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Reinforcements for Rand Paul!
By Harold Hutchison

Two more Senators announced plans to join a filibuster in opposition to proposed gun-control legislation, the day after Senator Rand Paul and two others first made their intentions known. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and James Inhofe (R-OK) announced their decision yesterday.

Obama: "There will still be tragedies"

President admits ‘there will still be tragedies, violence’

Flanked by gun control advocates and parents of shooting victims, President Barack Obama today admitted during remarks about his demand for new gun laws that the measures he is proposing will not prevent violent, tragic crimes.


Article by Dave Workman

National Day of action staged by MAIG

MAIG mounts ‘National Day to Demand Action’ anti-gun effort

While President Barack Obama is meeting today with crime victims and anti-gun law enforcement officials at the White House, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is staging “more than 120 events across the country” to promote its gun control agenda.


Article by Dave Workman

Is it okay to shoot someone stealing your car?

Spokane-area residents debate: Should car thieves be shot?

A lively discussion about justice, self-defense, property rights and the use of lethal force has erupted in Spokane this week in the wake of a fatal Monday morning shooting in which a recidivist car thief was fatally shot by his latest victim as he drove away in the shooter’s Chevy Suburban.


Article by Dave Workman

LaPierre a 'tired old white guy'

If you were LaPierre, you’d be ‘a tired old white guy,’ too

Twenty-four hours after POLITICO reporter Lois Romano sneered on MSNBC that National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre looked like “a tired…old white guy that’s clinging on to something of the past,” her remarks are getting reaction from a couple of media critic websites and the Tea Party.


Article by Dave Workman

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz threaten filibuster; CBS poll shows declining gun control support

Reports: Filibuster threatened, CBS poll shows waning gun control support

Republican Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are threatening a filibuster against new gun control legislation in the Senate when it is brought up for debate, according to several breaking news reports.


Article by Dave Workman


Store Owner Rescinds Sale of Modern Sporting Rifle
By Harold Hutchison

Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), won’t be getting the AR-15 after all. The news comes after over two weeks of controversy when the purchase was first reported by Breitbart.com’s Big Government site.

Doug MacKinlay, the owner of the store, announced on his Facebook page that he had made the determination that it was “in my company's best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store.”


Kentucky Senator One of Three Opposing Motion to Proceed
By Harold Hutchison

Senator Rand Paul could be leading another filibuster – this time in support of the Second Amendment. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Kentucky Republican, along with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mark Lee (R-UT), vowed to oppose the motion to proceed on legislation emerging from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

GOA Update: Feinstein Angry as Majority of the Senate Votes to Ban Gun Control.

Feinstein Angry as Majority of the Senate
Votes to Ban Gun Control

Senate staffer says “gun grabbers were livid” and “DiFi was pissed”

On Friday, GOA asked you to contact your Senators and urge them to support the Lee amendment which would require Senators to muster 67 votes before adopting gun control legislation. You responded to the call, and the results were very encouraging.

The good news is that a majority of Senators supported the Lee amendment by a 50-49 vote. The bad news is, since the Senate rules requires 60 votes, the Lee amendment fell ten votes short.