Gun Owners of America’s Open Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Quit the NICS Fix, Do This Instead

Dear Senator McConnell: The White House, Senate, and House are all in Republican control, in part, because of significant help from the Second Amendment community. Few would argue that. A little over a month ago, it appeared that Congress would pass legislation long desired by gun owners: concealed carry reciprocity, the Hearing Protection Act, restoring […]

Have the Gun Owners of America Jumped the Gun?

It’s hard to believe, but the Gun Owners of America (GOA) have staked out a position further to the right than the National Rifle Association (NRA). Whereas the NRA will endorse (if not financially support) Democratic politicians whose election will further the NRA’s goals, the GOA is all republican (a.k.a. conservative) all the time. And […]

Is the NRA Relevant?

My recent stories for TTAG about the National Rifle Association’s PR problems have hit something of a nerve. More specifically, members are up in arms about the NRA’s flirtation with Democratic House leader Harry Reid (links here and here). The palaver over the NRA’s “carve out” on the campaign finance DISCLOSE Act has also done little to […]