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.