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The Second Amendment Foundation announces the following:

Gun Rights Policy Conference, Sept. 19-20 of this year -- online and free. (Can register at the link.)


The 35th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2020) will be held online September 19 & 20th, 2020. This year’s theme is Elect Freedom. This is your once-a-year chance to network, get an insider look and plan pro-gun rights strategies for the coming year. Past GRPCs have outlined victory plans and made public the latest firearms trends. They allow you a first-hand chance to hear movement leaders–and make your voice heard. This year we’ll take a look at critical issues such as: city gun bans, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, legal actions, gun show regulation and state and local activity.

The full roster of GRPC 2020 speakers has not yet been set. Past speakers include: Alan M. Gottlieb, Joseph P. Tartaro, Eugene Volokh, Wayne LaPierre, Michael Reagan, Larry Elder, Rep. Bob Barr, John Lott, Mark Walters, Sandy Froman, Rick Patterson, Gene Hoffman, David Hardy, Dave Kopel, David Sigale, Sidney Powell, Tim Schmidt, AWR Hawkins, Massad Ayoob, Tom Gresham, Alan Gura, G. Gordon Liddy, and many others.

Conference Agenda

Subject to change, the current panels and agenda is as follows:
Part Session Title
A 1 Invocation
A 2 Pledge of Allegiance
A 3 Welcome to GRPC
A 4 Welcoming Remarks and State of the Gun Rights Battle
A 5 Federal Affairs Briefing – Legislation Effecting Civil Society
A 6 Federal Affairs Briefing – Legislation Effecting Industry
A 7 State of the Industry
A 8 Special Guest
A 9 Elections Have RKBA Consequences
A 10 Special Guest
A 11 Growing 2A Family/ Reaching 2 million plus new Gun Owners
A 12 State Legislative Affairs I
A 13 LEARN: Help Prevent Death by Suicide
A 14 State Legislative Affairs II
A 15 The Second Amendment Doctrine
A 16 The Dangers of Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws and Gun Free Zones

B 1 Communicating in a Techno-Totalitarian Era
B 2 Winning Firearms Freedoms One Lawsuit at a Time
B 3 Special Guest
B 4 Heller & McDonald: How We Got There
B 5 Special Guest
B 6 Corporate Attack on the Second Amendment
B 7 EU and International Anti-Gun Initiatives
B 8 Second Amendment Organizations Reports
B 9 The Giant Awakens: the Outrageous Enforcement of Existing Gun Laws
B 10 Culture Drives Gun Politics

C 1 The Gun Rights Battle from a Media Perspective
C 2 Women and Guns
C 3 Gun Rights – Growing Gun Rights in LGBT and Minority Communities
C 4 Gun Control in other Countries and Its Export to the U.S.
C 5 Advancing the Gun Rights Message
C 6 Reversing School Disarmament
C 7 Using New Media to Advance Gun Rights
C 8 Your Prescription for Firearms Freedom
C 9 Transfer and Other Bureaucratic Red Tape
C 10 Pro-Gun Rights Books Influence the Debate
C 11 Joe Tartaro Memorial – Induction to Gun Rights Hall of Fame

G66, this is the “35” annual and this country’s firearm owning & toting citizens are no further along than the turn of the gun control act era - 50 years or so ago!

Let’s see addressees,
Lott believes in registration of firearms and training, oh ya privilege cards
LaPierre...nuff said

this group are living proof of why Janet Jackson sang her song “what have you done for me lately”

look at the proposed bloody agenda: (from your post)
‘This year we’ll take a look at critical issues such as: city gun bans, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, legal actions, gun show regulation and state and local activity.’

City bans - which city(ies)?
Conceal carry - which community/state? (Heavens no on federal “constitutional carry” advocation again!)
Federal legislation - there hasn’t been any substantial legislative action out of congress for years! (House’s failed televised Production of Impeach a President segment mediocre at best)
Gun show regulation - which & where?
State & local activity - the state & local level Advocates across this country can’t agree on a singular topic in their own individual community or even state in each of the 50 states!

So why after third-five years the has beens are still gathering “getting paid & garnering attention” on how good they are, yet haven’t done a thing, nada...


