101 ways to become more active


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Barbara
October 30, 2004, 07:40 AM
Ha! Bet you were looking for them here. :)

I'm trying to compile a list and need some help, so start tossing things out.

1.) Carry applications for gun rights organizations with you.
2.) Volunteer to work on projects for gun rights organizations.
3.) Take a new shooter to the range.
4.) Take an old shooter to the range.
5.) Become a certified instructor.
6.) Become a merit badge counselor.
7.) Get to know your legislators.
8.) Contact your legislators.
9.) Volunteer on campaigns for pro-gun legislators.
10.) Carry voter registration forms with you.
11.) Convince a registered voter to go to the polls.
12.) ....

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patentmike
October 30, 2004, 10:43 AM
Donate real gun books to the library. For whatever reason, librarians tend to buy a lot more anti books.

Barbara
October 30, 2004, 12:42 PM
Wow, excellent idea and one I'd never even thought of!

Ieyasu
October 30, 2004, 12:51 PM
Form your own local gun rights group.

Having your own list of gun rights activists makes it easier to perform some of the above items. There are many advantages of having your own group. I won't list them all. But, one is having a group spokesperson. That makes it much easier to get your opinions (candidate endorsements, etc.) into the local newspaper.

Also, there are often local issues/problems that are too small for the NRA or a state group to get involved in, such as a school diseminating anti-gun literature, etc.

pax
October 30, 2004, 12:51 PM
Some ideas:

Join the NRA, SAF, GOA, and JPFO.

Buy guns and ammo. Buy lots of guns and ammo. This gives gun companies an incentive to keep making guns and ammo. :) Plus, it's more fun than activism, and gives you an incentive to keep doing the dreary bits that have to be done.

Take a friend shooting. Take lots of your friends shooting. Buy NRA, SAF, GOA, or JPFO memberships for your friends when they first get started shooting.

Write to your legislators and the editor of your local paper. Yeah, it's not glamorous or terribly difficult, just tedious and ... well, a little embarrassing. Do it anyway. (Awhile back, I made a committment to write one letter a week for freedom. Broke my promise; turned out to be more like one letter a month on average. Lots of room for improvement there, but better than most manage to do. I tell you, this stuff is tedious.)

Visit your elected representatives at least once a year, in person. If possible, bring all your friends along. Otherwise, do it yourself. If possible, organize a large group of people to visit the Capitol at the same time. If not, go by yourself.

Pass out flyers when you visit the Capitol.

Join the Tyranny Response Team, if there is one in your area. If not, organize one yourself.

Take a look at the Five Minute Handbook for RKBA Activists (http://www.thefiringline.com/Misc/library/RKBA_handbook.html) for more ideas. It's a must read for people who care.

Then, when you get tired of doing all that -- do freedom. (http://www.doingfreedom.com/gen/1202/index.html)

pax

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. -- Samuel Adams

OtG
October 30, 2004, 04:14 PM
Join a gun club.

Help with that clubs maintenance, events, etc.

If there are no local gun clubs, start one.

Try to organize a collegiate/scholastic shooting club (if near a college/high school).

Don't be creepy. It may be your right, but it does none of us any good to have scruffy-looking guys muttering to themselves about how they're going to fight off the gov't/UN when they come for our guns next week. Remember: appearances are important. Don't be the stereotype.

Don't shoot people (unnecessarily :evil: )

Remember good gun safety.

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