Browning’s Buck Mark Plus Vision

12/06/2021 Try as I might, I cannot seem to stand still in time, as I always end up getting swept along by the things changing around me. One day I am waging a losing battle of spoon feeding strained peas to a baby progeny.The next day I am trying, quite unsuccessfully, to decode a conversation with my fourteen year old granddaughter. Yes, conflict, frustration and failure do form a common th in my life. Thank you for noticing. However, more to my point, each person noted above lives their own reality, has their own perspective and is motivated by their own set of preferences. Which makes for quite a challenge to anyone in the business of making firearms for the masses. When someone selects a firearm, it only has to please that individual. When a firearm company markets products, they have to appeal to as large a segment of […]

FPC Files Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Illinois’ FOID Card Requirement

SPRINGFIELD, IL (December 6, 2021) — The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed an important brief with the Illinois Supreme Court in support of Vivian Brown, a lifelong peaceable citizen who has been crialized for exercising her Second Amendment rights because she did not possess a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. The brief in People v. Brown can be found at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Brownells Joins FPC Constitution Alliance to Support Pro-Second Amendment Litigation, Advocacy, & Education Programs

GRINNELL, IA (December 3, 2021) The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Brownells, Inc. announced today that Brownells, the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, and survival gear, has joined FPC’s Constitution Alliance in support of FPC’s legal action and advocacy programs to defend and advance the right to keep and bear arms. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

GOA Endorses Jody Hice for Secretary of State in the Peach State

Jody Hice is the Second Amendment Champion Georgia Deserves Gun owners can take confidence in casting their vote for Congressman Jody Hice for Georgia’s Secretary of State. Jody’s dedicated and proven commitment to the Second Amendment is why he’s earned a strong endorsement from Gun Owners of America. His record of defending the Second Amendment is almost unmatched. He has been a leader on gun rights for years in Congress, and he is one of GOA’s closest allies on Capitol Hill. In fact, he’s sponsored the “Fairness in Firearms Testing Act,” which is legislation to rein in and bring transparency to the ATF. But Jody cannot win this critical election without your help. Please consider donating and volunteering for his campaign. Most importantly, please vote for Jody Hice in the upcog Republican Primary and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Jody has earned the support of Gun Owners of America and deserves […]

Gun Owners Defeat Anti-Gunners UBC Scheme

Yesterday evening and this morning, we sent you two URGENT action alerts. And you all responded marvelously. The team here at GOA is so grateful for all of you who took action. Your loud voice makes it known to legislators on Capitol Hill that people back at home are truly watching what they’re doing. Yesterday our team in Washington, D.C., learned that anti-gunners in the Senate were trying to pass Universal Background Checks without a single senator voting. So-called Universal Background Checks are only enforceable if the government has a registry to check if a gun belongs to a gun owner—so GOA kicked our grassroots activists into action right away. GOA immediately began encouraging Senators to place “holds” on the UBC bill the anti-gunners had “hotlined.” These holds are usually not made public, but you can always reach out to your Senator and find out if they helped defend your […]

WY: Protect the Rights of Wyoming Firearms Businesses

); Your options for purchasing guns and ammunition are being restricted on a platform that you pay for with your tax money! GOA just learned that the ShopWyog.com program is discriating against the firearms industry in Wyog! What is even worse? They are using your taxpayers’ dollars to do it and limiting your options to buy products! How so, you may ask? Well, the state-sponsored website allows Wyog businesses to advertise and sell products UNLESS THOSE PRODUCTS INCLUDE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. According to their own website, “ShopWyog.com is sponsored by the Wyog Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and funded by the U.S. Small Business Adistration (SBA) through the […]

PA: Governor Wolf Vetoes Constitutional Carry

Click the “Take Action” button to make a donation to Pennsylvania GOA’s Independent Expenditure Committee. The battle lines are drawn for 2022 and we must defeat Josh Shapiro Battle Lines Drawn for 2022 Gubernatorial Race Wolf Vetoes Constitutional Carry Governor Wolf ignored thousands of your messages and vetoed constitutional Carry on December 2, 2021. This was expected. Governor Wolf has repeatedly shown his hostility to your Article I, Section 21 rights since taking office. Last session, he vetoed two pro-gun bills that were sent to his desk (HB 1747 and HB 2440). These bills would have restricted the Governor’s power during a state of emergency, but Governor Wolf had no interest in doing that. Fortunately, Governor Wolf is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2022. But there is an even more diabolically anti-gun person waiting to take his place, the current anti-gun Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Just look […]

