There is more to joining GOA than just a list of members’ benefits. The united voice of GOA members has been successful in defeating restrictive legislation designed to disarm our population, and GOA has won much praise for its work.
Not only that, GOA’s intense grassroots activism has garnered the wrath of the liberal media, as they have blamed Gun Owners of America and its activists for the defeat of President Obama’s gun control agenda.
One progressive site lamented:
Democrats Blame “Gun Owners of America” for Gun Control Setback. — TPM, April 8, 2013
And then there was the Public Broadcasting Service:
PBS’s new special … credits GOA with dragging Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) into the light when he tried to cloak his 2013 gun control push with words like “compromise” and “loopholes.” — Breitbart, January 8, 2015
Even NPR weighed in and complimented the power of GOA’s grassroots:
Gun Owners of America showed with one email alert that it could help flood the phone lines on Capitol Hill days before the Senate vote. — National Public Radio, December 26, 2013
That the anti-gun Left has singled out GOA as the biggest obstacle to more gun control is a great compliment that all gun owners should accept proudly.
But it’s not only the Left which has taken notice. The conservative media has also reported favorably on the hard work by GOA activists:
According to conservative staffers, Gun Owners of America was the most active outside group in early efforts to block all gun control efforts. — The Examiner, April 28, 2013
No wonder that Barack Obama lamented on several occasions that his “biggest frustration” as President was failing to get gun control passed through the Congress.
Even President Bill Clinton disparagingly complimented the work of gun groups like GOA when he accused us of trying to “terrify people” into thinking the government is infringing their gun rights.
He told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that:
Gun Owners of America will run an ad against you or billboard against you and say you’re trying to take their guns away. (June 2014)
Well, he’s right. And thankfully, GOA has been able to help send a lot of gun-grabbing politicians into retirement during recent elections.
GOA has also worked at the state level to enact pro-gun legislation — like Constitutional Carry and laws prohibiting the enforcement of federal gun control.
Gun Owners of America takes the Second Amendment literally, which means that we do not support any infringement upon our rights, and we do not compromise.
Of course, this has frustrated many politicians. When Democrat Senator Harry Reid was the Majority Leader, he complained about GOA’s powerful influence inside the Senate:
Whenever the NRA tries to be reasonable, the Gun Owners of America becomes more unreasonable and that pushes the NRA. [Now] you’ve got Gun Owners of America which is way to the — I guess you would say the “right’ — of what the NRA is. It makes it hard for the NRA to be reasonable. (Senator Reid on Nevada Public Radio, April 6, 2013)
When you become a member of Gun Owners of America, you join your voice to a formidable group of Americans that is more than one million strong … and growing.
So join GOA today!