List of 2A activist groups


July 30, 2007, 03:34 PM
National Organizations

National Rifle Association:
Gun Owners of America:
Second Amendment Foundation:
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms:
The Second Amendment Sisters:
Women Against Gun Control:
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership:
Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership:
The Pink Pistols:
Armed and Secure:

State Organizations

None that I can find!

None that I can find!

Arizona Citizens Defense League:
Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association:

Arkansas Rifle & Pistol Association (almost defunct!):
Arkansas Concealed Carry Association:

Gun Owners of California:
California Rifle & Pistol Association:
The Alliance for Civil Rights:
The Golden State 2nd Amendment Council:

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners:
Pike's Peak Firearms Coalition:
Colorado State Shooting Association:


Deleware State Sportsmen's Association:

District of Columbia
Nothing I can find!

The Second Amendment Coalition of Florida:

Georgia Sport Shooting Association:

Hawaii Rifle Association:

None that I can find!

Illinois State Rifle Association:
Will County Grassroots Division:
Guns Save Life (.com):
Shelby County Grassroots Committee:

None that I can find!

Iowa Firearms ACoalition:

The Kansas Sportsmen's Alliance:

Kentucky Coalition to Carry Concealed:

None that I can find!

Main Gun Owners Association:

Maryland Shall Issue:
Maryland Citizens for RKBA:
Maryland Shooters

Gun Owner's Action League:
Lawful and Responsible Gun Owners:

Shooter's Alliance for Firearms Rights:
Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners:
Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association:

Minnesota Concealed Carry Reform:

None that I can find!

Western Missouri Shooter's Alliance:
Gateway Civil Liberties Alliance (St. Louis):
Second Amendment Coalition of Missouri:

Montana Shooting Sports Association:

None that I can find!

Gun Owners of Nevada:

New Hampshire
Gun Owners of New Hampshire:

New Jersey
New Jersey Coalition for Self Defense:
Gun Owners of New Jersey:

New Mexico
The New Mexico Shooting Sports Association:

New York
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association:
Shooter's Committee on Political Education:
Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education:

North Carolina
Grass Roots North Carolina:
North Carolina Rifle and Pistol Association:

North Dakota
None that I can find!

Ohioans for Concealed Carry:
Buckeye Firearms Association:
People's Rights Organization:

None that I can find!

Oregon Firearms Federation:
Oregon State Shooting Association:
Oregon Gun Owners:

Pennsylvania Citizens Defense League:

Rhode Island
None that I can find!

South Carolina
Grass Roots South Carolina:
Gun Owners of South Carolina:

South Dakota
None that I can find!

Tennessee Firearms Association:

Texas Citizens Defense League:
Texas State Rifle Association:
Peaceable Texans for Firearms Rights:

Utah Shooting Sports Council:

None that I can find!

Virginia Citizens' Defense League:
Virginia Gun Owner's Coalition:

Washington Arms Collectors:

West Virginia
WV Citizens Defense League:

Student Alliance for Firearm Education & Responsibility:
Wisconsin Rifle and Pistol Association:
Wisconsin Concealed Carry Association:

None that I can find!

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July 30, 2007, 03:35 PM
Some points about the above:

I know there are other lists out there but I was looking for specific organizations. I was looking specifically for organizations devoted first to protecting 2nd Amendment rights. If the first thing on the "about" page mentioned hunting, sport, marksmanship, or safety, I did not include it on this page, regardless of whether they tacked on 2nd Amendment rights as a secondary purpose.

In some cases there was no about page so I used my judgement based on a 30-45 second overview of the page as to what it's really about. In other cases the first stated purpose was to promote shooting sports, but I put it in anyway because of a big marquee that said something like "YOUR RIGHTS ARE AT RISK" or "LEGISLATIVE ALERT".

I was particularly looking to see if the group wasn't actually a group of banners-in-camo like the American Hunters and Shooters Association.

I didn't include any site that was substantially broken. Probably because I'm in IT and I've always said that people who publish broken sites don't really want visitors.

If anyone has extra suggestions please post them and I'll edit the original post. Please let me know if I missed anyone, or if one of these groups doesn't support RKBA.

August 5, 2007, 10:01 AM
illinois (not much action on this site these days)


rhode island




August 8, 2007, 12:40 PM
Guys, thanks for contributing this list, lots of good info on local resources.

I've made the thread a sticky.

Matt King
August 8, 2007, 06:03 PM
I have compiled all of this into a Word document.

