MS: Take Action to Ensure MS Ed Board Follows the Law      

Mississippi Education Board Must Follow State Law Dear friend, Mississippi state law has generally allowed permitted individuals to carry firearms on public school campuses for over a decade. Recently, Mississippi State Board of Education has made an effort to update their policies to be in accordance with state law. One of these policies was an outdated prohibition on carry. While the State Board should be forced to have policies that are in accordance with state law, gun owners must act to ensure their policies are in line with the law. After all, this anti-gun policy has been on the books — and against state law — for over a decade. Currently, the Board has made a temporary move to repeal the outdated policy, but it needs to become permanent. So please take action and urge Board Members to make the permanent. The following is a suggested text, but please take […]

The Joe Wanenmacher Gun Collection

Joseph Melching Wanenmacher, Jr., founder of the Tulsa Arms Show, passed away on February 10, 2022. Joe Wanenmacher’s name is rightfully admired by countless friends and firearm fans around the globe, and Rock Island Auction Company is proud and deeply honored to present his world-class gun collection to the public this August. Joe Wanenmacher built the Tulsa Arms Show into the largest gun show in the world, and has been honored by both the City of Tulsa and by Tulsa County for the economic contributions the biannual event has generated to the region. After graduating from the University of Texas, Joe Wanenmacher moved back to Tulsa in 1961 to work in his father’s business as a petroleum consultant. A few years later, Wanenmacher joined the Indian Territory Gun Collectors Association, where he was eventually voted club secretary and assigned the responsibility of coordinating their local gun shows. As the show […]

“Assault weapons” ban PASSES House

After initially delaying the House vote on banning “assault weapons,” Pelosi cowered before the gun control lobby and made a backroom deal in the dead of the night to reschedule the vote on Friday. Anti-gun fanatics liked David Hogg even showed up outside of Pelosi’s door last night demanding a vote. GOA’s public affairs team was working as late as 1:30 A.M. to fight back. The House ended up passing the “assault weapons” ban 217-213 and it now heads to the 50-50 Senate. But never forget that activism from gun owners like YOU managed to force the most anti-gun Speaker of the House in history to pull the vote, even if only temporarily. We cannot stop fighting now. We need to turn our full attention to KILLING this bill in the Senate or we can say goodbye to the Second Amendment. Please make a contribution to our 2A Protection Fund […]

Lethargy, procrastination and ambivalence

I am going through a lethargic state. I find that old people… that would be me, rekindle their teen years in some respects. We stay up late, then we are sluggish getting up in the morning and nothing on a list of chores that matters is appealing enough to attempt…. Sign In Join Now Real Guns

GOA’s No Compromise Alliance Urges Congressional Leadership to Reject “Assault Weapons Ban”

For Immediate Release July 29, 2022 Washington, D.C. Today, Gun Owners of America and nine partners from the firearms industry, sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to reject any “Assault Weapons” Ban. The full letter can be viewed here. GOA’s No Compromise Alliance is composed of business partners representing all aspects of the firearm industry, and they are dedicated to further strengthening the bonds across the industry in defense of Americans’ Second Amendment Rights. Kaily Nieman, GOA’s Director of Development, issued the following statement: “GOA and our industry partners believe wholeheartedly in the preservation of liberty, whether it be defending commonly-owned firearms or ensuring protections from frivolous litigation, we stand together against the unconstitutional actions of Congress. We understand firsthand the attack on our Second Amendment and we are honored to have strong partners on the frontlines of this fight.” Aidan Johnston, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs, […]

WALTERS: Newsom’s Gun Control Bill Just a “STUNT”

And Gun Owners of California Couldn’t Agree More Columnist Dan Walters doesn’t ce words. He couldn’t have hit the nail more squarely on its head than by calling Governor Newsom’s move to allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers exactly what it was: a “political stunt.” And what a stunt it was in typical peacock fashion Newsom bragged about his legislative scheme (SB 1327) to allow California residents to sue anyone who manufactures or sells illegal guns in the state starting in January 2023. The bill applies to so called “assault” rifles, high-caliber rifles, and yes, those dastardly “ghost guns.” Let’s be real this bill is nothing more than a temper tantrum on paper, and according to Walters who writes for CalMatters, “has to be one of the strangest pieces of legislation to ever be passed by the California Legislature and signed into law.” Is it, as Walters states, an […]

Dear Congress: Police Oppose Banning “Assault Weapons” 

