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  • In Act of Heresy, N.R.A.’s Former No. 2 Calls for Gun Control

    09/03/2020 9:26:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | 09 03 2020 | Danny Hakim and Maggie Haberman
    The National Rifle Association’s former second-in-command is breaking with the group’s orthodoxy and calling for universal background checks and so-called red flag laws in a new book assailing the organization as more focused on money and internal intrigue than the Second Amendment, while thwarting constructive dialogue on gun violence. The former executive, Joshua L. Powell, who was fired by the N.R.A. in January, reinforces the kind of criticism made of the organization by gun control groups and state regulators, but it is the first critical look at its recent history by such a high-ranking insider. He describes the N.R.A.’s longtime...
  • Gun Control Sneaks by Lackadaisical Republicans

    07/25/2020 7:04:52 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 22 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | July 25, 2020 | A. Johnson
    House Republicans were asleep at the wheel this week and missed a major piece of gun control legislation buried deep in the original text of H.R. 6395, a $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Tuesday—legislation they had unanimously voted out of committee. While the House Armed Services Committee vote to move the bill to the Floor of the House of Representatives two weeks ago went swimmingly for interested parties, the road to the finish line was brutal. Hundreds of amendments were proposed, and the parliamentary proceedings to sort through the mess forced members to physically stand on the...
  • Nine votes, Three Races: Why Your Vote Matters

    07/18/2020 6:20:16 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 4 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | July 18, 2020 | R. Malone
    They say one person can’t make a difference in politics. One person isn’t enough. Their vote doesn’t matter. Well—after this week’s Primary Run-off Election, you may want to think again. One Texan is poised to change the Texas Legislature in 2021. His name is Bryan Slaton. Bryan was a youth pastor in East Texas who decided he’d had enough of government intrusion in his life and wanted to do something about it. He showed up several years ago to a townhall and started asking questions. When the answers were not satisfactory, Bryan knew he had to do more. So, he...
  • Gun Owners of America uses Alinsky tactics against Sen. Chuck Schumer

    03/07/2020 10:16:31 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/7/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Saul Alinsky may have written his Rules for Radicals to give leftists an advantage in the battle for America’s soul, but that doesn’t mean that the rules aren’t tactically wise. On Friday, Gun Owners of America (“GOA”) decided to put into play several of those rules when it asked to have Sen. Chuck Schumer “red-flagged” as a potentially dangerous person. GOA’s request focuses on the fact that, on Wednesday, while speaking to protesters at a Planned Parenthood rally outside of the Supreme Court, Schumer sent a direct message to Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh: I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I...
  • VA Democrats Pass Ban on Suppressors, ‘High Cap’ Mags, ‘Assault Weapons’

    02/11/2020 6:56:37 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Democrats in Virginia’s House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to ban suppressors, “high capacity” magazines, and “assault weapons.” The bill, HB 961, now moves to the Virginia Senate. HB 961 originally banned certain commonly owned firearms and suppressors without exception, The NRA-ILA reports that the bill amended to secure passage. The result is that a grandfather clause was added to allow Virginians to keep their AR-15s, AK-47s, and similar rifles if they already own them. The same will apply to suppressors. However, the NRA-ILA notes that “confiscation is undoubtedly still the end goal.” There is no grandfather clause for magazines,...
  • VCDL Rally in Richmond, VA - **LIVE THREAD**

    01/20/2020 4:51:40 AM PST · by steadcom · 493 replies
    LIVE THREAD ^ | 01/20/2019 | LIVE THREAD
    some live youtube broadcasts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tXg8BZS1Cs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U2LzBrkZjs
  • 01/16/2020 - VA-ALERT: Governor Northam's Lobby Day Gun Ban (VCDL)

    01/16/2020 6:28:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    VCDL.org ^ | January 16, 2020 | Philip Van Cleave
    I'm sure that everyone has now heard that Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency and banned the carrying & possession of weapons on Capitol Square in Richmond from 5:00 pm Friday, January 17 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21. VCDL believes that this gun ban is illegal. Our legal team is looking at our options and we will keep you advised as soon as we have a definitive plan. As it stands now, you can carry on 9th Street, or other nearby streets, as long as you don't go into the fenced-in Capitol grounds area (or into...
  • Gun advocates see ‘registry’ and ‘confiscation’ coming to Virginia

