It’s Time to Enact a Pro-gun Agenda Like Never Before

President Elect Donald Trump
It’s Time to Enact a Pro-gun Agenda Like Never Before
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC -(Ammoland.com)- It's hard to overstate the crisis that was averted last night with the election of Donald Trump … the defeat of gun-grabbing Hillary Clinton … and the refusal to give Chuck Schumer control of the U.S. Senate.

If Hillary won, as most of the “experts” predicted, the Supreme Court would have been stacked against gun rights for a generation.

The push to ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty would have picked up steam.

A new ban on semi-automatic firearms would be on the table, as would an expansion of the rest of the Obama-Bloomberg-Clinton gun control agenda.

But in blue states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, gun owners came out in large numbers to defeat Hillary Clinton.

This is a triumph of gun rights advocates over those who would destroy the Second Amendment. In addition, many GOA-backed candidates were victorious in their congressional races.

So our task now is two-fold:

  • Make sure the Republicans leaders undo the damage done by Obama.
  • And secondly, to advance gun rights so that we can see some actual gains for all of our electoral efforts.

Republicans have rarely controlled both the Congress and White House in the past 100 years. So this election is extremely significant.

And this means we have some unique opportunities that will start even before President-elect Trump and the new Congress are sworn in.

Congress must pass spending bills during a lame-duck session.

Will the Republican leaders defund the anti-gun ObamaCare law and Obama's anti-gun executive actions, or will they refuse to stand up to this president — as they have so often in the past?

Then in January, the real work begins.

Obama did a lot of damage to the Second Amendment with his “phone and his pen” through Executive Orders.

Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal “every single Obama executive order,” which should start on day one.

GOA has already mailed postcards for our members to send to Trump urging him to do just that.

If you are not receiving GOA’s alerts — an essential part of our lobbying strategy that arms activists like yourself with postcards — you can start receiving them by going here.

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

The new administration should reverse the position of the Obama administration on the UN gun control treaty.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate will have to stand up to the new Minority Leader, New York's Sen. Chuck Schumer, and confirm a Supreme Court Justice who will uphold the important Heller and McDonald decisions protecting the Second Amendment as an individual right.

The new Congress now will have no excuse not to pass a concealed carry reciprocity bill that supports Constitutional Carry. Your right to self-defense doesn't end at the state line, but anti-gun states routinely deny you of that right when you travel.

So-called gun free zones laws should be repealed immediately. Such laws only create a safe environment for criminals and terrorists.

This is just the low-hanging fruit. Such bills should have been passed already, but weak leaders have used the excuse that Obama would only veto the legislation. That excuse is now gone.

GOA has an ambitious agenda for the new Congress, but it has to start with reversing the damage done by Obama.

Please stand with us. It will be an exciting ride!

Sincerely,

John Velleco
Director of Operations

P.S. The nastiness of campaigning is over; now the hard work of governing begins.

GOA is encouraging President-elect Trump to repeal ALL of Obama’s anti-gun executive actions, for the Congress to put a constitutional carry-friendly reciprocity bill on the president’s desk, and to defund Obama’s gun control during the lame-duck session of Congress.

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 compromise gun lobby in Washington' – Ron Paul.

Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

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    Al Ways Thinkin
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    Should the US Department of Education not be dissolved, it should adopt minimum firearm safety training as a requirement for the issuance of a high school diploma. That would assure that all high-school graduates have adequate firearm safety training suitable for the issuance of a concealed carry “permit”.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    prediction the next democratic candidate will be michelle Obama. Clinton was nearly elected simply because she was a woman, do the math! therefore there are many things to be accomplished and a short time to do it. petty bickering needs to stop, look forward with strategy and planning so as to leave laws which cannot be reversed. the supreme court being critical.

    Alan Womack
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    Alan Womack

    It is time to reduce the price of ammunition to what it was TEN YEARS AGO.
    Also the availability of ammunition has to sky rocket.
    Ammunition producers have made a monsterous killing on prices for way to long
    It is time long past for availability and prices to be in the consumers favor.
    God Bless President Elect Donald J Trump .

    Will
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    Will

    Go to national conceal carry. Buy any gun handgun.rifle,shotgun in any state from a FFL holder.

    Mark Are
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    Mark Are

    Maybe he should tell the states to follow the Constitution and especially the SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED part. Which would mean just that. PERIOD.