Anti-Gunners Attempt Stunt to Pass UBCs Without a Vote

); In response to the recent tragedy in Oakland County, Michigan, what did the anti-gunners do? Following their standard course of action, they are politicizing the deaths of four high school teens in an attempt to undere your constitutionally-protected rights. In fact, bowing to the will of their far-Left overlords, anti-gun senators are bringing H.R. 8 to the Senate floor—which is a bill to institute Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs). And to make matters worse, they are trying to do this by unanimous consent—without an actual vote. Please, contact your Senators and make sure they know you’re opposed to H.R. 8 and demand they promise to oppose the […]

9th Circuit Gives SCOTUS and the 2nd Amendment the Middle Finger in Duncan v. Bonta Decision

Court Rules Standard Capacity Magazine Ban Only a “Minimal Burden” The declaration yesterday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (to , click here) that California’s “high” (standard) capacity magazine ban is constitutional is a clear indication that the heavy hand of politics is pressing the scales of justice firmly to the left. And, even though GOC fully expected the previous ruling of the ban’s “unconstitutionality” to be shot down, it was still a middle finger to the 2nd Amendment community and to the Supreme Court as well. The 9th fully discounted both the Heller and McDonald decisions, both of which affirmed the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right as opposed to a collective right and, that right could not be infringed by federal, state or local governments. Justice Susan Graber, writing for the majority opinion in overturning the previous 3-judge panel, said that “The ban […]

FPC Responds to Misguided Ninth Circuit Decision Upholding California’s Magazine Ban

SAN FRANCISCO (November 30, 2021) — Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has issued the following statement in response to today’s misguided Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Duncan v. Bonta, which held that California’s law banning so-called “large capacity magazines” (those that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition) is permissible under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, Takings Clause, and Due Process Clause: FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Big Bore Modularity: Hybrid 46M

Big Bore Modularity: Hybrid 46M Home The Hybrid 46: First-Ever Large Bore Suppressor October 12, 2021 Cormac McQuarrie It effectively tames everything from 9mm to .458 SOCOM in one of two configurations. It’s the next generation of large-bore suppressors and the first modular big-bore suppressor ever. It’s the Hybrid 46M, and it’s rated for all centerfire pistol and rifle calibers. That includes 45 Auto, 10MM, .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM, .45-70, .338 LM, and up to .460 Weatherby Magnum. You’re welcome. Quiet versatility and modularity: the Hybrid 46M modular suppressor is a big bore can, as you can see here on this Marlin 1895 Dark in 45-70 GOV. But it’s just as useful on your PCC. The Next Generation of Large Bore Suppressors Use it in either short or long configuration to effectively reduce the sound signature of your 10mm, your 7.62x39mm, or anything in between. And more than a few caliber […]

M&P®45 SHIELD M2.0™

11/28/2021 I’m easily distracted. My plan was to gather my notes and write this evening, but I played the movie Monster Island in the background, got to the point where they found that the giant starfish had magma for blood and could not, would not, look away. Later, the movie of choice was Monster Hunters, then Claw, then Jurassic Galaxy as I over dosed on B Movies. The scripts are juvenile, the story lines are banal, the acting is atrocious, and the special effects are peer to finger puppets. When I am not watching wonderfully terrible movies, it is ing digital pulp SciFi. What is a SciFi story without a genetically altered last reaper, aided by a semi functioning AI, off to save civilization with a rag tag gang of other castoffs? At what exact point does a man accumulate enough artificial body parts to be properly labeled a cyborg? […]

Encouragement from GOA Members to Kyle Rittenhouse

Dear Kyle, I’ve been praying for you. Prayers were answered! God bless you. You did everything right, but I’m sure it didn’t feel like it this last year. You are a patriotic inspiration to millions of people, though i know that was never your intention. God doesn’t use the powerful, he uses the willing to do powerful things. Stay strong, it’s only the evil people that hate you. We the people of America love you and have prayed for you. Keep praying, I’ll keep praying for you. You still have an arduous journey to get your life back unfortunately. And you have some serious defamation lawsuits to win. But above all, I pray that you are able to find peace. You’ve certainly earned it. Brandon Dearest Kyle, You honored us and yourself with your steadfast courage and your unwavering defense of the 2nd Amendment and our right to bear arms. […]

