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  • Republicans, Democrats Join Together to Introduce Gun Control

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  • Democrats Want to Punish You for What Happened in Texas

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GOA News

  • Pass Reciprocity, Not Gun Ban
  • House Approves CCR
  • CCR Passed
  • Gun Groups on “NICS Fix”
  • House Votes Reciprocity

GOA Comments on House Passage of H.R. 38

“While Gun Owners of America appreciates the House of Representatives for passing Constitutional Carry-friendly reciprocity, GOA continues to vehemently warn congressmen about the dangers of the ‘NICS Fix’ provision, which can also be referred to as the ‘Traffic Ticket Gun Ban.’"

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Some Gun rights activists celebrate House approval of concealed carry reciprocity bill

The House delivered a win for gun rights groups Wednesday with the passage of legislation that would force states to recognize concealed carry permits issued by other states and would strengthen the federal gun background check system.

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House Passes Interstate Concealed-Carry Gun Bill

Gun Owners of America Executive Director Erich Pratt warns Fix NICS is a “bad, raw deal for America” if it gets enacted into law, despite the conjoined reconciliation legislation.

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Claims from Gun Groups on “NICS Fix” 

Despite any concerns it has with the Fix NICS Act, GOA encouraged members of Congress to vote for the combined bill in hopes that the package had a better chance of passing the Senate.

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House will vote on concealed carry reciprocity bill

Gun Owners of America supports [constitutional carry] reciprocity but is characterizing the background check enhancement as the "Traffic Ticket Gun Ban" that would "add hundreds of thousands of additional names into the NICS system, thus blocking thousands of lawful gun owners from purchasing guns for offenses as slight as unpaid traffic tickets".

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Myth #2: Children Gun Deaths Are At Epidemic Proportions

1. Fact: Twice as many children are killed playing football in school than are murdered by guns. That's right. Despite what media coverage might seem to indicate, there are more deaths related to high school football than guns. In a recent three year period, twice as many football players died from hits to the head, heat stroke, etc. (45), as compared with students who were murdered by firearms (22) during that same time period.[1]

2. Fact: More children will die in a car, drown in a pool, or choke on food than they will by firearms. As seen by the chart on the previous page, children are at a 2,000 percent greater risk from the car in their driveway, than they are by the gun in their parents' closet. Children are almost 7 times more likely to drown than to be shot, and they are 130 percent more likely to die from choking on their dinner.[2]

3. Fact: Accidental gun deaths among children have declined by over 50 % in 25 years, even though the population (and the gun stock) has continued to increase. [3]

4. Fact: Despite the low number of gun accidents among children, most of these fatalities are not truly "accidents." According to Dr. Gary Kleck, many such accidents are misnamed -- those "accidents" actually resulting from either suicides or extreme cases of child abuse.[4] Dr. Kleck also notes that, "Accidental shooters were significantly more likely to have been arrested, arrested for a violent act, arrested in connection with alcohol, involved in highway crashes, given traffic citations, and to have had their driver's license suspended or revoked."[5]


[1]The University of North Carolina conducts yearly surveys to determine the number of high school football fatalities. See David Williamson, "New study finds 18 football players died in 1999 season, eight paralyzed," University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (August 14, 2000) at http://www.eurekalert.org/releases/unc-nsf081100.html. For school firearms deaths, see Dr. Ronald D. Stephens, "School Associated Violent Deaths," The National School Safety Center Report (September 22, 2000) at http://www.NSSC1.org.

[2]National Safety Council, Injury Facts: 2000 Edition, p. 10, 11, 18.

[3]From 1970 to 1991, the number of fatal gun accidents for children aged 0-14 declined from 530 to 227. Kopel, Guns: Who Should Have Them? at 311. And according to the National Safety Council, the decline has continued as there were only 142 fatal gun accidents for children in that age group in 1997. National Safety Council, Injury Facts: 2000 Edition, at 18.

[4]Kleck, Point Blank, at 271, 276.

[5]Ibid., at 286.

Self-Defense Corner

  • Good Woman Shoots Man
  • Pizza Deliveryman Shoots Back
  • Husband Surprises Thug
  • Suspect Dies From Gunshot
  • Woman Shoots Teen

Good Woman with a Gun Shoots Man Allegedly Assaulting Officer

On Tuesday an unidentified good woman with a gun saw a law enforcement officer being attacked and shot his alleged attacker with her handgun.

The incident occurred outside a Chevron in Dawson County, Georgia.

According to Fox 5, Sgt. Randy Harkness gave a homeless man a courtesy ride to the Chevron and was giving him some money when the man allegedly began assaulting the officer. A woman sitting in a car noticed the assault, grabbed her gun and stepped in to help the officer.

The Chevron owner said the woman “shot off a round. The guy got off the police officer and she shot another round and he was running that way I think, there was three shots,”

Law enforcement indicates the homeless man was hit “by at least one slug,” yet ran across the street to a McDonald’s where he allegedly punched a 75-year-old woman in the face. Authorities believe he was trying to steal the woman’s car.

The homeless man was tackled by customers and held for police.

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Pizza Deliveryman Shoots Back, Kills Armed Robbery Suspect

A St. Louis pizza deliveryman shot back and killed a robbery suspect after that suspect began shooting deliveryman’s vehicle.

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Fugitive Tries To Carjack Couple. The Husband Gets Out With A Surprise For The Thug.

ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS — A fugitive involved in a multi-state car chase met his end at the hands of his next carjacking target. A husband and wife, who saw the danger coming up behind them, acted quickly and efficiently.

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Suspect Allegedly Invades Apartment, Dies from Gunshot Wound

A suspect died Saturday after allegedly breaking into a St. Charles, Missouri, apartment while an adult and two children were home.

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Deputies: Woman shoots teen in head during home invasion in N. Harris Co.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A young man is in critical condition after a woman shot him in the head after he broke into her home, deputies say.

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