Raise your hand: How many of you are impotent?

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by TekGreg, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We all do it.

    It's easy and it makes us feel better.

    But does it do any good?

    One phrase I always keep in mind is, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." What that means is that if you don't actively do something to help out, you are making things worse. You can't sit on the sidelines because doing nothing is adding to the problem. There is no neutral.

    So we come to the forum and bitch to each other about gun control and politicians. We even watch videos on Youtube that make us feel superior. We complain that we can't find ammo.

    'Fess up - who here has written a letter to their senator? Who has e-mailed their congressman? Joined the NRA? Or if you're already a member, sent a donation? Even if your representatives are pro-gun, write to tell them that you back them and expect them to keep protecting your Constitutional rights.

    Here's a biggie: Anyone organize an educational shoot? Grab a friend, family member, co-worker or anyone and invite them to the range. Show them that gun owners are not crazy idiots. Buy them lunch afterwards and talk about the media misrepresentation and hype. Get with your local NRA chapter and see if you can volunteer to help. You can even buy fact pamphlets from NRA or 2nd Amendment Foundation and distribute 1,000 around Wal-Mart or the mall parking lot.

    Until we quit consoling each other and turn some of our efforts outward, the anti-gunners will keep making progress. Take 15 minutes this weekend and do SOMETHING that is out in the middle of this battle. It's amazing how good it makes you feel.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Find a politician at State level that you like. Support them- and let hem know why you support them. Running for election/ re-election, volunteer. Answer phones, stuff envelopes.
     

  3. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Impotent? I bought a new suit so I could look impotent. If you're gonna be impotent ya gotta look impotent;)

    I actually shoot with one of my reps in the HOR when he's not in D.C. So he hears a lot form me. He also gets calls, emails as I get more and more ticked off.
    Other reps and senators both federal and state get mail both electronic and snail mail as well as calls.
    I've been a member of the NRA for a long time even though I am not real happy with them they still are better than nothing. And they are the biggest game in town when it comes to gun rights so I don't mind giving them some money when I have it.

    It's also important to at least try and wake up a sheeple form time to time. I kind of feel like one of those door knocking Babtists but when I hear stupid while I'm out amoungst the masses I just can't not keep my mouth shut.

    I'm a disabled guy with a lot of free time on my hands and several ways to be online and on the phone even when I'm laid up in bed. When it comes to rights no matter what right I feel is being trampled at the moment I feel it;'s a responsibility to try. I don't want ot reach the clearing at the end of my path and be able to say I didn't try to be a good person as well as a good American. And I do not take me freedom for granted. Nothing is free..Especially freedom.

    Now excuse me..I need to put on my new suit.:p
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And how many set aside $10 or more every payday to donate to a pro gun candidate next election??????

    And if all of the candidates in your area are already pro-gun, such as here in Wyoming, how many will research the candidates in a neighboring states and donate to them??
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    even support those at a local city and county level. i supported the the candidate for sheriff in the last election, because he was more pro-gun than the incumbent sheriff. he didn't win, but i voted for him. i put up posters in my yard and told others to vote for him.

    when it's time to renew your NRA membership, consider upgrading it. i plan on doing this as well. join your state pro-gun organizations if they have one.
     
  6. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    In MI we have an extremely important case going to the State Supreme Court. Several people that committed to financially support the appeal backed out of the commitment. Sometime this weekend I'm going to send the group some additional funds.
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I'm not impotent and I'll provide pics to prove it.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    please don't!:eek:
     
  9. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Can I raise my hand for someone ELSE being impotent?
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    just curious as to who you are refering to.
     
  11. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One of my Washington DC liberal friends (I have known this guy since the mid 70s) sends me these Liberal Veterens e-mails. I enjoyed todays. It came with a way similar to Ruger's to e-mail congrassmen to support background checks. I signed up for it, and changed it completely to be anti background checks and all of the gun grabbers grog. So it went in telling the addressees what I have sent them every other time, and that I would work to have them (specifically Bill Nelson) defeated in the next election.

    I have called, e-mailed and written letters. I will continue to. I am an NRA member and have encouraged several others to join.

    I will continue to do this.
     
  12. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Dao, Nelson must go. That anti gun POS just keeps getting re elected. I wonder why he hates guns so much.
     
  13. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    I wore a Tux once, so I would look impotent!!:D
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Locally, there's not much I can do, since anti gunners are few and far between. I don't really know of ANY that are in any office on the local level. Be it elected or appointed.

    I have written a few letters to my Rep, and my Senators (once again, already pro gun). I also recently wrote a not so nice letter to the Governor of Colorado. :D
     
  15. luckyj

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    I write mine on a weekly basis. Usually get responses from all of them except for this doucher - http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/04/rep_joe_mitchell_rarely_seen_i.html

    Hasn't voted on any bills in the last year and still collects his $55k salary. Also his view is that their should be no new gun control laws enacted because black people need them to defend themselves against "the inbred white man".
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Do ya mean that this whole "Gun Control" thing could be solved by simply giving them all Viagra???:p
     
  17. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 New Member

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    Could not agree more!!! I have done, and will continue to do, everything you mentioned. I'm with you 100%. Well said!!!!
     
  18. Vikingdad

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    I am vocal and I am active. Unfortunately I am in an area where pro-2A candidates are few and far between. If they are Pro 2A they will generally shoot themselves in the foot by saying so publicly as it is not a popular stance here in the belly of the beast.

    This having been said, I am not going to abandon my home to the anti-gunners. That will just strengthen their resolve.

    I have another related question. How many of you are willing to take a stand publicly and declare that you will no longer comply with any firearms restrictions? It seems to me that the only way to combat the legislation would be to refuse to comply with it. There is no way that they could force compliance if a majority of gun owners refuse to comply. It is called peaceful resistance. It does work.
     
  19. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    vikingdad, having lived in the same belly of the beast for over three decades, I can sympathize with your plight. Kalifornia, however, holds the most electoral votes. Therefore, what you do is by far some of the most important work that can be done! I used to spend about five hours a week helping the NRA and 2nd Amendment Foundation educating the public and passing out flyers. I was always amazed at the inaccuracies people would throw at me as the reasons they thought we should have stricter gun laws. Maybe check with local NRA politicers and see what they need. It feels so much better to fight the good fight right at the enemies doorstep! Besides, a well spoken guy like you should be doing media interviews instead of the 6th-grade educated, mossy-oak-cap-wearing bearded guy the reporters grab off of the street to "represent" all gun owners. Be our intelligent voice!
     
  20. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is great to see all of you that do walk the walk. And thanks to those that made further suggestions at how to get involved. Working on the city and local politicians is a great idea - they are often much more accessible. Supporting a candidate in another state when all yours are pro-gun is another great idea. Please, if anyone has another idea on what to do to work against this, please post it. I think most people are unsure how to make things better and have very little time, so an idea that they could accomplish in their allotted time and fit their personality would be fantastic! The more we list, the more likely something fits.