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Press release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a group of U.S. Representatives, led by Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, launched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus. “The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades. I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda,” Massie stated.

“Preserving the right to keep and bear arms is essential to maintaining freedom and liberty in our country,” said former Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA), who chaired the caucus from 2009 through 2013. “I’m honored that Representative Massie will build on the foundation that I established with this caucus.”

“With so many laws disarming the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society and others who face real threats to their and their family’s safety, it is reassuring to know that the Second Amendment Caucus is there to ensure people’s safety,” said John Lott, economist and author of The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies.

“While many of us lawyers are working to secure pro-gun reforms in the courts, it’s reassuring to know that the Second Amendment Caucus is doing the same in the legislature,” said attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued McDonald v. City of Chicago and District of Columbia v. Heller before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The following congressmen are founding members of the caucus: Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Brian Babin (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Ken Buck (R-CO), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Justin Amash (R-MI), Jody Hice (R-GA), Dave Brat (R-VA), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Scott Perry (R-PA), and James Comer (R-KY). Caucus members will lead efforts in the House of Representatives to pass meaningful firearms legislation and protect Americans against infringements of the Second Amendment.

In addition to drafting and sponsoring pro-gun legislation, members of the Second Amendment Caucus will invite firearm experts, constitutional scholars, and pro-gun groups to speak to the caucus.

Eligibility for membership in the Second Amendment Caucus will depend on a U.S. Representative’s voting record and his or her commitment to the caucus’s founding principles.

The Second Amendment Caucus, which operated from 2004 through 2008, was originally formed by former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado. In 2009 the caucus was reformed and renamed the Second Amendment Task Force by former Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia.

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  1. I can’t wait to see what the FUDDs come up with to vilify these guys. Liz Warren and DiFi are probably having convulsions right now!

  2. I’m shocked to not see the rep for my district (the ironically named democrat Adam Smith) on that list.

  3. God bless the good leaders in place!!! You gave great hope to fight for our 2A constitutional civil rights and bear all arms to the people who got pushed around, violated our rights and dehumanized. All because of the federal gun ban for life and related laws that pertain to the 2A rights. I can feel the American freedom. The best thing ever happen on planet earth is to be armed and protected against evil people. Thanks Team Trump. I look up to you!

    • Seconded. But failing that, let’s at least see about walking back some of the ATF to regulate imports and arbitrarily make decisions on new products as well as the Hearing Protection Act.

    • On the whole, if I had to pick between NFA repeal and GCA repeal…I’d go with GCA because it affects almost every single firearm, and all sorts of later crap rests on it via the 4473.

      Better, of course, to do both.

      • I think NRA repeal is a lot easier to acomplish. Too many supposedly pro-Second Amendment people like the security theater.

        SBR, SBS, AoW and the non-explosive “destructive device” provisions are really easy get people on board with. They’re legal in just about every country that lets you have a gun EXCEPT the US, utterly unconcealable and confusing as hell (It requires half an agency to determine what is and is not legal. Any lawsuits over it should use Chicago v. Morales in addition to the 2nd amendment stuff).

        Machine guns are slightly harder, but teaching people that, despite what hollywood says, criminals never used them and they’re a terrible choice for a mass shooter (waste of ammo in the hands of a single person ect.) . If nothing else, the less diligently pro-2A people I’ve talked to have proven surprisingly agreeable to the idea that to oppose it the media would have to learn what the hell a “machine-gun” is instead of calling everything one (except my congressman, DeSantis, who refuses to give me any reason why he won’t introduce it beyond that he won’t).

        • From Wikipedia: “City of Chicago v. Morales, 527 U.S. 41 (1999), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that a law cannot be so vague that a person of ordinary intelligence can not figure out what is innocent activity and what is illegal.” Though apparently, a person of ordinary intelligence is the majority of judges in an appellate decision.

    • We see RINO’s all the time. I’m going to run for major political office as a (D) and then turn coat and vote all pro gun legislation I can get.

    • If you live in a safe D district or safe D state( god help you) you should register D or vote D in the open primary. If 10% of republicans in CA voted reliably on the gun issue in democrat primaries , anti gun candidates would start to get primaries out.

