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Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a gun rights organization in the United States with over 1.5 million members. It makes efforts to differentiate itself from the larger National Rifle Association (NRA) and has publicly criticized the NRA on multiple occasions for what they consider to be compromising on gun rights issues and thereby selling out the gun rights movement.
The GOA has often been in opposition to the NRA in its endorsements and ratings of politicians and candidates. For instance, the GOA was outspoken in its opposition to John McCain's 2008 presidential bid, describing his gun-rights voting record as "abysmal, wretched, and pathetic" and giving him an F- grade on Second Amendment issues since 2004, while the NRA (through its PAC, the NRA-PVF) gave him a C+. The GOA took issue with the NRA over the 2007 NICS Improvement Act.The GOA has been described by Congressman Ron Paul as "The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington." This quote from Paul has long been displayed prominently on the home page of the Gun Owners of America website, and Paul was the only 2008 presidential candidate to receive an A+ grade from Gun Owners of America.
There is a surge in firearms and ammunition purchases in the past few months. I am personally seeing friends and acquaintances acquire a firearm, and I am helping them with suggestions on a first purchase, ammunition purchases, training, being responsible, and more.
What about you? I've added...
Understanding purchases in Washington after July 1. Lots of changes coming, for rifles, pistols, lowers, frames and "other" firearms.
Working to get an injunction filed to stop this insanity...more to the story that just came in, but trying to diagnose how that plays out for the court...
I saved this from an article that I read in 2015.... it’s even more appropriate today with the ever growing 2A Sanctuary movement. It’s worth another read.... remember, you are NOT alone.
American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun...
We are all here for one main UNITING reason.
We own guns.
If you don’t, this might be awkward! :eek:
Enough fighting over why guns are guns or those that own them are guns, or something like that.
Just a uniting thread about why you are here.
Not a thread about why you hate what or what...
Good people, the non gun owners in Oregon, are just finding out that it is illegal for them to protect and defend themselves. They may or may not be against gun control but it never occurred to them that their small bottle of pepper spray while jogging or on a city bus could make them a felon...
This man is advocating for the genocide of gun owners. Oh yes, he is also now going to run for President of the USA. After reading articles of his interviews and speeches, I am convinced this tyrant cares more about fulfilling his agenda of a "gun free America" than starting a second civil war...
In the past two years there has been a huge surge in “non-traditional” gun owners. There are a lot of new faces at the range and they don’t look like you anymore. If 2A rights are going to be preserved then gun culture has to expand beyond the ever shrinking demographic of conservative old white...