GOA Slams Bloomberg and Justice Stevens for their Idiotic Ideas on the 2nd Amendment
Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry
Gun Owners win key victories, including one before the Supreme Court
Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!
Lawless Obama Shreds More Constitutional Protections for Steel Core 5.45x39 Ammo
Will the New Jersey Governor Sign a Gun Control Bill?
GOA Slams Bloomberg and Justice Stevens for their Idiotic Ideas on the 2nd Amendment -- While gun owners dramatically winning the culture war


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Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry -- And ATF makes the import ban on 5.45x39 ammo official



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Gun Owners win key victories, including one before the Supreme Court -- And gunnies say goodbye to a good friend



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Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!



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image GOA Slams Bloomberg and Justice Stevens for their Idiotic Ideas on the 2nd Amendment
image Obama Budget Lays Groundwork for Universal Gun Registry
image Gun Owners win key victories, including one before the Supreme Court
image Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!
image Lawless Obama Shreds More Constitutional Protections for Steel Core 5.45x39 Ammo
image Will the New Jersey Governor Sign a Gun Control Bill?

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Mayor Michael

Michael Bloomberg is late to the party with his anti-gun push

Editor's note: Michael Hammond is the legislative counsel for Gun Owners of America. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) -- Like a 3-year-old who thinks he's just discovered the wheel, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is reveling over his startling new...

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Judge Stevens

Gun Groups Slam Stevens' 'Idiotic' Idea to Alter Second Amendment

Gun-rights advocates slammed retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' suggestion to revise the Second Amendment to specify that Americans have the right to bear arms only when serving in militias... Erich Pratt, spokesman for the Gun Owners of America, told Newsmax that the view represented "sour grapes on his part." Pratt...

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Scott Wagner

Tea Party Write-in Candidate Defies the Establishment
-- Trounces Republican and Democrat candidates in state senate race

Earth to the Republican Party:  Ronald Reagan called and he wants his party back. Both Republicans and Democrats alike were stunned when a write-in candidate trounced the establishment picks for their respective parties in a state senate race last week. The Republican...

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Vivek Murthy

Will the Next Surgeon General be an Anti-gun Fanatic?

Earlier this week, Senators grilled the latest anti-gun nominee that President Obama has put forward:  Dr. Vivek Murthy, who was nominated to be the next Surgeon General of the United States. Make no mistake about it:  Murthy is an anti-gun fanatic.   Not only that, as Surgeon General, Murthy could channel huge amounts...

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Armed thugs meet armed combat veteran (Connecticut)

A National Guard Staff Sergeant found himself in a combat situation at home - in Hartford, Connecticut. The Staff Sergeant deployed twice to Afghanistan with the 102nd Infantry Regiment. Just before 2:30 Saturday morning (April 19, 2014), the Staff Sergeant encountered two cars blocking the road he was driving on. He honked and asked the...

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California Jewelry Store Owner Wins Gunfight With Armed Robber

Many times, the mere presence of a firearm is enough of a deterrent to end a violent crime. However, sometimes a defensive situation does deteriorate into an actual gunfight. This is the situation a jewelry store owner in Antioch, CA found himself in last week. Two armed men attempted to rob the Hardy Nix Jewelry store, but...

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Entire Family Opens Fire on Early Morning Home Invader

You’re going to have a bad day if you’re a home invader and you’re facing a single armed citizen. You’re probably going to have a terrible day if you’re facing an entire armed family. According to WFLA, that’s exactly what happened to one unlucky home invader in Winter Haven, FL, According to WHPD, the suspect was a complete...

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BREAKING: First Defensive Gun Use in Chicago Illinois by Carry Permit Holder!

It has begun in Chicago! The law abiding citizens of Chicago will no longer sit idly by as criminals and thugs take over their city. Here we have the first ever documented defensive gun use in Chicago by a carry permit holder! According to The Chicago Tribune, a 53 year old man legally used deadly force to defend...

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DA finds fatal shooting justified

Kyle Ford was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Joshua Pride Salyer, the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office has ruled. Ford, 30, told officers that he shot a man, later identified as Salyer, after Salyer and two other men came toward him in an aggressive manner. Ford said his next-door neighbor had knocked on his door, asking for...

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Record Refutes McCain's "Day At The Beach" Charge

Record Refutes McCain's "Day At The Beach" Charge
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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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    Gun-grabbing fever has finally reached the conservative stronghold of Oklahoma. An annual meet-and-greet at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City turned sour when an anonymous senator demanded that the 40 sheriffs in attendance remove their firearms. But...
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