    Will
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    Will

    Amen!!!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Mark Are I concur. It is also time to make the federal agencies follow the 2nd Amendment by repealing the National Firearms Act and the Gun Control Act. I have begun my letter writing campaign. I hope that you all will, also. Total cost so far: three stamps.

    Fb
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    Fb

    50 state reciprocity should also be a high priority.

    Darren P.
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    Darren P.

    Let’s see we if we can get some of those new fancy Kalashnikov’ s over here for sale if you guys know what I mean without writing an essay on international relations with Russia.

    Mark Are
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    Mark Are

    Well, let us examine the second amendment…since so many readers seem to be actually oblivious to the meaning of the statement put in terms used in 1791 when the Bill of Rights was ratified. A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed Well regulated , meaning to run smooth, be disciplined , well supplied. Militia meaning the body of people consisting of lawful citizens of the free state. Security , meaning to keep safe . Necessary meaning needed , essential Free… Read more »

    Gil
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    Gil

    Strange how the Founders viewed “well-regulated militias” as well-trained fighters capable of defending the nation as well as military soldiers. Nowadays “well-regulated militias” means anyone who has enough money to buy guns and ammo.

    oldshooter
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    oldshooter

    Back in the Founders’ day, everyone who was physically capable of fighting was considered to be capable of responding to a call to defend their community, or if necessary, their country, and was expected to rise at the call. Hence, the “Minutemen,” and other community response groups of colonial times. Later on, it was the Sheriff’s Posse of western movie fame. It was NOT generally considered necessary for everyone to be trained in the specific military tactics of the day (as the Minutemen and Continental Army were), and the Revolutionary War tapped a number of citizen resources that fought in… Read more »

    Gil
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    Gil

    It would make sense if George Washington decided that militias were to be well-regulated as he hated the unregulated militias of the Revolutionary War. Because of their lack of training they always talked tough but were the first to leave battles leaving the military to the actual work.

    Michael
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    Michael

    Yeah! It ought to be as easy to buy and own a she or suppressor as Bush ANY other firearms.

    Jeff D.
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    Jeff D.

    Everybody who has voiced their opinion is right! Now is time for 85+ years of pay back! I hope president Trump will not forget to look at all the monkey business that went on like “operation fast and furious”!! Fuck you Eric Holder and crew! We may need to build more jails for these deplorable people!

    Lou
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    Lou

    Troubling responses to this article. So many self defeating conflicts of opinion. Bet that there are NO conflicts at all among the Liberal Gun Banners. Before he forgets who got him elected,….. Let’s have Trump just do this couple of things: 1 Replace the anti gun head of the A.T.F.E. with someone who is pro gun. 2 Pass some form of National Concealed Carry License/Permit Reciprocity. At the very least, allow CCW Holders to transit through every State, on State and Inter State highways without having to pull over, disarm, and lock their firearm in the trunk of their car… Read more »

    CoosaTotahK9
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    CoosaTotahK9

    “It’s Time to Enact a Pro-gun Agenda Like Never Before” We have a country of stupid, brainwashed idiots. WE ALREADY HAVE A PRO-GUN AGENDA LIKE NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY! The problem is we have progressive socialist liberals that have brainwashed the masses into thinking our government has the power to grant “rights”, and,thus, has the authority to to pass laws that violate, oppress, and deny our fundamental “rights”. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the… Read more »

    Gil
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    Gil

    Because the 2A never mentioned anything about “safe, controlled or well-regulated.”

    Oldshooter
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    Oldshooter

    Interesting point, but misleading. No, in fact, the 22nd Amendment never mentions “safe” or “controlled” at all. Safety is an inherent behavior learned and practiced by responsible gun owners. “Regulated” which IS mentioned, is misunderstood today because modern usage of the term is different from what was meant when the Constitution was written. Today it is used to connote “controlled” or even “restricted”. Back then it was used to mean “common” (as in the term “a regular guy”) or “in frequent use” and the term referred to regular practice of shooting. This was common at the time, and regular shooting… Read more »

    Joe
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    Joe

    I would LOVE to see the Trump administration pass a law prohibiting ANY STATE, CITY, TOWN etc from creating a anti gun law against the 2nd amendment subject to a $10,000 fine per offense.
    Always carry……….shoot straight……….God Bless America.

    oldshooter
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    oldshooter

    There is another form of gun control that has been ubiquitous in all federal agencies for decades, that can easily and legally be changed with another simple stroke of the POTUS’ pen, just as easily as those illegal Executive Orders can be revoked. There is currently a policy (never legislated into law) banning the carrying of firearms on federal property and facilities (including their parking lots), like our Post Offices, Social Security Offices, VA facilities, even on military bases, that makes those places gun free victim zones. This is not just wrong, it is also contrary to our constitutional principles… Read more »

    Dennis
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    Dennis

    YES…concealed carry for everyone!

