Join Guns Out TV & GOA at the Range!

Come Out This Saturday to the Range, for FREE Make plans to attend and RSVP to Guns Out TV’s Range Day on September 17th, 8am-5pm, at XCAL Shooting Sports and Fitness, 44950 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147. Dear friend, Our friends at Guns Out TV are hosting an incredible event cog up September 17th, 8am-5pm, at XCAL Shooting Sports and Fitness, 44950 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147. Guns Out TV is hosting a Range Day Experience like no other. Beginning with Guns Out Cars and Coffee at 8 am, you see some of the most exclusive supercars and exotic cars in the world. There will also be guns and gear giveaways, including a Classic Colt AR 15, Innocent Armor Backpack, a Bastinelli Blade, Retro Rifle Shirt, Danger Close Glock 19 Gen 5, and a GunsOut Range Day Staccato C. Not only will GOA be there, some of the […]

FPC Files for Injunction Against California Gun CNC Machine Ban, Discriminatory Fee-Shifting Regime

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 9, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a motion for preliary injunction in Renna v. Bonta, its lawsuit challenging California’s handgun “roster”, its ban on self-manufacturing handguns, and provisions in SB-1327 that are designed to suppress and chill legitimate challenges to firearms regulations. The motion, which seeks to enjoin the ban on CNC machines used to lawfully manufacture gun parts and the fee-shifting provision in SB-1327, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

GOA Urges DOJ and FBI to Act on Reports of Secret Forms to Disarm Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2022 Washington, D.C. Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray after reports surfaced earlier in the week that the FBI had been utilizing a secret, unauthorized form to potentially pressure citizens into giving up their right to own or purchase firearms. In the letter, GOA highlights the lack of statutory authority for the FBI to utilize this form, and demands that all records related to its use be destroyed, and that the agency certify this action and certify that the form is no longer in use. Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement: “This is the latest example of the FBI going around the American people, and their elected representatives, to purse a radical anti-gun agenda. The FBI has imposed a Minority Report system to secretly disarm even more Americans, and […]

Starr Carbine: Stung by Sharps Carbine

As the Civil War approached, the end was near for the single shot muzzleloader. Breech-loading single shot carbines and early repeaters were cog into popularity and Ebenezer Starr wasn’t going to miss out. His carbine with the falling block design was one of the five most manufactured Civil War carbines, issued to Union cavalry units in the West. A Starr Carbine marked for the Arkansas 1st Cavalry, surprisingly a Union unit, is on offer in Rock Island Auction Company’s Oct. 4-7 Sporting and Collector Auction. In fact, Rock Island Auction Company serves as much as an outstanding gun show as an auction, with other Starr Arms guns — double action and single action revolvers — as well as other uncommon Civil War carbines also available in the auction. Lot 6143 is a Civil War carbine from Starr Firearms marked for the Arkansas 1st Cavalry, surprisingly a Union unit. The Starr […]

Turning the APC9K Into a Home Defense Weapon

Turning the APC9K Into a Home Defense Weapon Home September 7, 2022 Travis Pike In the home defense world, there are lots of schools of thought on which gun works best. I don’t think one is better than the other, but they typically revolve around traditional pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Rarely do I see the humble large format pistol brought into the equation. Large format pistols like the APC9K offer numerous advantages, and I think they can be excellent home defense weapons. This gun, in particular, is superbly small, lightweight, and very maneuverable. It’s light enough that a shooter could engage with a single hand. The recoil is low, as is the muzzle rise. The gun is ultra short and well-balanced with very imal recoil. It’s a pistol caliber, which is a downside, but the advantages are numerous. The gun has light recoil and hardly any muzzle rise. This lightweight […]

“Yeah, but…” – An Ode to the Perpetual Naysayers”

“Yeah, but….” We all know people who pepper their conversations with “Yeah, but….” they just can’t resist throwing a wet blanket on the most positive of situations. Make no mistake being a realist is smart way of looking at things, but being a perpetual Gloomy Gus does no one any good at all. Take the recent 2A win with the defeat of SB 918 and AB 1227. Both awful bills weren’t able to scale the final legislative hill, and from GOC’s perspective, that’s damn good news no matter how you look at it. Did the CCW holders in California benefit from a legislative rule that prevented SB 918 from passing? Darn straight they did and make no mistake understanding the inner workings of the Legislature has been key to some of our victories in spite of enormous odds against us. “Yeah, but…they’re just going to […]

