The Purpose And Importance Of The NRA

What Does The NRA Do? What does the NRA actually do? Not everyone necessarily understands the current mission and purpose of the National Rifle Association…especially if all they see are the clickbait headlines…so let’s talk about what the scope of this organization actually is. And it’s bigger than you’d think. So, let’s talk about what the organization does. The Core Of The National Rifle Association: Training And Shooting Sports When a National Rifle Association was first proposed around the start of the Civil War the proposed goal was to foster marksmanship through training and competition. It didn’t go anywhere at first (wars are terribly inconvenient) but the need for marksmanship training became evident during that conflict. In 1871, the NRA was chartered in New York. The organization offered training and educational materials (the NRA’s marksmanship handbook was heavily incorporated into the US Army’s marksmanship manual) as well as […]

How to Wear the ShapeShift Belt Slide OWB Holster

What You Need To Know About The ShapeShift Belt Slide OWB Holster The ShapeShift Belt Slide OWB Holster is one of the most popular models in the ShapeShift line of holsters. Let’s go over the instructions for assembling and wearing the Shapeshift Owb Belt Slide holster. What Is The ShapeShift OWB Belt Slide Holster? The ShapeShift OWB Belt Slide Holster is an outside the waistband holster that’s designed to sit high on the belt and ride closer to the body. The ShapeShift OWB Belt Slide Holster is custom-molded and engineered to precision for a perfect fit to your firearm. It attaches by weaving it through your belt loops to be worn outside the waistband or OWB. What’s really cool about this holster is that it comes in what we call the Core Carry Pack, which enables it to shift from the Belt Slide and shapeshift into an IWB, a […]

LA: Urge the Senate to Vote on Constitutional Carry

); I am happy to report that Constitutional Carry bill HB37 and Louisiana Firearm Protection Act HB43 both passed out of their respective Senate committees. At this point, the next step for both of these bills should be a vote by the entire Senate in order to send them to the Governor’s desk, but instead, HB37 and HB43 are being unnecessarily delayed. Both HB37 and HB43 have been removed from the Senate calendar, with HB37 being sent to the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee and HB43 to the Legislative Bureau. The reason that these delays are significant is that currently the major obstacle […]

The History Of The NRA

The National Rifle Association The National Rifle Association is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the United States, and one of the few organizations of its type in the world. Few other organizations exist outside the US that openly advocate for the right of the common person to have and bear arms in their own defense as well as for sport. The dual mission of the NRA has been part and parcel to the organization from its inception to today. The NRA is the single largest and oldest entity devoted to preserving our right to keep and bear arms, and one of the largest entities devoted to shooting sports. So let’s go over the NRA’s beginnings through the present. To Promote And Encourage Marksmanship: The Beginning Of The NRA A National Rifle Association (titled as such) was proposed in 1861 by a number of Americans living in […]

Battle Of The Barrels: Hellcat Pro vs Sig P365XL

The New Hellcat Pro vs the Sig P365XL Springfield Armory has released a larger version of the Hellcat, the Hellcat Pro…begging the question of how it stacks up against the Sig P365XL. The features and specifications are almost identical, just like the Hellcat and the P365. And just like the Hellcat vs the P365, Springfield one-upped Sig Sauer in capacity and in a few other areas. So…just how does the new boy stack up in the Hellcat Pro vs Sig P365XL? Let’s find out… Hellcat Pro vs Sig P365XL Specifications Before we get into the features, Hellcat Pro vs Sig P365XL specifications. In all but one measurement, they’re near as makes no difference identical. Hellcat Pro Sig P365 XL Barrel length 3.7 in 3.7 in Overall length 6.6 in 6.6 in Width 1 in 1.1 in Height 4.8 in 4.8 in Unloaded weight 21 oz 20.7 oz Capacity […]

GOA Responds to Uvalde, Texas Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) reacted to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, leaving over 20 dead. GOA Senior Vice President Erich Pratt released the following statement: “This senseless loss of life is a tragedy, and we join the nation in mourning for the victims and praying for their families. Today however, Left-wing politicians are playing on raw emotion to grow support for various gun-control proposals like universal background checks and increasing imum age requirements to 21. Make no mistake, neither of these policies — nor any of those “common-sense” proposals from those on the Left — will prevent these evil tragedies from occurring; and the saddest part is, we aly know this. Instead of playing politics and saying ‘we need to do something,’ we should be discussing real solutions to preventing this type of evil from striking again, for example, by arg willing teachers […]

