitively expensive regulatory burdens applied only to newspapers, to civil rights organizations, or to defense attorneys.

ACTION: The BATF is receiving comments from concerned Americans until November 27, 2000. Please consider using the above talking points to submit your comments in opposition to the regulations. Or view the regulations at http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/rules/notice902.pdf (with Acrobat Reader) on the internet and formulate your own letter in opposition.

There are two ways to submit your comments:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mail: Chief, Regulations Division; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; P.O. Box 50221; Washington, DC 20091-0221; ATTN: Notice No. 902

NOTE: Written comments must be signed. E-mail comments must contain your name, mailing address, and e-mail address. They must also reference the notice number (No. 902) and be legible when printed on not more than three pages 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size. They will treat e-mail as originals and will not acknowledge receipt of e-mail.


Sheriff Richard Mack is the Director of Public Affairs for Gun Owners of America. Mack took the Brady Law to the Supreme Court where the judges agreed that the Feds could not force a local official to perform a background check. Sheriff Mack now has an electronic newsletter. Please stop by http://www.gunvote2000.com and look it over.

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