GOA Increases the Heat on Key Senators to Sink Anti-gun Judge

We Have to Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin and Others! We need your help with an emergency. Joe Manchin just announced that he will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. That’s why we’re diverting emergency funds into our ad budget to generate a nonstop stream of phone calls into Manchin’s office as well as 4 other key swing Senators. Over 1 MILLION people have seen our ads for the 5 key swing Senators, with an estimated 50,000 taking action. That includes Instagram, Facebook messages, calls, and emails. On top of our paid ad campaign, we’ve also generated 30,092 letters to Senators’ inboxes since last Thursday evening. That’s a rate of over 2 letters per ute. But with the Senate Judiciary Committee vote now DELAYED until April 4, we need to double our efforts. Manchin’s phone needs to be ringing off the hook […]

Shogun to Machine Gun: Japanese Firearms

At the turn of the 20th century, Japan joined the race for the self-loading pistol, but the nation’s history of firearms goes back hundreds of years. The first guns introduced were Portuguese arquebuses brought by merchants who found their way to Japan. Once Japanese blacksmiths developed and honed their craft they produced native guns. As the 20th century dawned and nations militarized, Japanese gun designers finally were catching up so that there would be less reliance on imported weapons. Kojirõ Nambu would be a key cog in the militarization of Japan. Rock Island Auction Company’s May 13-15 Premier Auction features a broad array of Japanese firearms, from ornate matchlocks and arquebuses to often scarce and hard-to-find early 20th century pistols, and World War II machine guns. Guns in Japan Black powder guns arrived with Portuguese merchants in 1543, selling arquebuses to feudal lords. Arquebuses are an early matchlock firearm that […]

WY: New Law is a Tough Prohibition Against Biden’s Gun Ban Agenda!

Wyog Governor Mark Gordon (gray suit in center) [R] joined members of law enforcement, the Wyog House, the Wyog Senate, and GOA’s Mark Jones (third from left) to sign SF0102 the Wyog Second Amendment Protection Act. The Second Amendment scored a major victory on Monday, March 21, when Wyog Governor Mark Gordon signed SF0102 — the Second Amendment Protection Act (SAPA). This new law is a tough prohibition against Joe Biden’s gun control agenda. SF0102 makes it illegal for state and local officials to enforce or cooperate with unconstitutional gun control. The law provides a crial penalty of a $2,000 fine and up to one year in jail for these infractions, giving this law one of the nation’s strongest crial penalties. Surprisingly, another pro-gun group, which backed a different bill (SF87), seems more interested in attacking this Second Amendment achievement than in celebrating Wyog’s pro-gun victory. Had they been […]

How To Wear And Adjust The Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster

Using The Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster Today we’re talking about how to wear and adjust the Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster. Being able to carry daily and comfortably is at the core of what Alien Gear Holsters is all about. We realize that sometimes not every pair of pants has the option to carry a holster on a belt. The Sport Tuck Belly Band is designed to give you a way to carry when you can’t wear a belt. A Belly Band Holster Lets You Carry Without A Belt If you’re wearing sweats gym shorts, or can’t or just don’t want to wear a belt, the Alien Gear Sport Tuck Belly Band may be exactly what you need. It’s offered as an expansion to a holster that you aly have or a belly band and holster bundle, so that you can switch between carrying with or without […]

Now You Can ‘Bid Ahead’ on RIAC Live

Rock Island Auction Company is pleased to announce Bid Ahead, a new, easy-to-use online bidding option designed to help you win more lots and never miss out on an item. Benefits Bid Ahead allows bidders on RIAC Live to place bids on lots not yet offered by the auctioneers. Using Bid Ahead ensures that if a bidder has to step away from their console or tablet, or faces technical issues, that bids will still be placed on their behalf. This is similar to a “cover me” bid for our clients using phone bids. No more missed lots for live bidders! Bid Ahead also places bids much faster than standard live bidding, giving users a competitive advantage. Bid Ahead can even be used to help stick to a price you have in d for a gun, but still gives that extra flexibility in case one more bid is needed to win […]