August 14, 2007, 04:52 PM
Please add this site to your list for Illinois. Great people, level-headed, active, and above all, respectful of each other!

Illinois Carry:

August 14, 2007, 06:46 PM
A good addition to the California list is

Known as "California's Gun Forums", they are responsible for, among other things, shredding the CA AWB and bringing ARs and AKs back into CA.

August 14, 2007, 07:29 PM

Here is one for Oklahoma

August 15, 2007, 11:32 AM
I was on vacation, glad to see other people have picked up the torch.
I got a PM with the following Missouri outfits as well:

Missouri Sport Shooting Association (MSSA) The state NRA affiliate at

Missouri Concealed Carry Website -

MoCarry Forum -

However, I still can't update the original post. Don't know if this is a permanent limitation, but I lost edit ability a couple days into this. I hope everyone figures out to read the whole thread.

August 15, 2007, 10:30 PM
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

Cavalier Knight
August 22, 2007, 03:33 AM
Pro-Gun New Hampshire -

August 27, 2007, 09:34 PM
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

Matt King
August 27, 2007, 09:40 PM

See Post #26. ;)

September 10, 2007, 07:48 PM
Believe it or not Rhode Island is a "Shall Issue" state. Great local forum and close group of guys.

October 9, 2007, 06:38 PM
You forgot the National Association for Gun Rights.

October 15, 2007, 06:40 PM is one you can add to the state side of things. It's going kinda slow right now, but is being worked on.

October 25, 2007, 08:12 PM
California has so many Second Amendment groups, because the citizens there understand they are threatened. States with better records have apathetic people, because they can't read the wall.

October 25, 2007, 08:22 PM
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Deacon Blues
October 25, 2007, 08:28 PM
States with better records have apathetic people, because they can't read the wall.Truer words were never spoken. You described Alabama to the tee.

November 2, 2007, 07:59 AM
Since the passage of the Minnesota Personal Protection Act [shall issue carry law], the organization you have listed has dropped the Concealed Carry Reform Now [CCRN] moniker and again assumed a more global name of Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance [GOCRA]. We are a registered lobbyist at the Minnesota State Capital, and work tirelessly to beat back all anti-gun legislation. In addition to the passage of the MPPA [twice, but don't get me started], we were instrumental in obtaining passage of the 2005 Range Protection Act. Our 2008 Agenda includes passage of 'Stand Your Ground' legislation to remove the duty to retreat, and getting a RKBA amendment put on the ballot. Our website is currently pretty decrepid, but it does have a 'sign-up'. We email our supporters when bills are being considered, and direct them to our on-line tool to contact Minnesota Reps and Senators. We also provide voting guides in election years for the state house and other offices. Our new web-site will be at http://www/ [currently you will be re-directed to the old site]. There is contact information on the site if you want more information, or you can meet us at many of Minnesota's Gun Shows.

November 24, 2007, 01:07 AM
Academics for the Second Amendment
Post Office Box 131254
St. Paul, Minn. 55113

November 30, 2007, 03:19 PM
Don't forget

November 30, 2007, 03:56 PM
you're missing a couple.

National Association for Gun Rights -

Iowa Gun Owners -

December 5, 2007, 11:19 PM
Please add this site to your list for Illinois. Great people, level-headed, active, and above all, respectful of each other!

Illinois Carry:

Another vote for Illinoiscarry

December 5, 2007, 11:29 PM
Someone beat me to students for concealed carry

December 6, 2007, 12:17 AM
Don't forget

No. Please. Let us forget this anti-gun farce group.


December 10, 2007, 08:47 PM
Mississippi State Firearm Owners Association
PO Box 6466
Jackson, MS 39282-6466

You can email me here also.

December 15, 2007, 11:29 AM
Rhode Island State Rifle & Revolver Association
has a very effective lawyer who cowers the polititions.
Perry Wheeler=401-781-2773.

December 17, 2007, 11:16 PM
New Jersey Activism

January 8, 2008, 03:43 AM
the reason alaska doesnt have one is that there is no need. we are one of the most pro gun states out there.