The ATF will collect your fingerprints and gun photos

The Biden-Harris Adistration and the ATF are cracking down on your right to own a pistol. The upcog “Amnesty Registration” rule for pistol braces will facilitate the banning and registration of millions of pistol braced weapons. Biden and Kamala are forcing you to choose between two options: A) Give the ATF your name, Social Security number, address, phone number, email, payment information, FINGERPRINTS, as well as the make, model, and serial number of your firearm and provide photographic evidence of your compliance OR B) Face jail time and pay a $250,000 fine And now that the ATF has created a complete federal gun registry of every commercial firearm transaction in the last 20 years, the ATF is in its strongest position in history to begin confiscating your firearms. The tyranny MUST END NOW. We are ordering the House of Representatives to DEFUND the ATF so that it doesn’t have […]

PRATT: Here’s Yet Another Reason Why The FBI Should Deeply Concern Americans

The Department of Justice, and in particular, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have come under fire in the last several years for abusing their authority for partisan political gain at the expense of anyone who might oppose some facet of the left-wing agenda. In an unsurprising continuation of that trend, Gun Owners of America (GOA) uncovered another alarg policy that, without the authorization or even knowledge of Congress, was secretly created by the FBI and seeks to employ an internal form to disqualify Americans from exercising their Constitutional right to purchase a firearm. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: The FBI Secretly Pressured Americans To Waive Away Their Gun Rights) The FBI operates the National Instant Crial Background Check System (NICS), a congressionally authorized program to screen out people who are prohibited from purchasing a firearm under law. They do this by checking the potential buyer’s information against the NICS Indices, a database that contains […]

Mosin Nagant Price Trends

Military arms are one of the most popular genres in gun collecting. That success has led to record prices year after year for storied favorites like the M1 Garand and the 1911 pistol, but how does the lesser revered Mosin Nagant stack up? An Izhevsk Model 91/30 Mosin Nagant scoped sniper rifle. From the Mosin Nagant’s invention in 1891 to its continued irregular use in warfare today, the Russian-born rifle and its variants are some of the most prolific longarms in history. The Mosin Nagant rifle’s immense production numbers bred surplus for decades, but gone are the days when local gun stores offered an entire Mosin crate for figurative pocket change. Though the rifle is still widely found for sale in the current collecting environment, Mosin Nagant price trends reflect a shift in supply status and the market’s continued desire to own these historic bolt actions. Whether you’re a military […]

Gun Control Nearly Wiped Out My People

(Ammoland.com) How many people would be free and alive today were it not for the legacy of gun control? Conversations about gun control tend to deal with abstract future forecasts. It’s good pro-gun advocates are concerned about personal freedom, burdensome regulations, or punitive punishments, but it’s important to remember that millions of real people and their descendants would be alive today were it not for gun control paving the way for tyrannical regimes. We often forget the human cost behind those statistics. I will never forget because entire branches of my family were wiped out due to gun control. Both sides of my family are Armenian which is an ethnic group from the Caucasus mountains who have lived there for over three thousand years. However, for about the last 600 years, they have lived under the shadow of the Turks. In the time of the Ottoman Empire, they treated […]

WV: GOA Backs Kathy Hess Crouse for State House

Vote Like Your Rights Depend on It Dear friend, Gun owners need our elected officials to take their oath of office seriously — to fight to defend and restore the right to keep and bear arms. We look to our representatives to protect the rights of the People. Rep. Kathy Hess Crouse is the epitome of a Second Amendment champion. She is an excellent Second Amendment advocate, and she has been working hand in hand with gun rights organizations to advance numerous pro-gun legislation for years. Further, she has far exceeded GOA’s rigorous vetting process for candidates running for office. For her relentless dedication to the Second Amendment, GOA is proud to endorse Kathie Hess Crouse for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 19. So please consider making a donation or volunteering to re-elect Kathy. Most importantly, be sure to cast your vote for her on November 8th! In […]

WV: GOA Backs Margitta Mazzocchi for State House

Vote Like Your Rights Depend on It Dear friend, Gun owners need our elected officials to take their oath of office seriously — to fight to defend and restore the right to keep and bear arms. We look to our representatives to protect the rights of the People. Rep. Margitta Mazzocchi is a Second Amendment champion. As an immigrant from Germany, she understands the dangers of gun control. Further, she has exceeded GOA’s rigorous vetting process for candidates running for office. For her relentless dedication to the Second Amendment, GOA is proud to endorse Margitta Mazzocchi for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 31. So please consider making a donation or volunteering to re-elect Margitta. Most importantly, be sure to cast your vote for her on November 8th! In liberty, Alex Shay West Virginia State Director Gun Owners of America Paid for by Gun Owners of America, Inc. Not […]

