Rising Gun Sales and The Pearl Clutching Left

GOC’s Plans for Dealing with the Anti-Gunners in 2022 Photo courtesy of NSSF The media hates to report it. The Left goes ballistic. But this is what happens when both retailers and the Department of Justice report that gun sales continue to skyrocket. The pearl clutching is epic. According the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industry trade association, the FBI’s National Instant Crial Background Check System (NICS) processed 687,788 background checks during the week leading up to and including Black Friday. FBI’s NICS recorded 187,585 on Black Friday alone, ranking it among the Top 10 Highest Days for NICS checks and a .50 percent increase from Black Friday 2020 (186,645). What’s great news for us is a nightmare for them. But their predictable knee-jerk reaction to the rise in gun ownership is to equate it with the increase in crime. This is not only lazy reporting, it’s lazy thinking. […]

The Constitution Protects Self-Made Arms, Argues New Scholarly Article

Based on original research, “The American Tradition of Self-Made Arms” explains how the Second Amendment protects the right to self-manufacture arms, including firearms commonly referred to as so-called “ghost guns.” (December 8, 2021) — The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today a timely new scholarly article on the Second Amendment right to self-manufacture arms, including firearms. “The American Tradition of Self-Made Arms” is based on original research by FPC’s director of constitutional studies, Joseph Greenlee, and traces the right from Colonial America through modern times. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Hand Dominance, Eye Dominance and Shooting

Since almost all firearms are made for right-handed shooters, hand doance and eye doance for anyone who is not right-handed can make things difficult. You may find yourself asking “Wait, what’s the difference, and what do I do about it?!” The concept of a doant side of the body, or bodily function, is that the human body sets an inherent preference for which side it selects for accomplishing tasks and processing information. Since shooting is an activity with a lot of hand-eye coordination, understanding which hand or which eye is doant can be essential to success on the range. Hand Doance Vs Eye Doance Hand doance is exactly what you think it is. You’re either right-handed or left-handed. It is estimated that nearly 90% of humans are right-handed which means that about 10-12% are left-handed. There is an even smaller percentage of truly ambidextrous people who […]

Hand Dominance, Eye Dominance and Shooting

Since almost all firearms are made for right-handed shooters, hand doance and eye doance for anyone who is not right-handed can make things difficult. You may find yourself asking “Wait, what’s the difference, and what do I do about it?!” The concept of a doant side of the body, or bodily function, is that the human body sets an inherent preference for which side it selects for accomplishing tasks and processing information. Since shooting is an activity with a lot of hand-eye coordination, understanding which hand or which eye is doant can be essential to success on the range. Hand Doance Vs Eye Doance Hand doance is exactly what you think it is. You’re either right-handed or left-handed. It is estimated that nearly 90% of humans are right-handed which means that about 10-12% are left-handed. There is an even smaller percentage of truly ambidextrous people who […]

Legislative Season Updates…

It’s that time of year again when people are decorating for the holidays, preparing to visit friends and family and looking forward to a new year. It is also the time when Legislative Service Requests (LSRs) start to be released in the form of bills for the cog year. We are writing to let you know about the bad as well as the good ones. We’ll begin the list with HB 1096, introduced by Rep. David Meuse along with a who’s who of anti-gun legislators. HB 1096 is an open carry ban — plain and simple. These eight legislators want to fine anyone who openly carries a gun at or near a polling place $500 for a first offense and send a gun carrier to jail for a subsequent offense. GOA position = OPPOSE Rep. Meuse isn’t stopping his anti-gun assault with just one bill, he has also introduced […]

Don’t fear constitutional carry: it makes sense and promotes safer communities | Opinion

It’s always the same predictions of doom and bloodshed from gun-control activists. They warn us of pending disaster if Pennsylvania becomes the 22nd state to adopt so-called constitutional carry rules that would allow law-abiding adults who legally own a handgun to conceal-carry it without a permit. Thirty-four states, including Pennsylvania, aly allow open carry without a permit. PA State Senator Kim Ward We heard the same predictions when states first adopted right-to-carry laws, which now exist in 43 states. None of the dire predictions came true after states adopted Constitutional carry. Not even one of these states has seen the need to reverse the laws. Indeed, none have even held a legislative hearing, let alone a vote, on undoing these laws. A Constitutional carry bill passed both the Pennsylvania House and Senate with bi-partisan support. Regrettably, for law-abiding Pennsylvanians, Governor Wolf has aly promised to veto it. The bill would only make two […]