    01/15/2020 8:23:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    Despite the expansion of “gun sanctuaries” to a record 130 Virginia towns and counties Wednesday, covering most of the state, foes of gun control legislation speeding through Richmond are raising new fears they will be forced to register weapons, a move that could lead to “confiscation.” Second Amendment lobbyists and advocates reviewing the initial gun control moves by a state Senate committee credit the exploding sanctuary movement for forcing Democrats to accept some compromises, including a less strict universal background check and delay in introducing a ban on “assault weapons.” But they are concerned that even watered down gun control...
  • Gun ‘sanctuaries’ compared to slavery, ‘dangerous,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘disturbing’

    01/05/2020 9:38:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 05, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    A new line of attack on Virginia’s fast-growing gun sanctuary movement, which is propelling similar pro-gun efforts in other states, compares it to slavery, drawing criticism from movement leaders who have won support in 91% of the state’s counties. In the latest Washington Post slam on the movement, dubbed “vigilantism” in a recent editorial, the paper gave space Sunday to a critic who said the “thinking” behind the organic movement is what propelled slavery and opposed the civil rights movement. Peter Galuszka called the movement “disturbing,” “reactionary,” “hysteria,” “ugly,” and “dangerous.” In linking it to slavery, he wrote, “A sad...
  • 01/05/2020 - VA-ALERT: Prince William pulling a fast one, action items, more... (Virginia)

    01/05/2020 9:06:16 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    VCDL.org ^ | January 05, 2020 | Philip Van Cleave
    1. ACTION ITEM: Prince William County trying to pull a fast one on a sanctuary repeal vote on Tuesday, January 7 2. ACTION ITEM: Highland County to vote on sanctuary resolution on Wednesday, January 8! 3. Reminder: Virginia Beach to vote on sanctuary resolution on Monday, January 6! 4. ACTION ITEM: Clarke County to vote on sanctuary resolution on Monday, January 6! 5. RSVP for Pre-Lobby Day Dinner on Sunday, January 19 1. ACTION ITEM: Prince William County trying to pull a fast one on a sanctuary repeal vote on Tuesday, January 7 In order to sneak by a vote...
  • VA Gov. Northam’s Proposed Gun Confiscation Squad

    01/04/2020 3:34:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 5 Jan, 2020 | Scott D. Cosenza, Esq.
    The Virginia governor’s new budget reveals funding for a new team of anti-gun cops. Like the 2011 Virginia earthquake, gun control proposals rumble through the Commonwealth once again. The latest is Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) budget proposal, which includes – among other things – what sure seems to be funding for a gun confiscation squad. Democrats showed their intent to turn Virginia from a state that broadly respects the rights of its residents to bear arms to one that seizes and destroys those guns right after the November elections. Over 100 cities and counties have declared “sanctuary” pledges to uphold...
  • 2020 Virginia General Assembly Bills pertaining to "Weapons" and the "Paramilitary Activities Penalty" Bill

    01/04/2020 1:43:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Virginia's Legislative Information System ^ | January 04, 2020 | Unattributed
    I just did a search on the "Virginia's Legislative Information System," website and listed under the Bill Subject Index, these are the "Weapons" related active Bills for 2020 (so far): 2020 SESSIONWeapons HB 72 Children; allowing access to firearms by children. recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm. HB 78 Firearms; purchase, possession, and transporting following certain convictions. HB 161 Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. HB 162 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity. HB 224 Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. SB 13 Capitol Square; possessing or transporting a weapon within Square,...
  • Ralph Northam’s Losing Battle on Sanctuaries (Virginia)

    01/04/2020 10:20:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | January 02, 2020 | Cam Edward
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks to gun control activists at a rally by Moms Demand Action and other family members of shooting victims outside of the Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va., July 9, 2019. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters) His attempt to enforce unpopular and unconstitutional gun-control laws is doomed to failure.Ralph Northam is about to make the biggest tactical mistake in Virginia since Cornwallis decided to park his army at Yorktown. With his attempt to force local commonwealth’s attorneys and sheriffs in Second Amendment sanctuaries to enforce his unconstitutional gun laws, Governor Northam is setting himself up for...
  • Virginia Is Ground Zero in the War over Gun Control

