|This is extremely disturbing… 2nd Amendment Supporter,
According to recently leaked reports from the New York Times, Joe Biden is about to bypass Congress AGAIN to implement Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs).
His ATF bureaucrats are drafting a new rule that would expand background check requirements to cover nearly ALL firearm sales…
…Meaning that Biden’s ATF will soon be able to gather the name, address, social security number, and other personal information about ALMOST EVERYONE who legally purchases a gun.
Enforcing UBCs requires gun registration – and with Joe Biden or another radical anti-gunner in the White House, that will quickly end with gun confiscation.
Gun Owners of America is planning to file a lawsuit to block Biden’s new rule.
And we won’t stop there: We’ll also pressure Congress to slash the funding for this new rule and punish the legislators who voted for the Cornyn-Murphy bill that enabled this tyranny.
But to successfully challenge this rule in the courts and defund it during the appropriations process in Congress, we’re going to need your support.
Please make a contribution to our 2A Protection Fund to fuel our multi-front battle against Biden’s new Universal Background Registration Checks rule.
When the Cornyn-Murphy gun control “compromise” was before Congress, GOA warned that changes to the definition of a “gun dealer” would be weaponized by anti-gunners to implement backdoor Universal Background Checks. And it didn’t take long for them to do exactly that…
The anti-gunners at Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown have thrown their full weight behind the push to implement UBCs. They’ve gone as far as to rebrand private firearm sales as “the gun seller loophole” and “the growing digital loophole” to defend Biden’s use of executive action. No matter what terms anti-gunners invent to try and justify it, this executive order is blatantly unconstitutional infringement with no basis in the text or history of the Second Amendment. Your Second Amendment rights are God-given. Not government-given. But Biden’s new rule would give the federal government unprecedented power to infringe on the constitutional rights of law-aiding Americans. It would prohibit you from selling your own privately-owned firearms for a “profit” without a federal firearms license or a background check. The rule would also redefine the term “dealer” to set a maximum number of firearms sales that a private citizen may engage in per year without needing a federal firearms license.
Anti-gunners are pushing to limit gun collectors and sellers to just 5 transactions per year!
If you don’t register, you’ll face 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine – and the Biden Administration is planning to aggressively prosecute anyone who doesn’t comply.
This new rule would quickly lead to the DEATH of the Second Amendment. Joe Biden has already used executive fiat to BAN 40,000,000 firearms with attached stabilizing braces – and he’s not going to stop there.
His ultimate goal is to ban ALL firearms.
Universal Background Registration Checks would pave the way for confiscation the next time Biden (or a future president) unilaterally implements a gun ban. That’s why I’m asking grassroots gun owners like YOU to help GOA marshal the funds we need to kill Biden’s new rule as quickly as possible.
So please, make a contribution to our 2A Protection Fund to fuel our multi-front battle against Biden’s new Universal Background Registration Checks rule.
In Liberty, Erich Pratt
Senior Vice President Gun Owners of America
By Klint Macro FOAC-ILLEA 1st VP
2022 has been a rough year on multiple levels, however, it has not been without it’s wins. But the battles waged have taken a massive toll on our Constitutional Republic. As we face 2023, Lady Liberty is bruised and beaten, and we are most certainly going to need to work hard in the new year to fight to keep her.
I came upon this image on social media. I cannot find the artist who created it to give them proper credit, but I am greatly affected by this image.
The daily wars raged upon freedom at all levels of government, the war for the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans, and the battles to advance the cause of individual Liberty is never-ending. However, in “2023 Pennsylvania”, it looks as if we are going to have to fight a probable anti-gun/anti-liberty house.
Between redistricting, apathetic gun owners not showing to the polls, and possible political hanky-panky in the counting rooms, we have realized one bad election cycle that could ultimately lead to our becoming like our neighbors. I have always said, “We are 1 bad election cycle away from becoming like Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware”.
In New York, you need a license to purchase a firearm. Even if you can afford to become a legal permitted concealed carrier, you can only carry in establishments that have a sign on their door that says, “lawful carry permitted”. Otherwise, without the sign… it is a no go, and you are a criminal.
In New Jersey, you will get prison time for carrying a hollow point….. ONE. How many do you have on YOUR body when you carry?
In Maryland, you are required to attend 16 hours of mandatory training to apply for a license to carry.
