GunOwners of America – Senator Moran Seeks to Repudiate UN Small Arms Treaty

GunOwners of America – Senator Moran Seeks to Repudiate UN Small Arms Treaty

Although John Kerry signed the UN Small Arms Treaty, other senators who better understand our history, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment, are seeking to repudiate the treaty. Senator Moran is now circulating a letter for that purpose. Senator Moran cites the extensive work that Gun Owners of America has done to reveal what the UN Small Arms Treaty is about. It is wrong, and it does undermine our sovereignty.

“[GOA’s Larry] Pratt also contends that the U.N. has a terrible track record in protecting human life. He said the horrors in Rwanda are a perfect example of why the U.N. has no business deciding who should and should not have access to guns.” — WorldNetDaily, June 2013

When you’re dealing with an adversary who hates the 2nd Amendment as much as Barack Obama, you have to fight attacks coming from several different directions.

We know we’ve thrown a lot at you lately. But there’s one other issue we’d like to bring to your attention.

As you know, the Obama administration recently signed the virulently anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Although purporting to regulate international trade in arms, the treaty empowers anti-gun administrations (such as Barack Obama’s) to institute internal gun control, including gun bans, gun registration, and more. In fact, the drafters of the treaty made no secret of their goal of imposing measures such as microstamping on countries like the United States.

GOA’s legislative counsel has done a word-by-word analysis of the treaty, which can be seen here. If left unchecked, the treaty language will give rise a wide ranging series of gun control restrictions, as mentioned above. . . .

Read more here.

Romney & Huntsman – No Response to GunOwners of America Candidate Questionnaire

Romney & Huntsman – No Response to GunOwners of America Candidate Questionnaire

What follows is part of a GunOwners of America Action Alert, or News Alert, that they send out from time to time. Very helpful for staying informed regarding a candidate’s position on gun rights and gun control. It is a fair indication, not perfect, of course, about what they will do if elected President.

Personally, I don’t know how Romney won in the Iowa caucuses with so many gun owners in that state.

Romney, Huntsman Stonewall Gun Owners

As New Hampshire voters get set to head to the polls, Mitt and Jon Huntsman continue to ignore requests from gun owners that he return the GOA candidate questionnaire.

Thank to your efforts, we’ve heard from most of the Republican candidates, including Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. But Romney and Huntsman continue to turn a deaf ear to the Second Amendment community.

Romney’s stonewalling is no surprise. After all, he is on record supporting a semi-auto ban and waiting periods for gun purchases. Still, he has the audacity to travel around the country claiming to be a supporter of the Second Amendment.

If he truly has “changed his spots,” then why not commit in writing to support specific Second Amendment issues? . . .

Read more about Romney and Huntsman at Gunowners of America.

Newt Gingrich – Criticized by Georgia Guns Rights Groups as “No Friend of Gunowners”

Newt Gingrich – Criticized by Georgia Guns Rights Groups as “No Friend of Gunowners”

Newt Gingrich, as of this date [12/06/11], continues in his hopes and pursuit of the GOP’s presidential nomination. However, Newt’s past record on gun rights has some voters concerned and may become an obstacle for getting the GOP nomination.

Georgia Gun Rights groups remember Newt’s record as Speaker of the House when he demonstrated clear support for gun control. Will he be any different in the future? Georgia Gun Rights groups say no.

By Mike Hothi

Grassroots guns rights groups in Georgia blasted GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich today for supporting gun control laws during his time as Speaker of the House.

In a statement Monday, the group stated “Georgia Gun Owners know Newt’s history of gun control. He represented parts of our state for 20 years. He’s been playing both sides of the gun issue as long as we can remember.”

Prior to becoming Speaker, Gingrich had an “A” rating with Gun Owners of America (GOA). However, once he came to power the GOA dropped his rating to a “D.”

The activists said today that Gingrich spoke against more gun regulations despite supporting gun control legislation in the House.

Gingrich had stated, “as long as I am Speaker of this House, no gun control legislation is going to move in committee or on the floor of this House and there will be no further erosion of their rights.” However, Gingrich supported a gun control bill that stripped Second Amendment rights from citizens charged with misdemeanor domestic violence.

“Newt Gingrich is no friend of gun owners,” said the group. “I wish Georgia Gun Owners had a mountaintop to scream this information from.” . . . .

Read more about Newt Gingrich’s gun control here.

Attorney General Eric Holder – Calls Continue for His Resignation Over Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder – Calls Continue for His Resignation Over Fast and Furious

I don’t know how long Eric Holder can continue as Attorney General. The following is from a Gun Owners of America update, demonstrating not only that the calls have increased, but now the names include Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann.

Calls increase for Holder’s ouster

The opposition continues to reverberate inside the Beltway, as more than 50 congressmen — and one Presidential candidate [there are two now that Michelle Bachmann has spoken out] — are now demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder resign.

Gov. Rick Perry became the first presidential candidate to call for Holder’s ouster. Pointing to the Fast & Furious debacle, Gov. Rick Perry said this week that, “It is high time for Mr. Holder to step down. If he refuses to resign, Mr. Obama must fire him immediately.”

Operation Fast & Furious is the gun-running scheme where the Justice Department approved (and in some cases, helped fund) the purchase and smuggling of firearms into Mexico — all with the apparent intent of using the increased violence south of the border as a pretext for more gun control in this country.

In October, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) became the first congressmen to publicly call for Holder’s resignation. Two weeks after Walsh “broke the ice,” Arizona Representative Paul Gosar organized a press conference where more than three dozen congressmen announced they were joining the call for Holder’s ouster.

“From what we’ve seen – lying to Congress in his dictations and prior comments – the audacity of this egregious injustice on American citizens as well as Mexican citizens, he’s got to go,” Gosar said.

In addition to Operation Fast & Furious, the Justice Department continues to engage in activities that target or demonize gun owners. U.S. News & World Report informed their readers last week that the Obama Administration has just put millions of acres of public lands off limits to hunting and target practice.

It’s actions like these which demonstrate the clear animus that President Obama has for gun owners. Stay tuned for more updates as these stories continue to develop. Click here to help GOA spread the word to more and more gun owners.

Visit Gun Owners of America here.

Larry Pratt – Gun Owners of America – Speaks at Ruidoso New Mexico Village Council Meeting

Larry Pratt – Gun Owners of America – Speaks at Ruidoso New Mexico Village Council Meeting

Ray Alborn, village mayor of Ruidoso, recently issued an executive order banning firearms anywhere on village property. According to the report, his executive order to ban firearms is in direct violation of New Mexico’s State Constitution, and therefore, is unconstitutional.

The gun ban by Alborn has been met with widespread scorn and opposition. At the meeting where Pratt spoke, several individuals were open carrying guns.

. . . the city attorney, Harry “Pete” Connelly, wrote an opinion saying that state law permitted the ban. Calls for him to be fired erupted during the hearing.

Read about the unconstitutional gun ban in Ruidoso New Mexico

IANSA says, A 2001 Violence Policy Center Study, A Deadly Myth: Women, Handguns, and Self-Defense, “remains relevant.”

IANSA says, A 2001 Violence Policy Center Study, A Deadly Myth: Women, Handguns, and Self-Defense, “remains relevant.”

IANSA mentions the VPC study

Violence Policy Center 2001 Study

The Gunowners of America responded to the Violence Policy Center study here, demonstrating the study’s bias against guns.

GOA response