Obama Has Reason to Remain Frustrated with Grassroots Gun Owners

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- There is probably no more powerful force in American politics than Second Amendment activists.

It certainly says something that Barack Obama has declared the biggest frustration of his administration to be … not ISIS … not Putin … not North Korea … but YOU, law-abiding pro-gun Americans.

And now, you have taken Obama's fondest dream — the dream of fundamentally reshaping the Supreme Court — and shattered it against the rocks.

Some Senators initially expressed support for holding a vote on an Obama judicial nomination.  But as GOA has discussed on several occasions, this would be a huge mistake.

And when you guys started deluging Senate offices with emails and phone calls, Senators began changing their minds.

That’s the power of the grassroots!

And here’s more good news.  Just last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley reiterated his intention to sit on any nominee for the vacant Scalia seat who Obama sends to the Senate.

No hearings.  No visits between Republicans senators and the nominee.  No floor consideration.  No Senate vote.  Nothing.

This is awesome!  Because, given Obama's history of appointing anti-gun liars who perjure themselves about their enmity toward guns, we don't really need any more perjured testimony by telegenic, politically motivated court picks.

And this is just one of a string of GOA victories which your activism and support have achieved.

Example: Last week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke a decade-long tradition by peppering questions at an anti-gun lawyer appearing before the court.  According to Mother Jones, his questions were based on the brief filed in that case by Gun Owners Foundation, and the anti-gun lawyer in the case, representing the Obama Administration, was reportedly “stumped.”

Justice Clarence Thomas
Justice Clarence Thomas

Example:  Within the past few weeks, the New York Times reported that Obama's illegal anti-gun “executive actions” are at an “impasse” — as Obama may be counting the cost because of what American gun owners would do to Democratic candidates for office in November.

Example:  We told senators last spring that Obama was going to stab them in the back in connection with his anti-gun trade agreement (the Trans Pacific Partnership).  And now the same senators who were cheering Obama last spring have listened to the grassroots and shelved the TPP — at least for the time being — as they struggle to pull Obama's knives from their backs.

Example:  Senate Democrats are despairing, as they have failed to make any legislative progress against the Second Amendment.  In December, they were unable to exploit the San Bernardino shooting to achieve Universal Gun Registries or gun bans for those on secret anti-gun lists.  But after GOA’s grassroots deluged the Senate right before the votes, all firearms restrictions were handily shot down.

Example:  Obama supporters had floated Loretta Lynch’s name for the vacant Supreme Court seat.  But your opposition to her nomination for Attorney General last spring has made that virtually impossible.  The grassroots’ outpouring of opposition helped generate unprecedented opposition to an Obama Attorney General.

Thus, while the President may soon be nominating someone to the Supreme Court, the anti-gun Lynch is so radioactive that her nomination would be a political liability for Obama.

So good work!  Your calls and e-mails to Congress have a powerful effect.  Please don't relent in exercising your power.

In liberty,

Erich Pratt
Executive Director

P.S.  The President is expected to nominate someone to the Supreme Court very soon.  So contact your senators and urge them to support Chuck Grassley in standing firm against any action whatsoever on Obama's anti-gun nominee to the Supreme Court.

About Gun Owners of America (GOA):

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.

For more information, visit: www.gunowners.org.

  • 17 thoughts on “Obama Has Reason to Remain Frustrated with Grassroots Gun Owners

    1. Seriously? I have a right to remain DISGUSTED with an illegal alien, gay, cocaine abusing, tyrannical asshole in the White House and his first husband who had his records sealed to avoid the “birther” issue..

      Let me know when that changes.

    2. Well … that is your opinion. I really don’t remember when the Senate was unelected or even had any great number of vacancies.

    3. Not so fast.The Senate has no time requirement in which they must give or withhold their consent. The Senate can withhold their consent until an acceptable candidate is nominated.The Senate could withhold their consent until Barry and Hillary are, both, out of office. The Senate should make itself relevant again.

    4. To obstruct a nomination, any nomination just because it is made by The President is obstructionism at it’s worst and may back fire as well.
      One might consider the probability of a Democrat being elected. Right now Trump in the lead and the Republican Party divided, the Democrats are the favorites. Who would Secretary Clinton or Senator Sanders put forth as candidates? Would they likely be better than a moderate candidate put forth By President Obama? Not likely.
      Encourage the Senators to do their jobs and work with the President on an acceptable mid stream Judge.

      1. Yeah sure John. Except for all those hypocritical senate dems who blocked a George Bush nomination when he had a year and a half left in his second term. Darn video keeps outing the liars for who they are.

    5. He hates the word NO . No more compromise no more laws that go unenforced except on law abiding citizens.
      Obama , the criminals KING . He supports illegal drug cultivation , drug money laundering all in violation of Federal laws and International Treaties. Yet he refuses to support the 2ND Amendment , and also that civilians may own machine guns with NFA form 4’s .

    6. I have a horrible feeling that after Hussein Obama is finally out of the WHITE HOUSE that he won’t be out of DC politics ! Can you imagine the consequences of a Clinton presidency and her actually nominating him for the Supreme Court ? Would the RHINOS in the Senate feel compelled to confirm the African so they won’t be labeled racists ?

      1. Scary thoughts. He bought a house in Hawaii, so maybe he will content himself with golf. Funny how he can afford a home (with surrounding grounds) in Hawaii after only working as an employee of the federal government his whole career. And it is kind of a slap in the face to the people of Illinois that first elected him U.S. Senator. Maybe he doesn’t like the community that he organized.

        1. The answer to your seggestion is NO WAY JOHSAY! Let Congress deal with 0bama as he dealt with them in his first illegal term. He worked with Congress as long as they GAVE him EVERYTHING he DEMANDED.
          NO APPOINTMENTS TILL the UNVETTED 0BAMA IS OUT-OF-OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2. I have heard rumors he is headed towards being the head of the UN. In his mind that would make him king of the world.

        That is another organization we would be much better off without giving all the cost to us and the fact that it is run by third world ultraliberal zellots. It should be illegal for them to display that revolver with the twisted barrel in a free country with gun rights. Who allowed that in the first place?

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