  4. Even though he is not my congressman, I’m glad we have a Virginia congressman in the caucus. I looked up congressman Dave Brat and he is my kind of guy. Anyone who can take out Cantor must have a winning personality. I wish he wasn’t 275 miles from me (he is in the 7th district and I am in the 9th). I hope the caucus works hard and gets a lot accomplished.

  5. I’m happy that these Congressmen have put together and advocacy team to advance 2A.

    Now, if some of the lazy-ass b@stards in the Senate would do the same, we might really have something.

  6. Someone please ask Massie WTF is wrong with Mitch McConnell ???

    The guy has to be out of his mind if he’s going along with the evil (D) [who McConnell has really also been all along] on the stupid story of Russia pulling the lever for Trump.

    Fix your broken sh_t KY before you branch out into committees.

    • Cool your jets. Mc-Turtle is fully on board with Trump at this point (after all, what other option is there?), and this obvious fact combined with the even more obvious facts that he has been at this game a good long time and has many inside-sources on these allegations, implies he is fully aware there is no risk to this kangaroo-investigation proceeding. Whatever concerns or hatred you have for GOPE/RINO/whateverbullshitname Republican leaders like ol’ Shellback here need to be addressed to Trump going forward, cuz he is they at this point, they’re all in this together.

      As far as the democrat death-throes; remember when Blagojevich was hanging around in office up until the day he was arrested, long, long after any person with a sense of shame would have resigned in disgrace? That’s all this is. Hillary has not *technically* lost yet, so her sole purpose in life is to perpetuate the hope she can survive this as long as possible to keep the money/donors/attention going for as long as she can. Because when it’s done, it’s done. Forever. And her mouth undoubtedly wrote a lot of checks she’ll be in no position to cash, otherwise. And the same game of tiger-by-the-tail is being played out by countless other losing politicians and those affiliated with them. That’s what happens when you bank *everything* on winning a battle, with no backup or escape plan whatsoever; the dems have no choice but to delay the inevitable while they can, not unlike our national debt. Every additional day a victory.




        • Well, where the F was McConnell the last 8 years as the debt bloomed to $20T? He can go to hell if he thinks a builder like Trump can’t find real infrastructure to improve – vs. the empty suit who couldn’t find a shovel if he tripped over it. The only thing OBummer’s first stimulus stimulated was his cronies’ bank accounts. For McConnell to try to put the brakes on Trump is a fool’s errand – he’ll get massacred in the media and end up tossed as majority leader. The mass of people are behind Trump, and if McConnell pulls any crap, my guess is that he’s going to have to stay indoors after sundown.

        • Maybe.

          Would a bot be compelled to tell you it was a bot? What are the three laws?

          Or would a bot just let you waste your time being easily offended by something you didn’t even read on the internet.

          That is the real question.

        • Am I a bot. HA!

          Ask your ma, she used to call me the Terminator. I was so good she came back through time.

    • If there’s no real substance in the story about Russia, well, a proper investigation will show that in no time at all. Why all the worry?

      • Who you going to trust to run that investigation? Eric Holder? Or anybody under the influence of barry and hillary?

        • ++++++

          Why do you not want to investigate Hillary and Ohole. They purposefully are diluting your vote by importing “refugees” (ya know, the people who are fleeing their countries that ARE SO FING BAD THAT MN HAS TO PAY THE MF SO THAT THEY CAN GO BACK THERE TO VACATION ! ! ! [F U MN !!!])

          AND THERE IS NO


        • I’ll settle for the Congress, provided that the committee is bipartisan, and all findings are public alongside with their sources.

          (The damage from revealing classified stuff is far less than the potential consequences of not doing such investigation if the charges are true, or of doing it and e.g. impeaching Trump, but not releasing the evidence on the basis on which he was impeached).

          Maybe even get SCOTUS involved, at least in the monitoring role. I know it’s highly unusual, but this is a highly unusual situation in general, and while SCOTUS justices are not non-partisan, I think a lot more people trust their capacity to put the interests of the country ahead of personal or party interests. I certainly would, even for the most conservative judges.

