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Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation

Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress….

Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines….

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Constitutional Carry Bills Advancing from Coast-to-Coast

The concept of “constitutional carry” is simple:  An individual's ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn't depend on a “permit” from the government.

Currently, there are six states that allow permitless carry throughout all or most of their jurisdictions.

This week in New Hampshire, the full Senate will be taking up SB 116, a constitutional carry bill which previously passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 3-1 vote.

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An Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis
by Tim Macy

What if a man ascended to the presidency who was so ruthless in his desire to transform the United States to his bidding that the restraints of the Constitution became irrelevant to him?  

What if his sycophantic Attorney General excused his law-breaking, while his regulators sought to destroy his political opposition?  

What if his vicar in the Senate obliterated the Senate rules in order to pack the courts with toadies and go-fers who existed to do the President's bidding?

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2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans


Take Action Today!

Contact your Senators and Representative.  Ask them to oppose giving Barack Obama the unbridled authority to impose back-door, UN-styled gun control!


UNITED NATIONS – Giving President Obama fast-track authority to conclude an international trade agreement is like playing Russian roulette with six bullets in the chamber, says one of America’s leading gun rights organizations.

Gun Owners of America is blasting a congressional proposal that empowers Obama to unilaterally negotiate international agreements as “a ‘bait and switch’ scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.”

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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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College Student Says She’s Glad Her Dad Gave Her The Gun She Used To Fight Off Armed Home Invaders 

A University of Central Florida student says she’s glad her dad gave her a gun to take to school after she needed one to confront two violent home invaders who held her boyfriend at gun point and threatened her life.

Sable Nehme and her boyfriend, Nour Skargee, answered a knock at their off-campus apartment Tuesday. When they opened the door, two men burst in, WFTV reported.

One of the men pointed a gun at Skargee and ordered him to the ground.

“They said ‘we’re going to kill your girl,’” said Skargee, who also attends UCF. “That’s when I really lost hope, you know.”

Nehme told WFTV that she ran to the couple’s bedroom and tried to lock the door.

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Anti-Gun Advocates Routinely Ask Why Anyone Would Ever Need More Than 10 Bullets — Texas Man Now Has a Good Reason

A man in Tomball, Texas, was startled out of his sleep by the sound of someone kicking in his front door on Monday night.

He quickly retrieved his firearm, ready defend his life and property — though he likely didn’t anticipate the intense firefight that would occur.

Two suspects and homeowner traded more than 30 shots during the aggressive home invasion, KHOU-TV reports.

Harris County Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman told KPRC-TV that the homeowner was “in fear for his life” when he opened fire on the suspects who invaded his home. He couldn’t confirm whether anyone was hit by gunfire during the exchange.

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Viral Video: Proof That Guns Save Lives Compilation

This compilation video of news stories and videos of gun owners refusing to become victims is a great resource.  In many cases simply the presence of a gun sends the criminals scurrying. Scroll down to watch the video.

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Armed Arby’s Customer Stops Knife-Wielding Robber

A Utah man who just wanted to order food at an Arby’s restaurant ended up thwarting a robbery attempt by a knife-wielding woman with a criminal history.

It happened at around noon on Sunday when, according to the Deseret News, the customer was placing his order in the drive-thru of the Vernal roast beef sandwich franchise.

When the man realized that the cashier was not responding to him he pulled out of the drive-thru, parked his truck, and went inside the store to order his food there.

In the store, one of the cashiers mouthed to him the words “We’re being robbed.”

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Woman Fires Gun, Sends Throat-Slashing Psycho Running for His Life

Alleged throat-slitting psycho Ronald Kaehne was charged with two counts of attempted first degree homicide after the slasher murders he’s planned in his journal didn’t go quite the way he’d hoped, and he was forced to flee or his life before he could kill his intended victims.

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Gun Rights Advancing Across The Country
-- Report from the front lines

Gun Owners of America
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Well, it's been a pretty good year so far.

GOA-supported legislation has passed in several state legislatures, and in many cases, the final vote tallies have been overwhelmingly pro-gun.

