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4 Pro-Gun Organizations to Join to Support the 2nd Amendment

The 2nd Amendment is under heavy attack, and 2018 has barely even started. It is extremely important to not be a pro-gun slacktivist, and join pro-gun organizations that are fighting the good fight in Washington to not only defend, but actually restore our 2nd Amendment rights. There are many pro-gun organizations out there – too many for the average citizen to join and still maintain a balanced budget. So here are four excellent 2nd Amendment organizations worth joining.

The best part? You can join these organizations for less than the cost of eating out with the family or skipping an overpriced Starbucks coffee a few times.

Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America advertises itself as the only “no-compromise” pro-gun organization out there. While they aren’t the only one, they are certainly among the few. Either way, the anti-gun media certainly don’t like GOA, having said they are “tougher” than the NRA. They spend time talking to politicians, raising awareness for critical issues concerning the 2nd Amendment, and filing lawsuits and fighting for the 2nd Amendment in the courtroom.

They really are a “no compromise” 2nd Amendment organization.

Annual Membership for $20 Lifetime Membership for $500

Firearms Policy Coalition

The Firearms Policy Coalition had hundreds of thousands of members, and those members give the FPC the strength to pursue legal action at the state and federal levels to take back our gun rights. They are down in the metaphorical trenches, fighting against a government that tramples on the constitution.

They are very on the ball in this fast-paced political environment, helping keep the rest of us up to date with what is happening in Washington. Take a look at the FPC’s Take Action page to contact your representatives about various issues. They were also the first organization to file an impressive lawsuit against the bump stock ban.

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is a 501(c)4 grassroots, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for individual liberties and important constitutional rights—especially those protected under the First Amendment (Free Speech, Association, etc.), Second Amendment (Right to Keep and Bear Arms), Fifth Amendment (Takings, Due Process), and Fourteenth Amendment (Due Process, Equal Protection, Privileges and Immunities)—sound public policy, and related issues through legal action, direct and grassroots advocacy, research, education, outreach, and other programs.

Annual Membership for $25

2nd Amendment Foundation

The 2nd Amendment Foundation works hard in the judicial branch to challenge unconstitutional gun laws all across the United States. While they don’t focus as much as awareness or advocacy as other organizations, they have a number of critical wins and critical upcoming lawsuits. The 2nd Amendment Foundation is critical in the defense of the 2nd Amendment.

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.

Annual Membership for $15


Find state focused organizations

It is extremely important to not only fight for our 2nd Amendment rights at the national level, but keep up the fight at the state level. Politics has a bit of a snowball effect that rolls uphill from the local, to the state, to the national level. The more states we get passing pro-gun laws, the easier it is to pass pro-gun laws at the national level.

Here’s a nice list of pro-gun organizations focused at the state level.

A List of State Level Gun Rights Groups

But a particular shout out goes to the Calguns Foundation.

The Calguns Foundation

The Calguns Foundation is obviously focused on California legislation, but California is an important battle ground for the 2nd Amendment. The Calguns Foundation is leading the charge in California with multiple lawsuits challenging critical anti-gun legislation, such as an “assault weapons” registration challenge, challenging microstamping and the handgun roster, and others. Check out Calguns’ Litigation page for more examples of what they’re doing in the courtroom. Wins in California translate to wins across the US.

We take legal action to restore freedom and protect your Second Amendment rights.

In California and other “battleground states” where the legislature is hostile to Second Amendment rights, gun control laws will mainly be attacked through litigation. We file both tactical and strategic major-issue cases to defend and advance your gun rights.

Join Calguns

There are too many local and state focused organizations to list, but please seek them out and support their efforts.

Why isn’t the NRA on the list?

Recently, the National Rifle Association has endorsed both bump stock bans and red flag laws. Not only has the NRA recently endorsed some anti-gun legislation, the NRA the reason why we have some long standing anti-gun laws such as the NFA. Many of their members and leaders in the organization are staunchly pro 2nd Amendment – people like Colion Noir are excellent allies to the 2nd Amendment. But until there are some changes within the National Rifle Association, I cannot endorse people joining or donating to the NRA – instead, I will use my existing lifetime membership to change them.

Which organization should I join?

Why not join all four plus a local pro-gun organization in your area? The war over the 2nd Amendment is fierce right now. A few key wins for the anti-gun movement could be disastrous for all of our constitutional rights.

