Press Reports Indicate GOP Gun Control Bill is on Life Support


Please call your Representative at (202)225-3121 to register your opposition to H.R. 5611 and to urge support for Constitutional Concealed Carry reciprocity.  It’s time for last-minute phone calls!  
Even if it's after hours, you can still call and leave a message. 


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Speaker Ryan Still Trying to Pass Gun Control 

I just want to tell you that I am so very grateful for your activism. 

I know that I tell you that a lot, but it really does make a difference.

Yesterday, there was a big question mark as to whether we would be successful in killing this gun control “compromise.”

While we are still in the midst of a battle, things are looking a lot better today.

It sure didn’t hurt that thousands upon thousands of gun owners have contacted their congressmen all over the country, in response to GOA’s alert yesterday.

It also didn’t hurt that my letter to Capitol Hill (sent yesterday) has put offices on notice that GOA will score their vote on H.R. 5611 as an anti-gun vote.

Moreover, Rep. Marlin Stutzman submitted his Constitutional Concealed Carry reciprocity language today as a proposed amendment to H.R. 5611.

This pro-gun amendment has the strong support of Gun Owners of America!

So here’s where we are at today:  There are a lot of good, pro-gun Republicans who are now publically opposing the underlying, anti-gun bill.

That’s the good news!

But according to The Hill, Speaker Ryan is now conducting closed-door meetings with high-ranking Democrats to reach an anti-gun compromise.

Of course, this the same type of treachery which motivated GOA and the conservative movement to oust John Boehner as Speaker.

Nevertheless, the fact that Speaker Ryan is doubling down means that you and I must double down, too -- because his leadership team will be putting pressure on Republicans to side with him.

If you already sent an email to your Representative yesterday, I want to thank you.  

But can I count on you to do one more thing?

Please call your Representative at (202)225-3121 and give your VOCAL opposition to H.R. 5611.

We have heard many times from Capitol Hill offices that last-minute phone calls are very powerful.

TALKING POINTS for Your Representative

The ONLY message you need to impart to the person answering phone calls in your Representative’s office is the following:

1. Please do NOT support H.R. 5611, gun control “lite” bill that is being sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

2. Please DO SUPPORT Stutzman’s Constitutional Concealed Carry reciprocity amendment (based on H.R. 923).  Replace the anti-gun provisions in H.R. 5611 with the Stutzman language!

3. Guns are NOT a part of the problem, they are the solution to stopping mass shooters.  So don't support legislation like H.R. 5611 that demonizes gun owners.

You can add anything else that you’d like to say, but really, the above is all that is necessary.  

If you need more details on McCarthy’s bill (H.R. 5611), you can review yesterday’s alert here.

Otherwise, please just call your Representative and register your opposition to H.R. 5611.

Thank you.

In Liberty,

Erich Pratt
Executive Director
Gun Owners of America

P.S. We really need some last-minute phone calls. Please call your Representative at (202)225-3121 to register your opposition to H.R. 5611.  Even if it’s after hours, you can still call and leave a message.