Pro-Gun Stalwart Comes Under Attack – Support Joe Wilson

A Pro-Gun Stalwart Comes Under Attack – Support Joe Wilson
Please stand with Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina.

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund

South Carolina –-( Even if you missed the President’s speech to the Congress on health care last week, you certainly have seen the news following the event.

Most notable was the fact that pro-gun congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina — rated “A” by GOA — decided to call out the President because of his… well, shall we say… his failure to communicate truthfully.

No matter what you think about the time and place Wilson chose to tell President Obama “You lie,” the facts are on Joe Wilson’s side.

The President lied repeatedly throughout his speech. Even the Associated Press — hardly a bastion of conservatism — noted that the President failed to accurately articulate the truth in several instances.

Wilson’s opponent, however, is trying to use the national attention on Wilson to raise money for his campaign. In fact, Wilson’s opponent says he raised over $1 million in the first 48 hours following the speech. Contribute to Joe

It’s up to the pro-gun community to respond in kind and help Wilson through this difficult time. But first, who is Rep. Joe Wilson and what has he done for gun owners?

Not only has he consistently supported the Second Amendment with his votes, he has also cosponsored needed gun rights legislation. This year, he has cosponsored two reciprocity bills in the House — including the GOA-supported HR 1620, which protects Vermont-style carry — plus a bill that removes certain restrictions on the interstate sale of firearms.

In previous years, Wilson was the chief sponsor of the Citizen’s Self-Defense Act, a bill that would protect individuals who successfully defend themselves or others from violent attack, only to find themselves in the clutches of anti-gun prosecutors.

And when a conference committee watered down GOA’s language to arm airline pilots following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rep. Wilson stepped up to the plate. He successfully pushed through legislation to allow all commercial pilots (not just passenger pilots) to carry guns. Further, when TSA bureaucrats dragged their feet once armed pilots became the law of the land, Wilson authored yet another bill that streamlined the certification process.

Here’s the bottom line:
Joe Wilson couldn’t stand listening to the President dish out lie after lie. He says his emotions got the best of him, and he yelled “You lie” in the midst of a presidential address. He regrets the time and place he did it… but he is not sorry for what he said.

He was ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. He did what millions of Americans — many people like you — would have loved to do. How many of us would like the chance to tell the President, to his face, to stop lying?

It’s ironic. The President stood there on national television and said his opponents were lying. But when Joe Wilson countered that it was the President who was, in fact, lying… it was Wilson who came under attack from the liberal media.

That’s why we need to stand with Rep. Joe Wilson. If we lose a pro-gun stalwart because of his willingness to call out the President on his lies, it will be a crying shame.

You can contribute to the Wilson campaign by going online at

Even if it is a contribution of solidarity — only $5 or $10 — it will be worth it. But if you can afford more, please do so.

Wilson is in for a tough race because the left-wing, anti-gun movement smells blood and they will pour even more money into this race.

Representative Wilson deserves all the help we can give. Let him know that gun owners are standing with him!

Tim Macy
Vice Chairman
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund
8001 Forbes Pl, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151

About: GOA Political Victory Fund
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is the political action arm of Gun Owners of America.

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Silent Majority

Joe Wilson was correct when he called Obama a liar. He said what we the silent majority were all thinking and you nut jobs who want to go on supporting President Obama and tarnish Mr Wilson's reputation are DEAD WRONG. I support Joe because he supports us. If you believe in capitalism, freedom from big government and FREEDOM OF SPEECH, you should support Mr Wilson also. Gun owners Joe has been their time and time again weather it was CCW reciprocity or Federal Excise tax Joe has stood by gun owners and the liberal media and the Democrats are using… Read more »

Christian Patriot

Psa 1:1 How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers! Isa 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isa 5:21 Woe to those who are wise in their own opinion and clever in their own sight. Isa 5:22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, who are fearless at mixing beer, Isa 5:23 who acquit the guilty for… Read more »


Some call Joe Wilson a great statesman, and are even proud of his “Shout Out”, so lets see, he says, he was told by the Republican leadership to apologize (he did not realize the magnitude of his mistake), he then gives his weak “not for reals” apology, but then goes on to those “Commentator Talk Shows” and basically says he real was not wrong and plays the victim card and calls for people to send in for money to support him for re-election. Had he kept quiet after his apology, that might have been the end of it but now… Read more »