GOA Exposes Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Deception

Urge Your Senators to Oppose Biden’s Radical SCOTUS Noee Joe Biden’s Supreme Court noee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, knows she has a tough path to get through the 50-50 Senate. Democrat Senators like Joe Manchin have shown they’re willing to buck Biden and Kamala to side with public opinion polls. That’s why Jackson DECEPTIVELY hid her radical anti-gun views during the Senate confirmation hearings to come across as pro-2A. Jackson said: “The Supreme Court has established that the individual right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right.” But her statement is just a LIE to win over votes from swing Democrats like Manchin and Tester and maybe even some weak Republicans who would vote for her out of fear of being called “racist.” For starters, the Supreme Court doesn’t “establish” rights. They are natural and God-given as our Founders stated in the Declaration of Independence. So her statement […]

Pawnee Bill’s Savage Arms 1907 Pistol

Born Gordon William Lillie in Bloogton, Ill., on Valentine’s Day in 1860, Pawnee Bill was a rival of Buffalo Bill Cody before joining forces with the legend in the business of selling the Wild West. Pawnee Bill was an Indian interpreter, trapper, cowboy, land boomer, and businessman, but was best known as proprietor of his Wild West show, “Pawnee Bill’s Historical Wild West, Indian Museum and Encampment.” His family moved to Kansas when he was a boy. That is where he met the Pawnee people and became an interpreter to the U.S. Indian Agent who worked with the tribe, earning his nickname. In 1883, Buffalo Bill, aly larger than life, was putting together his “Buffalo Bill’s Wild’ West, a circus-style extravaganza, and hired Pawnee Bill to translate and coordinate with the Pawnee troupe in the show. Within a few years, Pawnee Bill had a Wild West show to rival Buffalo […]

Ulysses S. Grant’s Remington Revolvers

At Rock Island Auction Company, we are no strangers to historic weapons owned by some of the biggest names in American and world history. Just last year we sold the Napoleon garniture, Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War flintlock pistols and epaulets, a pair of Regton revolvers attributed as presented to “The Great Liberator” Alexander II of Russia, and John Wayne’s Colt Single Action Army to name just a select few. These timeless pieces are always an absolute thrill to work with and research, but while we all get very excited to see what they bring, it can be hard to watch them go too. My grief, however, is soon quashed by the next round of legendary artifacts to come through the door, and today’s topic presented a real historical treat: an astoundingly beautiful pair of Regton New Model Army revolvers with raised relief carved grips featuring busts of General Ulysses S. […]

Ulysses S. Grant’s Remington Revolvers

At Rock Island Auction Company, we are no strangers to historic weapons owned by some of the biggest names in American and world history. Just last year we sold the Napoleon garniture, Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War flintlock pistols and epaulets, a pair of Regton revolvers attributed as presented to “The Great Liberator” Alexander II of Russia, and John Wayne’s Colt Single Action Army to name just a select few. These timeless pieces are always an absolute thrill to work with and research, but while we all get very excited to see what they bring, it can be hard to watch them go too. My grief, however, is soon quashed by the next round of legendary artifacts to come through the door, and today’s topic presented a real historical treat: an astoundingly beautiful pair of Regton New Model Army revolvers with raised relief carved grips featuring busts of General Ulysses S. […]

Gordon signs bill to protect Second Amendment rights from federal overreach

Wyog Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill into law on Monday that aims to protect the Second Amendment rights of Wyogites from federal overreach. Rep. Mark Jennings (R), Mark Jones (GOA Wyog Director), Sen. Larry Hicks (R) SF0102, also called the Second Amendment Protection Act, prohibits state and local government entities in Wyog from enforcing “any unconstitutional act, law, treaty, executive order, rule or regulation of the United States government that infringes on or impedes the free exercise of individual rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” SF0102 had strong support from not only three-quarters of the Legislature, but also law enforcement and gun-rights groups. “This legislation makes it illegal for state or local officials in Wyog to enforce or cooperate with unconstitutional federal gun control,” Mark Jones of Gun Owners of America told The Center Square. “It also had support from the police chiefs and the […]

Killing US With Gun Control ‘Kindness’

