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2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans

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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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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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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Does the Confiscation of your Firearms Lie Ahead?
-- Congressman sponsors bill to drive a "stake" through Brady's registration scheme

Gun Owners of America E-Mail/FAX Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

(Wednesday, June 13, 2001) -- Greece. Ireland. Jamaica. Bermuda. England. New York City. What do all of these countries or jurisdictions have in common?

The answer: each government used gun registration lists to later confiscate firearms. And yes, this even happened in our own country as documented by the New York City media several years ago. (For example, see "Weapons ban defied: S.I. man, arsenal seized," Daily News, September 5, 1992.)

Federal Gun Registration

Well, fast forward to 2001. There is a growing concern among the gun-owning community that names are permanently being registered in a federal database as a result of the 1993 Brady law. In most cases, a person who buys a firearm from a gun dealer must have his name phoned in to the FBI for a background check. The FBI compares that name to a list of known criminals, and then lets the dealer know if the sale can proceed.

But no one can be certain of what the FBI does with that gun owner's name. Officially, the FBI is supposed to delete the names of lawful buyers after 180 days. FBI officials say that's what they are doing.

But they also said they gave Timothy McVeigh's defense all the files they had... and that they never fired any pyrotechnics into the Branch Davidian home in Waco... and that they knew Michael Salvati of Massachusetts was guilty of murdering a man in 1965 -- when in reality the FBI suppressed evidence that would have cleared Salvati, thus sparing him the 30 years he later spent in jail. The FBI has since been forced to "come clean" on these and other issues.

See the problem? How can gun owners be sure they are getting the truth?

Which, of course, takes us back to gun owner registration. Once a name is punched into an FBI computer, can anyone be positively sure that name will ever be deleted? Can anyone be sure that no back up will exist -- anywhere?

Brady Abuse Cut-off

One of the highest agenda items at Gun Owners of America is to roll back the unconstitutional Brady law. Taking a major stride toward that goal, Rep. Joel Hefley (R-CO) has introduced a bill, H.R. 1460, that will keep the FBI from taxing and registering gun owners.

H.R. 1460 is identical to the language introduced by Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire three years ago -- legislation that would have, if fully enacted, cut the heart out of the Brady law. The Hefley language calls for the "immediate destruction" of ANY and ALL information that might help identify lawful gun buyers. But the best part about this bill is that it does more than just put restrictions on the FBI -- restrictions that might otherwise be ignored.

H.R. 1460 contains teeth. Private individuals will be specifically authorized to sue the FBI for any violations of privacy under the Brady Law -- such as maintaining registration information. Moreover, the bill specifically offers to compensate gun owners for legal fees when they sue the FBI.

ACTION: Please urge your Representative to cosponsor the Hefley bill, H.R. 1460. Ultimately, of course, true defenders of freedom realize that the entire Brady Law, including the unconstitutional Instant Check, must be repealed. The Hefley bill would be -- in the words of Sarah Brady -- a "good first step."

Please use the pre-written text below to help direct your comments to Capitol Hill.

You can call your Representatives at 1-877-762-8762 (toll free) or at 202-225-3121. To identify your Representatives, as well as to send a message via e-mail, see the Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm on the GOA website.

----- Pre-written message -----

Dear Representative:

I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 1460, the "Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2001." This bill is extremely important, since it will stop the FBI attempts to register and tax gun owners.

H.R. 1460 contains real "teeth." It gives aggrieved private citizens the ability to sue the FBI, and to collect monetary damages -- including attorney's fees -- if a court determines the FBI is registering gun owners. Relying on the police to police themselves is never the best way to go. This bill would help protect the privacy of American citizens.

Again, please cosponsor H.R. 1460. Gun Owners of America will keep me informed on the progress of this bill.

Sincerely,

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