What if we ALL really try


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sonier
May 11, 2010, 03:46 PM
Im going to start with this, this is a very risky thread but there must be many who are asking this question as well. So if this thread gets out of hand I think it should be locked.

My questions is if there were say 25 000 protestors, protesting civil rights and did marches like the civil rights era. would this accomplish anything? or would this stir the pot and violence occurs.

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Gouranga
May 11, 2010, 04:48 PM
Anytime you do any kind of even where you get lots of human beings together you increase the risk of violence. That being said, i would not let the potential for nimrods starting trouble get in the way of a PEACEFUL protest.

I think it can accomplish something IF you get enough numbers, and IF they can show that they will work together when it comes time to hit the polls. Really, all politicians care about is how whatever is happening will effect the polls allowing them to keep their jobs.

Good example, the thread I put up earlier today on the NC win with harris teeter in NC. We did not even need to march to effect change on a corporate policy because we have shown in the past that we will band together to support the cause. They know we will boycott them, that hurts their bottom line. Politicians likewise will respect a group if their leadership can control the way the group votes.

Gritacular
May 11, 2010, 04:59 PM
Protest what?

NavyLCDR
May 11, 2010, 05:17 PM
Wouldn't it upset the anti-gun groups and cause them to legislate away what little rights we have left?

Warhawk83
May 11, 2010, 06:06 PM
What are you protesting?

KodiakBeer
May 11, 2010, 06:21 PM
I think they call that the Tea Party.

Caliper_RWVA
May 11, 2010, 08:31 PM
Wouldn't it upset the anti-gun groups and cause them to legislate away what little rights we have left?

If we don't do something, or at least step up what is already being done, that will happen anyways. I am sure that if you don't stand up and voice our opinion nobody else is going to do it for you.

With each generation, I get the impression that there are fewer gun enthusiasts as urban sprawl makes more places that people cannot easily shoot and more kids grow up not being introduced to firearms, or, worse yet, thinking that guns are bad/illegal.

The civil rights movement in the '60's certainly stirred up a lot of public opinion and even violence against the marchers. Ultimately they won, but it took a long fight. Right now PBS says that 40% of Americans own guns. I am pretty sure that number used to be higher, and if we don't work to protect our places to enjoy firearms that number will probably go lower.

What we need is marches on a similar scale and in similarly influential places as the Civil Rights marches had. I'm only a 8 or so hour drive from DC. Million Man march anyone?

KodiakBeer
May 11, 2010, 08:46 PM
I'll say again: TEA PARTY.

If you are only interested in one of the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights, then you're no different than the opposition who want to pick and choose what's important in their own narrow little world-view. We need to embrace the entire Constitutional package, and all the limitations on government powers contained therein.

There's already a grass roots movement doing that and you ought to get involved.

LemmyCaution
May 11, 2010, 09:08 PM
If you are only interested in one of the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights, then you're no different than the opposition who want to pick and choose what's important in their own narrow little world-view.

Of course, many of the Tea Party folks are only interested in the first ten of the twenty seven Amendments to the Constitution and want to pretend that the later seventeen are illegitimate. The same could be said of them.

KodiakBeer
May 11, 2010, 09:50 PM
Of course, many of the Tea Party folks are only interested in the first ten of the twenty seven Amendments to the Constitution and want to pretend that the later seventeen are illegitimate. The same could be said of them.

That's a nonsensical statement. Which of the latter 17 amendments are an issue with the movement? The one that says the 2nd Amendment is no longer valid? Oops, don't have one like that. The one that says trillions should be taken from the taxpayers to bail out banks? Oops, don't have one like that either. The one that says we can spend ourselves 15 trillion in debt? Oops, don't have one like that either...

NavyLCDR
May 11, 2010, 10:43 PM
I think the Tea Party is EXTREMELY interested in the 14th amendment, for sure.

BTW, BluEyes, I should have put around my previous post. :neener: Just look at some of my other responses on this forum! :D

Like here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=6484853

hso
May 11, 2010, 11:06 PM
Activism is for presentation of plans to support RKBA. See secondamendmentmarch.com

If you want to discuss the merits of a march, Activism Discussion is the place for that.

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