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GOA Sponsoring Tele-Town Halls with Presidential Candidates

First up, Sen. Ted Cruz

We don’t have to tell you how crucial the 2016 Presidential election is.

The constitutional rights that Americans enjoy have come under repeated attacks from a President who ignores the Constitution on a continual basis. Thankfully, there are several pro-gun candidates who are running for the Oval Office during this election cycle.

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Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

The Daily Caller recently reported on a “shocking government program” where the Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming American vets by getting them put on the FBI’s background check list.

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Ridiculous “Case” Against Pro-gun House Member Dismissed

(Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Buck (R-CO) is a strong, vocal defender of gun rights.  So is Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.

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GOA supported legislation would remove the race and ethnicity questions from the ATF Form 4473

Congressional Republicans are pushing a bill to block the feds from forcing gun buyers to disclose their race in applications, saying the government should be "color blind" when it comes to the Second Amendment.

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The Bigot Game

It worked with Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It worked with Ferguson. It's being used to bludgeon hapless Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy into submission. And now it's being used to try to overcome Second Amendment opposition to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch.

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Self-Defense Corner

  • Uber Driver
  • Sister Saves Brother
  • Shot and Jailed
  • Robber Becomes Victim
  • Son Stabs Mom

Uber driver in Chicago stops mass public shooting, compiling other cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass shootings

This past Friday, an Uber driver with a permitted concealed handgun stopped what likely would have been a mass public shooting. Police arrived on the scene quickly, but the Uber driver had still already taken care of the situation before they arrived. From Mitch Dudek in the Chicago Sun-Times:

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Female Homeowner Shoots Alleged Intruder to Save Brother

At about 3:40 a.m. on March 30, a Detroit female homeowner retrieved her gun and ran downstairs, where she fired multiple shots and wounded one of two alleged intruders, leaving him in critical condition.

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Homeowner Wins Gunfight Against Two Armed Robbers, One Shot, Both in Jail

A homeowner in Texas found himself in a gunfight with two armed burglars. The fight ended with one of the suspects shot and both suspects behind bars. The homeowner was not injured.
According to local media reports:

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When Armed Robber Becomes Victim: Intended Victim is Armed and Ends Robbery Before It Even Starts

An armed robber found himself the victim after he made a fatal decision: attempting to rob a shop with an armed employee.

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PD: Son stabs mother in north Phoenix car

A woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed by her son in north Phoenix.

Phoenix police said a woman and her 28-year-old son got into an argument in a vehicle near 51st Avenue and Cactus Road around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Sen. John McCain: I Don't Have a Temper
by NewsMax.com

A report by NewsMax.com's Ronald Kessler detailing Senator John McCain's legendary temper has caught the eye of McCain's homestate paper, the Arizona Republic.

Dan Nowicki, the paper's assistant editorial page editor, citing Kessler's NewsMax.com article, suggested real evidence of the senator's temper exists. But he quickly noted that McCain has given varying accounts of his temper tantrums -- and he even denied he gets angry. Nowicki said McCain needs to "get his stories straight as he campaigns for the 2008 GOP White House nomination." Nowicki reports that Kessler, NewsMax's chief correspondent and author of the recent best-selling "Laura Bush -- An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady" is reviving worries about Sen. John McCain's temper and is raising questions if he is emotionally fit to serve as president.

Kessler, Nowicki reported "interviewed former Capitol Hill associates of McCain as well as former Arizona Republic publisher Pat Murphy, former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson and Judy Leiby, a former aide to Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz."

"As portrayed by the mainstream media, McCain is an engaging war hero, a man of political moderation positioned between the left and the right," Kessler wrote. "But to insiders who know him, McCain has an irrational, explosive side that make many of them question whether he is fit to serve as president and be commander in chief. Nowhere is that sentiment stronger than in the Senate, where McCain has few friends or supporters. In fact, when McCain ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, only four Republican senators endorsed him."

"I have witnessed incidents where he has used profanity at colleagues and exploded at colleagues," Kessler quoted former Senator Bob Smith, a New Hampshire Republican who served with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee and on Republican policy committees, as saying. "He would disagree about something and then explode. It was incidents of irrational behavior. We've all had incidents where we have gotten angry, but I've never seen anyone act like that."

Kessler continued: "When people have come forward to relate their bizarre experiences with McCain, only minor publications or the foreign press have run their accounts. The favored treatment is reminiscent of the way the press turned a blind eye to John F. Kennedy's dalliances -- except that voters have far more need to know about evidence of instability than presidential infidelities."

McCain's temper, Nowicki recalls, "is not news. He even addressed the topic himself at a March 18, 2004, forum at Scottsdale Community College. Scottsdale Republic general manager Michael Ryan had asked McCain what the biggest misconception about him was."

McCain's answer? "I hope that the misconception is, but I'm not sure it's a misconception, that I have a very bad temper. I have had a bad temper in my life. In my early days in office, I displayed that temper, always to my detriment. Every time I ever lost my temper, I regretted it since then.

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