In Delaware, you cannot buy an AR-15. The sale of them was outright banned earlier this year.
These are just the tip of the iceberg; red flag laws, waiting periods, gratuitous government scrutiny, magazine limitations, ammo purchase restrictions, mandatory training, bans, no private sale, no preemption. Restrictions are imposed upon the law-abiding citizens and the government can criminalize gun owners at most any time. Gun owners are treated with distain and as 2nd class citizens.
Now, the math makes it appear as if these kinds of anti-gun/anti-liberty pieces of legislation could make it through the house in 2023. The “majority” of the PA House of representatives is still not clear. Right now, the house is split at 101 to 99 in favor of the Republicans. HOWEVER, the seats held by Tony Deluca (Diseased), Summer Lee (now a US Congresswoman), and Austin Davis (Now Lt. Governor) will be up for grabs in special elections. It is likely Democrats will ultimately occupy those seats which would flip the majority to the Democrats. Democrat does not automatically mean “anti-gun”, but it is safe to say that most anti-gun/anti-liberty legislators are Democrat. Lest we forget anti-gun/anti-liberty Republican Todd Stephens.
Our new Governor’s past behavior as Attorney General is not terribly reassuring in our hopes that he will be a staunch advocate for Article 1 Section 21 of the PA Constitution.
- Assault Weapon Bans/Restrictions – HB 698 / HB 770 / SB 748
- Mandatory Background Checks ALL Firearms – HB 235 / HB 338 / HB 1235 / HB 1810 / SB 88 3. Repeals Pennsylvania’s Firearm Preemption Law – HB 361 / HB 1538
- Ammunition Purchase Restrictions – HB 393 / HB 1751 / HB 1786
- Expand Gun Free Zones to Polling Places, Gov. Bldgs. – HB 528 / HB 737 / HB 1090
- Lost or Stolen Firearms/Mandatory Reporting – HB 699 / HB 980 / SB 217
- Licensing Firearms Ownership & Mandatory Training – HB 872 / HB 1846 / SB 226
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders HB 1211 / HB 1903 / SB 134
- No Fly List Gun Ban – HB 1900 / SB 490
Don’t think it could happen here?
Let’s take a mental trip back to 2019. Imagine the world as it was……
If I said, in a few months the government will destroy the economy, lockdown it’s citizens, force people to stay home, close down churches and businesses, force children to wear masks and require the population to be injected with experimental drugs, you would have said I was nuts.
The government has gotten really good at restricting the people’s liberty in the last couple of years and “We the People” have gotten good at blindly abiding and thoughtlessly obeying.
Don’t think it could happen here? Think again.
Why is the elected class working so fervently to disarm the law-abiding public? It is because they know what James Madison knew.
“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to possess the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will and direct the national force, and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments, and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions which surround it.”
-James Madison (Publius) in Federalist Paper #46
Lady Liberty is not well. We cannot let her take her last breath and feel the warmth leave her hand when the life leaves her loving eyes. This cannot happen.
What are YOU going to do in 2023 to help save her?
Firearms Owners Against Crime has been led by Kim Stolfer for nearly 30 years. His leadership and steadfast dedication in defending the individual rights of Pennsylvanians, in protecting and upholding Article 1 Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution has been unmatched.
On Sunday, December 11th, 2022, Kim Stolfer announced that he was stepping down as President of FOAC-ILLEA. As per the FOAC-ILLEA bylaws, 1st Vice President, Jim Stoker has assumed the role of President. Kim gave Jim a glowing endorsement during his final address as President.
In a special meeting of the FOAC-ILLEA board of directors on Thursday, December 15th, the board unanimously voted to install Jim Stoker as President of FOAC-ILLEA as per the bylaws and the wishes of Kim.
After the vote, Jim Stoker said,
“No man can fill Kim’s shoes, but I will do my best to lead this organization that Kim founded, and continue his fight, OUR fight against tyrants, for Liberty and the individual’s right to self-defense.”
The board also unanimously voted to appoint Klint Macro to the office of 1st Vice President.
The last order of business in the meeting was to appoint Kim Stolfer as President Emeritus, a special advisor to the President.
Jim has advised the board that he will be seeking their advice as he intends to fill 2 vacant board seats in the very near future.
FOAC-ILLEA is moving into 2023 with a determined President and a united Board of Directors who will continue to advance the cause of Liberty for all Pennsylvanians.