What they are saying about Gun Owners of America





“GOA is even worse than bad.” 
– Former. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada 

“I want to thank Gun Owners of America for their strong support of my amendment to protect the privacy of gun owners.” 
– Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky

“I applaud GOA for pushing constitutional carry in the states and concealed carry reciprocity around the country” 
– Former Rep. Marlin Stutzman

“The real gun lobby in Washington is GOA.”
– Former Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma

“GOA is the most effective national grassroots lobbying organization at mobilizing gun owners from all across America, uniting them into a single powerful voice that politicians in Washington dare not ignore”
– Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana

“I’m proud to ask you to join the work of Gun Owners of America, because we cannot have enough NO COMPROMISE pro-gun groups in Washington” 
– David Clarke

“The best Second Amendment defense organization in the country is Gun Owners of America.” 
– Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WorldNetDaily.com

“I support Gun Owners of America, which is a consistent and uncompromising defender of the Second Amendment, not a weak little girl of an organization protecting itself while throwing everyone else under the bus.” 
– Erick Erickson

“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





“Gun Owners of America offered unwavering support for my campaign. Their commitment meant the world to me.” 
– Rep. Ken Buck, Colorado Fourth District






“As a fierce defender of the second amendment, Gun Owners of America provided invaluable support as we worked to bring a new generation of leadership to Washington, D.C.” 
– Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado

“Gun Owners of America put their money where their mouth is. They were the only gun lobby to run tv commercials during the campaign. As a proud defender of the 2nd Amendment, support from Gun Owners of American means everything to me.”
– Rep. Alex Mooney, West Virginia Third District

“GOA was the first national organization to support my campaign over a year and a half before Election Day. Now I have the pleasure working with them in Washington fighting for our 2nd Amendment rights. I want to give a big thanks again to GOA and encourage you to join GOA today.”
– Rep. Jody Hice, Georgia Tenth District

“I urge you to join GOA, your membership will help them continue the incredible work they do both on the campaign trail and in Washington.” 
– Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee Fourth District

“Let me reiterate, once more, my deep appreciation for the tremendous job being done by Gun Owners of America in the battle to defend America’s right to keep and bear arms. There is no question that without GOA, American gun rights would be in even greater peril today.”
– Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina

“I hope you will work with Gun Owners of America to make sure that your voice is heard in Washington.”
-Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas

“Gun Owners of America is the pit bull of the Second Amendment. They are relentless and never give any ground whatsoever to the gun grabbers.”
– Rep. John Hostettler, Indiana

“It’s been a long time since someone has been on the side of those who believe in the right to own a gun. I support GOA and urge all gun owners to join in their efforts.”
– John Milius Producer, Movie “Red Dawn”

“I commend GOA members for their staunch support of the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”
– Rep. Virgil Goode, Virginia

“The GOA’s e-mail and fax grassroots network has become extremely effective. GOA was the most important organization behind the failure in the last two Congresses of Senator Orrin Hatch’s [gun control] bill to federalize much of the juvenile justice system.”
– Dave Kopel National Review online

“GOA is the only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington.”
– Rep. Ron Paul, Texas

“Be a real American Warrior for gun rights & freedom. Join GOA & sign up as many members as you can.”
– Ted Nugent Rock star

“Gun Owners of America is considered the most aggressive pro-gun lobbying organization.”
– Roll Call the newspaper of record on Capitol Hill

Trump Signs GOA-Backed Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

Trump Signs GOA-Backed Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban 

President Trump [today] quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban.

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Republican Leaders Capitulate to Obama; Trump Stumbles in Debate

Republican Leaders Capitulate to Obama; Trump Stumbles in Debate

Please click on the Take Action button after Copying-and-Pasting the pre-written letter below (or your own letter) to urge Donald Trump to reverse his position in support of denying Second Amendment rights to citizens put on a secret government watch list.

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Is Internet Censorship of Pro-Gun Speech Just Around the Corner?

Dear Friend:

This wasn’t a pretty week in politics.

On Wednesday, the Republican congressional leadership gave away the store.

