AG Announces New “Office” to Push More Failed Gun Policies

Office of Gun Violence Prevention: What Could Go Wrong? It would be pretty challenging to find anyone who poo-poohs the devastating crush of violence that comes from someone misusing a gun the heartache is real, no matter one’s political bent. Unfortunately, some on the Left don’t buy this when it comes to the Second Amendment community. Many in the pro-gun world are done with the hand wringing the angst the pearl clutching of the so-called progressives. It’s nothing but virtue signaling that does nothing to get to the heart of the problem. Most of the time, good solutions are found by looking at whether something is either “right” or “wrong.” The popular way to do things now is to create a task force, a commission or a board to evaluate the situation. Generally speaking, such things are a waste of time and money. Now California’s Attorney General […]

FPC Responds to Appeal in its Victory Against Texas’ Ban on Handgun Carry by Young Adults

FORT WORTH, TX (September 21, 2022) Last night, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw appealed FPC’s victory in our Andrews v. McCraw lawsuit, which correctly held that Texas’ ban on handgun carry by young adults is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. Case documents are available at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

GOA and GOF Re-file Lawsuit Against New York Concealed Carry Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2022 Washington, D.C. Yesterday, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) re-filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of New York over the poorly named Concealed Carry Improvement Act, which took effect September 1st. Several additional plaintiffs who are willing to break the law or are currently in violation have joined the lawsuit, which was originally filed on behalf of a GOA member from Schenectady County. Among other alarg provisions flouting recent Supreme Court precedent, this law requires concealed carry permit applicants to: Display “good moral character” Disclose their social media accounts for review Have in person interviews with law enforcement Provide four “character references” Undergo 18 hours of combined training, a tremendous increase from the existing 4-hour requirement Ironically, several New York leaders offered comments claig this law was fully in line with the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent, despite Judge Glenn Suddaby’s clear […]

GOA Discovers Gun Control HIDDEN Inside Funding Bill

Anti-gunners in Pelosi’s House have a new plan to ram through gun control provisions before they officially retire or lose their seats in January. Allow me to explain… The House is about to vote on a Continuing Resolution bill to fund the government, which will likely expire in December. At that point, Congress will be in a lame duck session, and will try to pass a funding bill for fiscal year 2023 BEFORE the new House majority takes hold. Hidden inside that funding bill for 2023 are TEN gun control provisions including budget hikes for the ATF! That’s why GOA needs your help telling Congress not to let the Continuing Resolution expire before the next House majority takes hold. Please add your name to tell the House and Senate NOT to let the CR expire until after the next Congress begins and to STOP anti-gunners from ramg […]

Bench Rest Rifles Are Accurate Shooters

Soldier and outdoorsman Townsend Whelen famously once said, “Only accurate rifles are interesting.” If that’s the case, Whelen would be over the moon at the more than 30 bench rest (or benchrest since the Internet can’t decide) rifles on offer in Rock Island Auction Company’s Oct. 4-7 Sporting and Collector Auction. Designed for long-range accuracy in target shooting competitions, the majority are bolt action though there are a few muzzleloaders, as well as a handful of the highly regarded Winchester Model 1885 rifles. Often wearing colors straight out of an ice cream shop, bench rest rifles can have broad, flat forends, very light triggers, and their owners are likely carrying a bunch of hand-loading gear, wind flags, and multiple sandbags or rests with them. Top, Lot 786 is a Hall Manufacturing/Mark Penrod bench rest rifle chambered in 22 LR with a March 50×52 scope. The middle rifle is Lot 1067 […]

FPC Files Supplemental Brief in Lawsuit Challenging California’s ‘1-in-30’ Firearm Purchase Ban

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 19, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a supplemental brief in its Nguyen v. Bonta lawsuit, which challenges California’s ban on purchasing more than one handgun or semiautomatic, centerfire rifle in a 30-day period. The brief, which was requested by Judge William Hayes of the Southern District of California after the Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Bergara’s B-14 Ridge Rifle