Good bills that have now become law would allow gun owners to "Stand their Ground" when attacked, to carry concealed firearms in their home state, and to be free from the fear of gun confiscation during a state of emergency.

The last of these the "emergency powers" reform bills -- have been introduced at both the federal and state levels.

You may recall that during the post-Hurricane Katrina debacle, video documentation surfaced showing that officials were disarming law-abiding gun owners who were doing nothing more than keeping their self-defense firearms available to protect their property and loved ones. (You can view this disgusting footage at http://www.gunowners.org/notb.htm.)

Gun owner outrage led the courts in Louisiana to insist that the practice cease, after the fact. But to keep it from happening again, officials need to be specifically prohibited from even TRYING it. Most states have "emergency powers" laws, and THAT is the hook anti-gun officials use to take away your guns just when you need them most.

This year, one of GOA's highest priorities at the state level is to address the problems with so-called "emergency powers" across the country. GOA-supported bills that will make it absolutely certain that no state official could disarm the citizenry during an emergency are currently pending in several states.

It all started when GOA supplied video footage to Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, after he had received reports of disarmament. The video was shown in conference during a Special Session of the legislature dealing with Katrina fallout, and the result was a 78-1 vote REQUIRING the legislature to decide on GOA-approved legislation during Louisiana's normal session later this spring.

Meanwhile, the national movement is growing steadily. Emergency Powers bills have been introduced in a dozen states ... with several bills being introduced by legislators who are GOA members. Idaho, Virginia and Mississippi have already signed their bills into law. And six other states have passed bills out of the house or senate.

FEDERAL REPORT

In the nation's capital, two congressmen have introduced federal versions of the "emergency powers" reform bills. In the House, Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) has introduced H.R. 5013 to prohibit the confiscation of firearms by any federal employee.

Likewise, pro-gun Senator David Vitter (R-LA) has sponsored S. 2599 to do the same thing. GOA will be watching these two bills for you and will keep you up-to-date on their progress.

GOA has been tracking other federal bills for you this year, but unfortunately, the progress report is not as good:

* FREE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS. On April 5, the House of Representatives narrowly passed HR 513 -- a bill that will regulate "527 organizations" like the Swift Boat Veterans as severely as the most heavily regulated political groups in the country. If enacted, HR 513 could effectively eliminate organizations like the Swift Boat Veterans. The final tally in the House was 218-209. The bill is now in the Senate.

* FREE SPEECH PROTECTIONS. In March, GOA alerted you to legislation that was introduced by Texas Congressmen Jeb Hensarling and Ron Paul. Their bill (HR 1606) was good legislation to exempt the Internet from regulation under federal "electioneering" laws. The House probably had the votes to pass this bill, but it was yanked at the last minute.

When the Federal Election Commission issued favorable regulations last month, House leaders decided that HR 1606 was no longer necessary. This was unfortunate, because a future anti-rights administration could one day reverse the recent FEC ruling and decide to gag bloggers and internet users in such a way that they will be unable to criticize candidates in the days leading up to an election. So, while we're in the clear for now, we'll have to keep watching this issue closely.

* McCAIN'S GAG ACT. GOA has also alerted you to harmful legislation introduced by Senator John McCain (R-AZ). McCain's bill (S. 2128) is dead, but in typical shell-game fashion, one has to always keep his eye on the "ball." The "ball" in this case is the bill's contents.

The troublesome provisions from McCain's legislation were included in another bill (S. 2349) which passed the Senate in March. The language does several things to limit the free speech rights of Americans who want to lobby their legislators, and it eliminates some of the legislative weapons that U.S. Senators have used in recent years to kill anti-gun bills or to get pro-gun provisions enacted into law.

S. 2349 passed with very few dissenting votes. In fact, the only pro-gun Senators who voted AGAINST the bill were Oklahoma Senators Tom Coburn and James Inhofe, and South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and James DeMint. All other normally pro-gun senators voted in favor of this troublesome bill.

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