MS: The Magnolia State Is One Step Closer to Becoming a 2A Sanctuary

); Recently, the Mississippi House passed HB 1418, a Second Amendment Preservation Act. HB 1418 will address some federal gun control and offer protections to gun owners in Mississippi. Among other measures, HB 1418 would ban the state of Mississippi from enforcing federal gun control acts such as confiscation of firearms, gun accessories or ammunition. You can learn more about Second Amendment Preservation Acts here, but HB 1418 would be a great starting point to resist radical gun control measures that could come from an anti-gun Congress and President. So please take action and urge your state senator to support the House-passed Second Amendment Preservation Act! GOA

NH: Final Push to Enact Enhanced Preemption — HB 307!

STATE REPS. NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE DON’T WAIT CLICK THE TAKE ACTION BUTTON NOW! Let State Reps. know that you want them to enact HB 307, firearms pre-emption HB 307, Enhanced Preemption, was introduced by GOA Life Member, Rep. Norm Silber and is intended to stop local officials from violating existing law and the Second Amendment rights of citizens. Click here to our analysis and reasoning behind our support for HB 307, even with the Senate Amendment. Then, please click here to ask your State Reps. to vote yes on the expected motion to concur. Even though the Senate Amended HB 307, the prime sponsor, Rep. Norm Silber, and GOA’s Legislative Counsel, Michael Hammond, both agree that the amendment does not change the intent or the effect of HB 307 — which is to stop local officials from enacting gun control. Gun owners are entitled to a clear […]

WA: Magazine Ban Being Pushed in WA House!

); The Anti-Gun Left is at it again! Washington HB 1164 is an overt attack on your Second Amendment rights. Radical Leftist Rep. Javier Valdez is attempting to make possession of any magazine which holds more than 10 cartridges, a crial offense. This attack started and passed in the senate under SB 5078. This HB 1164 not only crializes possession, but also bans the manufacture, sale, transfer, or gifting of any magazine that has a capacity in excess of 10 rounds. Since crials, by their very nature, ignore the laws, HB 1164 is a direct attack on the law-abiding people of Washington. This horrible bill is the work […]

The Butterfield Revolver: Disc-Primed Debacle

Gunsmiths of the 19th century struggled as businessmen as they tried to contrive the next advance in weapon technology. Samuel Colt suffered financial difficulty early on in his career before receiving the order for 1,000 Colt Walker pistols by the U.S. Army for use in the Mexican-American War. Henry Deringer had no patent protection for his pocket pistols and fought infringements by duplicators most of his career. Walter Hunt had trouble finding a market for his early repeating rifle. He sold to Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson. They still didn’t find broad success and sold to investor Oliver Winchester in 1855. Lot 2107: Civil War Era Butterfield Army Model percussion revolver That brings us to gunsmith Jesse Butterfield and his scarce Army Model percussion revolver, one of which is on offer in Rock Island Auction Company’s Feb. 16-18 Sporting and Collector Auction. Butterfield’s revolver had a patented prig system that […]

The Mauser C96

A broomhandle-shaped grip. A box magazine in front of the trigger. A long, slender barrel. The Mauser C96’s unique silhouette makes it one of the most standout pistols in gun collecting. The exotic look of the Mauser C96 made it a favorite in the entertainment industry, with author Ian Fleg depicting Mauser pistols as the preferred sidearm of the sinister SMERSH agents in the James Bond series, and the Mauser played a proent role in Clint Eastwood’s 1972 Western, ‘Joe Kidd.’ Today, the C96 can be found on screen in period dramas like Peaky Binders, and most modern audiences will recognize the Mauser pistol as being the basis for Han Solo’s DL-44 Heavy Blaster in the iconic Star Wars films. The Mauser C96 became a popular pistol with officers during WW1. When was the Mauser C96 Made? The Mauser self-loading pistol is known by many names, slangs, and designations. The […]

GOA Helps Defeat Biden Gun Agenda, Calls on Removal of ALL Gun Control Language

Springfield, VA.—Aidan Johnston, Director of Federal Affairs for Gun Owners of America, had the following to say concerning the introduction of a bipartisan compromise Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act or VAWA on Wednesday: Gun Owners of America is glad to see the removal of much of President Biden’s gun control agenda from the latest proposed reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. President Biden needlessly weaponized VAWA to enact his gun control agenda, and gun owners are thankful that this agenda has been tossed to the curb. Language known as the NICS Denial Notification Act still remains in this VAWA Compromise. Should this language be signed into law, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) would begin to: work with local law enforcement to launch crial investigations into each NICS denial—which 9 out of 10 times is a false-positive denial of a law-abiding citizen; and deputize local law […]

Bipartisan Gun Control Incoming!

