AR: Asa Hutchinson Wants to Have a “Conversation” on Gun Control

); Gun owners everywhere are heartbroken over tragedies in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. Even so, we know that gun control is not a solution that will help prevent such tragedies. However, it appears that Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) does not agree with everyday gun owners. Instead of standing up for gun owners and the Second Amendment — and advocating for solutions that will actually help prevent tragedies like repealing gun-free zones and arg willing school staff — he has stated he is open to “have a conversation” on raising the age to buy a firearm. This […]

FPC letter to U.S. Senate: Closed-Door Gun Control Negotiations

Congress has no power to negotiate away the fundamental rights of its constituents WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2022) Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) sent a letter today to the United States Senate demanding that the Senators engaged in closed-door gun control negotiations recall their sworn duty to protect and defend the rights of the People, and reverse course in their attempts to destroy our fundamental right to keep and bear arms. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Gun Owners of America blasted for urging GOP Reps. to vote against 8 gun-safety bills

House Republicans are poised to vote against eight bills aimed at preventing gun violence this week, in part due to opposition from powerful pro-gun groups on the right…. In a “whip notice” sent to rank-and-file members on Tuesday afternoon, House GOP leadership urged a “no” vote on all eight bills, referring to the seven-bill package as the “Unconstitutional Gun Restrictions Act.” They wrote that House Democrats had “thrown together this reactionary package comprised of legislation that egregiously violates law-abiding citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights and hinders Americans’ ability to defend and protect themselves and their families.” The email also noted the opposition of the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America, including links to talking points from the NRA about both the gun package and the red flag law. Leaders also noted the opposition of Heritage Action for America, an advocacy group tied to the conservative Heritage Foundation…. Screenshot of […]

PA: Stop Gun Control in PA House Judiciary Committee

Four Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for a Vote PA Capitol I just received notice that the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee will be voting on four anti-gun bills. We saw this happen before, in 2019, after the El Paso/Dayton mass murders, when Senator Lisa Baker held gun control hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee. HB 699 (Fitzgerald): A mandatory “safe storage” law that would require all gun owners to lock up their firearms. HB 770 (Gainey): A so-called “assault weapons” ban that would outlaw numerous semi-automatic firearms. HB 1538 (Frankel): A bill that would end the statewide firearms preemption law, allowing cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to pass their own gun control ordinances, turning PA into a patchwork quilt of gun control laws. HB 1903 (Stephens): “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Order bill that tramples on the due process rights of all gun owners. That’s why I need you to take action IMMEDIATELY and send a message […]

DE: State House Committee Passes Gun Control Bills; Floor Vote Coming Soon

); As we mentioned in our alert on Tuesday, there is a slew of anti-gun bills on the agenda in the cog days/weeks, including but not limited to a magazine ban, a semi-automatic ban, and a ban on young adults (under 21 years old) buying firearms. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 6 would ban magazines that hold more than 17 rounds. This bill just passed in the Senate at 2pm Tuesday. It will likely head to the House for a vote next week. House Bill 450 is a so-called “assault weapons” ban that would outlaw most semi-automatic firearms. House Bill 451 bans the purchase and possession of […]

WY: GOA Endorses Harriet Hageman for U.S. House of Representatives

Gun Owners of America is proud to endorse Harriet Hageman for U.S. Congress in Wyog. The Primary Election is on August 16, and she needs your help. Hageman will be a true representative for the people of Wyog, and she has a long professional history of standing up for Wyog’s freedoms and values. Paid for by Gun Owners of America Inc. Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Hageman earned GOA’s support because of a 100% score on our Second Amendment rights survey and her long history of standing against federal over-reach through her work as a constitutional attorney. She opened her own law firm in 2000 and has dedicated her career over the last few decades to fighting for Wyog’s citizens. What makes Mrs. Hageman the clear choice for Wyog is that she has a track record of fighting for Wyog against an out-of-control Federal Government, and […]