); See Police Polling & GOA Fact Sheets Below There’s nothing like a good, old fashioned, middle-of-the-night, smoke-filled backroom deal by Congress to violate the Constitution. Unfortunately, this is just the type of tyranny and lawlessness that gun owners have come to expect from the Swamp in Washington, D.C. Apparently, House Democrats are hoping to compromise internally to gain support for both “police funding” and an unconstitutional “assault weapons” ban at the same time. After all, it was only earlier this week that President Biden said that: If you can’t support banning weapons of war on America’s streets, you’re not on the side of police. It was also this […]

The Road Ahead: A Statement from FPC Founder and President Brandon Combs

After a landmark win at the Supreme Court, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on FPC and our path forward. We are more excited than ever about the future of FPC and how we are working to focus on the most important things in this post-Bruen world. Indeed, FPC is aly working with the exceptional litigators at Cooper & Kirk—truly the best in the space—on the largest Second Amendment litigation program in the nation. Even though FPC aly has an unmatched legal action program, we are still working to significantly expand our portfolio of strategic litigation and network of outstanding litigators so that we can do more work for the People we serve. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

FPC Files New Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Pennsylvania Young Adult Handgun Carry Ban

Philadelphia, PA (July 28, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an opening letter brief in Lara v. Evanchick, its Pennsylvania lawsuit seeking to restore the right to carry arms in public for adults under 21 years of age. The brief, which was requested by the Court after the Supreme Court’s opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen, can be viewed at FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Han Solo Blaster: BlasTech DL-44 from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

The archetype BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster wielded by Han Solo against the Empire in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” as recognizable a part of the film franchise as a lightsaber or TIE fighter, has arrived from a galaxy far, far away at Rock Island Auction Company. The 1977 film launched a cultural megaforce of movies, animated series, television series, novels, comic books, and toys. Han Solo’s blaster is a Hollywood icon carried by a hero recognized as one of the top 50 movie heroes of all time by the American Film Institute. The documented only surviving BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster wielded by Han Solo in “Star Wars: A New Hope” is available in Rock Island Auction Company’s Aug. 26-28 Premier Auction. The Han Solo blaster, one of the most commanding and celebrated firearms in the world, will be on offer in Rock Island Auction Company’s Aug. 26-28 Premier Auction. Solo […]

GOA Generating Thousands of Calls into Congressional Offices

Pelosi Postpones Gun Ban Vote Due to Gun Owners’ Pressure! Big news today! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has temporarily put off the vote on banning commonly-owned firearms. But GOA needs your help to make sure the “assault weapons” ban never passes the House and never reaches Joe Biden’s desk! We’re running ads to generate opposition to weak links in the House who could succumb to pressure from the gun control lobby, and we’ve aly generated thousands of calls into congressional offices. You can see one of our ads below: Please make a contribution to our Ad Fund to ensure our ads can keep the heat on squishy congressmen until the final vote is cast in the House. One of GOA’s spokespersons, Antonia Okafor Cover, just testified in a House committee against this unconstitutional gun grab. Below is a screengrab of Antonia Okafor Cover testifying: Antonia stated unequivocally that “the Second […]

Seventeen State Attorneys General Join GOA in Filing for Preliminary Injunction Against Biden “Ghost Gun” Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2022 Washington, D.C. On Monday, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) filed a motion for a preliary injunction against the Biden Adistration’s “Ghost Gun” and Gun Registry Final Rule, which will go into effect on August 24. Today, GOA and GOF were joined by the Attorneys General of 17 states in the filing: Arizona, West Virginia, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyog. The request was filed in the U.S. District Court for North Dakota, and it follows GOA and GOF’s initial lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the rule earlier this month. Among other provisions, the rule would arbitrarily require (1) background checks on gun parts such as 80% kits, (2) gun dealers to serialize and register privately made firearms which are taken into their inventory, and (3) FFLs to […]

The McClatchie Root: A Mint Condition Colt 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver

Rock Island Auction Company proudly presents “The McClatchie Root”, one of the crown jewels in the arms collecting pursuit. Presented from Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company to Samuel Colt’s timekeeper, James McClatchie, this immaculate condition Colt 1855 Sidehammer Pocket revolver is a masterpiece on all counts. Manufactured in 1866, this historic Colt 1855 Sidehammer Pocket .31 caliber revolver was expertly engraved by Gustave Young. As one of the few firearms worthy of a famous nickname, the McClatchie Root stands in rare company in the collecting community and makes a strong case for itself as one of the truly elite, historic, and world-renowned firearms available in any genre. Author R.L. Wilson states “The McClatchie Root is one of the finest Colt percussion sets in existence, and remains in unfired condition.” The McClatchie Root headlines Rock Island Auction Company’s impressive lineup this August. Colt 1855 Root Pocket: Finest Known Declaring any […]

