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Demand that Loretta Lynch require 60 votes in order to invoke cloture on her nomination!

Senator Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
United States Senate
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1702

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We Like Our Guns 

Independence Day is still a few months away, but that didn’t stop Americans from recently celebrating a fantastic anniversary.

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GOA-backed Amendment Could “Potentially Shut Down Parts of the United Nations”

Several gun owner rights victories have occurred recently in the united States Senate, including a vote that shut down the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Among those victories is Senator Jim Inhofe's amendment, which Gun Owners of America claims has the potential to shut down parts of the United Nations if they stay on course with the ATT.

First, Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) added a committee amendment to deal with Obama's DOJ and their anti-gun Operation Choke Point. As a result, the bill wasn't even taken out on the floor of the senate. Well done, Senator Crapo.

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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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Self-Defense Corner

  • Detroit Woman
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  • Defensive Gun Use
  • Intruder Shot

Detroit woman shoots at 3 intruders; 1 in custody, 2 on run

DETROIT - A woman on Detroit's east side shot at three males who were breaking into her home Tuesday afternoon, striking one of them.

Detroit police say one person -- the person who was shot -- is in custody while they are actively searching for the other two.

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Man Intervenes for Wheelchair-Bound Neighbor, Shoots Suspect

On March 3, a Little Rock, Arkansas, man witnessed two suspects allegedly breaking into the home of his neighbor, who is “elderly and wheelchair-bound.” He armed himself and intervened, shooting one of the suspects.

According to Arkansas Matters, when the armed citizen–Charles Dorsey–saw two suspects breaking into his neighbor’s home, he “asked his sister to call 911.”

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Magazine Capacity Matters – Homeowner Exchanges 30+ Shots With Home Invader

This story is a perfect example of why magazine capacity matters. Sure, most of the defensive gun uses we report on this site are over and done with just a few rounds (or no rounds fired at all). However, there are situations where you might find yourself in a battle for your life and every round in that magazine will count.

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Terminal Recidivism Edition

Years before a coroner pronounced 31-year-old Jermoid Wheeler dead after trying to break into a home, he had been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. He was given credit for time served and released in June 2014, after serving just half of his term. According to court documents, Wheeler’s criminal record dates all the way back to 2004 and includes drug charges, domestic abuse and armed robbery . . .

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Police: Homeowner exercised ‘constitutional right’ when he shot intruder

A Columbus, Ohio, homeowner fatally shot a man after he kicked in his front door Friday morning, and police say the man was most likely justified in his actions.

The 71-year-old homeowner called 911 just after before noon, according to reports from local media.

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Record Refutes McCain's "Day At The Beach" Charge
by
Nathan Burchfiel
As published at CNSNews.com

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain... accused the Bush administration of creating the impression that the war in Iraq would be "some kind of day at the beach." But transcripts of Bush's speeches from March 2003 show that Bush tried to distance himself from analysts who said the campaign would be easy.

During a campaign stop for Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), McCain said, "One of the biggest mistakes we made was underestimating the size of the task and the sacrifices that would be required," according to the Associated Press.

But in his address to the nation on March 19, 2003 -- as American fighters began dropping bombs on Baghdad -- Bush said the bombings were the "opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign."

The conflict "could be longer and more difficult than some predicted," Bush explained, due to the harsh terrain and unpredictable fighting methods of the enemy. He added that "helping Iraqis achieve a united, stable and free country will require our sustained commitment."

Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said McCain, a likely candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2008, is trying to distance himself from the president to appeal to so-called moderate voters.

"He's practicing that high wire act that all Republicans in 2008 are probably going to have to endure," Sabato said. "He's going to have to be pro-Bush enough to satisfy GOP activists who vote in primaries and caucuses, and yet he has to be enough of a change to get elected in November."

Sabato joked that McCain "was against President Bush before he was for him," a reference to Sen. John Kerry's (D-Mass.) statement during the 2004 presidential campaign that he was "for the $87 billion before I was against it."

Sabato predicted that "... he (McCain) will say some very positive things about President Bush and his Iraq policy." Sabato said he also felt President Bush sugar coated assessments of the situation in Iraq early in the conflict, making it seem as though the mission would be easier than it has been.

"There was some of that," Sabato said. "I think that was part of the encouragement to go in, that 'we can mop this up pretty quickly, it'll take a few months.'"

"In fact, I remember them cautioning people who expected this to be lightning quick as in 1991. 'No, instead of a few days, it's going to take a few months,'" Sabato claimed. "Well, it turns out it's a few years, or maybe more than a few years."

In his March 22 radio address, Bush repeated his belief that "a campaign on harsh terrain in a vast country could be longer and more difficult than some have predicted."

In a March 23 press conference, Bush said it was "going to take a while to achieve our objective," that "we're slowly, but surely, achieving our objective" and that "it's important for the American people to realize that this war has just begun, that ... we're just in the beginning phases."

In his now infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech on May 1, 2003, Bush said the operation "was carried out with a combination of precision and speed and boldness the enemy did not expect, and the world has not seen before."

While much of Bush's speech was celebratory, he also noted that "we have difficult work to do in Iraq. We're bringing order to parts of that country that remain dangerous."

"The transition from dictatorship to democracy will take time, but it is worth the effort," Bush said. "Our coalition will stay until our work is done."

A spokesman for Sen. McCain did not respond to requests for comment

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