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Just had a killer activist idea - can we be mature enough to carry it out?

Discussion in 'Activism' started by bogie, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and this applies to a lot of you guys who assume that you're mature because of your age.

    This is going to take some tact and gentleness, because we'll be targeting a media-friendly group (nope, not Washington Post Reporters) that largely are -not- knowledgeable about firearms. Primary object is education of the group. Secondary is to get numbers, and then some media attention, and hopefully some corp attention, because that gets more media attention. It's also going to require a cessation of infighting for the duration of the activity. That means no finger pointing, no "I don't like that company anyway," and no fragmenting. We've got some incredible numbers here. We need to use them.

    We need to do this like ladies and gentlemen. Nicely. Not as adversaries. Win hearts and minds, that sort of thing.

    I don't really recognize a lot of names now... I know a lot of the "old farts" from a couple of years ago still lurk, and sometimes I hear things. Guys, it's time to think, reflect upon just _why_ we're here, and go to work.

    Speaking of which - THR has done massive online/email campaigns before, with positive results. We can do it again. - NO derailment. IMHO, that needs to be the rule - either participate, or **** and hold it. Or go back to the forum where you heard about all the bad gun people. Sorry, but since this is an open forum, it's all too easy for a few folks, easily under 1%, to "enter," and then disrupt an activity. We're going to need agreement that we can focus, and a low tolerance threshold of folks who wish to point the activity in other directions, such as professional sports or which is the latest and greatest boy band... No religion. No abortion. No Hitler. No Hillary. No Bush. No bleepin' politics. Just a focus....

    I'm also gonna need someone who actually knows more than diddly squat (my approximate level...) about web development. Not much - will probably need to hack together a database or two for some big number "this is the number of people who support this" and "fill in this e-mail form to fire off a personalized message" type of stuff...

    Wouldn't mind chatting with a coupla mods before springing things - I think this could be be big enough to get some attention, and if we work things right, it'll all be good attention.

    314-920-6860 after 10:00 central 01/01/08...
  2. WinchesterAA

    WinchesterAA Well-Known Member

    How long have you been working on this idea?
  3. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Counting time in PR classes, since about 1982... Since I learned that some folks didn't like my favorite hobby, since about 1969...
  4. fjolnirsson

    fjolnirsson Well-Known Member

    Bogie, if I can help, I will. Count me in.
  5. Big45

    Big45 member

    Sorry to nitpick but shouldn't this be in the Activism forum?
  6. Autolycus

    Autolycus Well-Known Member

    Tag as this is interesting.
  7. ieszu

    ieszu Well-Known Member

    Love to hear more... but giving out your private phone number on the internet?
  8. doc2rn

    doc2rn Well-Known Member

    That is why this is the High Road, love to hear more.
  9. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Whatcha need?
  10. Vector

    Vector Well-Known Member

    bogie wrote;

    So I am trying to get to your idea through all the suggestions on how to be civil, united, mature, acting like gentlemen, etc.

    Then I read this in the same post

    So all I am left to do is :rolleyes:

  11. Superpsy

    Superpsy Well-Known Member

    i'm willing...tagged to see where this is going
  12. AZ_Rebel

    AZ_Rebel Well-Known Member

    Kinda shot yourself in the foot haven't you? However, you may have been just "anxious" to get your new idea out there.

    I too have marked and will see where we are going. Hope this will help our "cause" and hope that I can help in some way.

    But please heed your own advice - people end to dismiss you when you talk the way you did in your original post.
  13. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    Whether he shot himself in the foot or not on that one post, I still respect bogie and his passion. He's been around almost as long as I and I haven't seen anything that would tarnish his credibility.

    Bogie, I'm in. Not a big web developer so I'll help where I can. Besides, I'm behind the lines and need to get more active in the fight for our rights.
  14. dcal

    dcal Well-Known Member

    I'm a software engineer (read: code monkey) and have some limited web dev skillz. I'd be happy to help! Keep me posted on the details.
  15. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Well-Known Member

    Bogie, your idea would be a total waste of time. I don't think you understand the mindset of the anti gun folks. They are just not interested in hearing your ideas, and I guarantee you that none of them are going to have an Epiphany.
    Besides, I LIKE being confrontational with those morons. :evil:
  16. Prof. A. Wickwire

    Prof. A. Wickwire Well-Known Member


    I teach web development and database development. Keep me in mind as this project develops.


    Prof. A. Wickwire

    (edited for clarity)
  17. WinchesterAA

    WinchesterAA Well-Known Member

    Well throw up some details Bogie, I'm interested.

    I'm good at contingency planning, and pre-emptive problem solving. Great with people from the lowest of the low to the highest of the high, and pretty good with electronics.
  18. TCB in TN

    TCB in TN Well-Known Member

    We don't all have to agree or even like one another to put a little effort into supporting the 2A. I don't always WANT to be tactful, but I know when I need to. I don't have development skills but I will support whatever actions I can.
  19. Zedicus

    Zedicus Well-Known Member

    <= Web Multimedia & Graphic Designer

    whats the plan?
  20. MKEITH

    MKEITH Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you can count me in. Don't know much about computer stuff,but I'll do what I can in other areas.

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