Biden’s NEW Nominee for ATF Director

); You helped take down Chipman. Now let’s take down Dettelbach. GOA needs your help winning another battle. You helped us defeat Biden’s last noee for ATF director, David Chipman. Now, we need you to help us defeat Biden’s replacement noee to lead the ATF, Steve Dettelbach. Dettelbach is a radical anti-gunner who advocates for universal background checks, wants to reinstate the “assault weapons” ban, and repeats the tired old lie that the Second Amendment is only for sport. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing for Dettelbach today, so it’s time to start pressuring the 50-50 Senate to STRIKE HIM DOWN! The Biden-Harris Adistration keeps […]

The Story of Memorial Day

Pools and parks, beer and barbeque, and long family road trips. There’s no denying that Memorial Day has developed into a summer kick-off celebration, a duality of brash festivity and somber remembrance. On one hand, Memorial Day represents sunshine, travel, and the opportunity to revel in a three-day weekend, but the original purpose behind the holiday still resonates for most Americans. A 44-star American flag attributed to the USS New York, Spanish-American War Flagship of Rear Admiral William Sampson. Memorial Day Background In the small town of Waterloo, a quiet village nestled between New York’s Finger Lakes, an annual ritual called “Decoration Day” was born in 1866. In the aftermath of a devastating Civil War that touched nearly every family in the nation, the custom of decorating the graves of fallen soldiers quickly sp. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania also claims Memorial Day originated there even earlier than Waterloo, when members of the […]

Anti-gun Left using TX tragedy to cower pro-gun Republicans

); I’m sure that you saw the tragic news from yesterday. We mourn the innocent Texans who were murdered by a horrifically evil person. Sadly, we have aly seen significant politicization of this tragedy for political gain by those on the Left—including most alargly, in fundraising emails where groups like Bloomberg’s Everytown are raising money right now to help them use the emotion of the moment to get gun control enacted. (See the accompanying image.) But that’s not all. Joe Biden made a national address last night, urging the country to “stand up to the gun lobby” and pass “common sense gun laws.” Sadly, rather than […]

From Sandy Hook to Buffalo: Ten years of failure on gun control

Gabrielle Giffords huddled with Vice President Joe Biden in his private office just off the Senate floor on an April Wednesday in 2013, watching the stunning defeat of a bill to expand background checks to most gun sales. Gabby Giffords Giffords — a former Democratic lawmaker who still had difficulty speaking after being shot in the head in 2011 during an event in her Arizona district — was equal parts furious and devastated as she watched 46 of her former colleagues, including five Democratic senators, vote against the gun-control measure informally known as Manchin-Toomey. The gun bill had emerged in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., just four months prior — a massacre that left 20 children and six adults dead. Now it was clear that not even 20 slaughtered first-graders would move the nation to change its gun laws…. To many gun-control advocates, the […]

Gun rights group’s ATF report accuses agency of making ‘illegal gun registry’ as Cruz takes aim in Senate

Texas Senator Ted Cruz A gun rights organization’s new report on the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) accuses the agency of creating an “illegal gun registry” with a new rule as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, takes aim in Congress. Gun Owners of America (GOA), a gun rights advocacy group, blasted the ATF for their “illegal gun registry” in their new report on the finalized rule requiring federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to maintain purchase records indefinitely. The group’s report on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested documents revealed the ATF “is maintaining a digital, searchable, centralized registry of guns and gun owners in violation of various federal prohibitions.” “In November of 2021, an internal ATF memo leaked by Gun Owners of America revealed that ATF had processed and digitized over 50,000,000 ‘out of business’ records of gun dealers in FY 2021,” the report s. “This report was picked up by […]

Memorial Day Stories

Pools and parks, beer and barbeque, and long family road trips. There’s no denying that Memorial Day has developed into a summer kick-off celebration, a duality of brash festivity and somber remembrance. On one hand, Memorial Day represents sunshine, travel, and the opportunity to revel in a three-day weekend, but the original purpose behind the holiday still resonates for most Americans. A 44-star American flag attributed to the USS New York, Spanish-American War Flagship of Rear Admiral William Sampson. Memorial Day Background In the small town of Waterloo, a quiet village nestled between New York’s Finger Lakes, an annual ritual called “Decoration Day” was born in 1866. In the aftermath of a devastating Civil War that touched nearly every family in the nation, the custom of decorating the graves of fallen soldiers quickly sp. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania also claims Memorial Day originated there even earlier than Waterloo, when members of the […]

REPORT: National Registry Proven 100% Real

); GOA is Fighting Back Against the ATF’s Illegal Gun Owner Registry After months of preparation, we are y to go public with our explosive report on the ATF’s nefarious gun registry. After pouring over hundreds of pages of secret documents that we were able to secure through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we have found undeniable proof that the ATF’s registry which they claim is only used to trace firearms used in crimes is indeed a centralized and searchable registry of gun owners in total violation of the law. Because FOIA documents can be pretty tedious, we’ve compressed the important points into a report […]

