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  • GOP Representatives Sticking to Their Guns

  • Gun Banners Trying to Hijack the Tragedy in Virginia

  • We’re So Close to Repealing Another Gun Ban

  • Hunting Under Attack in the U.S. Senate

  • Stop Schumer Gun Control!

  • Trump Signs GOA-Backed Repeal of Social Security Gun Ban

  • GOA Celebrates Another Huge Gun Rights Victory

  • Should the UN Dictate Your Right to Own a Gun?

  • I Need Your Help in Congress

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Trigger Pulled On Your Right To Carry A Gun

Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, told WND the law was a de facto gun ban that affected all law-abiding people in D.C.

“Overturning the de facto D.C. gun ban on constitutional grounds is very welcome. Not only does it respect the Constitution, it will result in fewer crimes of violence in the District,” he said.

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Rand Paul Pushes for Gun Rights in Health Bill

"“There is nothing to prevent the national health database for being trolled for PTSD, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s. (This means, of course, that many seniors could forget about passing on their guns as an inheritance to their children and grandchildren.)”

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[Video] The Truth About Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Your right to defend yourself shouldn't end when you travel. Check out the video below, then take action for reciprocity

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GOA helps hunters as PSAPs removed from FDA Reauthorization Act

“There’s a pretty good chance that these hunting devices would fall within Warren’s definition of ‘over-the-counter hearing aid.’ Which would mean that a new federal bureaucracy would be in charge of regulating hunting,” -- Erich Pratt

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Everytown Takes Victory Lap as Paul Ryan Lets National Reciprocity Stall

"...Gun Owners of America reported that it had 199 co-sponsors by June 21, 2017. Yet Second Amendment supporters have seen no action on the bill from Ryan or Congressional leadership."

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Unseen Self-Defense Stories

By
Robert Waters


On September 11, 2001, after two jets crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, the major television networks were faced with a crucial decision. Should they show the frightful scenes of victims jumping to their deaths from upwards of eighty stories?

NBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS chose not to. Whether or not you agree with the networks, there is little doubt that their refusal to show all the news affected our attitudes about the attacks. Had those scenes been shown, American resolve to crush the terrorists might have dug even deeper.

The major networks affect opinion by what they don't show as much as by what does appear on our television screens. Nothing illustrates this more clearly than the unseen side of the gun issue.

For instance, when was the last time the networks interviewed someone who used a gun in self-defense? Since these cases are almost never shown in the national media, millions of viewers assume that they never happen.

School shootings, stories of employees going postal and gunning down co-workers, and even gang-related shootings are regular fare on television news. But because stories of armed self-defense are unseen, the implication is that guns are only used for harmful or criminal purposes.

Here are a few examples of stories you never saw.

On March 14, in a case that seemed a natural for national news, a football star was gunned down while trying to hold up a liquor store. Derrick Breedlove, a talented tight end, had recently signed a scholarship to play for Hampton University in Virginia. Scouts were already touting him for an NFL career. But when he entered the liquor store wearing a ski-mask and brandishing a sawed-off shotgun, Breedlove was shot and killed by a clerk.

On April 2, Virginia "Sue" Devoe was attacked in her Clintonville, Ohio home. Her former boyfriend, James Ryan McVey, kicked in the front door, dragged her through the house by her hair, and repeatedly kicked her. Then he attempted to kidnap her. That's when Devoe's 91-year-old neighbor came to her aid.

Shirley Becraft drew his handgun and shot the intruder. McVey's death ended years of violent assaults on Devoe. A local investigator praised Becraft, saying, "It's hard to know where she would be now if he hadn't [shot McVey]."

On March 18, in Orange City, Florida, Robert Shockey waited inside Blockbuster Video for his son, who worked there, to close the store. The store had been the scene of a violent armed robbery a month before. Shockey, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, saw two ski-masked robbers burst through the doors. One carried a hunting rifle and threatened an employee.

Shockey pulled his handgun and shot the gun-wielding assailant. When the second robber reached for the rifle that his accomplice had dropped, Shockey shot him.

Police not only ruled the shooting self-defense, they stated that they planned to give Shockey a "good citizenship award."

And so it goes.

On March 5, Bethan Scutchfield, a 71-year-old invalid from Colville, Washington fatally wounded a stranger who broke into her house and knocked her to the floor.

On March 6, an 83-year-old San Antonio woman shot a teenager as he tried to break into her home.

On March 3, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, two robbers pointed semiautomatic weapons at businessman Corey Dacres but the victim pulled his own gun and shot both of them. Dacres, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, was not injured.

Cases of armed self-defense occur thousands of times each year. What is the price we pay for the black-out of such stories by the networks? Like a shadow war, viewers who aren't shown both sides of the issue remain uninformed.

The media made a conscious decision not to show Americans many images relating to the September 11 attacks. Likewise, author Robert Waters points out that when it comes to self-defense shootings, the media's refusal to report on such stories negatively affects people's attitudes regarding guns.


Self-Defense Corner

  • Minor Stops Potential Attacker
  • Gun Beats Knife
  • Cop Shoots Attacker
  • Car Thief Shot
  • Stand Your Ground

17-Year-Old Girl Fends Off Would-Be Attacker

Around 5 a.m. Monday morning, 17-year-old Kimber Wood received a phone call from her boyfriend and her parents, warning her of a man on the run from Spokane, WA Sheriff’s deputies.

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Police: Robbery Suspect with Knife Shot Multiple Times by Homeowner

Rancho Cucamonga Police confirm that a robbery suspect with a knife was shot multiple times Saturday by a homeowner with a gun.

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Off-Duty Officer Shoots And Kills Man Who Was Stabbing Woman

An alert off-duty police officer stopped a stabbing a few weeks ago after being alerted of a domestic dispute nearby.

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Would-be car thief with box cutter shot by car's owner

A man who attempted to steal a car on Thursday night is now in the hospital after being shot by the car's owner. 

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New Stand Your Ground Law used in Marion shooting

The Marion Police Department charged Matthew Boleyn, 37, with Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief 4th degree on July 12.

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