WV: GOA Backs Josh Holstein for State House

Vote Like Your Rights Depend on It Dear friend, Gun owners need our elected officials to take their oath of office seriously — to fight to defend and restore the right to keep and bear arms. We look to our representatives to protect the rights of the People. Rep. Josh Holstein holds an incredible record of supporting and sponsoring pro-freedom legislation during his time in the West Virginia House of Delegates. He is an excellent Second Amendment Advocate, and he has been working hand in hand with the gun rights organizations to advance numerous pro-gun legislation for years. Further, he has exceeded GOA’s rigorous vetting process for candidates running for office. For his relentless dedication to the Second Amendment, GOA is proud to endorse Josh Holstein for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 32. So please consider making a donation or volunteering to re-elect Holstein. Most importantly, be sure […]

Gun kits will be required to have serial numbers under new Biden order to ban ‘ghost guns’

Untraceable firearms, commonly known as ghost guns, will no longer be legal to sell under an executive order from President Joe Biden that takes effect Wednesday. 3D-Printed-Ghost Guns The weapons, which police say they are recovering with increasing frequency at crime scenes, were the subject of a Kane In Your Corner investigation in June. Ghost guns were used in at least five school shootings this year alone, according to the Everytown Center for Gun Safety. Police say one was used in a shooting outside a high school in the Bronx in April, which left a 16-year-old girl dead. Because ghost guns are manufactured without serial numbers, they are virtually untraceable by law enforcement. While they are aly illegal to possess in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, they can be legally purchased in 40 states, including Pennsylvania, often without a background check. Under the Biden adistration’s new regulations, all gun kits nationwide […]

New York Trying To Resurrect Racist Laws To Restrict Gun Ownership

New York is invoking colonial-era bans on selling guns to Native Americans to defend the constitutionality of its “good moral character” standard for obtaining a concealed carry license. This requirement, part of the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA) that Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed in July, is set to take effect in September. The Supreme Court struck down a provision of the bill in June that required concealed carry permit applicants to demonstrate a need for self-protection. Gun Owners of America (GOA), a gun rights lobbying group, sued New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen in August, seeking to block the legislation. In response to the lawsuit, Bruen’s lawyers argued in a court filing that the CCIA’s “good moral character” standard is deeply rooted in Anglo-American legal tradition and should therefore be upheld by the court. “From the early days of English settlement in America, the colonies sought to prevent Native American […]

‘Good moral character’ requirement in NY concealed carry law has racist roots, 2A groups say

New York says its history of racist laws that allowed for disarg Catholics and Indigenous people supports a “good moral character” requirement for obtaining a concealed carry license, a point that Second Amendment groups see as a bad-faith argument for gun control. The requirement is part of the Concealed Carry Improvement Act that Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) signed in July and marks the first major attempt to defend the state’s notorious gun restrictions after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s similarly subjective “good reason” clause in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen earlier this summer. New York’s reasoning for the “good moral character” clause, which permits state officials to deny gun carry applications subjectively, is because the Supreme Court requires a historical basis for any law that contradicts the text of the Second Amendment. In response to the CCIA, Gun Owners of America sued New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen earlier this month, prompting the state’s unusual defense of […]

Gun rights group asks judge to block NY gun ban in Times Square, other ‘sensitive’ places

A Second Amendment advocacy group on Tuesday asked a federal judge to block a New York state law that bans the carry of firearms in certain “sensitive locations” such as stadiums, hospitals and Manhattan’s Times Square. Times Square The request was part of a lawsuit brought by the Gun Owners of America against a New York law enacted this summer in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision expanding the Second Amendment. The justices’ 6-3 decision in late June found the Constitution generally protects the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. At the same time, the court said guns could be restricted in certain “sensitive locations,” but left that term largely undefined. In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on July 1 signed a law that crializes the concealed carry of guns in airports, houses of worship, Times Square and other sensitive places, prompting a swift […]

As the Gun Market Moves to Crypto, Deeply Private Owners Reveal More Than They May Know

In American gun culture, a desire for privacy runs deep. For many gun owners, any government attempt to keep tabs on who owns what is a non-starter. “I’m not for any type of registration,” John Crump, the special projects coordinator at the Gun Owners of America, said in a recent interview. Cryptocurrency advocates have a similar ethos and often talk about empowering people to avoid government oversight via their newfangled financial ecosystem. Crump lives in the overlap between those two worlds. At GOA, which describes itself, quoting former U.S. congressman (and presidential candidate) Ron Paul, as “the only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington,” he’s an in-house expert on crypto and blockchains. The latter, of course, is what makes crypto possible in the first place. Blockchains are digital accounting ledgers that publicly track when a token moves from one person to another. While built to be anonymous (nobody has to record their identity in a […]