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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.

Hunters making noise about wildlife commission appointments

Hunters encouraged to weigh in on commission appointments

An interesting drama is unfolding in the hunting community, ignited by a thread on the Hunting-Washington forum, that encourages hunters to actively oppose two Fish & Wildlife Commission confirmations that will be before the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.


Article by Dave Workman

LaPierre on Meet the Press

GOA Alert: Senator Lee to Offer Amendment Tonight to Ban Most Gun Control

We realize it’s short notice, but we wanted to alert you that, later tonight, Senator Mike Lee of Utah intends to offer an amendment to the budget resolution that would prohibit any gun control legislation which does not have a 2/3 vote in the Senate.

We know, we know. We would prefer to prohibit any and all gun control, even if it had 100 votes.

But if the Lee amendment is passed, the practical effect will be that gun control can never again pass the Senate.