); Anti-Gun Politicians Are Close to Passing VAWA Anti-gun politicians from both sides of the aisle have been pushing an anti-gun version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a bill designed to appear nice on the outside, but with infringements on your rights on the inside. VAWA has several massive anti-gun provisions which would put both men and women in a more dangerous position — one of being disarmed. GOA has been fighting this anti-gun bill since 2019, but anti-gunners in Congress are closer than ever before to having it pass. We need you to fight back against this today! The Good News VAWA passed the House […]

SC: Stop the Private Property Shooting Ban in Aiken County!

Speak Up to Defend Your Rights Please make plans to attend the County Council Meeting to oppose any restrictions on shooting on private property next Tuesday, February 15th at 7pm at the Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Stop the Private Property Shooting Ban! Dear friend, The freedom to discharge a firearm on your own property in Aiken County, SC is under attack. Aiken County Council members are planning to propose a county-wide ordinance that could effectively end the right to shoot on one’s own property. Such a proposal could include imum acreage requirements, berms subject to inspection, and perhaps a prohibition on hunting. State law aly prohibits discharging firearms at structures. Any such county local ordinance will not accomplish its intended goal and will be impossible to enforce. The United States is a nation founded upon private property rights as […]

GOA Statement on the Death of Amir Locke During a “No-Knock” Police Raid

Gun Owners of America awaits an investigation into this very troubling episode in Minnesota where Amir Locke a gun owner with no publicly known crial history or formal accusations of any crime was killed by Minneapolis police. For years, GOA has been concerned about how “no-knock” warrants threaten the safety of innocent Americans and law-abiding gun owners. For this reason, GOA filed an amicus brief in Quinn v. Texas, where an innocent father was also killed in a “no-knock” raid by police. The only justification for the no-knock raid in Quinn v. Texas was that John Quinn owned a firearm. The police claimed that firearms ownership was enough to present a danger to law enforcement, even though they knew Quinn had a concealed carry permit — meaning the state of Texas had pronounced him to be a safe, law-abiding citizen. GOA is not a police reform organization. However, […]

‘Ghost guns’ aren’t to blame for Philadelphia’s crime crisis | Opinion

Gun owners across the commonwealth are outraged by Gov. Tom Wolf’s and Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s continued scapegoating of firearms as the cause of violence in Philadelphia. As the Pennsylvania director of Gun Owners of America, an organization dedicated to gun ownership, I hear from other gun owners regularly. Let me walk you through our thinking. Wolf, Shapiro, and Democratic allies in the General Assembly are pushing no less than six bills — SB 413, SB 414, HB 271, HB 414, HB 1315, and HB 1966 — aimed at making homemade firearms illegal. These bills would require pieces of metal and plastic to be regulated as firearms. Philadelphia Democrats and the attorney general frequently rant about the number of homemade firearms that are used for crime in Philadelphia. With all this focus on what they incorrectly call “ghost guns,” you’d think homemade firearms are used in all crimes in Philly. […]

Battle Of The Barrels: Smith & Wesson CSX vs Shield Plus

S&W CSX Vs. Shield Plus: Brother vs. Brother. When the CSX was released, Smith & Wesson made it known that they had put another double-stack subcompact into their lineup by starting from scratch. With all their successes with their M&P series of compact pistols, the new CSX naturally begged for a comparison with the S&W Shield Plus. They are similar in size, capacity, weight and many other metrics, therefore, they are similar in function… but is one of them objectively better? If one were to be in the market for a new S&W compact pistol for concealed carry, is the M&P Shield Plus or the CSX better? We set out to answer that very question and (SPOILER ALERT) the short answer is, it depends on what you like. Smith And Wesson CSX: A Micro with a Touch Of Class The Smith and Wesson CSX is a double-stack micro-compact 1911 chambered […]

VA: The Virginia Legislature is Voting on Your Second Amendment Rights

); Dear friend, As your new Virginia Director, I am committed to fighting for the Second Amendment. From my background as an Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran and member of the Special Operations community, I know how important the right to keep and bear arms is. I look forward to working with you to restore our rights within the Commonwealth. I welcome all activists to contact me directly in support of victory at ty.brooks@gunowners.org. Senate Update Recently, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee voted on gun legislation. While some gun control was killed or moved to another committee, gun control could be passed by Democrat-controlled chamber. It’s important you contact […]

Firearms Policy Coalition Legal Scholar Recognized for Notable Research Achievement

Legal and scholarly writings of FPC’s Joseph Greenlee have been cited in case filings and opinions all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court LAS VEGAS February 8, 2022 Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is pleased to announce that Joseph Greenlee, FPC’s director of constitutional studies and a frequent counsel of record on the organization’s amicus briefings, was recognized by SSRN as being in the “top 10 percent of all-time downloads” among the global network’s more than 700,000 research authors. Formerly known as Social Science Research Network, SSRN is a repository of scholarly research in the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, health sciences and more. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

OH: Help Ohio Become a Constitutional Carry State!