January 8, 2008, 10:49 PM
National Organization

Law Enforcement Alliance of America

January 14, 2008, 07:09 PM

February 12, 2008, 04:24 AM
Be Active :D

February 16, 2008, 05:37 PM
also effective in California--NRA members councils --the one-touch system to contact the legislature very effective

March 5, 2008, 03:34 PM

Louisiana Carry
March 21, 2008, 04:39 AM (

April 25, 2008, 09:42 PM
southern Indiana
The 2nd Amendment Patriots. This grass roots, informal group helped to get the Lifetime concealed carry permit passed in the state legislature. That's LIFETIME. Gov. Mitch Daniels signed it into law. How did they do it? They asked for it! The organization is headed by Jim Tomes. It's a diverse group of patriots that keep track of current laws and things happening around southern Indiana, the state of Indiana, and the USA. Members of the group are constantly in touch with the Indiana legislature. This a top notch organization ran by good, honest people. Every meeting or function is started with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer. Yeah, we cling to faith and guns, even when the times are good.

May 5, 2008, 07:00 PM
Californians for Concealed Carry Rights, now appearing on Facebook and MySpace.

May 23, 2008, 02:41 PM

June 12, 2008, 11:44 PM
I have a list which I try to keep updated at

June 26, 2008, 08:08 AM
In the District of Columbia, the George Washington University has a representative for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus and a school gun rights group called the Colonial Militia

The Tackman
August 14, 2008, 04:28 PM

Samuel Adams
August 14, 2008, 06:13 PM
A new DC group that just started.

September 3, 2008, 03:41 AM
In this issue:

1. Even hotel rooms are not safe.
2. Strategies for surviving a campus shooter
3. Are you an activist or just play one on the internet?
4. Maryland does issue permits to carry
5. Passing the torch
6. Executive membership dues
7. Pro-RKBA Raffle

1. Even hotel rooms are not safe

On August 26, 2008, at 7:06 p.m., officers from Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Northern District responded to the Springhill Suites Hotel, located at 899 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum, for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that two suspects entered the hotel room of the victims by force and displayed handguns. After assaulting the
victims, the suspects fled the room with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and personal property. One victim was transported to Shock Trauma for precautionary reasons for injuries sustained during the assault. Suspects were last seen exiting the hotel in an undisclosed direction.

Multiple officers, including Air and K-9 units, canvassed the area but did not locate the suspects.

Suspect 1 = B/M, light complexion, last seen wearing a blue baseball hat, light colored polo shirt with a large design on the back, and dark colored shorts.

Suspect 2 = B/M, dark complexion, with a beard, last seen wearing a black “skull cap”, white T- shirt, and light blue long shorts.

2. Strategies for surviving a campus shooter
The University of California, San Francisco ( has some interesting takes on what you should do in the event of an active shooter scenario taking place on campus.

Words of wisdom include:
•Play dead ( I wonder how long that would remain as play acting?)
•Take cover (Just how many objects in a typical classroom are really "cover"?)
•Attack the attacker as a last resort. Best to catch him by surprise.....(So, once the attacker has seized the initiative and begun an attack, who has been the one who was surprised?)

There's even more pearls in there, though at least there is mention of resisting the attackers rather than submitting to being executed like a farm animal.

The travesty in all of these discussions is that you have entire communities of anywhere from 400-40,000 citizens who are systematically disarmed and left to fend for themselves in the face of an increasing likelihood of violence. Whether it be from familial violence, terrorism, criminal motives or just plain insanity, our university and college students who are otherwise licensed to carry a firearm for protection are prohibited from doing so on campus. Campus police officers are, in my experience, highly trained and devoted to the campuses that they are sworn to protect but the fact is that they are woefully understaffed given the populations they protect and are unable to cope with the active shooter scenario.

3. Are you an activist or just play one on the internet?
Though it is impossible to prove a negative, one of the things that Maryland gun owners can be proud of as a community is that not one significant anti-gun bill has made it into law in the last several years. Many things can play into this including four years of a Governor who we hoped would act as a veto to any anti-gun bills, the presence of a grassroots effort like Maryland Shall Issue, the increased networking of gun owners through internet forums like the Maryland Shooters Forum, and perhaps a sitting governor in Martin O'Malley who didn't want the political anchor of gun control around his neck as he vied for a spot on the national political stage.

The question has to be though, "Are we happy with simply not losing or are we in this for the win?"

We hear it time and time again. "There's no use because the anti-gunners have the majority in the General Assembly." "Why bother, it will never happen". "Until you have a Republican majority you will never make any headway "

We dismiss the notion that it's useless to try. A shooter that I respect very much has oftentimes said that many people in Maryland suffer from "battered gun owners syndrome". The syndrome is characterized by resignation that things will never change for the better, that it will only get worse, there's nothing that can be done to alter this perceived inevitability and that it's useless to try. The syndrome is caused by too many years of losing ground to the anti-gun forces followed by years of fights just to maintain the status quo.

