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  • Guns
  • Shut Down UN
  • CCW Reciprocity
  • Budget Battle

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

  • Store Manager
  • Intruder Shot
  • World War II Rifle
  • Detroit Woman
  • Shoots Suspect

Dallas Convenience Store Manager Shoots Two Armed Robbers Who Didn't Account For Armed Citizens 

A manager of a convenience store gave two armed robbers something they weren’t expecting; an armed ‘victim’. Now, they’re both in the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

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Mother Shoots Intruder Inside Her Home

Here is a story from Newport News, VA which underscores the necessity to keep your defensive firearm available at all times, even when you are at home.

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Homeowner Grabs World War II Rifle, Shoots Drugged Out Home Invader Through Both Legs

A California homeowner grabbed an M1 carbine and went Clint Eastwood on a drugged out home invader armed with a shard of glass.

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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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Senator Bob Smith Poised To Advance Gun Rights Once Again
-- Use the letter below to support the Smith amendment!

Gun Owners of America E-Mail/FAX Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

(Monday, May 14, 2001) -- Republican Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire is giving gun-haters fits once again.

Smith has filed an amendment allowing teachers and principals to use a gun on school grounds to "prevent a school massacre." Currently, federal law prohibits citizens from carrying a gun within a thousand feet of school property in virtually all circumstances.

The Smith provision would protect decent Americans like Assistant Principal Joel Myrick of Pearl, Mississippi, who circumvented federal law when he used a firearm in 1997 to stop a killer's rampage.

It is imperative that gun owners contact their Senators right away in support of the Smith amendment. The Senate is currently debating an education bill (S. 1) that has become something of a magnet, attracting all kinds of gun-related amendments dealing with kids and schools. Smith's amendment is the only one that would advance Second Amendment rights.

On the negative side, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) has introduced the most far-reaching anti-gun amendment, as it would impose a new tax upon gun buyers, who will have to purchase "lock up your safety" trigger locks with every retail handgun sale.

Moreover, the Byrd provision would impose lifetime gun bans for juvenile indiscretions and expand the arcane rules making it virtually impossible to teach your kids the safe use of firearms.

The Smith and Byrd amendments to S. 1 could be voted on this week.


Please contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to support the Smith amendment to prevent further school massacres. [The provision is known as Senate Amendment 547, or SA 547.] Also, urge your Senators to vote against anti-gun provisions like the Byrd amendment (SA 410). Distribute this alert and encourage others to contact their Senators as well.

Please use the pre-written letter below to help direct your comments to Capitol Hill. You can call your Senators at 1-877-762-8762 (toll free) or at 202-224-3121. To identify your Senators, as well as to send a message via e-mail, see the Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm.

----- Pre-written message -----

Dear Senator:

Please support the Bob Smith amendment (SA 547) to prevent further school massacres.

On at least three occasions, there have been school shootings that were halted by an armed security guard, assistant principal or catering manager. In all of these cases, an adult used a firearm to stop a student from killing more people.

The Smith amendment will save children's lives and will protect people like Assistant Principal Joel Myrick of Pearl, Mississippi, who used a firearm to stop a killer's rampage in 1997.

Unfortunately, I think that people sometimes want to use school tragedies to promote their own political agenda. There are not enough police to patrol every school in America. So it is imperative that Congress pass the Smith Amendment -- a public safety measure that will actually save lives.

Should Senator Smith offer his amendment, you will have a chance to vote on whether you prefer dead children or reasonable public safety measures. I hope you will vote for public safety measures.

Please vote for SA 547, the Smith amendment to prevent school massacres. Thank you.


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