Seriously: You Need a Suppressor Cover

Seriously: You Need a Suppressor Cover Home May 24, 2022 William Lawson Who needs a suppressor cover? You do! Your blaster of choice might be the 1969 Dodge Charger of rifles, but if it doesn’t have a Hemi, it just isn’t everything it could be. Think of the suppressor as a Hemi. And to get the most out of your suppressor, you need a good cover. A good cover help you get the most from your suppressor. (Photo: armageddongear.com) “Why is that?” you may ask, and I get it. Cool guys in the movies never use suppressor covers. Personally, I never knew they were even a thing until last year because I hadn’t yet seen the suppressor light. But another thing you don’t see in the movies is that a suppressor gets really hot, really fast. And like other long things that tend to heat up when spouting off, it’s […]

Colt Single Action Army of J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover, the top crime fighter in American for nearly half a century as the director of the FBI from its founding in 1935 to his death in 1972, is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history. He launched the FBI into the crime-fighting juggernaut it is today, taking steps to modernize its capabilities as it grew from just 700 special agents in the late 1930s. Now, the bureau has 35,000 special agents. However, under his leadership the bureau gathered information on friends and enemies to use against them if necessary. Staunchly anti-communist, Hoover kept an enemies list and compiled files on hundreds of thousands of Americans, including celebrities like John Lennon, Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King. Under Hoover’s watch, the FBI also monitored groups like the American Communist Party, Nation of Islam, Black Panther Party, and MLK’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Lot […]

Colt Single Action Army of J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover, the top crime fighter in American for nearly half a century as the director of the FBI from its founding in 1935 to his death in 1972, is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history. He launched the FBI into the crime-fighting juggernaut it is today, taking steps to modernize its capabilities as it grew from just 700 special agents in the late 1930s. Now, the bureau has 35,000 special agents. However, under his leadership the bureau gathered information on friends and enemies to use against them if necessary. Staunchly anti-communist, Hoover kept an enemies list and compiled files on hundreds of thousands of Americans, including celebrities like John Lennon, Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King. Under Hoover’s watch, the FBI also monitored groups like the American Communist Party, Nation of Islam, Black Panther Party, and MLK’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Lot […]

BIG NEWS: IraqVeteran8888 Joins GOA in GA

Eric Blandford Joins GOA as Georgia State Director I have some incredible news for you! GOA is proud to welcome Eric Blandford of the IraqVeteran8888 YouTube Channel as our new Georgia State Director. Eric has used his channel to advocate for gun rights as well as introduce new gun owners to the Second Amendment community for many years. Now, he’s teamed up with GOA to fight for the Second Amendment alongside his fellow Georgians. Please watch his announcement video here. Eric is joining GOA at a critical time. The Peach State is currently at a turning point, and Eric will be working to unseat the radically anti-gun Raphael Warnock and bring more pro-gun reforms to Georgia. We are thrilled to have Eric on our team. If you haven’t aly, please join GOA to help expand Eric’s reach around the state. GOA

BIG NEWS: IraqVeteran8888 Joins GOA

Eric Blandford Joins GOA as Georgia State Director I have some incredible news for you! GOA is proud to welcome Eric Blandford of the IraqVeteran8888 YouTube Channel as our new Georgia State Director. Eric has used his channel to advocate for gun rights as well as introduce new gun owners to the Second Amendment community for many years. Now, he’s teamed up with GOA to fight for the Second Amendment alongside his fellow Georgians. Please watch his announcement video here. In fact, he’s hitting the ground running, as he will headline GOA’s 2A Freedom Rally at Pro Gun Club Vegas with GOA’s Tim Macy and Stephen Willeford. If you’re in the Las Vegas area, please make plans to attend this event! Eric is joining GOA at a critical time. The Peach State is currently at a turning point, and Eric will be working to unseat the radically anti-gun Raphael Warnock […]

LA: Constitutional Carry Up for Vote in Senate Committee

LA: Constitutional Carry Up for Vote in Senate Committee Constitutional Carry bill HB37 is scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning, May 24th, in Senate Committee on Judiciary C. Because of your actions, and those of gun owners throughout the state, Constitutional Carry was overwhelgly passed out of the House to the Senate, and continues its march to Governor Edward’s desk. Senate Committee Judiciary C is chaired by Sen. Franklin Foil. Sen. Foil is one of five State Senators who changed their votes on Constitutional Carry during the veto session last year, allowing Governor Edwards’ veto to stand. GOA has not forgotten this stab in the back by Sen. Foil and others, and I am sure you have not either. That is why we need to send a strong message to Sen. Foil, and the committee members, that it is unacceptable for our representatives to put politics and self-interest ahead of our […]