GOA Files Appeal to Defang Cornyn-Biden Gun Control
This week, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) filed an appeal to the 5th Federal Circuit in our lawsuit challenging de facto waiting periods for NICS background checks on gun buyers under the age of 21.
This new policy is a result of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, also known as the Cornyn-Murphy-Biden gun control package, which passed last summer.
There are several gun control provisions that went into effect with the passage of this law, which Republican Senator John Cornyn—along with 14 other Republicans—pushed hard to help get passed.
These provisions include a ban on using funds to train teachers in the use of firearms … funding for Red Flag gun confiscation orders … limitations on private gun sellers that have enabled Biden to impose universal background registration checks … and much more.
GOA brought a lawsuit challenging parts of this law in Cornyn’s home state of Texas. And in this brief, GOA is challenging the unconstitutional waiting periods this law imposes upon young adults who seek to purchase long guns.
Of course, the anti-gun Left does not want to just impose waiting periods on young adults. They are feverishly working to enact lengthy waiting periods on all firearms purchasers—as seen in certain blue states like California, New Jersey and others.
That’s why GOA is throwing down the gauntlet and working to strike down this waiting period provision which was put into federal law by Sen. Cornyn and others. As our brief states, firearms restrictions and “delays based solely on an adult citizen’s age would [have been] repugnant to the pre-existing right the Second Amendment preserved.”
GOA Files Brief Before the U.S. Supreme Court
GOA has filed a brief in a case that will be heard by the Supreme Court this term. The case involves the question: Can the federal government disarm men and women who are under a civil protective order?
This is a significant matter because many judges often issue mutual restraining orders which disarm victims and abusers alike.
Those who would like more information on this important case can view GOF’s “Bullet Points with Dan Wos” episode here.
And people can read our amicus brief before the Supreme Court here.
GOA Reining in ATF’s Plan to Shut Down Gun Dealers
You might remember that in a previous email, we alerted you to our victory over the ATF in North Dakota. With this win, we curbed ATF’s Zero Tolerance policy and stopped them from putting a successful and well-established gun dealer out of business.
This Zero Tolerance policy is a direct attack on FFLs and has forced hundreds upon hundreds of gun dealers to close their doors around the country. Not only that, Biden’s policy has reduced the options that law-abiding gun owners have to acquire firearms and to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.
Recently, GOA and GOF teamed up with the FFL Coalition to prevent the ATF from shuttering yet another gun dealer—Kiloton Tactical, in the state of Florida. People can read that brief here.
With our lawsuits in both North Dakota and Florida, we are seeking relief for all gun dealers in the nation and pursuing an end to ATF’s Zero Tolerance policy.
GOA in the News and on the Airwaves
Thanks to your loyal support, GOA representatives have been all over the news in recent weeks and months. Here are just a sampling of these stories and interviews.
The ATF is furious with Gun Owners of America for exposing our federal government’s use of the NICS background check system to illegally monitor innocent Americans. The ATF is now trying to silence GOA.
In this Daily Caller exclusive, GOA’s federal director shows how Israel and Ukraine prove the relevance of the Second Amendment in the 21st Century: the individual right to keep and bear arms is critical to the security of a free nation.
With discussions underway on the UN arms treaty, Gun Owners of America is preparing to rally opposition to the gun control treaty in Congress.
The Minute Man Moment is GOA’s longest running show—now at over 120 episodes! In this video, GOA remembers one of the most significant victories we’ve achieved out of the hundreds we’ve attained over the past two decades.
GOA recently launched a new show, One in the Chamber, focused on activism and making sure the common gun owner is prepared to fight the anti-gun nonsense from the Karens of the world. This particular video dives into why it’s important for gun owners to get involved against ATF’s new rule by opposing their Universal Background Registration Checks proposal.
The State of the Second is a relatively new podcast that GOA launched this year, to bring the firearms industry into the conversation about politics and the path forward to protect and restore our gun rights. In this episode, we are joined by Clint “Mag Dump” Morgan of Classic Firearms to discuss the ATF’s war on guns and gun owners, and how educated gun rights activists can make a difference.
GOA’s legal team is fueled by the generous support of our members. We could not do it without your help. If you’d like to continue to help support our efforts to strike down gun control, you can click here.