The idea that individuals don't make a difference is nonsense. During the 2006 election cycle, a group of MSI members spent countless hours campaigning door to door and sign waving for a House of Delegates member facing a stiff re-election fight. That Delegate is one of our most consistent and vocal friends in the General Assembly and he retained his seat by a margin of 36 votes. The boots on the ground activism of just a few people made the difference in a pro gun vote in the House of Delegates.

Our charge to you is to be more than an internet or armchair activist. Take the time and energy that you spend preaching to the proverbial choir on chat boards and at the gun club and expend it writing letters to the editor. Volunteer a few hours at a campaign office when the time comes. Donate to the General Assembly members who represent our interests.

Remember that in the end, we get the government that we deserve. Yes it's hard and frustrating work, but the alternative to not trying it is too terrible to ponder.

4. Maryland does issue permits to carry

Thanks to Delegate Dan Riley (D), district 34A (Cecil and Harford) for filing a Public Information Act request with the Maryland State Police, we have the following numbers regarding the issuance of permits to carry a firearm in Maryland.

By state geographic regions in the last 5 years (as of January 1, 2008):

Baltimore City 2165
Allegany County 106
Anne Arundel 1099
Baltimore County 2544
Calvert County 332
Caroline County 28
Carroll County 391
Cecil County 146
Charles County 418
Dorchester Co. 30
Frederick Co. 346
Garrett Co. 33
Harford Co. 566
Howard Co. 445
Kent County 13
Montgomery Co. 923
Prince Georges 3154
Queen Anne's 90
St. Mary's 197
Somerset 23
Talbot 113
Washington 200
Wicomico 74
Worcester 85

by race in the last 5 years:

Asian 113
Black 7230
Indian 11
Unknown 176
White 5909

5. Passing the torch

Henry Heymering, founder of MSI and its president since its inception, tendered his resignation as of August 31. Henry has shown remarkable tenacity, integrity and vision in establishing and leading this organization and we thank him for his years of service. Henry will continue on as a board member and we value his wisdom and intellect as we move to the next chapter for MSI. Sebastian Sassi, long term board member and well-known community activist in Baltimore has been elected as president. Sebastian has an established reputation for getting the tough things done and won recognition for Maryland's RKBA community when he took on arch-gun-grabber Rebecca Peters in a televised debate.

6. Membership dues

Membership in Maryland Shall Issue is on an annual basis from October 1 to September 30. With the end of the membership year approaching, it is time for each of us to pay our dues. Regular Membership is $10 per year. Regular Members receive the MSI Update, participate in the annual members survey and are entitled to attendance at all regular meetings of MSI.

Executive Membership is $50 a year. Executive Members are entitled to all the benefits of Regular Membership plus are entitled to attend meetings reserved exclusively for Executive Members. The Executive Membership level is for those individuals who wish to have a more active role in the legislative and outreach activities of MSI without taking on the duties of an elected or appointed position in the organization. Those wishing to become Executive Members must pay their $50.00 dues and make a written request to be considered as such. The Executive Board will vote on each application on a case by case basis.

Dues may be paid electronically at the MSI website ( or sent via mail to:

Maryland Shall
P.O. Box 314
Libertytown, MD

7. Pro-RKBA Fundraiser and Raffle

The Freestate Alliance for Better Government is a pro-RKBA slate of Maryland Delegates:

Del. Joseph Boteler (R), District 8, Baltimore County
Del. A. Wade Kach, (R), District 5B, Baltimore County
Del. Richard Impallaria (R), District 7, Baltimore and Harford County

The slate will be hosting a fundraiser featuring G. Gordon Liddy at the Hilton Hotel on Pratt St. in Baltimore at 6:30pm on October 30. Tickets and reservations may be obtained at or by contacting Stephen Wright at

In conjunction with the fundraiser event, Horst and McCann Indoor Gun Range is sponsoring a raffle for a 20 Gauge CZ Ringneck Double Barrel Shotgun with upgraded wood. Estimated value of the firearm is $1995.00. The drawing will be held on October 30, 2008 and you do not need to be present to win.

Contact Paul Dembowski ( for information on purchasing tickets, which are $5.00 each.

