GOA Reacts to Biden’s Executive Order on Universal Background Checks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2023 Washington, D.C. Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) issued a strong rebuke of President Biden’s speech in Monterey Park, CA, where he signed an executive order to further his goal of requiring Universal Background Registration Checks on gun purchases. This action is a direct result of the Cornyn-Murphy gun control ‘compromise’ that passed last year, which GOA repeatedly warned was a complete overreach and merely a stepping stone for further anti-gun actions in the future. Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement: “The current background check system is ineffective and 9 out of 10 times falsely flags someone as ineligible to purchase. Instead of expanding the requirements to harass people who sell as few as just one firearm in a given year, this adistration should be focusing their attention on keeping bad actors locked away, like the D.C. police chief […]

NC General Assembly Repeals Pistol Purchase Permit Law and Church Carry Loophole

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2023 Raleigh, NC — Gun rights supporters in North Carolina have just won a major legislative victory as Senate Bill 41 which includes repeals of both the church carry loophole and pistol purchase permit passed in the NC House Wednesday by a veto-proof majority. The bill, aly passed by the Senate, now goes to anti-gun Governor Roy Cooper, who is expected to veto the bill within the 10 days allotted. “The passage of Senate Bill 41 is a great victory for the Second Amendment. GOA is incredibly grateful to leadership in the General Assembly, to many of the rank-and-file members who were ‘main movers’ of the legislation, and also to the courageous House Democrats who voted to overturn this old racist statute,” said Andy Stevens, GOA’s NC State Director. “We also can’t emphasize enough the critical impact our grassroots members and supporters had in making […]

NC: Cooper Can Let SB 41 Become Law by Simply Ignoring It

Cooper Can Avoid a Veto Override Call Gov. Cooper at (919) 814-2000 and urge him to let SB 41 became law without his signature. Dear friend, Good news! SB 41, a bill to repeal pistol purchase permits and close the church carry loophole, has passed the General Assembly with veto proof majorities. Now, the bill heads to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. Gun owners know that the rabidly anti-gun governor will not add his name to this pro-gun bill. However, he can save himself from the political embarrassment of a veto override by simply waiting for the bill to become law. After ten days, if a bill is not vetoed by the governor, the bill will become law without his signature. So please call Gov. Cooper at (919) 814-2000, and urge him to let SB 41 become law. It’s time to finally repeal the purchase permit system and make our churches […]

STOP Biden’s Anti-Gun Budget from Expanding ATF by Nearly 50%

Joe Biden just proposed a $6.8 trillion 2024 budget that would deal a fatal blow to the Second Amendment. It provides BILLIONS to fund unconstitutional gun control including gun registration, gun confiscation, and yet another massive budget hike for the ATF. Biden’s proposal would increase the ATF’s budget by 13.6% compared to 2023, giving them a total of over $1,900,000,000 to assault your Second Amendment rights. This means the ATF would have grown 35.7% larger since the start of the Biden presidency, and 50.9% larger since the end of the Obama Adistration! We need to force Congress to stop this trainwreck of a budget in its tracks or we’ll soon lose our Second Amendment rights forever. Please add your name to our pre-written letter pressuring your Representative and two Senators to VOTE NO on Biden’s anti-gun budget that would provide BILLIONS to fund unconstitutional gun control. Right now, millions […]

GOA Slams Biden for Mandating Backdoor UBCs

Joe Biden just used the unconstitutional Cornyn-Murphy gun control surrender as the basis for an executive order mandating backdoor universal background checks. In Biden’s own words, his new executive order moves America “as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation.” Of course, the current background check system is so appallingly ineffective that 9 out of 10 times it falsely flags someone as ineligible to purchase a firearm… …but Biden would rather harass law-abiding gun owners who sell as few as just one firearm per year than lock up the crials who are actually responsible for gun violence. Now that the consequences of the Cornyn-Murphy surrender are clearly apparent, we need your help ensuring another so-called “compromise” NEVER reaches Joe Biden’s desk. Please rush a contribution to our 2A Protection Fund after Joe Biden issued an executive order mandating backdoor universal background checks. Yesterday, I went on Newsmax […]

Spirit of M76

As the fear of communism sp across the globe, the spirit of 76 arose the Model 76. They aren’t clones or knock offs, but a pair of guns with roots in Scandinavia both bearing the Model 76 moniker and sharing similarities with other guns. The Valmet Model 76 can quickly trace their lineage to the AK-47, while the Smith & Wesson Model 76 shares similarities with another Scandinavian gun, Sweden’s Carl Gustaf M45 or K gun. The K is for Kulsprutepistole that translates to “bullet-squirting pistol.” Both the Valmet M76 and the Smith & Wesson M76 will be available in Rock Island Auction Company’s May 19-21 Premier Auction. This Smith & Wesson Model 76 looks much like the Swedish Carl Gustav M45 or K gun that it is modeled after. The K is for Kulsprutepistole that translates to “bullet-squirting pistol.” M76: How It All Began The roots of the […]

