posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 12:11 PM
There's a new sheriff in town...
Well, the GOA has been around since the 70s. But like everything else with pro gun ownership, the Gun Owners of America is enjoying rising success.
Every vote in the senate counts a whole bunch against the Feinstein Sister's gun grabbing, Second Amendment killing legislation.
The GOA has turned the heads of a number of senators who might've caved into the Feinstein Sister's anti-Second Amendment threats without
Gun Owners of America: For when the NRA hasn't 'gone far enough'
Despite being dwarfed in size and war chest, GOA has become an influential voice as a series of gun-control measures heads to the Senate floor.
According to the Times, the group has succeeded in freezing some senators, particularly Republicans, who have appeared to be on the fence about
supporting bills to expand background checks and increase penalties for illegal gun purchases.
Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas, has called the GOA "the only no-compromise gun lobby in America."
The GOA has frequently opposed the NRA in the latter's endorsements and ratings of politicians and candidates. It has also publicly criticized the
NRA for what it sees as compromising on gun-rights issues. This week, for example, the group urged its members to write NRA Executive Vice President
Wayne LaPierre to oppose a motion to bring gun-control legislation to a vote in the Senate.