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What have you done for your Country today?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Risky buisness, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Risky buisness

    Risky buisness New Member

    May 25, 2007
    As I read the the posts here I am truly relieved to see the amount of and number of varied opinions regarding the RKBA, and how some of you folks support your rights and your Country through activism, Outstanding!
    I would like to pose this question;
    What have you done today, personally, to support your rights? Have you written a letter? Sent an Email, talked to a friend about what's going on with Firearms rights? Maby taken a friend shooting? You know, not even today, what have you done last week, over the 4th, it's easy to sit down here and type items for discussion or alerts amongst folks that in all proability agree with you, but why is it so tough to to do the same typing, only addressed to your Representitives or news paper, I don't know why but it's tough for me too, perhaps, if we all make one concerted effort at least once per week to send commentary to Washington, or your State Capitol it might get easier. Anyone out here have some ideas as to how to overcome this? Folks I'm all ears(or eyes, as the case may be).
  2. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Senior Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Canuck in SE WA State.
    yes, everyday.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2008
  3. Psywarrior13

    Psywarrior13 New Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Gladstone, MO
    In the last week I have been writing my State legislators and my Governor about open carry laws here in Missouri. Also I have taken a couple of my friends who have never even held a weapon out shooting, and taught them how to safely handle a firearm. I continue to further my knowledge of gun laws and legislation that is being introduced and debated. I truly believe that we can make a difference, one letter/email/phone call at a time.
  4. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

    Jul 4, 2007
    NAS Pensacola
    Organized a Communications project which will allow me to present to the president of my university the need for CCW amongst my fellow students. I'm also active duty. :)
  5. ScottyT

    ScottyT New Member

    May 2, 2008
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    What do I do for my country (and State/Community)?

    -I Open Carry every day (whenever I am not and work or restricted by law)

    -In the last week I have written letters (like with paper and an envelopes and stamps!) to legislators regarding Open Carry issues (illegal city ordinances, etc.) and the liability of private property owners (stores, etc. that prohibit firearms need to be liable for their disarmed customers).

    -I have engaged in friendly discourse with more than a few people -- strangers, family, friends -- about our divinely-bestowed and constitutionally protected right to self defense (via RKBA, mostly).

    I hope this thread gets people thinking about what they can do! Every little bit helps! You don't need to go knock doors or man phones for politicians (though that helps), something as simple as educating a neighbor can go a long way in protecting our rights!
  6. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Elder

    Jun 5, 2006
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    Yes, I have recently written to my state and federal reps regarding upcoming votes. Yes, I have taken people shooting. I have bought a gun. I will buy another before the elections in November. I RENEWED MY NRA MEMBERSHIP, AND GUILT-TRIPPED EVERY GUN OWNER I KNOW WHO ISN'T A MEMBER. (The NRA can use my help and money a lot more effectively than I can use it myself.)

    I have a small outing planned for some of my friends here who have never done any shooting other than what the army has taught them.

    For my foreign language classes, we were debating politics. When the Heller case came into the news, I requested that the faculty let me debate against the rest of the class by myself, including the European faculty. They had never thought so much about rights they don't exercise.
  7. Thernlund

    Thernlund Senior Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    What I do for my country... I go to work, I make money, I continue to be a productive member of society.

    But you mean in a firearms-related sense of course. What I do there is to indulge any person who chooses to talk me up about firearms. I try very hard to break the stereotype of a beer-swilling, mullet-wearing, confederate flag-waving redneck by being as real as I possibly can at all times. But I also do not try to swing to far the other way. I do not give canned answers only because they are the right ones. I don't make myself out to be superior to those who I interact with. I always try my best to act in good faith when dealing with anybody.

    Above all, I always act like a real person. I am not overly altruistic, and I am not overly selfish. Just because something is right does not make it good, and just because something is wrong does not make it bad. I can be deep and I can be shallow. I can be proud and I can be humble.

    What I do for the RKBA... I put a human face on gun owners. And so do you.

  8. KI.W.

    KI.W. Active Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    I do nothing for my contry. It is rich and welfare state. No wars, no bad natural phenomenen. It takes too much tax from me. :cuss: Bastard politicans........:fire::fire::fire:
    My country needs only my tax money.
  9. ColinthePilot

    ColinthePilot Participating Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    I don't even know anymore
    I woke up and went to work today. I just came back from a month of Temporary Duty (TDY) in the Air Force, which even though I stayed CONUS the whole time, really made me appreciate the freedoms we have and whats been given to keep them. I came home and went shooting as fast as I could. Now back on home station, I think I'll have to see what more I can do from a non-military standpoint. In the meantime, its back to work with me.
  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    What I Have Done For My Country Today-

    Circulated a letter, showing Barrack Obama's stance on the 2nd amendment~!
  11. siglite

    siglite Participating Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    I was instrumental in preventing a city gun ban two weeks ago. I'm currently involved in challenging (currently politically) bans in two other cities, one of which may be illegal under my state's preemption law. In the past month, I've spent several hundred dollars in travel costs alone supporting RKBA in my state.

    Over the past year, I've been instrumental in defeating a statewide carry ban in certain private establishments. I'm in the halls of our state legislature weekly while they're in session.

    In fact, I cannot think of a single day in the past year that I haven't been at least tangentially involved in working for the RKBA in WV. I'm in daily communication with the president of the WVCDL, discussing political and legal strategy, as well as current events, and how they apply to RKBA.

    There are a lot of folks here on this forum that are pretty active in working for our rights. I'd love to see EVERYONE on this forum active in this way. 30,000 activists would be of enormous influence nationwide.
  12. Reddbecca

    Reddbecca Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Well I haven't done it today, but...

    I got the word out on the Tiahrt Amendment through public channels, I joined the NRA, I helped passed the Emergency Powers legislation in Kansas and get the state opened for the sale of NFA weapons, voiced my displeasure with any AWB attempt to my state legislators and representatives, bought an AR-15, and chewed out more liberals than you can shake a stick at.
  13. gallo

    gallo Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    I've supported my country since 9/11 by religiously going to the mall every weekend.
  14. Feud

    Feud Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    In a house.
    I work for my Congressman, if I have an issue I usually just talk to him (he's brought up shooting more often than I have). :)
  15. doc2rn

    doc2rn Senior Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    SW Florida
    I worked as an intern for the DoD making rock bottom wages:) I could have made more by staying in Kansas!
  16. alex_trebek

    alex_trebek New Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    What about those of us who aren't members, but donate anyway? :D

    BTW I donated $50 to the NRA today (pure $50 donation, none went for a membership fee or anything).
  17. jkingrph

    jkingrph Participating Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    E. Texas
    I worked today, so the govt collected a nice little sum in taxes.
  18. U.S.SFC_RET

    U.S.SFC_RET Participating Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    The Old Dominion State
    Served my country for twenty years. I continue to teach for the U.S. Army. I recently became a life member of the NRA. I also teach women defensive firearms instruction. I continue to serve my country today as I speak.
  19. psyopspec

    psyopspec Senior Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Taking the week off, just having finished 7 months of Army training, often 10+ hours a day six days per week. I did head down to a new gun shop in the area and give them some business, and when I get back home I'll be taking my little brother to the range, hopefully to complete his 2A conversion.
  20. TexasSkyhawk

    TexasSkyhawk Internet SEAL

    Dec 17, 2007
    Among other things, I volunteer at a VA hospital helping returning wounded vets adjust to The World again. I also fly some of them to different treatment centers.

    Without them, and those before them, you wouldn't even be able to ask the question you did.


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