Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Thanks for Your Support!
“The entire background check system is flawed.  Not only is it unconstitutional -- and disarming many law-abiding citizens -- it’s failing to keep guns out of criminals’ hands and is not keeping people safe.” -- GOA’s Erich Pratt in USA Today, July 28

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Lucky-Gunner UpdateErich Pratt
A couple of weeks ago, GOA alerted you to the Lucky-Gunner giveaway, which will result in the Brady Campaign dishing out thousands of dollars to the top vote-getting gun groups.
We were fourteenth at the time, but now thanks to help from activists like yourself, we have been in and out of first place -- currently residing in second.
If you haven’t voted yet, please take a moment to do so right now.  It will literally take you only a couple of seconds -- and by doing so, you will be helping to multiply our lobbying efforts so we can keep wavering legislators in line! 
Either click on the link immediately above or on the graphic to the right -- and vote for GOA. Time is running out, so please do so today!
GOA in USA Today
After a recent spate of shootings -- in Charleston, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Lafayette, Louisiana -- USA Today asked Gun Owners of America to respond.
Many in the media and on Capitol Hill are calling for greater restrictions on firearms owners.  But GOA pointed out that current gun control restrictions are failing to stop bad guys from getting guns.
Not only that, the entire background check system is “flawed,” said GOA’s Erich Pratt to USA Today readers.  Not only is it denying guns to honest Americans, it’s “failing to keep guns out of criminals’ hands and is not keeping people safe.”
So what does prevent mass shootings from occurring? 
Pratt cited the Florida pastor, who this past December, prevented a possible mass shooting -- and saved the lives of several men, women and children -- when he used his concealed firearm to incapacitate a shooter.
And he reminded readers of the many law-abiding citizens who halted mass shootings this year -- in a Philadelphia barber shop in March; on a crowded Chicago street corner in April; or in a Youngstown, Ohio bar in June.
These are just a few of the many self-defense cases, Pratt said, where armed citizens have stopped massacres, and enabled others to stay safe.
Again, Gun Owners of America wants to thank you for your support of our lobbying efforts -- and for helping us to stay on the Front Lines and in the Public Square, educating Americans on the importance of our Second Amendment rights.

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