GOA Announces Partnership with Otter Waiver

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Gun Owners of America (GOA) today announced a new partnership Otter Waiver. “GOA is excited to partner with Otter Waiver. Not only do they make a great product for ranges, but they really believe in GOA’s no-compromise approach to protecting and restoring the Second Amendment.” Kailey Nieman, Director of Development for GOA, said. Otter Waiver is a company that specializes in digital waivers and text marketing (SMS) for gun ranges and helps to ensure that their daily operations run smoothly and efficiently. “As the founder of Otter Waiver, I have been a 2nd Amendment advocate for 20+ years.” Ben Nelson, Founder of Otter Waiver, said. “Our partnership will help empower the gun range community to reach their targets by simplifying the waiver process and providing SMS marketing retention tools to grow the range industry and donating a percentage of our proceeds to GOA.” “It has been just […]

PA: Strengthen Preemption Bill Moving in PA Senate

Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on HB 979 Tomorrow (12-14-21) In 2019, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the City Council garnered national attention when they passed three illegal gun control ordinances in defiance of Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law. Fortunately, they have lost in court…but the case is on appeal. Make no mistake about it, this was all part of a coordinated strategy to bankrupt law-abiding citizens who are victimized by these illegal ordinances using tax dollars and outside money provided by Michael Bloomberg and Everytown USA. Representative Matt Dowling You see, Everytown USA promised free legal help to any city anywhere that wants to challenge their state’s firearms preemption law. Meanwhile, honest gun owners like you and me get stuck with paying for costly legal challenges to restore our gun rights. What is preemption? It is our state law that says that only the Pennsylvania General Assembly can enact laws related to the […]

McConnell Helps Set Precedent that Could Weaken the Filibuster

); I want to update you on a legislative battle that we asked you to take part in recently a battle that involved the Senate filibuster. But first, let me red you that we have restocked our 2nd annual Christmas Ornament in the GOA store! We have less than 500 left and once these are gone, they are gone. So order yours today! Okay, now that we have that out of the way. Gun Owners of America has worked with Senators over the past 25 years to use the filibuster to kill a lot of gun control. In fact, the reason Gun Owners of America has won so many tough battles over the past […]

The Complete 50 State Guide to Concealed Carry Laws

Concealed Carry Laws in Every US State (Click on a state to jump to that section) Alabama Nebraska Alaska Nevada Arizona New Hampshire Arkansas New Jersey California New Mexico Colorado New York Connecticut North Carolina Delaware North Dakota Florida Ohio Georgia Oklahoma Hawaii Oregon Idaho Pennsylvania Illinois Rhode Island Indiana South Carolina Iowa South Dakota Kansas Tennessee Kentucky Texas Louisiana Utah Maine Vermont Maryland Virginia Massachusetts Washington Michigan West Virginia Minnesota Wisconsin Mississippi Wyog Missouri Washington D.C. Montana U.S. Territories For many people exploring the idea of concealed carrying for the first time, the first step is to detere how to do so legally. This may seem a daunting task, as gun laws and the laws pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon vary from state to state. These laws govern whether a permit is required or not, what the criteria are to receive a permit, and when or where you […]

The Complete 50 State Guide to Concealed Carry Laws

Concealed Carry Laws in Every US State (Click on a state to jump to that section) Alabama Nebraska Alaska Nevada Arizona New Hampshire Arkansas New Jersey California New Mexico Colorado New York Connecticut North Carolina Delaware North Dakota Florida Ohio Georgia Oklahoma Hawaii Oregon Idaho Pennsylvania Illinois Rhode Island Indiana South Carolina Iowa South Dakota Kansas Tennessee Kentucky Texas Louisiana Utah Maine Vermont Maryland Virginia Massachusetts Washington Michigan West Virginia Minnesota Wisconsin Mississippi Wyog Missouri Washington D.C. Montana U.S. Territories For many people exploring the idea of concealed carrying for the first time, the first step is to detere how to do so legally. This may seem a daunting task, as gun laws and the laws pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon vary from state to state. These laws govern whether a permit is required or not, what the criteria are to receive a permit, and when or where you […]

What’s The Best Handgun Light?

As a police officer, I have been using a light mounted to my handgun for over a decade. The first weapon light itself dates back to 1902 but there were problems keeping the filament from breaking due to recoil. The next advancement came during a banner year in the firearms industry: 1911. That’s when George Seely filed a patent for a weapon-mounted light with rubber and springs to cushion the bulb. Mounting a light source to a firearm became something manufacturers and the military tried unsuccessfully but many line level officers and soldiers found themselves rigging lights to their firearms. As a podcast host, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing numerous law enforcement officers from all over the world about tactics and gear. I’ve even interviewed an ATF Agent who has been involved in many tactical operations including Ruby Ridge who described using the old school cop method, tape the […]

Gun Gift Ideas

Rock Island Auction Company’s Arms and Accessories Day Firearms Auction on Dec. 15 is your one-stop shopping opportunity for that gun owner in your life, with Colts, Winchesters, long guns, and handguns. But wait, there’s more. The auction will have antique firearms as well as swords, uniforms, bayonets, ammunition, and even British military medals. Let us offer some recommendations. Starter Set If you’re shopping for someone starting a collection, here’s a trio of hard-to-find semi-automatic Craig Ltd. handguns made with Caspian Arms parts, the first-ever on offer by Rock Island Auction. Lot 22 is an Omen semi-automatic with a 3 1/8 inch barrel; Lot 23 is a Fantom F-13 semi-automatic with a 3 1/2 inch barrel; and Lot 30 is a Fantom F-15 semi-automatic pistol with a 3 1/2 inch barrel. At one time, the Fantom was advertised as ultra-light at 24 ounces and extremely accurate at 25 yards. Scarce […]

The Top 10 Guns of 2021

The arms owned by two significant revolutionaries one French, one American — reside atop Rock Island Auction Company’s list of top 10 items sold in 2021. The top sale price achieved in 2021 is also the all-time record price for an item offered by the company. Rock Island Auction, the top firearms auction house in the world, continued to build on its annual sales record, bringing in more than $100 million for the first time in the company’s history and far surpassing the $92.7 million in sales in 2020. Nine of the 10 items on this list were sold during the company’s three Premier Firearms Auctions. The gun of a Hollywood legend snuck onto the list after it sold during the October Sporting and Collector Firearms Auction. More than 50 lots achieved six-figure price tags in the company’s 2021 auctions. History, beauty, brilliant workmanship, and exceptional significance came together […]

Top 10 in 2021

The arms owned by two significant revolutionaries one French, one American — reside atop Rock Island Auction Company’s list of top 10 items sold in 2021. The top sale price achieved in 2021 is also the all-time record price for an item offered by the company. Rock Island Auction, the top firearms auction house in the world, continued to build on its annual sales record, bringing in more than $100 million for the first time in the company’s history and far surpassing the $92.7 million in sales in 2020. Nine of the 10 items on this list were sold during the company’s three Premier Firearms Auctions. The gun of a Hollywood legend snuck onto the list after it sold during the October Sporting and Collector Firearms Auction. More than 50 lots achieved six-figure price tags in the company’s 2021 auctions. History, beauty, brilliant workmanship, and exceptional significance came together […]

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 […]