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The Right to Defend Your Family is a “Pro-Life” Value
by Erich Pratt

USA Today isn't exactly a close ally of either the pro-life or Second Amendment movements. So it’s not surprising that on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the newspaper published an opinion piece by Pastor Rob Schenck trying to pick a fight between the two communities. 

That's not going to happen.

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Not Ready for Prime Time
by Tim Macy

You have to admire anyone who calls out the President of the United States to his face, criticizing his train wreck that is universally known as “ObamaCare.”  Dr. Ben Carson catapulted himself into national prominence when he confronted the President on this issue at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013.

As a result of that one act, Dr. Carson is being considered as a potential presidential candidate.  His gentle, avuncular manner makes him all the more attractive.  But let’s do a little vetting before we go all in.

From a review of some of his public statements, it is clear that he is developing his positions on the issues on the fly.

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Anti-gunners Misfire Again Trying to Debunk the Benefits of Guns in Self-Defense
by Erich Pratt

In October of last year, a North Carolina man used a handgun to stop three armed invaders who were beating his wife and attempting to rape his granddaughter.  The home defender shot all three of the thugs, killing one of them.

In July, a doctor prevented a mass shooting at a hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, when he used his concealed firearm to stop a gunman.  Police said that had it not been for the armed doctor, the perpetrator would have gone “out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition.”

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GOA Blasts Liam Neeson for Ignorant Comments on Guns

WorldNetDaily (1/13/15) reported that action movie star Liam Neeson has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” for his comments blasting gun ownership in America.  Neeson offered these views, despite the fact that he has made a career appearing in movies featuring ... guns.

Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said he was “not impressed” by the comments from Neeson, who appeared in Schindler’s List.

“Too bad Neeson didn’t learn anything from Schindler’s List. Those were unarmed people who were being slaughtered (by the Nazis),” Pratt said. “You know they had to have wished there had been ‘too many (expletive) guns’ in Germany.”

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I am Charlie (Bronson)
by Larry Pratt

Practitioners of the “Religion of Peace” have struck again.  This time, two of their “missionaries” went to the offices of a Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, where the dirtbags killed a dozen innocent people.  

We’ve seen this kind of terrorism before.  One of the Muslim murderers was actually shouting “Allahu Akbar” during his butchery.  But if Allah expects to be praised during the commission of cold-blooded murder, wouldn’t that make him the Dirtbag-in-Chief?  

If the FBI were in charge of the investigation, they would probably conclude that the motive for the attack was unclear.  Just another case of “workplace violence,” don’t you know?

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Man Relives Bone-Chilling Moment When a Neighbor Kicked Through His Door and Came at Him With a Machete: ‘It Was Like ‘The Shining”

James Cvengros lived with the horrific memory for nearly a year — and then a few days ago in an Idaho courtroom he watched it unfold all over again…on video…for the very first time.

Cvengros, 29, had started to document the alarming behavior of his 54-year-old neighbor Twain Thomas — in case something goes wrong, he figured, visual evidence might help him out.

After all, one time Thomas reportedly kicked in Cvengros’ door over loud music. What could be next?

One day last February, Cvengros found out. Things were much worse in their Pocatello apartment building — windows breaking, other neighbors screaming — so he hit “record” and pointed his camera at his front door.

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Armed Woman in PA Detains Two Thieves at Gunpoint For Police, Police Praise Her

Fearless, armed women are certainly making a statement so far in 2015. Case in point, when an armed Pennsylvania woman found two men breaking into a car in her driveway she quickly took action.

According to local media reports:

Ephrata police already had been alerted by a 911 caller that two men were entering cars along Misty and Creek lanes at 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to criminal complaints. But the woman took action when she saw the man trying to break into a car in her driveway at Meadow View and Overlook drives.

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Store Clerk Takes On Four Armed Robbers, Kills Two, Breaks Up Robbery Ring

A Tulsa convenience store clerk took on four masked men during an attempted robbery earlier this week, shooting and killing two and helping bring an end to a serial robbery ring.

The four assailants entered Ryan’s Convenience Store at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Tulsa World. One of the men, 27-year-old Brian Powell, pulled out a handgun and fired a shot upon entrance and demanded money.