); Constitutional Carry needs your help. As a reder, there are two Constitutional Carry bills that BOTH PASSED their originating chamber. While this means we have two chances at getting Constitutional Carry in Ohio, neither bill seems to be getting the support needed to pass. HB 227 has not moved since being introduced in the Senate, and SB 215 has only recently been referred to the Government Oversight committee. In order to make Ohio the 22nd Constitutional Carry state, we need to keep up the pressure in both chambers, and while we are at it, send a message to Governor DeWine urging him to sign either of these […]

Gun Owners of America Receives $20,000 Donation from TUSC Crypto, Launches TUSC Donation Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. TUSC and Gun Owners of America (GOA) announced a new partnership following the presentation of a donation of $20,000 worth of TUSC coins to GOA. The donation will launch a cryptocurrency-based endowment as GOA begins to accept TUSC coins for donations. “GOA is thrilled to be expanding our fundraising and development with cryptocurrency through TUSC coin,” said Erich Pratt, GOA Senior Vice President. “Our outstanding partners are essential in our mission of defending the Second Amendment and make it possible for us to protect gun owners across the country and in Washington, D.C.” Rob McNealy, TUSC’s co-founder, said, “We are very excited to be working with such a professional gun rights organization.” McNealy continued, “GOA has shown what a gun rights organization can accomplish when they are truly mission focused, and the TUSC community is happy to support their mission.” TUSC is an open source, crypto payments and NFT […]

Gun Owners of America Receives $20,000 Donation from TUSC Crypto, Launches TUSC Donation Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. TUSC and Gun Owners of America (GOA) announced a new partnership following the presentation of a donation of $20,000 worth of TUSC coins to GOA. The donation will launch a cryptocurrency-based endowment as GOA begins to accept TUSC coins for donations. “GOA is thrilled to be expanding our fundraising and development with cryptocurrency through TUSC coin,” said Erich Pratt, GOA Senior Vice President. “Our outstanding partners are essential in our mission of defending the Second Amendment and make it possible for us to protect gun owners across the country and in Washington, D.C.” Rob McNealy, TUSC’s co-founder, said, “We are very excited to be working with such a professional gun rights organization.” McNealy continued, “GOA has shown what a gun rights organization can accomplish when they are truly mission focused, and the TUSC community is happy to support their mission.” TUSC is an open source, crypto payments and NFT […]

IN: Constitutional Carry Bill Needs Your Help in Senate!

); A month ago, we alerted you on a Constitutional Carry bill that was moving in the state House. Well, the emails you sent encouraged the House of Reps to pass HB 1077 and send it to the Senate!  As a reder, House Bill 1077 would allow a Hoosier to carry a firearm in most places in the state, without having to beg the government for a permit. This is particularly important at a time when government closures across the nation are dragging out that process — thereby endangering the lives of applicants in threatening situations. House Bill 1077 is not completely perfect, but it is a great […]

WI: Constitutional Carry Bill Needs Your Help!

); Wisconsin SB 619, a bill that would provide Constitutional Carry, has been stuck in the Senate and needs your help to get it out. Under Senate Bill 619, a person will be able to carry a concealed firearm in most places in the state, without having to beg the government for a permit. The bill removes the need for a license and lifts restrictions on where someone may carry a firearm. SB 619 also repeals the law against loading a firearm in a vehicle. Constitutional Carry is especially important at a time when crime is at a record high in many anti-gun cities, with citizens needing to […]

GOA Exposing ATF on Fox News & Other Media

After it was revealed that the ATF has amassed nearly 1 BILLION records on gun owners, GOA has been several TV and radio interviews from coast to coast. Here’s one that you can view of GOA Senior Vice President Erich Pratt, who appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham last week. GOA has been highlighting ATF’s illegal registration of gun owners for decades. But last November, we first broke the news that the ATF had processed over 54 million records in just one year (2021) and we thought that was bad then. But after teag up with Rep. Michael Cloud of Texas to launch an investigation into the ATF leak, we forced the ATF to admit that it has compiled 920,664,765 records on gun owners. This violates the federal prohibition on a national gun registry. And if the federal government is willing to violate its own laws in […]