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As gun owners we need to STOP this pessimistic attitude IMMEDIATELY that a new "ban" is going to take place. Lately I've been hearing talk like "when the new ban goes into effect" and "the coming ban" etc, as if this is already a done deal. WAKE UP, because its not a done deal! That kind of attitude comes from defeatism and will lead to failure!

We all need to realize that since the last ban expired, this industry has grown tremendously and there are millions of new law-abiding, responsible gun owners out there just like you!

You MUST take three minutes out of your day from searching for guns, magazines, parts etc, and take that time to WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES at all levels of government. Local, state and most importantly at the federal level. Think LONG TERM! That's how the other side operates and we need to as well.

#1) Regardless if your representative is on the right or the left they still need to hear from you. Even if your rep is a huge 2nd amendment person or you live in an area surrounded by folks that don't agree with you... they still must hear from you!

#2) You must understand that your actual representatives will likely not read your letter/email. HOWEVER their STAFFERS WILL read them. This is a NUMBERS GAME. The staffers retain simple counts for their bosses (your representatives) of how many emails/letters came in FOR or AGAINST additional gun control legislation. The MORE WE WRITE IN the better it is for us and it puts them in a PICKLE.

#3) Keep your email/letter SHORT and SIMPLE. ONE or TWO sentences MAX. Don't try to laboriously argue a point; rather simply state your position and note that you will be educating your friends/family and anyone you can talk to, to vote them out of office if they vote for any new restrictions on your rights.

#4) Don't let the other side shout our side down. Make your voice heard. The consequences of NOT acting will lead to LONG TERM repercussions.

Do you want to be FINGERPRINTED and PHOTOGRAPHED like a common criminal and not be able to will your private property to your heirs? You should be OUTRAGED and offended by the suggestion!

Write your representatives today! Its EASY!

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: http://house.gov/htbin/findrep

SENATE: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

http://nraila.org/get-involved-locally/grassroots/write-your-reps.aspx

RE-POST THIS EVERYWHERE AND EMAIL IT YOUR YOUR FRIENDS and FAMILY!

Thanks for reading.
 

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Done. What's next?
 

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Don't assume it will or won't happen.

A new ban looks unlikely, doesn't mean the gun grabbers won't try for it anyway. A slim chance is still a chance. We need to fight every proposed bill.

I may finally throw in the towel and join NRA, GOA, and SAF finally. I've been resisting forever, but it looks like they're needed now more than ever.
 

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You do have a point about the gun industry, when all other industries have been failing they have been thriving so I do think they will have the muscle to fight back, plus look at the companies that would be put out of business, Betaco., Magpul, Troy industries, Arsenal, Spikes, Okay industries, Calico, and that is about a twentieth of the companies, the NRA is really gonna fight for us this time too.
 

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Obama in an interview aired on NBC’s Meet the Press today.

Said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.

“I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it.

Seems like we should have more pressing issues that he hasn't yet gotten in front of. Maybe behind is where he stays.
 

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Done. Emailed them all. Hope they get enough of us to push back against this idiocy and shut it down.
 

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JAD said:
Obama in an interview aired on NBC’s Meet the Press today.

Said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.

“I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it.

Seems like we should have more pressing issues that he hasn't yet gotten in front of. Maybe behind is where he stays.
First off welcome to FTF,
But I've noticed that he always says this type of stuff to distract us from how horrible of job he's done but it is good to take it into consideration.
 

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Letter

As gun owners we need to STOP this pessimistic attitude IMMEDIATELY that a new "ban" is going to take place. Lately I've been hearing talk like "when the new ban goes into effect" and "the coming ban" etc, as if this is already a done deal. WAKE UP, because its not a done deal! That kind of attitude comes from defeatism and will lead to failure!

We all need to realize that since the last ban expired, this industry has grown tremendously and there are millions of new law-abiding, responsible gun owners out there just like you!

You MUST take three minutes out of your day from searching for guns, magazines, parts etc, and take that time to WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES at all levels of government. Local, state and most importantly at the federal level. Think LONG TERM! That's how the other side operates and we need to as well.

#1) Regardless if your representative is on the right or the left they still need to hear from you. Even if your rep is a huge 2nd amendment person or you live in an area surrounded by folks that don't agree with you... they still must hear from you!

#2) You must understand that your actual representatives will likely not read your letter/email. HOWEVER their STAFFERS WILL read them. This is a NUMBERS GAME. The staffers retain simple counts for their bosses (your representatives) of how many emails/letters came in FOR or AGAINST additional gun control legislation. The MORE WE WRITE IN the better it is for us and it puts them in a PICKLE.

#3) Keep your email/letter SHORT and SIMPLE. ONE or TWO sentences MAX. Don't try to laboriously argue a point; rather simply state your position and note that you will be educating your friends/family and anyone you can talk to, to vote them out of office if they vote for any new restrictions on your rights.

#4) Don't let the other side shout our side down. Make your voice heard. The consequences of NOT acting will lead to LONG TERM repercussions.

Do you want to be FINGERPRINTED and PHOTOGRAPHED like a common criminal and not be able to will your private property to your heirs? You should be OUTRAGED and offended by the suggestion!

Write your representatives today! Its EASY!

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: http://house.gov/htbin/findrep

SENATE: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

http://nraila.org/get-involved-locally/grassroots/write-your-reps.aspx

RE-POST THIS EVERYWHERE AND EMAIL IT YOUR YOUR FRIENDS and FAMILY!

Thanks for reading.

I would like to see someone draft an all encompassing letter, covering all aspects of "NO MORE GUN CONTROL", and post it so it could be (copied) printed and used as a format by each individual.
 

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I would like to see someone draft an all encompassing letter, covering all aspects of "NO MORE GUN CONTROL", and post it so it could be (copied) printed and used as a format by each individual.
Huh? I don't get it.
 