In a series of three votes on Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed a so-called continuing resolution to fund the government until December 9th.

Later that night, the House followed suit.  And in so doing, the Republican majority proved that it is really President Obama and his liberal Democrat allies who control the Congress.

What’s at stake in the spending bill?

For one thing, as GOA has warned in previous alerts, the U.S. is on the verge of turning over control of the Internet to an international body.  Most likely, that control will end up in the hands of the UN.

Congressional leaders had the opportunity to STOP the Internet giveaway in the spending bill by adopting a measure offered by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  Instead, they capitulated to Democrat demands not to do so.

“Congress should be leading to protect online freedom,” Cruz said Wednesday. “If congressional leadership is not going to stop President Obama from handing authority over the Internet over to Russia, China and Iran, that is highly unfortunate.”

In the end, Republican leaders were willing to let the U.S.-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) lose control of the technical coordination of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS) when its contract expires on Friday, rather than face down Obama in another government shutdown battle.

In response to Republican leadership failures in Washington, four state attorneys general (from Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas) just filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order to block the government’s plan to relinquish authority over ICANN.  

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rejected Sen. Cruz’s amendment to protect the Internet, he continued to fund numerous illegal anti-gun actions like the senior citizen gun ban and the offensive gunsmithing regulations, which GOA has reported on in earlier alerts.

To make matters worse, instead of passing a bill that would keep the government funded until AFTER the new president and Congress are sworn in, the bill that passed this week runs out in December.

That means Obama and a bunch of retiring or defeated congressmen will have the opportunity to set the spending agenda for the next year during a lame-duck session of Congress in November — after the election.

Trump’s Troubles

In the race for the White House, Donald Trump upset many gun owners with his handling of the Second Amendment during the presidential debate on Monday.

It started with a question to Hillary Clinton about improving race relations, in which she ended her answer by pushing for more gun control.

But instead of highlighting the importance of protecting the Second Amendment, Trump pointed to his agreement with Hillary that people on a secret government watch list can be stripped of their right to keep and bear arms.

As GOA’s Executive Director, Erich Pratt, pointed out to a Wall Street Journal reporter the next day, “No one should lose their rights, including those protected by the Second Amendment, without being convicted in a court of law.”

In fairness, Donald Trump’s views on the Second Amendment have changed dramatically from when he wrote in support of gun control sixteen years ago and present a sharp contrast with Clinton.  

Hillary Clinton has made it clear that should she win this election, she’s coming after gun owners.

For instance, when asked about the Australian mandatory government buyback program in which almost a million privately owned firearms were collected and destroyed, Hillary praised the laws from Down Under and said, “I think it’s worth considering.”

Hillary would also shift the evenly divided Supreme Court dramatically to the Left — and the Second Amendment would be her litmus test.

Clinton told supporters that, “The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment, and I am going to make that case every chance I get.”

Donald Trump, on the other hand, put forth a list of twenty-one potential Supreme Court nominees with records supporting constitutional rights.

Trump also spoke out against gun-free zones, calling them “target practice for the sickos and for the mentally ill.”  

He supports concealed carry, telling CNN that, “the right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway.”

And he has pledged to undo Obama’s anti-gun executive actions.  Hillary thinks those orders should have gone farther.

However, his support for taking away the Second Amendment rights of people on a government watch list, without due process of law, is troubling.  

GOA is reaching out to the Trump campaign to urge him to reconsider his position, and I urge you to also contact the campaign through his webform using the pre-written text below. 

In Liberty,

John Velleco
Director of Government Operations

P.S. Please use the pre-written letter below (or your own letter) to urge Donald Trump to reverse his position in support of denying Second Amendment rights to citizens put on a secret government watch list. You can copy-and-paste the letter below and then send it to Trump here.

—– Pre-written Letter for Donald Trump —– 

Dear Mr. Trump,

While I appreciate your statements in support of the Second Amendment, and for putting forward a list of potential Supreme Court nominees who respect the Constitution, I am troubled by your support of stripping Second Amendment rights from people on a secret government watch list.