Right flight and the ‘Gunshine State’

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeg shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” — Plaque placed at the Statue of Liberty in 1903 Americans tired of riots and woke politics, poorer from high taxes and increasingly unconstitutional regulations, huddled together as they flee crime and COVID-19 lockdowns, and yearning to breathe free from masks and mandates are pouring into Florida. Second Amendment opponents charged that the increase in Florida’s gun ownership led to higher numbers of firearm deaths but mysteriously (to them), the overall murder rate actually dropped to the second-lowest murder rate recorded since the state began keeping statistics in 1971. (In fact, the JMI study reports, Florida’s crime rate has dropped for an astonishing 50 straight years.) But… A recent study in the […]

Senate Filibuster Threatened by Debt Ceiling Compromise

); When gun owners defeated the anti-gunners attempt to pass UBCs this month without even holding a vote, you might have thought the worst was behind us for 2021. Well, that certainly isn’t the case. Just today (Tuesday, December 7), Senate Democrats reportedly struck a deal with Senator Mitch McConnell and GOP Leadership to get around the filibuster “just this once.” THE FIRST VOTES TO PASS THIS FILIBUSTER LOOPHOLE COULD COME AS EARLY AS THIS EVENING, SO PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES NOW! This is an all-hands-on deck kind of fight, so get your family and friends involved before the anti-gunners win the first real battle in the […]

The FN PS90 | A Unique Bullpup Carbine

The FN PS90 | A Unique Bullpup Carbine December 7, 2021 Michael Kupari The FN PS90 is a semiautomatic carbine variant of the P90 submachine gun designed primarily for the American consumer market. It was the first commercially available rifle in the 5.7x28mm cartridge and remains the most iconic one. The rifle is manufactured by FN America, a subsidiary of FN Herstal SA, a Belgianfirearms concern that has been in business since 1889. FN is one of the largest smallarms manufacturers in the world, producing rifles and machine guns for the militaries of the United States and many other countries. FN PS90 With Switchback 22 suppressor. Full-auto FN P90 suppressed by the Switchback 22. The rifle is manufactured by FN America, a subsidiary of FN Herstal SA, a Belgianfirearms company that has been in business since 1889. FN is one of the largest smallarms manufacturers in the world, producing rifles […]

Napoleon Conquers in Second-Largest Firearms Auction in History

To call 2021 a record year for Rock Island Auction Company would be a colossal understatement. On Friday, December 3rd, Rock Island Auction became the first firearms auction house to join the century club by cracking $100 million in annual sales, and continued to shatter that lofty benchmark as the weekend rolled on with an unprecedented $121 million in annual sales. RIAC’s December 3 5 Premier Firearms Auction posted a staggering $25.2 million, the second-largest firearms auction in history and an exclamation point on an industry-defining year. A RIAC’s competitor once said his dream would be reaching $20 million in a single auction. Rock Island Auction Company realized that achievement four times in twelve months, hosting a $22 million “Sale of the Century” last December, and following up with a trio of record-setting firearms auctions in May, September, and December of 2021. That success is not luck. The sale […]

It’s Here — SCO15 Upper Receiver Available Now!

It’s Here — SCO15 Upper Receiver Available Now! Home December 6, 2021 SilencerCo Blog SilencerCo is excited to announce the release of the SCO15 Upper Receiver. Perfect to pair with the SCO15 Lower Receiver. The Upper Receivers are currently available at local retailers and online at the SilencerCo webstore. The SCO15 is compatible with mil-spec forward assists and dust covers. The SilencerCo SCO15 Upper is a premium AR-15 stripped upper receiver, precision machined from billet 7075 aluum and finished in type III hard anodize. It features a mil-spec 1913 picatinny rail and M4 feed ramps. Additionally, it is compatible with mil-spec forward assists and dust covers. It is everything a shooter needs to complete their dream AR-15 build. “In a market with so many different AR-15 manufacturers, and so many options for full rifle builds and build components, the one product customers have been unable to attain until now has […]