  7. Glad Ken Buck has his name on there. Super good to see CO actively trying to fix things.

    I’m all for 95% of all liberal social issues, but if I can agree that pot should be legal (it is here, and I voted in favor of its legality), then can’t we agree on some things I/we want? I work a Union job, and there’s hardly any anti gun people that I work with directly. Most are fence riders that don’t really have a care one way, and more and more everyday come to me and ask about gun laws and what to do.

    Times are changing Brothers and Sisters, we are slowly gaining ground, and bringing more and more people to our side. I try to change one persons mindset on guns everyday. If we all try to do that, we can make a massive change and these Congressional Coalitions of sorts will have more ground to use to restore our eroded rights.

    • Damn shame what’s become of our state. Hopefully we can recover from the left coast influx. Good job Mr. Buck. Thank you.

    • Help us Obi Wan Kenobi!!!!! You’re our only hope.

      Seriously though, we need movement on this at some point within the first term, plus I can wait for the 2nd term for some sweeping pro gun movement at the federal level to take California down a few pegs, or the whole darn board, on gun rights.

      Anticipatory relish, the best relish really, is what I feel about this.

    • I know, right? How much more representation do you think gun owners should rightly have as a whole than, for instance, the Congressional Black Caucus? Not disparaging the need or lack of need for that body, but gun owners face an enormous institutional bias across the nation, yet also make up probably the largest chunk of any special-interest demographic there is. There’s for sure a hell of a lot more than 12.2% of us in the population.

  8. I called Massie’s office and got his press secretary’s email (As a quick Google would tell you he’s Lorenz Isidro and, like just about every house staffer, his mail is [email protected]). Fired off a list of the usual questions (NFA, Hughes Amendment, GCA, LEOPA, Gun Free School Zones Act, when bills for any of these would be introduced). Wonder if and what I’ll hear back.

    • Those are just the founding members, and I presume their arms are open to other like-minded individuals. We very well might see a few (D)s as the group takes shape.

      • I’m not so sure. Years of electoral screwing has made it so there are very few, if any, blue dog democrats anymore. There might be some who are not ant-gun but I doubt you will find a handful that are actually pro-2nd (and not just mouthing the words).

  9. Will be encouraging them to promote;
    -Hearing Protection Act
    -Bill to revise “sporting purposes” to “lawful purposes” in all NFA/GCA/Import regs
    -Audit the ATF registries (MG especially) in conjunction with an amnesty period
    -Incentives for 50-state reciprocity agreements (block grants, forestry/parks funding, etc)

    • TTAG, as an actual publican, could ask a series of questions about positions on these things to the leader’s press secretary (their email is mentioned above)

  10. Here is the problem. For states and cities like California and NY/NYC, these laws will have little effect because they are controlled by the anti-2A radical Marxist progressive collectivists, aka democrats, who will fight any federal statutes to promulgate a citizens 2A rights. I can tell you that the super majority democrats control of california will do everything in it’s power to not comply, which is an irony unto itself and yet still a depressing state of affairs for california citizens.

  11. Maybe we’ll be lucky and an earthquake will drop that no good weird state of California into the ocean yet.

  12. I would like to see them reverse some of the ATF’s regulations concerning small business gun smiths. They have made it extremely difficult to maintain a descent bottom line. In other words we are losing our ability to operate.

  13. Definitely need Hughes Amendment repeal, then GCA ’68, then NFA ’34. But somebody above correctly noted that repealing GCA ’68 gets rid of the Constitutionally repugnant Form 4473.

    I understand that some collectors will be upset that renewed manufacture and importation of full-auto hardware for the civilian market will diminish the value of their collections, but the goal is freedom, not artificial market restrictions to elevate investment value.