GOA Members Send Thanksgiving Present to Rittenhouse

Pictured above: Explaining to Newsmax viewers how Kyle Rittenhouse did not overreact with his firearm and showed great self-restraint. Read GOA’s article in USA Today defending Kyle and AR-15s here. I was truly emotional ing through the thousands of comments that GOA’s activists like yourself wrote to encourage Kyle Rittenhouse. The GOA family is truly amazing, and we are so thankful for each and every one of you. But let me back up for a second. Speaking of family, I hope that you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day yesterday. We certainly do have a lot to be thankful for — and we are blessed that activists like yourself have stood by GOA this year. You have helped us accomplish great things — too many to list of all of them right now. But here are just a few of the ways that you helped advance gun rights this year: Enacting Constitutional Carry in five states Achieving 2A Sanctuary status in almost ten states Court victories on bump stocks and concealed carry […]

A Mormon Prophet’s Sharps Pistol-Rifle

The beehive symbolizes the industry, harmony, order and frugality that Mormons required to build a community in the hostile environment of the West in the 1800s. It is used on buildings of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the seal of the state of Utah, and two universities located there including the university named after Brigham Young. Young is a towering figure in American history and American religious history, known as “American Moses” and “Lion of the Lord” for leading the Mormon people westward to the Great Salt Lake Valley. He served as the Utah Territory’s first governor and as the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is only fitting that his rifle bears the image of a beehive. The beehive motif on the pistol-rifle’s patch box lid in the stock is unquestionably a special order from the factory. Brigham Young’s Rifle […]

Cane Guns: Remington’s Dandy Rifle

E. Regton & Sons found a dandy way to slyly arm the fine gentleman of the 19th-century, by introducing the single-shot cane gun. Rock Island Auction Company’s Premier Auction on Dec. 3-5 offers 11 Regton cane guns. Looking for a way into the civilian market, Regton started making the Thomas Patent percussion cane guns in 1859, aimed at swells and fops concerned about being set upon by hoods or stray dogs. Rock Island Auction Company’s Premier Firearms Auction, Dec. 3-5, features 11 E. Regton & Sons cane guns from a single collector. They include a number of rarities as well as fine examples of the company’s variations between percussion and rimfire models. A number of ornate canes and walking sticks are also on offer, with many topped by highly detailed carved ivory handles. Rock Island Auction Company’s Premier Auction on Dec. 3-5 has a number of ornate canes on offer […]

Wyoming Liberty Summit on December 4, 2021

We face unprecedented threats to our American way of life, and our rights are being challenged every day! Can we save our liberty and freedoms during these uncertain times? Join GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA and LIBERTY’S PLACE 4 U WY for an eye-opening and action-oriented summit to discuss and plan how we can preserve and fight for our rights. Gun Owners of America Liberty’s Place 4 U WY We are inviting all freedom-loving citizens in Wyog to come to the Liberty Summit and help build lines of communication among different groups in Wyog. Here are the details: Where: Hangar Bar & Grill, 1410 Prairie Lane, Bar Nunn (near Casper), Wyog When: Saturday, December 4th, 9:00am to 5:30 pm. (Lunch available for a noal fee) Why: To join together like-ded citizens in informative and results-oriented meetings Who: Mark Jones […]

The Art Behind Napoleon’s Garniture

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the impressive set of historical arms commissioned by the French Directory for General Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797. With the historic nature of the set, the legendary man it was made for, and the nearly full-coverage extraordinary embellishment by Boutet and the artisans of the Versailles Manufactory, you have one of the most significant pieces ever offered by Rock Island Auction Company. The garniture’s incredible ornamentation alone is awe-inspiring, but when you take the time to exae and appreciate the intricate details and consider their meaning, you get a greater sense of how the various firearms and sword all tied together through classical imagery. Greco-Roman symbols and designs recur throughout Napoleon’s garniture and bring a real sense of cohesion. The designs often compliment or reference one another, and many of them reflected Napoleon’s past and continued to hold significance into his reign as Emperor of […]