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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

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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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Gun Owners of America Video Alerts and Media Appearance's are available for viewing on the
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GOA spokesmen are constantly on the front lines, defending your rights in the media.Because of licensing restrictions selections presented here are only a representative sample of numerous TV appearances.
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Gun Owners of America Video Clips on YouTube include:

youngturks
July 3, 2012
05:26
Larry Pratt talks to Megyn Kelly on FOX
Larry Pratt talks UN Small Arms Treaty to Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly interviews Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, who says that the new UN Small Arms treaty is a threat to the 2nd Amendment
youngturks
March 23, 2012
06:47
Larry Pratt talks to Megyn Kelly on FOX
Exploding Gun Sales as 2012 Election Looms
youngturks
March 23, 2012
3:28
Larry Pratt talks to Cenk on the Young Turks
Gun advocate to Cenk: ‘If you jump on top of me…count on it, I’m gonna shoot you’ (Part 1),
Cenk interviews Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, who says that George Zimmerman’s self-defense claim in the Trayvon Martin shooting has reportedly been corroborated by one witness
fox04192011
Apr 19, 2011
4:25
Larry Pratt talks about Project Gunrunner on FOX
Interview with Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt on Fox Business regarding Project Gunrunner
GOA Video
Feb  22  , 2011
5:14
Larry Pratt takes on Obama's ATF nomination
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt discusses Obamas nomination of Andrew Traver on Fox News.
GOA Video
July    , 2010
3:33
Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America Defending Concealed Carry
Erich Pratt the Director of Communications for GOA debates with Dan Vice of The Brady Campaign over the effectiveness of Concealed Carry reciprocity between states.
GOA Video
July 1, 2010
8:52
William Olson testifies at Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings
William Olson testifies on behalf of Gun Owners of America at Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings.
On Thursday, Gun Owners of America had the important opportunity to testify concerning the Second Amendment views of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
GOA Video
May 7, 2010
18:30
PBS Need to Know - Gun and the Open Carry Movement in America
Parts 1 and 2
GOA Video
May 9, 2010
4:07
Gun Owers of America John Velleco - Guns in Airports - Fox and Friends
May 9, 2010. 
GOA Video
April 19, 2010
10:59
Gun Owers of America Larry Pratt at the Restore The Constitution Rally
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt speaking at the Restore The Constitution Rally in DC - April 19, 2010. 
GOA Video
December 12, 2009
3:41
Gun Owers of America Larry Pratt on Fox News regarding Guns on Amtrack Trains
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt on Fox and Friends dicussing allowing guns in checked baggage on Amtrack trains. 
GOA Video
November 24, 2009
3:43
MSNBC The ED Show - Gun Owners of America speaks about Anti-Gun ObamaCare
The day before the Senate passed the $848 billion health bill on a party-line vote, Gun Owners of America sent out a mass alert to its members, warning them that the legislation "will most likely dump your gun-related health data into a government database. ...that can preclude you from owning firearms."
GOA Video
November 18, 2009
2:03

WJLA ABC News reports on Colin Goddard from VA Tech undercover at Gun Shows
WJLA ABC News 7 reports on Colin Goddard, a shooting victim from Virginia Tech. Larry Pratt, Excecutive Director of Gun Owners of America responds to the video released by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence -- where Goddard's been working. The campaign is pushing a bill in Congress to require background checks for all gun sales at gun shows.

CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight
November 11, 2009
2:36

CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight -Chicago Mayor blames gun culture on Fort Hood Masacre
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and Brain Darling, Director of Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation join Lou Dobbs to speak out about Chicago Mayor Richard Daley blaming the gun culture on the Fort Hood masacre.

GOA VideoApril 16, 2009
3:21
Larry Pratt on Lou Dobbs Tonight
Bill Tucker talks with Joe Davis Spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars, Larry Pratt, Executive Director and Dan Stein, President of Federation for American Immigration Reform about Homeland Security Report and Secretary Janet Napolitano comments. A Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment " equates gun owners with violent terrorists and states that radical extremists are stockpiling weapons in fear of an Obama administration gun ban.

Fox and Friends
April 14, 2009
4:00

Larry Pratt on Fox and Friends
Fox and Friends - GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt: Allow Ships to Arm Themselves Against Pirates
Fox News Room
March 4, 2009
7:17
Larry Pratt and John Lott on Fox News Strategy Room w/ Judge Napolitano
Judge Andrew Napolitano's show called Freedom Watch airing every Wednesday from 2pm - 3pm. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and John Lott, Author of "More Guns, Less Crime" discuss the Second Amendment.
Martin Dzuris on guns, free speech & The Bible
February 27, 2009
2:20
Martin Dzuris on guns, free speech & The Bible
I defected communism, came to the US to be free. Now I see an attack on our liberties here (guns, freedom of speech and religion) as it happened in communism. Commies Also Banned Guns & Speech, just like the libs want to do.
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45, February 16, 2009
February 18, 2009
3:55
Herb Titus, Lawyer apealing the David Olofson Case on behalf of Gun Owners of America is interviewed on Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN on February 18, 2009.
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45, February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009
3:55
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45
Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America on the Glenn Beck Show, Fox News Channel discussing H.R. 45. Aired - February 16, 2009.

David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs - January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009
6:21

David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs
David Olofson was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison in Minnesota. He was convicted in federal court of transferring a malfunctioning semi-automatic firearm which the ATF claimed was a machine gun. On Thursday, January 22, 2009, GOA Lawyers presented oral arguments in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Van Rossem vs Larry Pratt
January 27, 2009
4:18
Maarten van Rossem interviewed Larry Pratt over 2nd amendment
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part III 
January 21, 2009
3:41
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part III
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Herb Lux of the American Patriots Committee speaks, introduced by Patrick McSweeney. (Part 3 of 11 parts)
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part IV
January 21, 2009
5:08
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part IV
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, speaks, introduced by Pat McSweeney.
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part X
January 21, 2009
7:06
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Delegate Bob Marshall, patron of HB1587, speaks about his efforts to stop Real ID through legislation. His remarks are divided into two parts of about 6 minutes each. (Part 10 of 11 parts)
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News - St Louis Call to Arms
December 3, 2008 
5:42
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News - St Louis Call to Arms
St. Louis alderman Quincy Troupe says St. Louis police are outnumbered and inaffective. Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America.
 
Murder in America: Part 1 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
9:59
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the 8 year old suspect in shooting of father and another man and the gun show death of a child in Massachusetts.
 
Murder in America: Part 2 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
6:01
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the Hudson family murders and the Lautenberg domestic violence bill.
Murder in America: Part 3 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
3:48
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the Virginia Tech Massacre and domestic violence.
Gun Owners of America: DC Gun Ban - Larry Pratt
June 26, 2008
1:09
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt responds to the US Supreme Court's decision on the D.C. gun ban case, District of Columbia, et. al., v. Dick Anthony Heller.
Virginia Tech, Gun Control, Victim Disarmament
April 18, 2007
5:58
Virginia Tech, Gun Control, Victim Disarmament (LessGovernment.com)
A lunatic killed 32 people, but those who actively disarm victims bear some responsibility for this tragedy and others like it. All that is required to prevent a public massacre is one more armed person.

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