Trench Guns: Shotguns for Ferocious Fighting

U.S. soldiers attempting to quell the 1900 Philippines uprising often found their weapons ineffective against the ferocious suicide attacks by Moro swordsmen. Capt. John Pershing saw one weapon stand out during this close quarters fighting — the Winchester Model 1897 shotgun. While soldiers returned to using .45 Colt revolvers with more stopping power than their .38 Colts, the close quarter fighting also served as the spark for the M1911 in .45 ACP. As the United States prepared to join the fight in World War I, Pershing, now a general and head of the American Expeditionary Forces, recalled the Winchester’s effectiveness in the Philippines and envisioned how they could be wielded in the trenches of the French battlefields. He asked the Ordnance Department to request modifications. Winchester’s shotguns led the way in the trenches with the company’s Model 1897 (top) and Model 12 (bottom) and their 20-inch barrels and heat shields. […]

Everyday Carry: A Texas Ranger’s Colt Single Action Army

When Jack Dean patrolled the lonesome roads of west Texas in the 1960s, he didn’t know he’d cross paths with an infamous hitman with a famous son. Dean joined the Texas Highway Patrol in 1960 after being laid off from an aircraft plant in Fort Worth. After 10 years, he was recruited to the Texas Rangers in 1970 where he rose to the rank of captain before he retired to become U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas in 1993. He is one of six Texas Rangers to serve as a U.S. Marshal. When he joined the Rangers, there was no training. “They gave you a pistol and a badge, and it was go to work,” Dean said in an interview with the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum. “They just turned you loose and you leaned on your fellow Rangers.” A factory engraved Colt Single Action Army […]

GOA countering misleading polls about guns

Our God-given rights are on the chopping block. Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate are being shown MISLEADING opinion polls on Americans’ attitudes on guns. That’s why I need YOUR help getting the TRUTH to the House and Senate when it comes to Americans’ real opinions about guns. We need to BOMBARD every House and Senate office with nonstop letters to show just how many Americans want the government to leave our rights alone! Your voice will help drown out the phony polls being shoved in politicians’ faces by the anti-gun lobby. Our message must be clear: if a Senator or Representative chooses to stab gun owners in the back, then we will not show up to vote in November. Please add your name to our pre-written letters to warn the House and Senate that if they betray us by voting for gun control, then they can kiss […]

Colt Python Prices, Values and Trends

Seven years ago, we asked why is the Colt Python so popular? The answers vary depending on the gun enthusiast, but many collectors agree that Pythons and other snake guns are gorgeous, fun to shoot, finely crafted, and have received a boost from popular media in recent years. A cased match set of Colt Python “Snake Eyes” sold for $21,850 in Rock Island Auction Company’s May 2021 Premier Auction. Colt introduced the Python in 1955 as a premium revolver designed to compete with the finest double actions around. The Python’s balance, weight, precision craftsmanship, and great trigger pull gave the gun an accuracy and reliability that almost every shooter longs for, a big iron with an attitude. With a nickname like “The Rolls-Royce of Colt revolvers,” there’s a reason the Colt Python continues to trend upward in the world of gun collecting. Pythons are some of the best looking guns […]

Winchester 1873: One of One Hundred

Perhaps the most sought-after variation of the Winchester 1873 rifle, the Winchester One of One Hundred is one of the rarest of the rare in gun collecting. The One of One Hundred example featured in Rock Island Auction Company’s May Premier is not only the last of its model produced, but the storied rifle has an impressive tale to complement its remarkable pedigree. This rifle is illustrated and described on pages 113-118 of “The Story of the Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles” by Edmund E. Lewis. Winchester referred to these special order rifles both numerically (1 of 100) and using their full wording (One of One Hundred) in their writing and advertisements, as well as on the rifle barrels. Winchester Model 1873 serial number 27179 has been a centerpiece in some of the most esteemed firearms collections throughout the decades, including the Frank R. Sweet Collection, […]

WV: Joe Manchin is “Open” to Banning AR-15s

); Dear friend: Gun owners in West Virginia know that complacency will let the anti-gun forces dictate to us the limits of our rights from Washington DC. And it appears that West Virginia’s own US Senator, Joe Manchin, is caving on your right to keep and bear arms. Many West Virginians desire to own firearms for defense of themselves and their loved ones. In fact, the desire for self-defense is one of the reasons we have the Second Amendment and Article 3-22 in the West Virginia Bill of Rights. Nonetheless, Sen. Manchin has teamed up with some of the […]