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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Why haven't they done a thing yet? 'Cause it's the underhanded hirelings we staff in the legislatures who do "the thing" to us. And they generally don't listen to the old-hands any more than they listen to you or me. Same crap, different day, really.

If nothing else, this freebie gathering of folks in the know is an opportunity for people to become a bit better informed.

In the end, though, it's up to each citizen to make a big smoking crater in his/her own district, to twist arms as needed to get the hired help to do their damned jobs. Whining at the "talking heads who get paid" level, alone, doesn't do it, of course. But people making a big stink and forcing their staffers to uphold their sworn oaths ... that's where the power is. If only people would do it.

(The nasty "protests" going on, these days, shows how powerful that can be to force change.)

Sorry, 1967, stonewall bar the gay patrons who endured police abuse that point the LGBT advocation came alive...
Each pride parade across this country in each city/state pushed a singular issue...the same issue, whether it be partner right, medical care, job discrimination, etc.

early 21st century same sex partners allowed to marry.

no state was allowed to advocate a different issue...the LGBT state groups agreed...

constitutional changes were made, laws changed in the last 50 all since stonewall in a concentrated NATIONAL push!

Yet firearm advocates in each state can’t agree amongst themselves who's on first ad nauseam, and this is with a bloody statement in the original founding fathers documents.

gee whiz look at texas’ debacle on open carry several years ago...oh right they can open carry - but only with a privilege card and then the citizens abrogated their 4th amendment rights RAS by allowing/agreeing to allowing TX LE’s to immediately approach a citizen OC’g and ask them “papers please”!
(Gresham pushed OC of LGs which was already legal in the lonestar state - but his bloody nonsense started the national corp knee Guns” in our outlets!)

yet since GCA grassroots/nra/saf/cmp/gun advocates are still squabbling in state/communities and not making a singular move the 35th grouping of the same good olde boy, like lott, pierre, liddy, especially Gresham, etc., are flag waving for yet more money after they have NOT done a blood thing for citizens at all all these years - let alone us lately!

think about going from nothing to medical care, constitutional changes, no discrimination, military service, civil marriage for same sex partners in less than 50 years and yet since GCA passed, firearm advocates haven’t moved forward, even with nra, saf, cmp, grassroot & the bloody idiots like ayoob, gresham, lott, pierre, taking our money hand waving yet without making any forward strides!

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... and yet since GCA passed, firearm advocates haven’t moved forward, even with nra, saf, cmp, grassroot & the bloody idiots like ayoob, gresham, lott, pierre, taking our money hand waving yet without making any forward strides!
Though, it's Congress (and sadly, the courts) that makes such changes. And clearly they've been highly reticent to do any such thing.

Of course, in 50yrs, there's now officially-sanctioned concealed carry in nearly every state/district, corrupted though it often is. That's something, but not nearly enough.

I recall there were plenty of fights when it was clear the 1994 AWB was coming down the pike, but it couldn't be stopped. Threats didn't work. Pressure from the RKBA lobby groups wasn't sufficient. The courts were tolerant, fearful of what a heavily-armed society might mean. This, too, was at the height of little miss what's-her-name's power struggle in the FBI, and the Waco and Ruby Ridge debacles, with OK City just around the pike. Nobody was in a mood "in power" to tolerate another inch "given" to the rabble-rousing citizenry on the subject of arms. With the sunsetting of the AWB in 2004, it seemed to me most seemed to rest on our laurels under the ostensibly Republican regime at the time, letting precious time slip by.

Hopefully, further strategizing, particularly in light of the pending scandal and possible collapse at the NRA, will help refocus energies in the right direction. Merely "more talk" isn't needed. Substantive, effective planning is. Else, the barbarians clamoring for "heads" with the RKBA might well get their wishes granted in the next several years.

One thing's for certain. If nothing's done, nothing will be ready for when the barbarians do break it down.

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Gay marriage had NOTHING to with gay rights, as civil unions gave gay couples ALL the rights of married couples. Gay marriage was simply an attack on ALL organized religions by the liberal secular progressives.:(
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