Thinking out of the box.


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YoungBrave
September 1, 2009, 06:04 AM
OK, I think the recent wins for anti-gun politicians in Congress and the White House have emboldened them in their efforts against us. They seem to have forgotten what happened after the Federal Assault gun ban put into effect by Clinton. We must remind them, and we must never let them forget it. I want to found an organization akin to the NRA; but with less of an emphasis in lobbying and campaigning, and more of an emphasis in grassroots activities (not protests; but putting referendums in state ballots, especially in the places where gun laws are most restrictive, to show anti-gun politicians that their constituencies are voting for them for other reasons) and winning judicial test cases (Heller v. DC was a major victory for us; but very little has come of it because we have not availed ourselves of it). I have never started an organization like this before, and would like to hear from people who have, and can give me advice on how to go about it. I need advice on what kind of tax status I should seek (I know it's not a non-profit; but I don't know much else), and on how to set up a web page or a web site. The idea for the page or site is that people would be able to download referendum petitions, have their friends sign them, then send them back to the organization. I am not too savvy about this, as I've never posted on the internet on anything other than social sites or bullteting boards; but this would be something on a different level. With more leeway on what can be posted.

The organization would not deal exclusively with gun issues; but also other political issues of a Libertarian nature. Also, if someone could tell me of other websites similar to this one with a pro-gun or libertarian stance, I would greatly appreciate it.

Milton

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goofy grape
September 1, 2009, 06:10 AM
I joined the SAF earlier tonight. They are akin to the NRA and annual membership is only $15. I'm a member of the NRA too but wanted to join another organization because of the National No-Carry policy that Obama wants to enact. I don't know how active they are in ballots, pamphlets, etc. but it can't hurt.

YoungBrave
September 3, 2009, 05:08 AM
For a sec. there, I thought IŽd hit a dead end:banghead:; but now I know SAF is very akin to my idea. If anyone knows about similar organizations, or about the specific issues I mentioned in my initial post, please let me know. UNITED WE STAND !!! :)

Divided we fall :mad:

Milton

KevinAbbeyTech
September 11, 2009, 06:18 PM
Some of my favorite alternatives to the NRA are

1. Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

If anybody knows what happens when you give up your right to bear arms it would be
the Jewish people.

2. Gun Owners of America

GOA is no compromise.

mljdeckard
September 11, 2009, 11:00 PM
What wins are you talking about? We have national park carry coming in Feb, and we were actually close to national reciprocity, when I never thought it would get to the floor at all. The results of Heller will come over the next 20 years at least. Who told you otherwise?

Start with the NRA, then join whomever you want to.

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