    01/04/2020 6:57:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 4, 2020 | Melanie Kowalski
    When Democrats won control of both houses of the Virginia Legislature November 5, 2019, Virginia gun-owners got a rude wake-up call. Now that wake-up call is spreading to gun-owners throughout the rest of the 49 states. In July 2019, Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a package of eight proposals that would tighten Virginia's gun laws, known as some of the least restrictive in the country. Currently, Virginia's gun control measures of merit ban the sale of firearms only to high-risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence. However, the proposals would turn the least restrictive into what some would call dangerously...
  • Virginia gun store says firearms, ammunition, and magazines flying off shelves with upswing in cash purchases

    01/02/2020 11:39:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 02, 2020 | Kerry Picket
    With Virginia Democrats taking over all branches of state government, a firearms store owner in the state says sales of guns, magazines, and ammunition are up 200%, and more of his customers are paying in cash. “This is the largest Christmas and November, December that we've had, basically, since Trump has come on board. The only other person that was a better salesman right now is when we had President Obama,” said Jerry Rapp, owner of SpecDive Tactical, in Alexandria, comparing the administrations of President Trump and his White House predecessor, Barack Obama. “Every time [Obama] turned around he was...
  • Virginia governor’s call for 18-person gun ban force comes under fire

    01/02/2020 10:40:15 AM PST · by voicereason · 161 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2020 | Paul Bedard
    Excerpt: Virginia’s pop-up gun sanctuary movement has turned its attention to fighting the governor’s call for a $4.8 million, 18-officer team to enforce his proposed “assault weapons” ban. Two key groups issued an alert this week to push gun owners to four budget hearings Thursday around the state, asking them to quiz state legislators if they will vote to ban or confiscate weapons.
  • 12/26/2019 - VA-ALERT: VCDL/GOA issue joint response to AG Herring's 2A Sanctuary opinion

    12/26/2019 12:48:49 PM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    VCDL.org ^ | December 26, 2019 | Philip Van Cleave & Erich Pratt
    https://gunowners.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/GOA-VCDL-Response-to-Herring-AO-December-26-2019.pdf (Sorry folks, I am unable to post the .pdf document at this time. Can someone else post it? Thanks!)
  • TTAG video of Gun Owners of America Rachel Malone and Stephen Willeford at Texas Capitol Building

    08/25/2019 3:23:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Truth about guns did an excellent job covering the Gun Owners of America rally in Austin, Texas. Rachel Malone is Gun Owners of America's representative in Texas. I have met Rachel. She is smart, dedicated, talented, and easy on the eyes. She is also extremely effective. The rally is nicely done with Stephen Willeford, the hero who stopped the mass killing at the Sutherland Springs church in November of 2017. Stephen is articulate and knowledgeable. He does an excellent job. It is worth watching him debate a heckler who is passionate, but poorly informed. The debate starts about...
  • Gun Owners of America letter to GOP Senators

    08/11/2019 1:16:42 PM PDT · by PsyCon · 89 replies
    GOA Website ^ | 8/8/19 | Gun Owners of America
    You were elected to uphold the United States Constitution and represent the American people in the Senate. If you vote for this Red Flag Confiscation bill, you will be attacking our constitutional rights to bear arms, attacking our constitutional right to due process, and turning your back on the American voters who trusted you to represent us in the Senate. This bill would create a federal “bribe pot” to encourage states to pass Red Flag Gun Confiscation bills. This means SWAT teams would be empowered to show up at innocent Americans’ doorsteps, demanding they fork over their guns, all because...
  • GOA Statement on Tragic Shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH

    08/05/2019 10:25:00 AM PDT · by Boomer · 8 replies
    GOA ^ | 8/5/2019 | Jordon Stein
    Springfield, VA — Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America (GOA) Erich Pratt stated the following after the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: “Gun Owners of America mourns with all those affected by the pure evil in El Paso and Dayton. We pray for the families and for quick healing for the injured. “Events like these are tragic; yet they remind us that life is precious and worth protecting — and that firearms in the hands of honest citizens are the best way to protect both liberty and security. “This is why GOA is calling...