After years of denouncing and defunding police, trying to release as many prisoners as possible, publicly supporting anti-cop rioters, opening the border wide to illegal aliens and drugs, and now even using your taxpayer dollars to buy crack pipes in the name of “equity,” Democrats are at last responding to the inevitable crime wavewith a call for gun control. NYC Mayor Eric Adams In particular, President Biden recently went to New York City, where murder and shootings are both up 50 percent in the past year, to meet with new Mayor Eric Adams, a former police captain. His predecessor Bill de Blasio cut the police budget by $1 billion and entirely disbanded the 600member plainclothes anti-crime unit. Yet while in the Big Apple, Biden didn’t tout what he has called the “1994 Biden Crime Bill,” which allegedly (but not actually) included funding for 100,000 more cops on the street. In fact, during his 2020 presidential bid, Biden claimed he “got stuck” writing that bill. Instead, the White House touted the Justice Department’s war on guns. It bragged about Biden’s effort to exorcise so-called “ghost guns,” […]

AL: Gun Ban Vote Coming Tuesday!

); So-called Voluntary Gun Ban List Vote This Tuesday Just as gun owners in Alabama celebrate the passage of Constitutional Carry, the House of Representatives will vote on HB 462 next Tuesday. This bill establishes a so-called “Voluntary Alabama Firearms Do-Not-Sell List.” Once one’s name is submitted to the list, he is entered into the unconstitutional National Instant Check System (NICS). While attempting to address mental health concerns, the bill is actually a major piece of gun control legislation, which seeks to add as many names as possible to the national gun ban registry. Consider, to have one’s name removed from the list, one must appeal to the […]

How To Concealed Carry In A Car

The Best Ways To Car Carry Just how is a person supposed to concealed carry in a car? It doesn’t work as well as when you’re walking around. There are some tricks involved in concealing while in the car, various strategies one can employ to conceal and carry while in a vehicle. Check out our holster mounts for mounting a holster in the car. Tips And Tricks For Car Conceal Carry One is to keep concealing on your person. Access to the pistol can be difficult, but with the right adjustment to the holster and sitting position won’t be too much of a problem. The reason why most waistband holsters come with or are easily adjusted to have a forward cant is so that access while sitting becomes more possible. Car Holster Mounts Another popular solution is to employ a holster dock, which allows you to dock […]

Can you shoot 357 in a 38? Multi-Caliber Weapons And Gun Safety Explained [2022]

Check Out Our Complete Guide To Gun Safety 357 Ammo. Can you shoot it in a 38? Can a .38 Special shoot .357 Magnum? No; .357 Magnum was specifically designed so it cannot be fired from handguns chambered in .38 Special, but you can shoot .38 Special in a gun chambered in .357 Magnum. In fact, you wouldn’t want to shoot .357 Magnum in any gun that’s specifically made to shoot .38 Special. It would be dangerous. The .357 Magnum/.38 Special issue is a common conundrum when it comes to certain guns and certain calibers, as certain chamberings lend themselves to multi-caliber use. However, you should be cautious about doing so until you understand more about multi-caliber weapons. Not fully understanding what guns and what calibers can be used in the same gun has led to accidents, which can lead to injury, which makes this a gun safety issue. So, […]

IN: Holcomb Enacts Constitutional Carry!

); Governor Eric Holcomb (R) heard your voice and emails and signed HB 1296, enacting Constitutional Carry in the state of Indiana! HB 1296 allows Hoosiers to carry in most places within the state, without having to beg the government for a permit. This even includes 18-year-olds who cannot defend themselves with a firearm in other states! Indiana is now the 24th state to enact permitless carry and has become one of the safer places in the country. If you have the time, please click here to THANK Governor Holcomb for signing HB 1296 and protecting your 2A rights. GOA

WY: Wyoming Law Makes it Illegal to Enforce Unconstitutional Federal Gun Control!