I am a member of all four and I would encourage everyone to join them as well.

Brian Purkiss
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Brian Purkiss is a Christian, husband, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He primarily focues on USPSA and Run & Gun competitions, but enjoys most other forms of shooting competitions as well.

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12 responses to “4 Pro-Gun Organizations to Join to Support the 2nd Amendment”

  1. Ron says:

    I’m looking into what organizations are available beside the NRA to see what or who is working on keeping up with the second amendment. After reviewing what California is doing to their residents and the registration of ammo brought to my attention through a YouTube video. I’m convinced that California is leading the way in circumventing the second amendment, leaving it’s citizens defenseless. Does anyone have more information on this?

    • According to multiple “state ranking” lists, California isn’t even the worst state for gun owners – though it may have that reputation. But yes, California is working hard to dismantle the 2nd Amendment through ineffective and clearly unconstitutional means.

  2. Pro 2A says:

    For the groups with legal rep`s look into the following when having to deal with right`s violation`s. Just one example from ttps://

    Do a web search for the term – “deprivation rights under color law” and see what you get. More than would be expectied.
    Pass this along to whoever might find it useful in defending our liberty 2a & other`s. Applies to elected and appointed officials also FED- STATE -LOCAL in any local where us has legal jurisdiction.

    ( Other possible routes to follow ) (( Derliction of duty – Failure to uphold oath of office – Moral turpitude, usually follows a conviction but could be applied to failure of the previous 2. The below can be used in conjunction with other legal violations including civil. )) Other things to considere are Obstruction of Justice – Sedition – Violation of legal standards by state BAR = Derliction etc. Grounds for disbarment )) Applying to Judges who violate the 2a right`s and all other right`s we are suppposed to have but not abided by Government to begin with. I`m sure there are other things that can be added but should be done by a lawyer ))

    Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.

    TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242

    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

    Return to the Criminal Section Home Page

    Updated August 6, 2015

  3. Jim says:

    Your article states the NRA has not been fighting for certain things for gun owners .. you also state you will use your membership with them to change them . How are you going to do that ? How do others get involved in that ?
    I have heard many people say the NRA is becoming a turn coat to the Constitutional rights ! It seems to me that other pro second amendment people and organizations should have already been active in changing them . So what’s the hold up and the game plan ..

    • I vote for board members when I can and I contact the NRA as a member and tell them what I don’t like. Every time they call me asking for donations, I tell them I’m not donating because of La Pierre, La Pierre’s spending of donations, and because they aren’t really fighting for our rights. I tell them I’m donating to other organizations instead.

      • Sean says:

        Likewise. I’ve been (not currently) an NRA member since before I could legally buy a gun, but lately, my 2a legislative budget has gone to GOA and FPC. Wayne screwed up and although I agree with Knox’s “no-compromise” position on the 2A issue, it’ll take a long time before I trust that my dollars are being used effectively by that particular organization. The other problem is that they have a recent history of bending to new anti-2A legislation and public opinion. I don’t donate so that they can win a national popularity contest; I donate so that they will tear to shreds, the mere idea of, additional infringements of the peoples’ right to keep and bear arms.

  4. Leonard G Piskac says:

    Citizens Committee for the right to keep and Bear Arms also good Organization!

  5. Martin Krizka says:

    I live in Il. Have been waiting for my foid card now for nine months when the waiting list was 30 days. Exhausted all avenues to resolve this. I believe my second amendment rights are being violated. What can I do?

  6. Bad Randy says:

    You attack the NRA for the gun laws as they exist, while ignoring how they stopped them from being worse.

    You swallow the media hype attacking the NRA, but have you ever asked the NRA about the truth? Since I am not inside the organization I cannot know, but you are very quick to attack. most of the other organizations did not even exist when the 1968 gun laws were proposed, the NRA was the only organization there to try to stop it.

    While you can disagree with the leadership, when you do as the media does and paint the NRA with a broad stroke, you are also attacking all of the members.

    • I am a life member.

      I am not attacking the members.

      I am strongly disagreeing with the leadership.

      I’m not ignoring how they stopped them from being worse. In the past few decades, they’ve done virtually nothing to defend gun rights. However, they have supported and helped pass the largest of the federal gun control laws that did pass.

      Our gun laws in America are worse because the NRA advocated for them.

  7. Cole Severns says:

    I would’ve also added the USCCA

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