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Battling Bloomberg’s assaults against our gun rights.

“Ninety-seven percent of Americans don’t live in New York City, don’t want to live in N.Y.C. and certainly don’t want a New York City mayor telling them how to live their lives,” said Erich Pratt, Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America. — New York Times, May 30, 2013

Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America continues to battle New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is spending millions of his dollars trying to bring big city gun control to the rest of the nation.

We beat him in the U.S. Senate — for now — but his minions are still active across the country, trying to get various state legislatures to impose gun control and restrict your Second Amendment rights.

It can seem depressing when you listen to the media, hearing all the states that are pressing for more gun control in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting. But what they don’t tell you is that there are EVEN MORE states that are loosening restrictions on firearms.

Well, GOA has been involved in several of these fights, and we continue to be involved at the federal level as well.

Here are just some of the ongoing, recent fights where GOA has played a role:

  • * GOA opposing backdoor gun control efforts at HHS. GOA alerted you last month to how the Obama administration is trying to make an end-around Congress, implementing regulations to take away people’s guns.

The “see a shrink, lose your guns” regulations published by Health and Human Services would expand the abusive practices that have disarmed 165,000 military veterans, and apply it to average citizens, as well.

You can read GOA’s comments here. And if you want to submit your own comments, you can go here to do so. Comments must be submitted on or before Friday, June 7 2013.

  • * GOA pushing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to appoint a pro-gun replacement in the U.S. Senate. In case you missed the news, the notoriously anti-gun Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died earlier this week. So GOA is rallying the troops in the Garden State to press Governor Christie to appoint a pro-gun interim — a move that could very well stall gun control efforts in the U.S. Senate for several months.
  • * GOA lobbying Alaska and Missouri governors to sign nullification bills. Legislators in both states have sent bills to their respective governors which would prevent any official in the state from enforcing federal gun control laws.

In Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon has until today (June 6 2013) to veto HB 436, or else the nullification bill becomes law in the Show Me State.

In Alaska, GOA is expectant that Governor Sean Parnell will sign House Bill 69 — which, in addition to the nullification provisions mentioned above, would prohibit the federal government from regulating firearms made and possessed wholly within the state of Alaska.

  • * GOA presents freedom awards to sheriffs championing nullification. Speaking to scores of sheriffs at a conference in Missouri last Friday, GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt awarded two outstanding sheriffs with freedom awards.

The “High Noon Award” was presented to Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., for “standing for truth when others run, for telling the truth even though politically incorrect.”

And Sheriff Denny Peyman of Jackson County, Kentucky was presented with the “Nullifier of the Year” award by GOA for promising to not enforce any gun law that violates the Kentucky or U.S. Constitutions.

  • * GOA assists efforts in CO to recall anti-gun Senate President. Democrat Colorado legislators used the Sandy Hook shooting as an excuse for imposing greater gun restrictions in March. Since then, there has been a grassroots effort to hold Senate President John Morse (D) accountable — an effort which GOA has aided.

While the deadline for collecting signatures was June 3 2013, activists were able to collect more than double the number that was needed to force a recall election. Once the signatures are certified by the Secretary of the State, then the Governor will set a date and time for the recall which will most likely take place in September.

Firearms Manufacturers Offered Rent-Free Land in Missouri
While many gun companies are now leaving Colorado because of their betrayal on gun rights, John Negri has set forth an offer that gun manufacturers may not be able to refuse.

Speaking on “America’s Voice Now” — Missouri radio program hosted by GOA member Michael Evans — Negri is making three parcels of land available at a no-charge lease for 20 years.

Negri is extending the invitation to gun manufacturers or distributors that have publicly announced they’re leaving their current state because of restrictive firearms regulations.

Interested parties, firearms manufacturers, accessory makers and distributors can contact Michael Evans at mevans@AmericasVoiceNow.org or call 417-372-0686 for more information or to obtain a package outlining the parcels available and their respective benefits and features.

Your continued support helps keep us in the fight.

And every new person you encourage to sign up for our free email alerts or for a new GOA membership gives us a louder voice inside the Beltway.

Thank you!

Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585
FAX: 703-321-8408
www.gunowners.org

About:Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

  • 3 User comments to “Gun Owners of America Fighting to Preserve Liberty”

    1. now when are you going to get them to stop buying up all the ammo.

    2. Becker on June 13, 2013 at 5:03 PM said:

      Few states are like CA, NY, and about 7 others. The media wants you to think this is the rule when it is the exception. I still think the ammo shortage is a government plot. Stop shooting at paper and save your ammo for the revolution. We can get all the free ammo we need, off the dead UN and other troops who face us. The spoils go to the victor.

    3. Bill Butler on June 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM said:

      @Becker: You are dreadfully misinformed and and a borderline traitor to our country. Your uninnformed blather about the “revolution” is shameful and dangerous. You will be the first to advocate revolution and the last to stand up with more than your mouth. You are going to “get all the free ammo we need, off the dead blah, blah,blah.” Shows that you are ignorant and not experianced in warfare other than on your X-Box. Get a clue. By the way… Who is the “US” you are referring to? Those that will stand with you are just as misguided and dangerous as any gunshop commando preaching revolution in front of the empty display case in the Walmart gun dept. Good Luck with your “revolution.” I will be watching on CNN and feeling sorry for those fools that listened to your shameful drivel.

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