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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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Hostettler's "Gun Owner Protection Act" Becomes Law!
-- Get GOA's Voter Scorecard to check on your local races

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ELECTION ALERT: Go to http://www.gunowners.org/votetb.htm on the GOA website to check out your Representative and Senators' grades. Check http://www.gunowners.org/cgv.htm to see how they voted.

(Thursday, November 2, 2000) -- Great news! Representative John Hostettler (R) this week secured a tremendous victory for gun owners when his "gun owner protection act" was signed into law.

The need for this legislation began earlier this year, when President Clinton imposed a vast array of new gun restrictions upon gun owners -- restrictions that came about as part of the horrendous deal he cut with gun maker, Smith & Wesson.

Thankfully, Hostettler responded to this sell-out by crafting legislation to protect your rights. He worked hard to get it passed into law. On Monday, Hostettler's "gun owner protection act" became law.

Clinton wanted the sell-out deal with Smith & Wesson to become a model for other gun makers. He was hoping that other manufacturers would "voluntarily" agree to impose further restrictions upon decent people like yourself. Clinton wanted to bypass the Congress and use private industry to tighten the noose around the necks of gun owners.

But something happened on the way to the gallows. John Hostettler forced his legislation through the Congress and by the President. His legislation (attached to the Defense Authorization bill, H.R. 4205) will prevent the DoD from rewarding S&W with fat government contracts when they buy their service weapons. Thus, the major incentive for other gun makers to join S&W is now gone. And the chances that President Clinton can get other gun dealers to impose restrictions upon folks like yourself are virtually gone.

All of this thanks to Rep. John Hostettler. He has, almost single-handedly, quashed the President's plans to bypass Congress and impose draconian curbs upon our gun rights. Gun owners should thank Rep. Hostettler for his tireless defense of the 2nd Amendment.

Pro-gun Voter Guide Rating Now Online!

Now you can get behind the rhetoric your Representative and Senators are dishing out and hold their feet to the fire.

When you go to http://www.gunowners.org/votetb.htm on the GOA website, you will find a Congressional rating that doesn't look at what they say. It analyzes what they've done.

This rating is a valuable tool. Please use it. If your representative or senator has anything less than an "A," look for his or her bad votes. (You can find their votes at http://www.gunowners.org/cgv.htm on the GOA site.)

We need to hold incumbents accountable for their voting record.

That is why in this rating GOA has included not only each Congressman's grade, but also his or her record on just some of the key votes relating to your Second Amendment rights.

And then there are the challengers.

GOA has asked the tough questions of challengers to formulate this rating. We have also looked at their records while holding lower office (if applicable).

So please, study this rating. Make copies of it and hand it out.

And don't forget to vote on Election Day -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000.

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