Innocent people put on such a list erroneously must, with great difficulty and expense, prove their innocence to the government. This turns the right to due process on its head.

And the fact is, many innocent people have been put on these lists in error.  

For instance, legislators like the late Senator Ted Kennedy and Rep. Tom McClintock have mistakenly been placed on this list, as was an 8-year old boy from New Jersey.  Not only that, it took eight long years for one innocent woman to get her name removed from the list.

Hillary Clinton likes to use the sound bite, “no fly, no buy.”  But sound bites don’t make for good law.  

Of course, no one wants dangerous terrorists walking our streets.  But if the government believes a person is too dangerous to fly, law-enforcement should obtain evidence and prove in a court of law that the person should be prosecuted.  

This would both protect our constitutional rights and be enhance public safety.



Proposed Washington State ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Would Not Have Prevented Burlington Mass Shooting

Proposed Washington State ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Would Not Have Prevented Burlington Mass Shooting

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposed statewide “assault weapons” ban would not have prevented the September 23 mass shooting in Burlington.

This is because the alleged gunman, Arcan Cetin, a Muslim immigrant, used a .22 rifle rather than an “assault weapon” to kill five people. Early CCTV images of Cetin holding the gun in Macy’s appeared to show a “hunting type” rifle with a wooden stock, which is a good description of the Ruger 10/22 he allegedly used to carry out the heinous crime.

According to KIRO 7, the mass shooting would not have been curtailed in the slightest by Ferguson’s “assault weapons” prohibition. This is because the Ruger 10/22 is not an AR-15, AK-47, or other type of “assault weapon.” Rather, it is a small caliber rifle used “for hunting small game.”

Breitbart News previously reported that Ferguson also wants a “high capacity” magazine ban. This would not have prevented the Burlington mass shooting either. After all, the Ruger 10/22 ships with 10-round magazines. And even though Cetin allegedly used an aftermarket 25-round magazine in his rifle, a 10-round magazine would have been more than sufficient to kill five people.

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Gun Control Negatively Affects Minorities

Opinion: Gun Control Negatively Affects Minorities

Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post has a nearly unblemished track record of offering up hard-hitting, powerful, emotional editorials which assess America’s most pressing issues and are almost always…wrong. Last week’s anti-gun, anti-police commentary, “In America, gun rights are for whites only” was no exception.

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D.C. Moves to Repeal Ban on Tasers for Self-defense

D.C. Moves to Repeal Ban on Tasers for Self-defense

D.C. lawmakers are moving to repeal a ban on ownership of stun guns after residents challenged the law’s constitutionality in a federal lawsuit.

Attorneys representing the city agreed this week to a stipulation that allows the three D.C. residents who filed the lawsuit to obtain and possess Tasers in their homes.

The lawsuit will be placed on hold while the D.C. Council considers legislation that would make it legal for residents to possess and carry stun guns and also do away with the city’s requirement that people register pepper spray with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Read more at The Washington Times

Hillary’s Sickening Gun Control Fetish Exposed

Hillary’s Sickening Gun Control Fetish Exposed

At last night’s debate, there was one issue that Hillary Clinton really exposed herself on: gun control. With her talk of the “no fly list,” discussion of a “gun epidemic,” and a “plague of gun violence,” it became evident that Hillary has many ideas of how to impose comprehensive gun control.

According to the Washington Post transcript of the first presidential debate, Hillary said of guns:

The gun epidemic is the leading cause of death of young African-American men, more than the next nine causes put together. So we have to do two things, as I said. We have to restore trust. We have to work with the police. We have to make sure they respect the communities and the communities respect them. And we have to tackle the plague of gun violence, which is a big contributor to a lot of the problems that we’re seeing today.

The term “epidemic” and “plague” are medical terms used to describe illnesses. This is language intended to communicate the idea that gun violence is a health problem like cancer or the Zika virus.

When one makes the ownership of guns akin to a sickness, it becomes easier to sell the American people the idea of mandatory gun confiscation.

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