September 18, 2022 We routinely receive requests for review of a the Spanish made Bergara rifle. In particular a from a local UPS driver who has a great deal of firearm knowledge and appears to be very fond of the brand. Bergara B-14 Ridge Rifle Bergara B-14 Ridge Rifle… Sign In Join Now Real Guns

WV: Patrick Morrisey Pushes BACK Against Credit Card Gun Controllers

); Patrick Morrisey Stands Against Credit Card Companies’ Attack on Gun Owners Dear friend, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is pushing back against corporate gun control. Due to a massive surrender to the radical, anti-gun Left, the three largest credit card companies — Visa, Mastercard and American Express — have adopted a new code to categorize sales at gun shops. Previously, transactions at gun shops were vague, lumped in with other industries. This new category is ripe for abuse. It could be used to deny gun purchases by honest people or even be used as a backdoor gun registry. Nonetheless, Patrick Morrisey is deeply concerned with how […]

Ruger’s 7.62 NATO / 308 Winchester Small Frame Autoloading Rifle

September 19, 2021 Last night I was sitting in Rudy’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q in Round Rock, sharing brisket, ribs and sausage with family. Two sons and two grandchildren present, a visit and conversation that are unfortunately all too rare. I envy these younger generations. Lots of enthusiasm for challenges. Lots of exploration in the life that lies ahead of them. Respectively: career challenges, entrepreneurial challenges, starting a career, and excelling in high school to assure entry into a good college. In the absence of fictional privilege and secret handshakes, government and institutions holding doors open for them and taxpayers picking up their debts, they all work hard and deservedly take pride in accomplishments. I am so proud of them. Unlike news headline depiction, this is life for most Americans. Glad to be home, looking for another get together soon. Ruger should take a bow. Obviously part of an industry […]

Weird Guns and Curious Collectibles

You don’t see Han Solo’s blaster every day, but it was sold this year at Rock Island Auction. The same goes for an amazing pair of Regton revolvers owned by Ulysses S. Grant, or last year’s sale of John Wayne’s revolver and Alexander Hamilton’s pistols. You also don’t run across an autographed photo of John Philip Sousa, a vampire killing kit, nor a jailer’s percussion pistol, but all three items and other weird weapons like a duckfoot pistol, a percussion knife pistol, and Roakuoh-Sha Type 89 aerial gunnery trainer are among the curiosa in Rock Island Auction Company’s Oct. 4-7 Sporting and Collector Auction. An autograph of John Philip Sousa is Lot 4893 in the Oct. 4-7 Sporting and Collector Auction. March King John Philip Sousa’s Autograph An autographed photo of George Armstrong Custer (sold in the August 2022 Premier Auction) might seem more in tune with the world’s foremost […]

Weird Guns and Curious Collectibles

You don’t see Han Solo’s blaster every day, but it was sold this year at Rock Island Auction. The same goes for an amazing pair of Regton revolvers owned by Ulysses S. Grant, or last year’s sale of John Wayne’s revolver and Alexander Hamilton’s pistols. You also don’t run across an autographed photo of John Philip Sousa, a vampire killing kit, nor a jailer’s percussion pistol, but all three items and other weird weapons like a duckfoot pistol, a percussion knife pistol, and Roakuoh-Sha Type 89 aerial gunnery trainer are among the curiosa in Rock Island Auction Company’s Oct. 4-7 Sporting and Collector Auction. An autograph of John Philip Sousa is Lot 4893 in the Oct. 4-7 Sporting and Collector Auction. March King John Philip Sousa’s Autograph An autographed photo of George Armstrong Custer (sold in the August 2022 Premier Auction) might seem more in tune with the world’s foremost […]

FPC Files for Injunction Against Pennsylvania Carry Ban for Those Who Had Their Civil Rights Restored