But the store clerk did not comply. Instead, he pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and fired it, hitting and killing Powell and 16-year-old Kevin Dobbs.

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Papa John’s Delivery Driver Shoots Would Be Robber

In a very rare instance, the company that employed the driver is actually standing by the employee.  Despite a company policy against using firearms, the driver is keeping her job and has been reassigned to work in the store while she recovers from the incident.

I applaud Papa Johns for doing the right things, hopefully it might lead to a change in their policy prohibiting firearms.  The suspect is being treated in a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the face.

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‘Amazing’ Armed Customer Thwarts Armed Robbery, Inspires Woman To Obtain Concealed Carry Permit

A Houston-area man is being hailed as a hero after he stopped an armed robbery with a gun of his own.

The incident occurred Saturday at K&S Seafood when two armed men barged into the store near closing time.

“All of a sudden my wife ran back panicking,” K&S owner Koy Sam told KHOU.

According to KRIV, the assailants confronted the couple in the kitchen and put a gun to Sam’s head and demanded money, which was actually kept at the front of the restaurant.

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Your Efforts Have Scored An Enormous Pro-gun Victory In Congress
-- Please keep up the pressure

Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
(703)321-8585

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

You told Congress you didn't want the BATFE, FBI and other federal agencies to go on fishing expeditions through your gun records. It appears that Congress may actually be listening!

By a vote of 52-47, the Senate failed to shut down the liberal/conservative filibuster of H.R. 3199 -- including a provision which would allow BATFE to goosestep through your gun records (4473's, etc.) WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF ANY COURT. Under the Senate rules, 60 votes would have been needed to end the filibuster on this PATRIOT Act reauthorization.

Instead, this so-called "terrorism" legislation -- some of which is relatively non-controversial -- was extended until February 3 in order to allow negotiations to continue.

You might remember that 16 provisions of the PATRIOT Act were set to expire on New Year's Day. To prevent this, Congress extended the deadline for five weeks, into early February. Even if these 16 provisions expire, the underlying PATRIOT Act will still remain in force. GOA is second to none in its desire to protect this nation's security and prevent terrorists from attacking American citizens.

But we believe the best way to do this is to abide by the Constitution. Freedom works. The Second Amendment works. Guns in the hands of airline pilots on 9-11 would have prevented the terrorist hijackings that day. Restricting liberty only makes us less safe... and letting the BATFE and other federal agencies to conduct unlimited warrantless searches of firearms purchase records is not going to make us safer.

Now, there've been some interesting developments over the last couple of days.

At least one Senate office has suggested that negotiators may be willing to "deal" in order to completely exempt 4473's and other gun records from federal agents' warrantless search powers. Under this deal -- which would be total victory for gun owners -- the provisions of the pro-gun McClure-Volkmer Firearms Owners Protection Act would govern what gun records BATFE can and can't see.

We will continue working to exempt gun records from the "snooping" provisions of H.R. 3199. But we're asking you to strengthen our hand by continuing to pressure Congress. Since Gun Owners of America is fighting a lonely battle to exempt gun records from the clause of the PATRIOT Act, your activism is crucial. While you might want to ask the other groups what they're doing to fight these provisions, we definitely need you to contact the Congress right now.

ACTION: Please write your senators. Urge them to insist that pro-gun language be inserted into H.R. 3199 which ensures that BATFE is prohibited from conducting unlimited warrantless searches of firearms purchase records. The vote on this legislation will take place in less than one month. Negotiations on this bill are occurring right now. It's imperative that you contact your Senators right away!

You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators a pre-written e-mail message such as the one below.

Or, you can call your Senators toll-free at 877-762-8762.

--- Pre-written letter ---

Dear Senator:

H.R. 3199 would, in its current form, allow BATFE -- and other federal agencies -- to go on virtually unlimited fishing expeditions through gun records without the approval of any court.

As a supporter of Second Amendment rights, I can tell you that this is THE provision in this act which has gun owners extremely upset. So before you vote for cloture, please insist that language is inserted to protect 4473's and other gun records from BATFE snooping.

I would like to hear what you intend to do. Thank you.

Sincerely,

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