January 30, 2018
For immediate release

GOA’s State of the Second Amendment

Springfield, VA – In light of the traditional State of the Union address, Gun Owners of America (GOA) has issued the “State of the Second Amendment” in 2018. 

According to Erich Pratt, executive director of GOA, “The State of our Union is ... 1,000% better than it was almost 13 months ago under Barack Obama. But not nearly good enough.” 

“Under Barack Obama, we were fighting a new rule that would troll Social Security disability rolls for names to send to the NICS gun-ban list,” Pratt said. “That anti-gun rule has been repealed, thanks to [pro-gun] activists!”

And while President Trump has certainly been more gun friendly than Obama, there are still battles for gun rights under his administration.  

“Even under Donald Trump, the ATF is considering, by executive fiat, banning any device that [allegedly] ‘accelerates the rate of fire’ of a semi-automatic firearm,” Pratt said. Furthermore, the dangerous 'Traffic Ticket Gun Ban' is still looming in Congress. 

However, on the state level, Pratt is very optimistic that many states will adopt pro-gun measures such as Constitutional Carry and Stand Your Ground. 

"There are currently 14 Constitutional Carry states," Pratt said, "and GOA is working in several more states to bring the total to fifteen-and-counting."

Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA's Newsroom.

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