GOA-backed Case Forces Allegheny County DA to Consider Charging Pittsburgh Mayor and City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pittsburgh, PA) Today, a Commonwealth Court three-judge panel ruled that Allegheny County District Attorney, Stephen Zappala, violated Pennsylvania’s Rules of Crial Procedure by refusing to accept a private crial complaint from four Pittsburgh residents related to the illegal gun control ordinances passed in April of 2019 by the Pittsburgh City Council and Mayor Bill Peduto. The ordinances themselves were struck down both in the Court of Common Pleas and on appeal to the Commonwealth Court. However, plaintiffs in the private crial complaint alleged that Mayor Bill Peduto and the Pittsburgh City Council also abused their office with the passage of these illegal ordinances, specifically by committing an act of “official oppression” as defined by Title 18, Section 5301 of Pennsylvania’s Consolidated Statutes. Public officials are in violation of this law when they deny or impede the exercise of any rights, and it is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor in […]

DE: Fight Back Against the Many Proposed Anti-Gun Bills

); The anti-gun Left is doing their best to stomp on your rights again. There is a slew of anti-gun bills on the agenda in the cog days/weeks, including but not limited to a magazine ban, semiautomatic ban, and a ban on young adults (under 21 years old) buying firearms. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 6 would ban magazines that hold more than 17 rounds. This bill just passed in the Senate at 2pm today. It will likely head to the House for a vote next week. House Bill 450 is a so-called “assault weapons” ban that would outlaw most semiautomatic firearms. House Bill 451 bans the […]

A handgun ban coming to America?

The worst yet may be cog to America. Just days after Canada’s leftist prime ister vowed to BAN HANDGUNS in Canada, Joe Biden said he wants to ban “high caliber” 9mm handguns. You’re our only hope of stopping what could be the single biggest attack on our God-given rights. Please make a contribution to our 2A Protection Fund now that a ban on handguns could come to America. After two tragic shootings, anti-gunners feel empowered to pass the most extreme gun control our nation has ever witnessed. When the Buffalo shooting first broke out, the anti-gun Brady Campaign barely even waited 3 HOURS before fundraising off of the death and despair. The shameless anti-gun lobby has also used these tragedies to pressure weak-kneed RINO Republicans to consider surrendering on the Second Amendment. But banning so-called “assault weapons” and expanding background checks will do absolutely NOTHING to keep kids safe. In […]

OH: Arming Teachers Bill Passes Senate and Heads to DeWine’s Desk!

); As you may remember from back in November, GOA alerted you on the now passed Constitutional Carry bill and a bill that would more easily allow teachers to be armed. We had a big win back in March when Constitutional Carry was signed into law, but the bill that armed teachers remained stagnant. That is until last week, when the Senate finally took a vote and passed HB 99, and sent it to the Governor’s desk. As a reder, HB 99, championed by Representative Thomas Hall (R), would allow teachers to arm themselves after receiving a imum of 24 hours of training, and 8 hours […]

Getting the truth out to the public

Anti-gunners have been doating the airwaves to sp lies about guns. Pelosi’s anti-gun House held a hearing to gut the Second Amendment. Anti-gunners in the media all but called 2A defenders murderers. Joe Biden gave a primetime television address demanding gun control. That’s why Gun Owners of America has been doing nonstop media appearances to fight back and get the TRUTH out to the American public. GOA has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Epoch Times, Reuters, and scores of additional local outlets. Plus here are just a few of our most recent TV appearances: Now we need your help to show Congress that the American public wants Washington to keep their hands off our constitutional rights. Please add your name to our pre-written letters to tell YOUR two Senators to vote no on the developing gun control framework in the 50-50 Senate and […]

Smith & Wesson’s M&P 10mm Auto

05/08/2022 Funny. You wonder why there is a picture of a tractor and I wonder why you are… wondering. My whole perspective on firearms begins with self reliance. My perspective on self reliance began with parents who believed a person should not ask others to do something they are capable of doing for themself. Does that not make for a “know it all” view of the world? No. Quite the opposite. It makes for a life long learning experience and the ability to accept failure as part of that process. So, my workload… woodland maintenance, vegetable garden, landscaping, firewood, snow removal, and being an old man dictated labor saving devices. It is just a small tractor, but it is all the tractor I need. And I don’t have to negotiate with services, or debate the quality of work or timeliness of completion at the conclusion of each project. Good […]