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Reid Blasts GOA and the Gun Lobby for Killing Gun Control







Days after a shooting at an Oregon community college left 10 dead including the gunman, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., made a new push for tougher gun control legislation.

Speaking on the Senate floor, Reid urged his colleagues Monday to pass legislation to require mandatory background checks on gun purchases.

"I've started to reach out to senators and talking about what can be done to advance the cause of background checks," Reid said, renewing a push for more stringent gun laws that followed the 2012 Newtown school shooting that left 20 first-graders dead, along with 6 educators. The effort eventually stalled and fell by the wayside....

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Gun free zones are killing us: Opposing view in USA Today

Our hearts go out to the victims and the families of the Umpqua Community College shooting. Last week’s events were very tragic, and all Americans are mourning with the residents of Oregon.

But most Americans find it very offensive to hear the president use a tragedy like this and instantly turn it into a political opportunity.

The White House is calling for “common sense” gun control, which is insane, given that the criminally minded don’t obey the law.

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GOA Responds to the President on the Oregon Shooting
-- Top Ten misstatements made by Obama






On October 1, 2015, the nation witnessed another tragic shooting -- this one at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

The President shortly took to a national platform to address the killings.

This should have been an opportunity for the President to unite a grieving nation. But instead, he chose to foment division. He even bragged that it was right for him to politicize this tragedy.

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GOA Responds to Oregon Shooting

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” said GOA Director of Communications Erich Pratt. “This is a very tragic day, and all Americans are mourning with the residents of Oregon.

“But we find it offensive to hear the White House use a tragedy like this, and instantly turn it into a political opportunity. The President spoke to the nation today, saying it’s proper for him to politicize this tragedy. He called for more ‘common sense’ gun control, which is insane, given that the criminally-minded don't obey the law,” Pratt said.

“It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun,” the President said. He then rattled off a list of gun free zones where shooters had inflicted damage, including Columbine, Blacksburg, Newtown, Aurora and Charleston.

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Gun Groups Enraged at Obama's Rant After Oregon Shooting

Gun rights groups Thursday slammed President Barack Obama for using the Oregon community college shooting to push for more gun control, with Dave Dalton of the American Gun Owners Alliance telling Newsmax that "I literally screamed at the TV set" as the president spoke.

Dalton said he was particularly incensed at Obama's remark that " 'it's just too easy to get a gun' without having any knowledge of the facts.

"They don't have any facts about the situation," he added. "How the person got the gun? What the person's mental capabilities were? Were they unstable? It's always, 'It's too easy to get a gun.'"

"How is it too easy to get a gun?" Dalton asked. "What more would they like besides an FBI background check? Is it mental records? Possibly.

"Nothing short of thought-policing is going to stop these kind of people."
At least 13 people and as many as 20 others were killed in the shootings at Umpqua Community College, about 180 miles south of Portland, which began shortly after 10:30 a.m.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said the gunman was slain in an exchange of gunfire with police officers in a campus building.

At the White House, Obama said that the shootings further illustrated the need for more gun control.

"As I said just a few months ago, and I said just a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It's not enough."

Erich Pratt of the Gun Owners of America attacked Obama for "instantly" turning the tragedy into "a political opportunity." Based in Springfield, Va., the group has a million members.

"Our hearts go out to the victims and their families," Pratt told Newsmax. "This is a very tragic day, and all Americans are mourning with the residents of Oregon.

"But we find it offensive to hear the White House use a tragedy like this, and instantly turn it into a political opportunity," he added. "The White House is calling for 'common-sense' gun control, which is insane, given that the criminally-minded don't obey the law."

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Self-Defense Corner

  • Rifle vs Invader
  • Stupid Criminals
  • Shot Multiple Times
  • Bank Robbery Stopped
  • MI Robbery Stopped

Elderly Man Grabs Rifle, Confronts Alleged Home Invader

On September 22, an elderly man in Carter County, Kentucky, grabbed his rifle and confronted an alleged home invader who was going through drawers, looking for valuables in an unused room of the house.

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Elderly Man Shoots Alleged Home Invader Who Ignored his Warnings 

On September 22 at around 10:20 a.m., an alleged home invader ignored the warnings of an elderly Phoenix homeowner and was shot. First responders later found him in critical condition.