    Infidel7.62
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    Infidel7.62

    I am afraid the anti-Trump RINOs will be more of an obstruction than the uibmocrats.

    Mark Are
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    Mark Are

    We need to get behind any and all repeal of any victimless laws on the book to get the removed. The NFA needs to be done away with. The ATF needs to be done away with. The IRS needs to be done away with. The Federal Reserve needs to be done away with. The NEA needs to be done away with. Obama Care needs to be done away with. Obama needs to be prosecuted for fraud. The list is endless. BUT, I’m not going to hold my breath.

    Steve
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    Steve

    Damn right we go for expanding gun rights . We have been fighting for 85 yrs watching our rights get chipped away year after year. Now is the time to get our right back . Open up the machine gun registry where law abiding folks can own what we have a right to own and completely deregulate suppressor ownership . These are two things that are long overdue ! Let’s do it !!!!!

    gil
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    gil

    Let’s reiterate the fact that guns are for self defense and we don’t have the right to take the law into our hands. Let’s not give these gun control craziest any reason whatsoever to defeat that right.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @gil, but you do have the Right to take the law into your own hands. Self defense is merely one example.. Citizens arrest is another.

    Gil
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    Gil

    Gun are for self-defence, property defence and honor defence.

    Warrior4Yahweh
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    Warrior4Yahweh

    Defending myself, my religion, my pride, and my country are an oath that I took in the Marine Corps. I don’t think that I have to sit around and wait for a threat to pop up before we begin to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! Day number one of the Trump presidency, I think that we should take dramatic steps to cure the disease that Obama and his anti-gun, anti-Christian philosophy has inflicted on our great nation. I think that we should start taking America back immediately, one bullet at a time. Now that we will have Jesus back in the… Read more »

    Gil
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    Gil

    So sayest the Christian Taliban.

    Ajw
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    Ajw

    You spell ( defense ) correctly ( DEFENSE )

    Craig Butelo
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    Craig Butelo

    What happened to Mr. “Let go back to the early days of America where people got into shootouts instead of wimping out and calling the police.”

    I am glad that you were only kidding. Self defense is a huge responsibility and takes serious thought, training and maturity of thought.

    By the way, I acquired about 35 Trump/Clinton yard signs. I put them on a stand and attach targets. Easy to transport etc.

    Nanashi
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    Nanashi

    NFA repeal.

    Donald Trump (Jr.) has apparently already expressed interest. If we demand it enmass on the 14th (when congress gets back) it could happen.

    Gil
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    Gil

    “Let go back to the early days of America where people got into shootouts instead of wimping out and calling the police.”

    Adam
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    Adam

    “where people were able to defend themselves effectively rather then helplessly cowering while awaiting rescue by the government”.

    ^ Fixed that for you.

    Matt
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    Matt

    Except that that didn’t happen. Crime today is much worse than it was in early America and the Wild West shootout BS is a myth.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    because in early America, the vast majority of people were a moral and religious people who largely governed themselves by the standards in tne christian and jewish scriptures. And part of that governing meant bringing real consequences upon those who DID break those Commandments. Theft was punished by mandatory restoration and restitution. Property damage, same thing. Murder was always, once proven in a competent court of law, always punished by the death penalty. Wrong actions always brought unpleasant consequences. Children were raised learning how to work hard, do their part, look after their neighbours, BE part of a real community.… Read more »

    Gil
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    Gil

    Or was is because crime had an immediate payback mechanism as opposed to those today who would hide behind lawyers?

    sage419
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    sage419

    Trump needs to appoint a new AG that will aggressively protect RBKA like any other enumerated right, and as confirmed by the Supreme Court. Charging a few officials with Federal civil rights violations might be just what is needed to stop the gun control madness.

    Alan
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    Alan

    It’s time ammunition in large quantities is again available to all citizens.

    The price of ammunition must go back to where it was TEN YEARS AGO.

    Ammunition companies have taken major advantage of We the consumer.

    It’s our turn and I hope they realize it very soon.