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Gun groups rally against Loretta Lynch

Gun rights groups are making a vigorous push to stop the Senate from confirming Loretta Lynch as President Obama’s next attorney general.

Advocates are organizing petitions, drawing up letters and hitting the phones to urge Senate Republicans to oppose Lynch in a floor vote that could take place as early as next week.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has sent an alert to its members warning that Obama’s nominee would put gun rights at risk....

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States Moving to Block Federal Gun Control
By Larry Pratt

There have been positive developments in the fight to block the enforcement of federal gun control around the country.

More than a dozen states have introduced bills this year to put federal officials on notice that they will get no assistance in helping federal agents carry out unconstitutional actions.

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Over and Over Again, You Have Cleaned Obama’s Clock 
-- The battle over AR-15 ammo is just the most recent victory

Recently, our Legislative Counsel was on a radio program.  And the host commented about how "frustrating" it was for the Second Amendment community to have to battle Barack Obama's repeated, seemingly unending string of illegal gun grabs.

Our Counsel was stunned.  His jaw dropped to the ground.

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ATF under Republican fire because of AR-15 ammo ban

The much-maligned Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is again coming under fire from Republicans and gun rights groups, who are pushing to rein in the agency’s power — or abolish it altogether.

The recent attacks follow the ATF’s proposal to prohibit a popular type of armor-piercing ammunition that critics say is a backhanded attempt to render useless AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.

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Obama's Bullet Grab Sparks Rebellion

President Obama is now blatantly breaking the law in an effort to ban one of the most popular types of ammunition for the AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, and the timing comes just before a massive amount of supply of the bullets is due to arrive in the U.S., according to Gun Owners of America Chief Counsel Michael Hammond.

Last month, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, announced it was planning to fast-track a ban on 5.56 mm M855 ammunition through executive action.

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Self-Defense Corner

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Texas Woman Shoots, Kills Home-Invading Sex Offender

On Tuesday, a Texas woman home alone shot and killed a sex offender allegedly breaking into her house. She then dialed 911.

According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, 37-year-old Christopher Ray Foster was allegedly invade a home in Van Zandt County, Texas, when the woman inside armed herself and shot. The woman called 911 about 4:30 a.m. and police arrived to find Foster’s body.

Foster “had a lengthy criminal history” and had recently been jailed following an accusation of “failing to comply with registration requirements as a sex offender.”

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Outnumbered National Guardsman Wins Gunfight Against 3 Armed Robbers at Sonic Drive-Thru

Here is another story of a person using a firearm in self defense. In this case, a National Guardsman found himself highly outnumbered as he faced off against three would-be armed robbers.

According to media reports, the man, identified as 23 year old Joseph Toombs, was approached by several suspects at a Sonic Drive-Thru restaurant in DeKalb County, GA late last month. The suspects, at least one of whom was visibly armed, demanded money.

Toombs was able to draw his concealed handgun and open fire. One of the suspects was hit and the others fled.

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He Thought He Could Stick Up a 67-Year-Old Man Using a Pellet Gun. It Was a Fatal Miscalculation

A 67-year-old man was taking a stroll on a park trail outside Philadelphia when he was approached by a masked man who stuck a metallic pistol in his face and demanded money.

But the 67-year-old didn’t shrink back — instead he battled the assailant for the weapon, WCAU-TV reported.

Then the victim — who has concealed weapons permit, police said — pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and fatally shot his assailant in the head, police said.

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GA Woman Shot 3 Times During Home Invasion Returns Fire and Lives

A woman in a rural neighborhood in Georgia is likely alive only because she had access to a firearm when she needed it.

According to local media reports, a woman was sleeping when two suspects broke into her home. She accessed a firearm and became involved in a firefight with the suspects.

During the exchange of gunfire the woman was shot at least three times. Fortunately, she was also able to return fire and force the suspects into retreating.

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Home Invader Flees Upon Finding 11-Year-Old Girl In Closet With Shotgun

On January 30, a home invader reportedly went door-to-door inside a Lapeer County, Michigan, home until he opened a closet and found himself looking down the barrel of a shotgun held by an 11-year-old girl who was home alone.

Upon encountering the girl, the invader fled, and the girl was not harmed.

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Gun Owners Finally Win on Arming Pilots!
-- Year-long battle will result in safer travel

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(Tuesday, November 26, 2002) -- Well, it took more than a year, but the long, hard battle to arm the nation's pilots has finally paid off.

President George Bush signed legislation yesterday that requires the federal government to begin arming commercial pilots -- a move that should help deter future terrorists from hijacking American planes.

From the very beginning, getting guns into airline cockpits was a huge, uphill battle. The President was lukewarm to the idea. The Federal Aviation Administration administrator was opposed. And the largest airline pilots association (ALPA) was also against the idea initially.

But after mobilizing tens of thousands of gun owners and pilots around the country, GOA supporters began to see the momentum change.

When the House and Senate passed legislation last year allowing pilots to be armed, many Americans celebrated -- perhaps a bit prematurely. The administration decided to torpedo the legislation by refusing to implement the law.

That's why the Congress had to return this year and pass legislation mandating that the Bush administration put armed pilots in the air. Both the House and Senate passed legislation with overwhelming numbers -- each chamber garnering a veto-proof majority.

Eventually, the administration was forced to put up the white flag. The armed pilots amendment was stuck into the Homeland Security Act, and with its enactment yesterday, the new law mandates that pilots will soon be carrying guns.

Upward of 30,000 pilots are expected to apply to carry arms. The legislation says that administration officials should begin arming pilots within 90 days.

Thanks for all your hard work. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe holiday!

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