Browning’s Buck Mark Plus Vision

12/06/2021 Try as I might, I cannot seem to stand still in time, as I always end up getting swept along by the things changing around me. One day I am waging a losing battle of spoon feeding strained peas to a baby progeny.The next day I am trying, quite unsuccessfully, to decode a conversation with my fourteen year old granddaughter. Yes, conflict, frustration and failure do form a common th in my life. Thank you for noticing. However, more to my point, each person noted above lives their own reality, has their own perspective and is motivated by their own set of preferences. Which makes for quite a challenge to anyone in the business of making firearms for the masses. When someone selects a firearm, it only has to please that individual. When a firearm company markets products, they have to appeal to as large a segment of […]

FPC Files Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Illinois’ FOID Card Requirement

SPRINGFIELD, IL (December 6, 2021) — The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed an important brief with the Illinois Supreme Court in support of Vivian Brown, a lifelong peaceable citizen who has been crialized for exercising her Second Amendment rights because she did not possess a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. The brief in People v. Brown can be found at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Brownells Joins FPC Constitution Alliance to Support Pro-Second Amendment Litigation, Advocacy, & Education Programs

GRINNELL, IA (December 3, 2021) The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Brownells, Inc. announced today that Brownells, the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, and survival gear, has joined FPC’s Constitution Alliance in support of FPC’s legal action and advocacy programs to defend and advance the right to keep and bear arms. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

GOA Endorses Jody Hice for Secretary of State in the Peach State

Jody Hice is the Second Amendment Champion Georgia Deserves Gun owners can take confidence in casting their vote for Congressman Jody Hice for Georgia’s Secretary of State. Jody’s dedicated and proven commitment to the Second Amendment is why he’s earned a strong endorsement from Gun Owners of America. His record of defending the Second Amendment is almost unmatched. He has been a leader on gun rights for years in Congress, and he is one of GOA’s closest allies on Capitol Hill. In fact, he’s sponsored the “Fairness in Firearms Testing Act,” which is legislation to rein in and bring transparency to the ATF. But Jody cannot win this critical election without your help. Please consider donating and volunteering for his campaign. Most importantly, please vote for Jody Hice in the upcog Republican Primary and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Jody has earned the support of Gun Owners of America and deserves […]

Gun Owners Defeat Anti-Gunners UBC Scheme

Yesterday evening and this morning, we sent you two URGENT action alerts. And you all responded marvelously. The team here at GOA is so grateful for all of you who took action. Your loud voice makes it known to legislators on Capitol Hill that people back at home are truly watching what they’re doing. Yesterday our team in Washington, D.C., learned that anti-gunners in the Senate were trying to pass Universal Background Checks without a single senator voting. So-called Universal Background Checks are only enforceable if the government has a registry to check if a gun belongs to a gun owner—so GOA kicked our grassroots activists into action right away. GOA immediately began encouraging Senators to place “holds” on the UBC bill the anti-gunners had “hotlined.” These holds are usually not made public, but you can always reach out to your Senator and find out if they helped defend your […]

WY: Protect the Rights of Wyoming Firearms Businesses

); Your options for purchasing guns and ammunition are being restricted on a platform that you pay for with your tax money! GOA just learned that the ShopWyog.com program is discriating against the firearms industry in Wyog! What is even worse? They are using your taxpayers’ dollars to do it and limiting your options to buy products! How so, you may ask? Well, the state-sponsored website allows Wyog businesses to advertise and sell products UNLESS THOSE PRODUCTS INCLUDE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. According to their own website, “ShopWyog.com is sponsored by the Wyog Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and funded by the U.S. Small Business Adistration (SBA) through the […]

PA: Governor Wolf Vetoes Constitutional Carry

Click the “Take Action” button to make a donation to Pennsylvania GOA’s Independent Expenditure Committee. The battle lines are drawn for 2022 and we must defeat Josh Shapiro Battle Lines Drawn for 2022 Gubernatorial Race Wolf Vetoes Constitutional Carry Governor Wolf ignored thousands of your messages and vetoed constitutional Carry on December 2, 2021. This was expected. Governor Wolf has repeatedly shown his hostility to your Article I, Section 21 rights since taking office. Last session, he vetoed two pro-gun bills that were sent to his desk (HB 1747 and HB 2440). These bills would have restricted the Governor’s power during a state of emergency, but Governor Wolf had no interest in doing that. Fortunately, Governor Wolf is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2022. But there is an even more diabolically anti-gun person waiting to take his place, the current anti-gun Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Just look […]