GOA Responds to Today’s Tragedy, Counters Anti-Gun Shrills for More Gun Control


No doubt you’ve heard the sad news today — the tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, which is just 20 minutes from our offices here at Gun Owners of America.


Several people were shot and wounded, one of them being House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.


There were others, including brave law enforcement officers, who were wounded as well.


We have been praying for their speedy recovery and that God would grant their families peace during this time.


Already, anti-gun mouthpieces are trying to politicize this event.



And they are stepping over the injured bodies to call for more gun control.

You can click on the picture to the right to view my Facebook Live response from earlier today. 


Shannon Watts, who heads up a group for Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, said the answer to this tragedy is “not more guns and fewer gun laws.


In other words, she wants more gun control.

Anti-gun journalist David Frum said the problem was that Virginia has:

— No background checks [which, by the way, is a lie];

— No licensing [which is a lie];

— No registration [which is a partial lie];

— No permit required for concealed carry of long guns [which really, is a stupid thing to say because no one actually conceal carries long guns].

Frum also faults Virginia’s laws for protecting “Open carry [of] long guns & handguns.”

A long list of things to blame.  But nowhere does he actually blame the shooter — who, by the way, was reportedly a radical, left-wing, Bernie Sanders supporter who frequently railed against Republicans.

And finally, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in response that there are “too many guns on the street” and then went on to call for more background checks.

McAuliffe even said that “we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”

It was only after a reporter observed that this level of murder would eliminate the entire population of the U.S. within four days that McAuliffe retreated from that statement.

Of course, what McAuliffe and these other gun haters all miss is that no matter how many guns you ban or restrict, any individual with hatred in his heart can use any item to kill huge numbers of people.

Have they already forgotten that more people were killed recently on the London bridge with just knives and cars?

Have they forgotten that more people were killed with a truck in Nice, France? Over 80 people were killed.

All these gun haters willfully ignore this simple truth — when bad guys, filled with hate, try to kill, guns are the best way to stop them.

Thank God for the brave officers who heroically risked their lives.

Reportedly, the officer who actually took down the active shooter was himself injured as well.

And in doing so, that brave officer prevented a Mass Shooting.

This is the Second Mass Shooting prevented in as many months.

The previous one was deterred last month at a sports bar in Arlington, Texas, where a concealed carry holder shot and killed an active shooter.

After the concealed carrier opened fire, not one additional person was injured.

And police credited him with saving countless lives.

This is why Gun Owners of America has pushed for Constitutional Carry in the states — and for Congress to pass national reciprocity legislation.

You can see our most recent action alert on this issue here.  We are very close to getting the number of co-sponsors we need to pass concealed carry reciprocity, which is why we are pushing so hard.

Good guys with guns will save lives, but attempts by the anti-gun Left to disarm citizens will only make us less safe.


Thomas Sutrina Added Jun 15, 2017 - 9:32pm
Let us see, a congressman at the ball field said he will put forth a bill to let congressmen follow the law in their state on guns.  From now on he will have a gun in his pocket. 
Micahel Dolan Added Jun 16, 2017 - 9:52am
Crime is out of control in most of our cities. Everybody, it seems is afraid in our society except the gun carrying criminals. They're are not scared.
I'm a law abiding citizen and I have the right to protect myself and my kids```````````````PERIOD=LOCK AND PROTECT.
Thomas Sutrina Added Jun 16, 2017 - 10:22am
Liberals are not reporting that Jame Hobgkinson had an illegal gun, illegal clip in Virginia.  What Virginia law would have prevented the shooting?   Yes, Jame Hobgkinson had a license for a gun in rural Illinois and purchased a semiautomatic gun that now has become a gun use in hunting in rural America.  He purchase a large capacity clip.   All legal but the license was not accepted in Virginia.  I have reported the study done by liberal Harvard professors on guns in the western countries.  USSR basically ended private gun ownership but today Russia has a murder rate four times that of the USA.  Not with guns but with knifes.  Russia has a murder rate twenty time Norway that has the highest gun ownership.  Now even a dumb liberal should conclude that gun ownership does not correlate to murder.     
Billy Roper Added Jun 16, 2017 - 10:47am
Interestingly, the SKS he used, holding only 10 rounds and with no detachable magazine, is not considered an assault rifle even under California's Orwellian standards of the term.
Steve Bergeron Added Jun 17, 2017 - 9:13am
Why do some folks think that a criminal who is willing to murder others would obey gun control laws?  How naive would one have to be to buy that line of reasoning?
Billy Roper Added Jun 19, 2017 - 9:46am
Liberals aren't naive, they're purposeful authoritarian Communists.
Dino Manalis Added Jun 19, 2017 - 9:54am
Guns aren't toys, nuts shouldn't have access to them!  It has to be viewed as a pro-life issue!
Thomas Sutrina Added Jun 19, 2017 - 10:15am
Dino M. the problem is HOW IS A NUT?  Jame Hobgkinson was not mentally sick by the rules used in this country. 
Is being a supporter of a Democratic Socialist (communist) Bernie Sanders define nuts?
How about listening to Al Sharptin, or any political figure that has not condemned violence at say Berkley, Baltimore, Ferguson, or any of the other location of a riot or public violence, are they nuts? 
Going to a Trump rally is that mean your nuts?
Government officials could justify 99% of the people if they wanted to.  Retired means your nuts, under 40 means your nuts, all the reasons twitter and facebook etc. remove people from using their service for a period of time.  Dino M. who determines NUTS?
The second amendment is to prevent tyranny by making it harder to suppress the citizens.   America was not the only location in the British empire at the time to revolt.  But without guns they were easily defeated.  The first action of a tyrannical government is to take away guns.
Thomas Sutrina Added Jun 19, 2017 - 10:19am
Dino so maybe someone like me that flips letters around and sees them correctly in my mind when I read what I wrote is nuts.   WHO IS NUTS?  
Steve Bergeron Added Jun 22, 2017 - 8:11am
Thomas, you're right.  One of the first things communist regimes do when taking over a country is to confiscate all guns from the citizenry.  The next thing is to destroy morality and religion in that country.  (An immoral people is always easier to enslave than a moral one.)