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Don't assume it will or won't happen.

A new ban looks unlikely, doesn't mean the gun grabbers won't try for it anyway. A slim chance is still a chance. We need to fight every proposed bill.

I may finally throw in the towel and join NRA, GOA, and SAF finally. I've been resisting forever, but it looks like they're needed now more than ever.
I feel your pain, I'm old enough to remember the NRA throwing us under the bus in '86 and again in '94. Maybe I'll send an E-mail with my membership.
 

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The NRA lost me when they blamed violence in games and tv on the shootings. The NRA can go screw itself for all I care. They pissed on the 1st amendment. I love the 2nd amendment too, but it was not a "viloent game or film" that loaded a gun and killed 20 children. It was a deranged individual whose parents apparently didn't want to suffer the negative image of getting proper treatment for their kids. They wanted to keep up that positive image and also keep their kid in a damned bubble. They either over protected the kid and he never got a dose of reality because of his pain management issues, or they were afraid of him, either way the parents are to blame. Saying he was 20 and not a kid and spewing out he should have been institutionalized because he was crazy means he was not capable of taking care of himself so therefore his parents were still his caretakers. They are the ones that gave him access to guns and taught him how to use them. THEY ARE TO BLAME, not Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, Magnum PI, Dirty Harry, or anything else in a game or on TV. The parents.
 

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Good point...do we all just sit back and wait now?? Or could we be more proactive? What more can we do besides contacting our elected officials
A) Consider joining the NRA (or renew). And consider donation $5 or $10 to the NRA-ILA (nra-ila.org). Seriously folks, despite what you think, this is really our only bulwark against this kind of stuff that has actual teeth.

B) Feel free to re-post the OP any other place you want, email to friends etc.

C) A lot of this is about timing. Definitely DO NOT write your reps continually every single day etc, otherwise you may get spam marked. Instead think strategically. Send in a reminder email/letter when something is actually brought to the floor, or goes into committee etc. Watch the news. When the news gets heated up, we need to get heated up.

D) Inform your friends and family about this issue. Create a little email list for your circle of friends and family and keep each other informed on the issue as it progresses. Don't just "fire and forget" links to articles/videos etc. Actually discuss the topic amongst friends and newcomers to the issue.

E) Consider going to any local rallies should they be organized in your community/state.

F) Lastly, remember that forums like this are "rallying the base". We should only spend a limited amount of times talking w/ each other here. As gun owners we need to reach out to our neighbors and those who are maybe more in the "low information" voter category. Get them up to speed on this issue and why it is important to them as well.
 

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I would like to see someone draft an all encompassing letter, covering all aspects of "NO MORE GUN CONTROL", and post it so it could be (copied) printed and used as a format by each individual.
Go to Oregon firearms federations page, follow the link to write, the guy that runs that site is very eloquent with words.

I used a couple of his templates, added a few of my own words to make it more personal,

Was surprised that I actually got responses from what appeared at least to be our state reps.
 

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What can you do???????? Simple.

WRITE YOUR CONGRESS CRITTER. noit an E-mail, a letter, hand signed.

JOIN THE NRA. iF YOU'RE AN ANNUAL MENBER, UP GRADE TO LIFE MEMBER.

And probably just as important, write nice, logical reasonable sounding letters to your local editor. NO NAME CALLING!
 

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The NRA lost me when they blamed violence in games and tv on the shootings.
The NRA can go screw itself for all I care.
They pissed on the 1st amendment. I love the 2nd amendment too, but it was not a "viloent game or film" that loaded a gun and killed 20 children. It was a deranged individual whose parents apparently didn't want to suffer the negative image of getting proper treatment for their kids. They wanted to keep up that positive image and also keep their kid in a damned bubble. They either over protected the kid and he never got a dose of reality because of his pain management issues, or they were afraid of him, either way the parents are to blame. Saying he was 20 and not a kid and spewing out he should have been institutionalized because he was crazy means he was not capable of taking care of himself so therefore his parents were still his caretakers. They are the ones that gave him access to guns and taught him how to use them. THEY ARE TO BLAME, not Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, Magnum PI, Dirty Harry, or anything else in a game or on TV. The parents.
Well, you still have obumma & hilliary ;)
 

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Letter To Be Sent to Legistlators!!

Huh? I don't get it.[/QUOTE]

Many of us don't have the knowledge or the skills to draft a letter that covers all phses of any kind of a new ban. With a letter formatted, each individual could print as many copies as wanted, sign them and mail to his or her legistlators. Get it now??
 

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The NRA lost me when they blamed violence in games and tv on the shootings. The NRA can go screw itself for all I care. They pissed on the 1st amendment. I love the 2nd amendment too, but it was not a "viloent game or film" that loaded a gun and killed 20 children. It was a deranged individual whose parents apparently didn't want to suffer the negative image of getting proper treatment for their kids. They wanted to keep up that positive image and also keep their kid in a damned bubble. They either over protected the kid and he never got a dose of reality because of his pain management issues, or they were afraid of him, either way the parents are to blame. Saying he was 20 and not a kid and spewing out he should have been institutionalized because he was crazy means he was not capable of taking care of himself so therefore his parents were still his caretakers. They are the ones that gave him access to guns and taught him how to use them. THEY ARE TO BLAME, not Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, Magnum PI, Dirty Harry, or anything else in a game or on TV. The parents.
I think the NRA is getting a lot of unnecessary grief over this. Our entertainment is more violent than ever. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Why is Hollywood not taking any accountability for the movies they make? Why is our culture ok with 12 year olds playing increasingly violent games.

No one is calling for getting rid of these things, but as a culture I think we're well beyond asking when it is enough.

Frankly, I vote with my wallet in this regard.
 
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