  14. Meanwhile, states like Massachusetts. NO CHANGE! “No 2nd Amendment= Privilege only. Still under draconian and strict Local/State police control….[You know, from the same LEO types here that would pull you over in a minor traffic offence, and scream at you because of a headlight out, a taillight, an expired inspection sticker–very popular, or colored effects lightning, 5 miles over the speed limit, no seatbeat, or “forgetting to bow to local authorities/statie.” ] Nope, no changes…No indifferent POS instant check or waiting period and go…Instead, licensing, multiple local/state police permissions, Constitutional waivers, prohibitions, restrictions, personal state issued pin no.#—“if approved.” Long, long waits —“if approved…for low capacity, longarms, and ammo…Pistols..might issue…longer, long waits…maybe…..” Nope, still no change…

  15. Meanwhile, in places like Massachusetts.
    Excerpt from


    Impressed with the Grassroots Efforts of Its Membership to Oppose Nomination

    NORTHBOROUGH, MA – The Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts (GOAL) today condemned Governor Baker on his appointment of anti-civil rights assistant attorney Chris Barry-Smith to the MA Superior Court. GOAL and its membership strongly opposed the nomination due to Barry-Smith’s participation in the July decision by Attorney General Healey’s office to unilaterally invent new gun laws – making hundreds of thousands of lawful citizens into felons in waiting.

    “The million-dollar question is why would Gov. Baker nominate someone that has a track record of attacking people’s second amendment civil rights – and has absolutely no criminal trial experience – to a Superior Court position,” said Jim Wallace, Executive Director of GOAL. “It is clear that the Governor cannot be counted on to represent and protect the civil rights of all citizens. It is also clear that our member’s aggressive grassroots efforts have brought attention to a very broken judicial nominating system in the Commonwealth.”

    GOAL openly protested Barry-Smith confirmation hearings and activated its grassroots membership to oppose the nomination. By activating its grassroots, GOAL members flooded the Governor’s office and Governor’s Council with emails and phone calls.

    Barry-Smith was confirmed today by the Governor’s Council in a 5 – 3 decision that resulted in what will undoubtedly be another anti-civil rights activist judge.

    GOAL would like to thank its membership for the hard fought battle despite the outcome.

  16. Meanwhile, in places like Massachusetts.
    Excerpt from

    GOAL SEEKING FOIA Transparency From AG Healey
    December 8, 2016

    August Filed FOIA Request on Enforcement Action Unanswered; AG Fails to Comply with Public Records Law

    BOSTON – The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts (GOAL) today asked for transparency from MA Attorney General Maura Healey on its freedom of information request on documents related to her July 2016 enforcement action that unilaterally redefined state gun laws. GOAL filed their FOIA request on August 18, 2016, but has not been answered with any records or a denial. Under Massachusetts law, MGL Chapter 66, Section 10, it requires Healey to respond to the FOIA request within ten business days of receipt. It currently stands at three months of non-compliance with GOAL’s request.

    “Since AG Healey took office all we have heard about is transparency – so what is she hiding?” said Jim Wallace, Executive Director of GOAL. “It has been over three months since her office should have either complied or denied our request for records related to her enforcement decision. We are consulting with legal counsel to determine what course of action we can take to force the Attorney General’s office to comply with our request under the MA public records laws. No one is above the law – even the Attorney General.”

    “What was obviously a politically motivated new interpretation of the state’s gun laws has turned hundreds of thousands of individuals and families across the state into felons-in-waiting and we want to know why. The citizens of the Commonwealth should have unhindered access to whatever led to, or aided, in policy decisions – and this instance is no exception.”

    GOAL filed an official records request after three successive letters from committees and individuals of the MA Legislature to the AG asking for clarification and background information on her July 2016 enforcement notice also went unanswered by her office. The Attorney General’s office acknowledged receipt of GOAL’s record request on August 18, 2016, but has provided no information. To GOAL’s knowledge, the Attorney General has also not responded to the inquiries from the Legislature.

    “I also find it extremely ironic that our Attorney General has just announced a lawsuit against several District Attorneys for failing to disclose records upon her request when her office continues to operate in the shadows and consistently refuses any requests for transparency,” said Wallace.

    Click here to read GOAL’s FOIA request and supporting documents

  17. I am proud to have this man as my Congressman. He has more common sense than any other politician I have ever met! Good luck to him in these endeavors!!

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