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Alleged Home Invader Picks Wrong House, Is Shot ‘Multiple Times’ by Elderly Resident

On September 21 an alleged home invader entered an Indianapolis home and pointed a gun at the head of an elderly woman only to be shot “multiple times” by her husband.

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Alleged Bank Robber Points Gun At Elderly Customer, Gets Shot

On September 21, an alleged bank robber in Warren, Michigan, pointed his gun at an elderly customer, who pulled his own gun and shot the suspect in both arms and one leg. The alleged robber then “staggered” out of the bank and collapsed.

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Bank Robber Shot By Concealed Carrying Customer In Michigan

A quick thinking customer is credited with thwarting an armed bank robbery at a Citizens Bank on Monday.

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Larry Pratt

The official website of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC says, among other things, that the MPD "protects District residents from crime, fear of crime, and general disorder and establishes trust and respect within the community." Why turn to the Comedy Channel when you can get lines like this for free?

How bad is crime in our Nation's capital? It's so bad that even the far-left Washington Post has repeatedly complained about it. In a recent editorial (1/11/03), the Post says: "The District of Columbia closed out 2002 with a record of violence that should have city leaders and residents worried sick... the District racked up 262 killings last year, the highest death toll in five years."

In another editorial (1/25/03), the Post says the Mayor of Washington DC, its Police Chief and other DC leaders "are badly misreading the mood of the city if they think there isn't general anxiety about the level of crime in the District... last year's 12 percent increase in homicides and the current pace of murders, which is nearly on par with last year's, are sufficient reason for rising public concern."

And in his column in the Post (3/01/03) -- titled "What About The War At Home?" -- Colbert I. King, writing about the "terror" being experienced by residents of Washington DC, says: "Homicides are up again this year. Broad-daylight and nighttime horrors -- callous shootings, murderers are running free -- occur with such frequency and so often without consequence that some people are no longer inclined to come forward."

So, what does the Post say is the cause of this rampant violent crime problem? Well, we're told, editorially (1/11/03), that: "Experts are still trying to sort out the reasons." But, "clearly the prevalence of handguns -- and people willing to use them -- has a great deal to do with it."

Hmmmmm. Interesting. Because, in so many words, the ultra-liberal Washington Post is now admitting, in effect, that what's being proved, with a vengeance, in Washington DC, is -- that when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!

But, of course, the Post doesn't get it. In an editorial (8/5/02), the Post says: "We believe in strong gun laws." Well, the District of Columbia, for more than 25 years, has had "strong gun laws" which make it, de facto, impossible for any of the good guys to keep and bear arms for self-defense. The result? Re-read the previously mentioned excerpts from Post editorials and that King column.

The plain, obvious truth is that the Washington DC anti-self defense laws have been a dangerous flop as far as curbing crimes committed by people with guns. And -- God bless him -- at least one DC cop was honest enough years ago to admit this. An editorial in the Washington Times (3/27/96) quotes Lt. Lowell Duckett, president of the Black Police Caucus and a special assistant to Washington DC's Chief of Police, as telling a group of citizens they were right to arm themselves:

"Gun control has not worked in DC. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It's quicker to pull your Smith and Wesson than to dial 911 if you're being robbed."

Even the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) -- unwittingly, to be sure -- has admitted that gun-control in Washington DC has failed. On an "Operation Ceasefire" web page, the ATF says, in part: "The District of Columbia has the strictest set of local firearms laws in the country.... And yet, even by the most conservative estimates, thousands of illegal firearms continue to be present in the District every day, and firearms-related violence exacts a terrible and continuing toll on the lives of the people who live and work in the city."

According to data posted on the website of the Hamilton Fish Institute, in 1997, in the District of Columbia, even 10.6 percent of high school students carried a gun somewhere in Washington DC during the previous 30 days.

But, there's some good news about gun control in the District of Columbia and I'll be reporting on it in my next few columns. Despite the fact that the gun-grabbers have thus far succeeded in disarming private citizens in Washington DC, some of these citizens are fighting back and asserting their Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. I'll tell you about several DC residents who have gone to court to challenge the city's gun-ban. And I'll introduce you to one courageous lady on the DC Taxicab Commission who is working hard to make it legal for cabbies to be armed for self-defense.

In addition, in my next few columns, I'll be naming names and exposing the arguments of those in Washington DC, and their allies, who want to continue the DC gun-ban even though this subjects citizens to murder and a variety of other violent crimes.

There may be hope, even in Washington.

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