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Old 10-26-2011, 07:13 AM   #41
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Ok I like this idea and want to be a member!

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sign me up,
in the state of Indiana we have 2 options when getting our ccw permit, you can go 4 years or lifetime, i opted for the lifetime obviousley, and i am also a member of a local gun clup called Marion County Fish & Game, i could do some recruiting there possibly.

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Hey fellas,

I love the idea so far and the motivation. I would love to be involved.

With that said, I have one major concern. We CANNOT be the NRA. Youth/adult education is fine, but thats what the NRA started out as. The same can be said with its legal department.

How would we distinguish ourselves???

Our goals should reflect the 3% mentality or else whats the real point of even involving the 3% ideal, right?

I don't want it to sound like a militia, but thats kinda what I have in mind. of course there is that horrible stigma that comes along with it...I guess I'm aiming for something more like a modern day Minute Men ideology, mentality, and directive.

Am I way off the mark???

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What about introducing the idea to local FFA groups? I want in but i dont think i qualify on either minimum requirement. As to the letting people know what we are doing why couldnt we do an intro thing like cane does on ftf?

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What about introducing the idea to local FFA groups? I want in but i dont think i qualify on either minimum requirement. As to the letting people know what we are doing why couldnt we do an intro thing like cane does on ftf?
You don't meet the minimum requirements as of right now, with your join date being September, However, That is no reason at all to keep good ideas to yourself!!
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Count me in. Just let me know what I can do to help.

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Hey fellas,

I love the idea so far and the motivation. I would love to be involved.

With that said, I have one major concern. We CANNOT be the NRA. Youth/adult education is fine, but thats what the NRA started out as. The same can be said with its legal department.

How would we distinguish ourselves???

Our goals should reflect the 3% mentality or else whats the real point of even involving the 3% ideal, right?

I don't want it to sound like a militia, but thats kinda what I have in mind. of course there is that horrible stigma that comes along with it...I guess I'm aiming for something more like a modern day Minute Men ideology, mentality, and directive.

Am I way off the mark???
Bigbyrd I agree, that's how the NRA started out and when they did, the NRA blew up to what it is today. But unfortunately IMHO the NRA has strayed from their ways. I want us to be firm with our feet planted on our ideologies and ill have to say yes; it should be a freedom fighter type of thing but not radical. We HAVE to start small but have big expectations, that's the only way we're going to succeed. OK, I have a proposal for you guys: we need to figure out leadership/foundership and start voting on what we want to incorporate into this. The subject matter needs to be unanimous between members. We can toss ideas around all day but if we wanna get going on this we need to get it going.
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What about introducing the idea to local FFA groups? I want in but i dont think i qualify on either minimum requirement. As to the letting people know what we are doing why couldnt we do an intro thing like cane does on ftf?
You have over 200 posts so you qualify. That rule is not even set in stone yet. It looks like we have a few people who don't meet the requriements so we'll have to talk about that more.

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Hey fellas,

I love the idea so far and the motivation. I would love to be involved.

With that said, I have one major concern. We CANNOT be the NRA. Youth/adult education is fine, but thats what the NRA started out as. The same can be said with its legal department.

How would we distinguish ourselves???

Our goals should reflect the 3% mentality or else whats the real point of even involving the 3% ideal, right?

I don't want it to sound like a militia, but thats kinda what I have in mind. of course there is that horrible stigma that comes along with it...I guess I'm aiming for something more like a modern day Minute Men ideology, mentality, and directive.

Am I way off the mark???
I agree, we do not need to become the NRA, we need to become as well known as them and we need to get as many members (hopefully more) as them. I had the same idea about the militia, but I don't think anyone would want to join a militia (other than us), so I like the minute man idea. If had decided to become a militia, we could of had some serious issues with the government. They don't look too kindly toward militias that spreak against their laws.

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Bigbyrd I agree, that's how the NRA started out and when they did, the NRA blew up to what it is today. But unfortunately IMHO the NRA has strayed from their ways. I want us to be firm with our feet planted on our ideologies and ill have to say yes; it should be a freedom fighter type of thing but not radical. We HAVE to start small but have big expectations, that's the only way we're going to succeed. OK, I have a proposal for you guys: we need to figure out leadership/foundership and start voting on what we want to incorporate into this. The subject matter needs to be unanimous between members. We can toss ideas around all day but if we wanna get going on this we need to get it going.
Ok, we have been thinking about gettting the mods to set us up with our own forum (sticky), so we can do that and then start opening polls. We need to also find away to prove membership and create something like a constitution for our organization.
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Hey fellas,

I love the idea so far and the motivation. I would love to be involved.

With that said, I have one major concern. We CANNOT be the NRA. Youth/adult education is fine, but thats what the NRA started out as. The same can be said with its legal department.

How would we distinguish ourselves???

Our goals should reflect the 3% mentality or else whats the real point of even involving the 3% ideal, right?

I don't want it to sound like a militia, but thats kinda what I have in mind. of course there is that horrible stigma that comes along with it...I guess I'm aiming for something more like a modern day Minute Men ideology, mentality, and directive.

Am I way off the mark???

Definitely need to make a distinguishment! There are already Facebook pages, forums and a dot org website for 3%ers.
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Definitely need to make a distinguishment! There are already Facebook pages, forums and a dot org website for 3%ers.
+1. We can support it by putting a link on the page or talk about it at meetings etc etc
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