MO: For State Senate, Vote Suzie to Save SAPA

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is proud to announce our endorsement of state Representative Suzie Pollock in the Republican Primary for State Senate in District 16. Suzie’s victory is critical to saving Missouri’s best-in-the-nation SAPA Law (the Second Amendment Protection Act), which her opponent has vowed to dismantle. GOA is America’s Second Amendment organization known as “No Compromise.” We have earned our chops by consistently separating the wheat from the chaff at election time; we rigorously screen and monitor politicians to measure them against our gold standard for Second Amendment loyalty. Suzie Pollock has earned our full-throated endorsement over incumbent state Senator Justin “Janus” Brown. Suzie is a rock-solid defender of the 2nd Amendment. As our allies at the Missouri Firearms Coalition (MFC) point out, Suzie doesn’t just vote the right way, she is a leader. In fact, she was one of the conservative leaders who pushed SAPA through the […]

The New Osprey 2.0 — With 100% More Button!

The New Osprey 2.0 — With 100% More Button! Home Osprey 2.0 with Enhanced Usability July 25, 2022 SilencerCo Blog The 2.0 version of our iconic Osprey 9 and Osprey 45 suppressors is here, and it has a very important new feature—a button! This button will enhance user experience and make this suppressor easier to use (and it looks better than ever). The Osprey 2.0 will begin shipping this month. Properly index to a host firearm with a single button. The button will make the Osprey more robust, more reliable, and allow for a quick and secure alignment. It will also make the suppressor more repeatable, meaning the shooter will be able to consistently put it in the same position on every firearm. Previous Osprey versions used a lever mechanism to align the suppressor. The Osprey 2.0 uses a single button to properly index to a host firearm, making the […]

WV: Our Constitutional Rights are NON-NEGOTIABLE

Congress wants to Ban Commonly-Owned Firearms and Magazines Dear friend: The swamp creatures in Washington DC seek to take away the tools of self-defense from the honest, hardworking people of United States. This is displayed in the House Judiciary Committee, as it approved the so-called “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022” in a 25-18 vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), specifically seeks to prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer or import of all semi-automatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have a pistol grip; a forward grip; a folding, telescoping or detachable stock; a grenade launcher; a barrel shroud; or a thed barrel. It also places restrictions on semi-automatic rifles with fixed magazines that can fit more than 15 rounds, bump-fire stocks, high-capacity feeding devices that can hold more than 15 rounds and semi-automatic shotguns with specific features. Congress is entertaining the notion that we should surrender […]

Floor Vote Coming Soon for So-called “Assault Weapons” Ban

The House Judiciary Committee has ADVANCED a ban on so-called “assault weapons” for a full floor vote in Pelosi’s House. The more Representatives who vote against it in the House, the greater the chances this bill quickly DIES in the Senate… …But if this bill gets strong bipartisan support in the House, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn could give it serious consideration in the Senate. That’s why I’m urging you to tell your representative to VOTE NO on banning some of the most commonly owned firearms in America. Please add your name to our pre-written letter to Congress to STOP the ban on so-called “assault weapons.” Pelosi’s House has been holding televised, emotion-fueled hearings to instill fear in the American people and justify their crackdown on commonly-owned firearms. We shouldn’t be surprised to learn that a bunch of people who use the term “assault weapons” turn out to know virtually […]

M60: A Vietnam War Stalwart

Alongside the M16 rifle, the M60 machine gun became one of the most recognizable weapons to come out of the Vietnam War. That is understandable since the gun, nicknamed the “pig,” was everywhere in the conflict, not just on the ground, but in the air and on the water as well. The gun was carried through the jungles by GIs, provided covering fire from Huey helicopters, and were mounted on gunboats of the brown water navy. Four M60 machine guns, including one with a mount and another with a tripod, are among nearly 90 Class III weapons that are on offer in Rock Island Auction Company’s Aug. 26-28 Premier Auction. Lot 1496 is a M60 General Purpose Machine Gun from Rock Island Armory. The M1919 general purpose machine gun and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) were used by the U.S. military during World War II. However, the M1919 was 31 […]