Colt Lightning of Hartford Officer Lyman Smith

It is not every day that you get to see what some of the best arms of the 19th century looked like when they left the factory. That is what we have today: arguably the finest Colt Model 1877 Lightning revolver in existence. It remains near t and features incredible factory engraving as well as an inscription linking the revolver to an important social event in the Colt factory’s hometown of Hartford, Connecticut, and a popular local lawman. The Colt Model 1877 revolvers have many similarities in basic style to the famous Colt Single Action Army revolver but are double action and are ily identifiable thanks to their distinctive bird’s head grips. It came in three calibers: .32 Long Colt, .38 Long Colt, and .41 Colt. Most of these Colt double action revolvers seen today are .38 Long Colt or .41 Colt. The former was nicknamed the “Lightning” by B. […]

MT: Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to Report H.B. 356 The Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Bill!

Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to Report H.B. 356 The Firearms Industry Nondiscriation Bill! The Firearms Industry Nondiscriation, or House Bill 356, is an attempt to discourage corporate discriation against the firearm industry. It would require companies to certify that they do not discriate against firearms in any of their policies before they enter into contracts with government entities. Contact your State Senators to tell them that you want them to support H.B. 356 to secure the inherent freedoms of the citizens of Montana from banking discriation! The Obama Regime sought to implement this back door gun control by attacking private businesses through the banking system. Operation Chokepoint formalized the discriation in the form of an effort by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Department of Justice to stop financial institutions from offering banking services to industries that the adistration deemed undesirable. Operating under those guidelines, the FDIC re-categorized federally […]

MT: HB 551 Will Restore the Montana Constitution! Tell the House Judiciary Committee Report it!

Let’s Realign the Montana Constitution with the Original Intent of the Second Amendment! Take Action to Tell the House Judiciary Committee Report House Bill 551! Dear First Name, The “right to keep and bear arms” within the Montana State Constitution has been in need of realignment with the original intent as set forth by the Framers.’ The President of The Montana Shooting Sports Association, Gary Marbut, provides us with a briefing on the proposed constitutional referenda: “In 1884, when first adopted, this provision [Article II, Section XII] was copied almost entirely from the Missouri Constitution of 1875, which : That the right of no citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereto legally summoned, shall be called into question; but nothing herein contained is intended to justify the practice of wearing concealed weapons. Art. II, § […]

MT: Anti-Gun Rights Legislation Being Pushed as Pro-Second Amendment Bill!

We have some concerning news! House Bill 674, a bill creating an enhanced concealed weapon permit, is quickly moving through the House and is scheduled for hearing in the (H) Appropriations committee this Friday, March 17th. The stated purpose of this bill is to obtain reciprocity for Montana with five states (Washington, Minnesota, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Delaware) that currently do not recognize concealed weapon permits issued to persons under the age of 21. This new “enhanced” permit has been solicited, introduced, and is now being pushed as a pro-Second Amendment bill that recognizes the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms as they travel about the country. But this is simply not true! Whether intentional or through ignorance of a true understanding of the Second Amendment and the right it protects, those behind House Bill 674 are championing anti-gun rights legislation under the guise of a […]

Backdoor Universal Background Checks Incoming

Despite GOA Warnings, Republicans Helped the Biden Adistration Implement Backdoor UBCs President Biden just announced that he would be mandating backdoor UBCs or “as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation.”[i] His claimed “authority” comes from Section 12002 of the Cornyn-Murphy Compromise.[ii] According to the White House: Specifically, the President is directing the Attorney General to move the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation by clarifying, as appropriate, the statutory definition of who is “engaged in the business” of dealing in firearms, as updated by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.[iii] Unfortunately, Gun Owners of America has been expecting this since the passage of the unconstitutional compromise on gun rights known as Cornyn-Murphy, or the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. GOA warned: Expanding the definition of FFLs (Federal Firearms Licenses) could require anyone who sells more than one gun to do so through […]

Muzzle Brakes vs Flash Hiders

Muzzle Brakes vs Flash Hiders Home March 14, 2023 When it comes to firearms, the choice of muzzle device can have a significant impact on shooting performance. Two popular muzzle devices are muzzle brakes and flash hiders, each designed to serve different functions. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between the two, how to identify them, and the benefits of using each. SilencerCo ASR Flash Hider, ASR Single Port Muzzle Brake, and ASR Muzzle Brake (From left to right) What are Muzzle Brakes and Flash Hiders? Muzzle brakes and flash hiders are both types of muzzle devices that attach to the end of a gun barrel. While they may look similar, they serve different purposes. A muzzle brake is designed to reduce the amount of recoil experienced when firing a gun. The device works by redirecting the gases that are expelled from the barrel when a round is fired, […]

