Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization
formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of
gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue.
GOA was founded in 1975 by Sen. H.L. (Bill) Richardson (now retired).
Richardson continues to serve as the Chairman of Gun Owners of America,
bringing his many years of political experience to the leadership of
GOA. Richardson is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
The GOA Board of Directors brings over 100 years of combined knowledge
and experience on guns, legislation and politics. GOA's Board is not
satisfied with the "status quo." Americans have lost some of our
precious gun rights and WE
WANT THEM BACK!
This is why GOA is considered the "no compromise" gun lobby.
From state legislatures and city councils to the United States Congress
and the White House, GOA represents the views of gun owners whenever
their rights are threatened.
GOA has never wavered from its mission to defend the Second Amendment
-- liberty's freedom teeth, as George Waashington called it.
Over the last 30 years, GOA has built a nationwide network of attorneys
to help fight court battles in almost every state in the nation to
protect gun owner rights. GOA staff and attorneys have also worked with
members of Congress, state legislators and local citizens to protect
gun ranges and local gun clubs from closure by overzealous government
As an example, GOA fought for and won, the right of gun owners to sue
and recover damages from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms (BATF) for harassment and unlawful seizure of firearms.
Associated with GOA are: Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund,
Gun Owners of California and Gun Owners Foundation.
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is the political action
arm of GOA. It raises funds to support the election of pro-gun
candidates at all levels of government. GOA has a record of helping
pro-gun candidates defeat anti-gunners in hundreds of races across the
country over the past 30 years, and will continue to do so as long as
our supporters provide the necessary financial resources.