HARRISBURG, PA (September 15, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a motion for summary judgment in its Suarez v. Evanchick lawsuit, which challenges Pennsylvania’s prohibition on carry by individuals who have had their civil rights restored following prohibiting convictions. The motion can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Philadelphia Court Defies State Firearms Preemption Law, Gun Owners of America to Appeal Case to Commonwealth Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2022 Philadelphia, PA On September 12th, a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge issued a decision denying a permanent injunction in a case involving Philadelphia’s ban on making homemade firearms. The suit was brough by four City of Philadelphia residents in conjunction with Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and was originally filed in May of 2021. “This decision ignores clear precedent which confirms statewide preemption for laws that seek to regulate firearms,” said Gilbert Ambler, Esq, attorney for the plaintiffs. “Gun Owners of America is committed to righting this wrong and will promptly appeal this matter while seeking a stay, to avoid injustices to those who seek to exercise their firearm rights in the City of Philadelphia,” continued Ambler. “We have seen how Philadelphia judges continue to misinterpret the law and are confident this decision will be overturned in Commonwealth Court,” said Dr. […]

Political “Friends” – Not All That Common

GOC’s founder was fond of saying “in politics, you have no real friends, only acquaintances, some better than others, but sooner or later they will all disappoint you.” Senator Richardson was right decades ago and hisare prophetic to this day. He would not be surprised in the least by something that happened in the final days of session. This past July, in the aftermath of Governor Newsom’s signature on AB 2571, GOC and CRPA filed a lawsuit (Jr Sports Magazine v Bonta) to challenge the bill, which banned all marketing regarding firearms and related products to anyone under 18 years of age. AB 2571 allowed virtually anyone to file a civil lawsuit against dealers, distributors, manufacturers and publishers in the firearms industry if the plaintiff felt that firearm or related product marketing was directed at or attractive to anyone under 18. In fact, AB 2571 completely halted all […]

FPC Files Lawsuit Challenging New York “Sensitive Location” Handgun Carry Bans

BUFFALO, NY (September 13, 2022) Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that it has filed a new Second Amendment lawsuit challenging New York’s “sensitive location” handgun carry bans in public parks, public transportation, and all private property without express consent. The complaint in Boron v. Bruen can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Gun Collection Must Haves

Rock Island Auction Company’s October 4 7 Sporting & Collector Auction extravaganza is overflowing with every type of firearm imaginable. Whether you’re a seasoned gun collector or a first-time buyer hoping to get started in the hottest hobby around, the selection of gun collection must haves up for bid caters to every type of arms enthusiast. Below is just a small sample of what awaits this fall. Rock Island Auction Company’s October Sporting and Collector Auction features quality guns from every genre. The M1911 Pistol When you think of the most American guns, the M1911 probably ranks high on the list. And why shouldn’t it? “Old Slabside” is the longest-serving sidearm in U.S. military history and the pistol that helped the United States become back to back World War champs. The 1911 genre is wildly popular, and every great gun collection should contain at least one original 1911. U.S. […]

GOA Opposes New Categories for Credit Card Sales at Gun Retailers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2022 Washington, D.C. Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) announced their complete opposition to plans by major credit card companies to re-categorize transactions made at firearms retailers into their own specialized business code. Anti-gun activists claim that this effort will help enforce existing laws against gun trafficking and other crimes, but based on historical treatment of the firearms industry by financial institutions and federal agencies, this system will only grow more intrusive and likely be abused. Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement: “This is just the latest attempt by anti-gun lunatic activists to pressure corporations into collecting their own business partners’ data in a way that threatens their privacy, as well as the privacy of the millions of customers who rely on these services for electronic transactions each year. Make no mistake, if the credit card companies were willing to so quickly […]

Boebert introduces GOA-backed Bill to REPEAL June’s Gun Control Law

Rep. Lauren Boebert has introduced a bill in the House to REPEAL the massive gun control law that was enacted in June. Here’s what we’re fighting to repeal: Giving millions of dollars to bribe state legislators into enacting Red Flag gun confiscation laws Changes in federal law that open a backdoor pathway to universal background registration checks Delayed and expanded background checks for citizens under 21 years old Disarg men and women for non-violent shouting offenses that occurred years ago Now GOA needs grassroots activists like YOU to urge your representative to co-sponsor this bill in the House and to urge one of your Senators to step up and introduce a companion bill in the Senate. Please add your name to our pre-written letter urging action from the House and Senate to repeal the sweeping gun control package enacted in June. ADD YOUR NAME I’m going to be completely honest […]