Charles Guggenheimer
September 11, 2008, 11:13 PM

September 13, 2008, 05:32 PM

I am the new leader for this group at Tennessee Tech University. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any ideas.

October 17, 2008, 05:35 PM
Surprised this wasn't listed already...

October 19, 2008, 05:37 PM

October 20, 2008, 01:46 AM
Calguns foundation -

October 20, 2008, 01:47 AM
Its funny how despite California’s horrible laws it's tied for most pro 2nd amendment groups. Maybe there is hope?

The gun owners here have been fighting the good fight probably harder then any other state as well
(The problem is the non-gunnies we have here in san fran and LA)

November 27, 2008, 04:55 PM
This PA link appears to be dead

I know this is a good link, (I'm a member)

November 27, 2008, 11:22 PM
The MSSA (Missouri) web site has changed to

January 19, 2009, 11:01 AM
Anti-2A group:

Article from (

January 28, 2009, 07:10 PM
Quite a group, about 2A and other Obama issues:

February 7, 2009, 08:59 PM
We have two 2A activist groups that are listed in Indiana and the lead page still shows there is none. Indiana was ranked at 31 in a tie with Montana on the Brady gun-haters web site. The goal is 50.

Join the NRA.
Write your elected officials.
In Indiana, get your lifetime handgun permit.

March 15, 2009, 03:24 PM

I am with Showpare on southern indiana stay safe

March 15, 2009, 03:38 PM
Don't forget I looked at that website, it's completely false. When a website meant to keep track of lobbyists made an error about the NRA's view on an issue, saying they supported a gun ban, even though the NRA spoke out against it, spoke against it in hearings, and attacked the bill on it's website.

When you have to resort to a unrelated website's error to attack the NRA, that's pretty lame.

A website attacking the biggest pro second amendment lobby ever is not a second amendment activist group.

March 15, 2009, 03:46 PM
In fact, they attack the NRA for not opposing the bill that would allow police to CCW. Now the NRA is anti second amendment because they didn't oppose pro second amendment legislation? That' ridiculous.

It also says
the NRA will never attack a marginal politician (the kind of politician who is actually vulnerable to gun owners' pressure).
This is a lie, of course. The NRA even managed to defeat an anti-gun speaker of the house, the first to lose since the 1800s.

March 15, 2009, 05:00 PM
Any groups in Minnesota?

March 24, 2009, 10:28 PM
If I read this link below correctly, it would make your NRA membership free.

April 1, 2009, 03:35 PM
Just lettin you know, the Nevada link is dead. The new Gun Owners of Nevada website is

April 7, 2009, 09:31 PM
Michigan gun owners ( I cam remingtondude58 on there as well, if you join say hi! any other members on here?

Steve from Ohio
April 10, 2009, 02:51 PM
This announcement is from the Buckeye Firearms Association here in Ohio. However it would be a good idea if we all took a Nationwide stance.

If any type of poll is offered - be it online, telephone, text, whatever. VOTE!!


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April 10, 2009

TONIGHT: 20/20 takes a biased look at mass shootings and armed civilians!

Do you think it's a good idea to be armed during a mass shooting? Diane Sawyer and the producers at 20/20 aren't so sure. Tonight at 10pm EST, ABC will air a special edition of 20/20 called "If I only had a gun" which looks at mass shootings and the idea of civilians being armed.

Click here to read about this upcoming news show and see a video clip.

The show will create a simulation of a mass shooting and supposedly show the response of an armed civilian. From what we've seen, this show will probably make your blood boil.

Watch tonight. If they run a poll, please respond. It is important to counter any anti-gun bias in the mainstream media.


September 21, 2009, 05:58 PM
Don't forget, and Pennsylvania has (Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association), (Pa. Open Carry) and (Firearms Owners Against Crime).

An OC Activist and 1 of the 3%
Ed Stephan

September 25, 2009, 08:35 PM
Most professionnal equipment has some kind of serial port: this is essential for centralized show control.

September 25, 2009, 10:42 PM
In case you haven't noticed my signature :) Nebraska has an excellent, very active group - the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA). Membership is free, although donations of time and money are gladly accepted. We're still young (2000 members) but growing fast. We're hitting the local gun shows hard and we've doubled our membership in the last few weeks. Some of our accomplishments in the past year (working with other excellent organizations such as the Izaak Walton League and NRA) include CCW reciprocity and the Nebraska Shooting Range Protection act.

