Gun Owners of America: Support GOA, not the NRA!



Why, as of the year 2015, I do not support the NRA (National Rifle Association)...

It seems to me, from what I've observed over the years, that the NRA has too many 6 figure salaried executives that like to wine, dine, and party with the politicians while lobbying for unnecessary legislation.

In fact I heard that the NRA was lobbying for support of a "universal conceal carry" law... HELLO!! We already have one!! It says "the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." It's found in the Bill of Rights, the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.

A recent interview noted below highlights the unwillingness of the NRA leadership to stand on Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights.

On the other hand, GOA (Gun Owners of America, www.gunowners.org) actively fights for Constitutional gun rights. Harry Reid actually blamed GOA for getting in the way of getting the NRA to compromise on gun control!

“The NRA once called mandatory background checks reasonable,” said Minority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday. “[But] they're being pushed by -- they have a competitor now -- Gun Owners of America.” -- The Post Oracle, December 4, 2015
("Total Victory Over Obama, Feinstein and Manchin!!!" www.gunowners.org/alert12042015.htm)

Please support GOA. Continue to support the NRA if you must, but make GOA a priority.

"'opinion leaders' like Wayne LaPierre [NRA], Ted Nugent [NRA], Gary Sinise [NRA] and Clint Eastwood [NRA] are in a position to make a difference but they cower. They never mention the Militia or the concept that:

AN ARMED CITIZENRY IS WORTHLESS UNLESS IT IS WELL-REGULATED, WELL-TRAINED AND WELL-ORGANIZED AS STIPULATED AND IMPLIED IN THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND THE THREE MILITIA CLAUSES OF THE U.S. CONSITUTION. (SIC)

All of the “gun leaders” – except Stewart Rhodes [Oath Keepers, www.oathkeepers.org] and Larry Pratt [GOA, Gun Owners of America] – fail miserably to understand and/or convey this concept to the American public, probably because they are afraid of the media control group and its ability to destroy their “Hollywood” careers, as they have been trying to do to Donald Trump."

In this interesting and plainspoken interview, James Jaeger returns again and again to his inability to connect with a group of people important in fighting gun control. These people are clustered in and around the National Rifle Association.

As we’ve often pointed out, the NRA was founded by Union soldiers after the Civil War and right from the beginning there was a fairly friendly relationship between the U.S. federal government and the new organization. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but in the current day when U.S. officials seem determined to remove most guns from most people, this history may be seen as getting in the way of effective representation.

("James Jaeger at The Daily Bell: Where Is The NRA?" Dec. 15, 2015 www.oathkeepers.org/james-jaeger-at-the-daily-bell)