GOA and GOF File Brief in Challenge to University of Michigan Gun Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2023 Washington, D.C. This past Thursday, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) filed an amicus brief in support of Joshua Wade in his challenge to the ban on firearms on campus at the University of Michigan. The case is currently under the consideration of the state’s supreme court. Mr. Wade, who holds a state issued concealed carry permit, had previously applied for an exemption to the current ban with the University’s Director of Public Safety, which was denied. In turn, Mr. Wade challenged the University policy under the State of Michigan’s preemption statute. Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement: “GOA has been on the front lines fighting to restore Second Amendment rights to college students across the country. Earlier this month we helped to get campus carry passed in West Virginia, and we hope that those watching this […]

John Wick Guns

The John Wick series has everything an action movie fan could ask for: great pacing, quality stuntwork, and some of the coolest gunplay in modern cinema. With John Wick 4 set to hit theaters on March 24, 2023, there’s no better time to look back at some of our favorite firearms used onscreen throughout the franchise. The H&K P30L, outfitted with a custom compensator, served as Wick’s primary sidearm in the original film. If you’ve ever wondered what gun does John Wick use, many of the answers can be found below. Unlike some action heroes who favor a specific signature weapon, part of the fun of the John Wick series is watching the title character use anything at his disposal to dispatch his foes. Whether it’s blades, pencils, horses, or Ford Mustangs, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is not picky about his tools of violence. But like any great action film, […]

NC: Pro-Gun Bill Gets Hearing Tomorrow!

SB 41 Gets Hearing on Tuesday Please call the Republican committee members (numbers listed below) and then make plans to attend the House Judiciary 3 Committee tomorrow at 3pm. Dear friend, Good news! SB 41, which would repeal pistol purchase permits and close the church carry loophole, will be heard tomorrow March 14th, at 3pm in House Judiciary 3 Committee. Committee members need to hear from you immediately. In fact, your calls to these members can make the difference in passing this legislation. Rep. Hugh Blackwell: 919-733-5805 Rep. Bill Ward: 919-733-5780 Rep. John Faircloth: 919-733-5877 Rep. Julia Howard: 919-733-5904 Rep. Jeff Zenger: 919-733-5787 Next, make plans to attend the committee hearing tomorrow, located at 16 W Jones St Raleigh, NC 27601 beginning at 3pm. Please see the attached graphic for parking and hearing location information. Thanks in advance for taking action. In liberty, Jordan Stein Southeast Region Director Gun Owners […]

GOA Partners with Gearfire to Raise Funds for Second Amendment Preservation Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2023 Washington, D.C. Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) is excited to announce a formal partnership with Gearfire, an industry leading software provider for eCommerce, Point of Sale, and Merchant Service solutions enabling businesses across the country to achieve their goals. Under this new partnership, ranges and gun shops who are a part of GOA’s Caliber Club program that also use Gearfire’s software and point of sale services will be able to ask customers to round up their purchase and donate the funds to GOA’s Second Amendment Preservation Fund. Kailey Nieman, GOA’s Director of Development, issued the following statement: “Gun stores and ranges are the lifeblood of the Second Amendment. We are thrilled to be working with Gearfire and retailers across the country. We have never compromised on the Second Amendment, and it is partnerships like these that not only help fuel that mission but strengthen our efforts.” Eric Wille, […]

DIY Reloading Press Tray 2.0

03/12/2023 When the original reloading press tray 1.0 was constructed, above, there was no intention to rest on our laurels. More so, we were surprised, after extensive research, that laurels was not a metaphor for “butt”. The process goes something like this. Get an idea, turn it into something… Sign In Join Now Real Guns

The 45 Automatic +P Trail Gun

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Help GOA to DESTROY the ATF’s Unconstitutional Gun Registry

Back in 2021, Gun Owners of America uncovered internal ATF documents revealing that the Biden-Harris Adistration is secretly establishing an illegal registry of gun and gun owner records. In response to what we uncovered, Rep. Michael Cloud has reintroduced the No REGISTRY Rights Act (H.R. 1271) that would rein in the ATF and completely ELIMINATE this unconstitutional national gun registry. The legislation would require the ATF to DESTROY all the purchase records they have in their databases under penalty of law. It would also require closing gun stores to destroy their purchase records, preventing them from ending up in the hands of the ATF in the future. We’re working to dial up as much support as possible to ensure the No REGISTRY Rights Act passes the House. But we need you to help us by contacting your Representative and urging them to co-sponsor this critical piece of legislation. Over 60 […]

LEAKED: Biden’s Plot to DESTROY the Firearm Industry

The Biden-Harris Adistration is wielding the ATF as a weapon to assault your God-given rights by putting as many firearm dealers out of business as possible over or clerical errors. Last year, Federal Firearm License (FFL) revocations hit a 16-year high after the Biden Adistration changed the definition of what constitutes a “willful” violation and implemented a “zero-tolerance” policy for gun dealers. In fact, Gun Owners of America has obtained leaked documents which demonstrate that Biden’s ATF has been deliberately obscuring these rules to increase the number of FFL revocations. Without an FFL, dealers cannot legally sell guns, stores are forced to close, and Americans in the surrounding community are no longer able to easily access their Second Amendment rights. But there’s also an even more sinister motive… You see, when a gun store with an FFL goes out of business, the ATF requires that the store submit all of […]