Thanks Mr. Pratt.
I have heard they are actually a close second to membership (in the millions) to the NRA, and are made up of much of the advisors to Ron Paul 2012.
We should probably be asking where they have been in this debate.
www.yaliberty.org - Young Americans for Liberty
www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery - Stop Deploying Traumatized Troops
for their awesome training videos.
This year all the birthday boys and girls in my family will get a membership on me.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift
Can we stop prattling on about the Second Amendment? The Constitution does not bestow any rights on me or anyone else. It was written to define and control the federal government. My rights are inalienable rights – and so are yours.
...'unalienable', but the discussion of Amendment II is necessary in the sense that it is 'the law of the land' and in that it absolutely prohibits government from infringing upon that unalienable natural right.
If it is agreed that a piece of paper can give or assure my "rights" then it would follow that changing that piece of paper could take away my inalienable rights – NOT!
Inalienable vs. unalienable
English has changed since Thomas Jefferson used unalienable in the Declaration of Independence. Inalienable is truer to the word’s Latin roots—in- is the Latin negative prefix, and un- is an English one—and while Jefferson’s Anglicized word has always been listed as an accepted variant, inalienable is now the more common form. Unalienable mainly appears in quotes of or references to Jefferson’s document. Inalienable is preferred everywhere else.
Both mean incapable of being transferred to another or others.
Some of the posts farther down in the linked thread are long, well-researched factual information about the quisling NRA.
The facts contained therein are self-evident.
Gave up my NRA membership 7 years ago.
"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009
Don't get me wrong I like GOA and am frustrated with the current NRA president.
However, the NRA has 4.2 million members while the GOA has around 300,000 to 500,000. How has GOA replaced NRA?
The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson
namely because the leadership of the NRA seems to have been coopted and is now endorsing an extension of a TSA style police state entity to government schools.
On the other hand, Larry Pratt and GOA seem to be much more principled and aligned more with the true intent of the 2nd Amendment - the restriction of malign state growth.
In this sense, the GOA has replaced the NRA.
than "mission statements" ever will.
NRA member who will join GOA soon. There are a lot of good NRA people. Both organizations are useful. Need to support and be active in both in order to keep them on the right track.
Ditch NRA and join GOA. You're not gonna 'keep them on the right track'. The tracks are running different directions so you better get on the right train or stand on the sidelines.
The NRA is useful, but it is useful only in slow-selling anti-constitution gun control to the American people and in partnering with government in doing so and in demanding federal enforcement of those anti-constitution 'laws'.
Anyone who supports the NRA, supports gun-control. In the words of former NRA Executive Vice President Franklin L. Orth
""The National Rifle Association has been in support of workable, enforceable gun control legislation since its very inception in 1871."
NRA Executive Vice President Franklin L. Orth
NRA's American Rifleman Magazine, March 1968, P. 22"
Nothing has changed and they continue to support gun-control. It is what it is.
I'm a Life NRA member -because they are the biggest out there. I am a member of GOA because I think they are one of the best out there. I'm also a member of JPFO (Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership) though I'm not Jewish, and you don't have to be. JPFO knows very well the history of what happens to innocent people when governments disarm them. And, they can't be accused as 'paranoid' for pointing this out.
P.S. - Larry did a great job in his last show down against Morgan the mouthpiece.
First time I ever bumped into the GOA, can't remember how long ago it was, I terminated my relationship with the NRA and signed on with GOA. GOA's got Sand! They work on protecting your "possibles".
The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle;
pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and
worship without sacrifice: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gan
Joe Biden is gonna sit down with the NRA....the NRA will "work with the administration" in "saving our kids"....
Larry Pratt, us, and GOA will be linked to Alex Jones.....count on it!!!!!
We are "extreme right wing" and we believe in, or, pour "lunacy" into our heads by listening to a man who speaks "madness" about 9/11 ... Common Thread .... Ron Paul Republicans .....
Count on it folks!!! Count on this PR campaign, and this divide and conquer tactic....it's too obvious to me what is happening, and what is going viral" in shaping public opinion right now on state run media and highly controlled internet mainstream sources and popular figures....
Uh yeah, because the GOA actually stands for the second amendment and seems unwilling to compromise unlike the National Retarded Appeasers.
Reason enough right there.
10th Amendment Center | Gun Owners of America | Greg Brannon | Catholics Agai
I've been a member of NRA 30 years, life member. Then in the late eighties I've listened well to both NRA and GOA. Decided to commit to GOA and have paid membership probably two of every three years since. Last week, I finally put it all in for GOA with a life membership and signed up another with a guest membership.
GOA takes a stand rather than compromise or twist words. They make the argument better than any other gun group. I've been able to trust them to protect my right.
I support GOA because they support me.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.
Money grubbing NRA and Wayne Lapierre need to ask Mr. Pratt and GOA how they can grow some balls. Cause Mr. Pratt and GOA seem to be the only ones who have some right now.
GOA is the only no compromise gun rights organization.
Second Amendment Foundation is pretty good too.
NRA is just looking to use your rights as a bargaining chip and their focus has already moved to selling insurance and member names/email to external mass marketing firms.
I haven't even seen the NRA doing anything but advocating police in schools. Still need to stand with them though - as long as they are doing the right thing.
Well they've always been Dr. Paul's favorite too :)
Totally agree. And he is gaining prominence with these high profile and very articulate TV appearances. Even I am thinking about donating and I don't own a gun.
I joined a month ago and don't own a gun. I am going to a gun show this weekend though and looking for a decent SKS and pistol. I'm not going to be left defenseless. Shit is going to hit the fan soon. If you can't feel it in the air then you need to pay more attention.
The problem is that almost everyone speaks (1st Amendment), while not everyone owns a gun (2nd Amendment). That's why the poll numbers, like those on taxing a particular group, don't mean sh*t.
I Stand With Glenn Greenwald: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uulv4ve6RJ8
the NRA would back a Repub or Dem legislator with a D record over an A third party candidate. I can see some reason for that, but not when you have a strong 3rd party candidate.
I'm a new one month long proud member of the GOA.