September 25, 2009, 11:12 PM
I believe we are wasting our time attempting to block any of Obama's nominations, what we need to do is start a movement to have Obama removed from office and pretty quick before he completes his destruction of America.

October 2, 2009, 07:03 PM
FOAC should be listed for PA.

We are THE grassroots political activism group in PA fighting tooth and nail day in and day out. We are all volunteers.

Kim Stoffler is the President, and if you know anything about gun rights in PA that name should ring a bell.

there is also the PA Firearm Owners Assoc. Mostly PAFOA provides an online forum (over 22k members) where gun owners in PA can plan events, organize, and desseminate information.

October 2, 2009, 07:05 PM
didnt see your post there.

October 8, 2009, 01:50 PM
Connecitcut Citizens Defense League

First sentence of their mission statement:
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut.

October 8, 2009, 04:05 PM
Tks, for mentioning Nebraska's NFOA Alemonkey,
My son is the youngest member at 1 yrs old :D

October 11, 2009, 08:52 PM
Hey, can you add the Daytona Gun Owners Association in Daytona Beach Florida?

January 25, 2010, 02:01 PM is not a group but a resourceful website nonetheless for the fact that the arguments presented are clear and intelligent. exclusively supports the 2nd Amendment and informs/empowers people with the beliefs behind owning and using a firearm for protection of innocent lives.

AL Ranger
December 13, 2010, 12:55 PM
Just started in April of this year is Alabama Open Carry. So far we have had positive results in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Tuscaloosa. There have actually been some problems with LEOs and all have been successfully resolved in our favor. We have also been interviewed on TV and radio giving out info that Open Carry is legal, unlicensed and unrestricted by law. We have successful meetings throughout the state on a weekly basis at a variety of restaurants.

For more info, check out

January 26, 2011, 11:26 PM
Will you please add

Just started last year by a very dedicated fellow. He needs your support.

Also, if interested, forum for discussion of Hawaii's 2A and other topics.

January 31, 2011, 06:29 PM
The Alliance for Civil Rights' California link is broken. Please acquire correct link or remove it. (they did not come up in a search engine either)

February 3, 2011, 06:12 PM
Wyoming does have an organization, of which I am a member.


February 26, 2011, 05:52 AM

The Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) is non-partisan, non-connected

Political Action Committee organized to empower ‘all’ gun owners, outdoors

enthusiasts and supporters of the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the U.S.

Constitution and Article 1 Section 21 of the PA Constitution with the tools and

information necessary to protect this freedom from transgression. FOAC was formed

shortly after the City of Pittsburgh's illegal gun and ammunition ban of 1993. This was

an active year for gun legislation in Pennsylvania (Act 84 of 1994-HB 185 the

preemption law, Casey's gun ban) and the United States (Brady Bill, Assault Weapons

Ban...). A number of those who fought the Pittsburgh gun ban realized that a more

politically active role was necessary if we were keep our right to own and use guns.

Our first informal meetings were at the Whitehall Borough Building where we have

continued to meet on a regular basis. The FOAC became a formal Political Action

Committee in early 1994.

We aggressively oppose legislators who want to restrict the legitimate use of

firearms, including personal and property protection as guaranteed by the Constitutions

of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We accomplish these

goals by monitoring and reviewing legislative initiatives and voting records of elected

officials. This information is shared with interested parties, such as County

Sportsmen’s Leagues, the PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Unified Sportsmen

of PA, the Lehigh Valley Firearms Coalition, PA Gun Owners Association, PA State

Camp Lessees Association and other interested organizations at both the state and

county level.

Visit us on the web @

Or check out our youtube channel:

Steve Raacke
February 28, 2011, 06:54 AM
It's time somebody updates the OP at the beginning of this thread with all of the additional groups added in the following posts.

In Louisiana you have-
Louisiana Shooting Association- -fulltime lobbiest in Baton Rouge, very active in politics as well as promoting training and matches.
Louisiana Open Carry Awareness League- - Active in education about the legality of Open Carry in Louisiana.

March 4, 2011, 11:28 AM
New Jersey Second Amendment Society


New Jersey's leading gun rights organization.

Operation Establish Compliance (

Matthew Courtney
May 19, 2011, 06:14 PM
Louisiana Shooting Association

Louisiana Shooters Unlimited

January 1, 2013, 07:40 PM
FPC - the Firearms Policy Coalition website is now live.


Twitter @gunpolicy (

Facebook Firearms Policy Coalition (

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