The GOA-backed Second Amendment Protection Act (SAPA) was just signed by Governor Mark Gordon! SAPA makes it illegal for state and local officials to enforce or cooperate with unconstitutional Federal gun control. Despite strong opposition from anti-Second Amendment groups alongside a misguided “Pro-Gun Group” based out of the Northeastern U.S, Wyog finally has STATE-LEVEL protections for our Second Amendment rights. With the out-of-control Biden Adistration in office, now is the time to finally have SAPA in Wyog! SAPA IS A HUGE WIN FOR WYOMING FIREARMS FREEDOMS! HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT. The penalties for violation of SAPA include a $2,000 fine and up to one year in jail. The penalty of one year in jail gives this law one of the nation’s strongest crial penalties and should be a huge deterrent to any official considering enforcing unconstitutional gun control. Despite claims to the contrary, SAPA […]

More Legislative Victories Piling up Across the Country!

GOA-Backed Sanctuary Law Imposes Toughest Penalties in the Nation GOA Wyog Director Mark Jones speaks at a press conference in support of the 2A Protection Act. Jones is surrounded by key legislative leaders and law enforcement, who also spoke in favor of the bill. Freedom continues to advance thanks to the hard work from GOA activists! Today, Wyog Governor Mark Gordon (R) signed a GOA-backed Second Amendment Protection Act (SAPA) into law. This 2A sanctuary now has one of the strongest penalties in the nation! Wyog’s SAPA makes it illegal for state and local officials to enforce or cooperate with unconstitutional Federal gun control. And the GOA-supported law imposes penalties of $2,000 and up to one year in jail on any official who would help enforce federal gun control. This should be a huge deterrent to any official considering enforcing Joe Biden’s anti-2A agenda. GOA Wyog Director Mark Jones […]

NC: Bullets, Budd and BBQ!

Join GOA’s Erich Pratt and GOA-Backed Ted Budd at the Range! Click above to join GOA’s Erich Pratt and GOA-Endorsed US Senate candidate Ted Budd at GRNC’s “Ring Steel for Freedom” Match, April 9th beginning at 10:30 AM at Hyatt Farms Shooting Complex in Polkton. Shoot Steel with GOA & GRNC Election season has arrived, and candidates are eager to earn your vote. Here’s an opportunity to meet and greet, ring some steel, and enjoy a catered BBQ! Our friends at Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC) have set up an incredible event for you to showcase your shooting skills, as well as meet some very important pro-gun candidates running for office. Further, GOA’s Senior Vice President, Erich Pratt, will be speaking as well! Proceeds will support the GRNC-PVF, who works tirelessly to elect pro-Second Amendment candidates for state and federal offices. Meet pro-gun candidates: GOA-endorsed Congressman Ted Budd, gun shop […]

Top 5 Muzzleloader Movies

If you love firearms, you probably have a mixed relationship with Hollywood given its penchant for using the wrong guns, not showing them being used in realistic or safe ways, and the film industry’s frequent intrusive involvement in political discourse concerning firearms in America. The entertainment industry has a mixed record of accurately depicting firearms on the silver screen. Shows like Paramount’s ‘1883’ get most of their Old West guns right, but Hollywood still struggles with portraying muzzleloaders accurately. Hollywood’s inconsistencies and anachronisms are especially evident when it comes to muzzleloading firearms. Don’t get me started on the use of any generic “flintlock” in pirate movies and shows like Pirates of the Caribbean and Black Sails, or using a pair of “Queen Anne” style pistols as dueling pistols in the popular series Outlander. I will say, I enjoyed Black Sails and the ongoing ‘Outlander’ series. Both are fun pseudo-historical/alternative history […]

A Production Ruger Made Marlin Model 1895 SBL

03/06/22 After sixteen years of writing about Ruger, within a broader mix of manufacturers, I apparently fell from grace and was shut out of the Marlin introduction. So I sat and watched them feed “Better Guns & Groceries”, “Hank the Dancing Cop’s YouTube Channel”, etc. T&E firearms and information, while letting me twist in the wind. Why? Who knows? Where does a 400 pound gorilla eat bamboo? The Real Guns objective is not to become a YouTube channel, because I do not want to create videos with utterances like, “Hey guys and gals! Chuckin’ Chad here, in my garage, with a new episode of ‘Gun Wacky’”. Additionally, I do not want to work for pennies so YouTube can make dollars by wrapping unrelated ads around Real Guns original content. We aly do that for Facebook. Real Guns followers are voracious ers, who can cut through 1,200 words, flying in […]