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Alabama RKBA Meeting

Discussion in 'Activism' started by kurtmax, Sep 9, 2007.

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  1. kurtmax

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    Several people from the Alabama forums over at OpenCarry.org have expressed a desire to start a pro-RKBA organization in Alabama. To our knowledge, no organization exists currently. While Alabama isn't an extremely anti-gun state, and several pro-gun pieces of legislation have recently been passed, we think more can be done. A local organization could substantially help more pro-gun laws to be passed, and perhaps remove some of the restrictive laws currently in place.

    We currently plan to meet at:

    Buffalo Wild Wings
    2772 John Hawkins Pkway
    Birmingham

    Google maps link

    On Saturday, September 22, @ 1100

    The purpose of this meeting is simply to ascertain how many people are interested, and to come up with a basic structure and goals for an organization.

    We are definitely interested in clarifying the legality of unconcealed carry of weapons in this state, but we would like to pursue other issues as well such as vehicle carry and 'shall issue' laws. (Alabama is still 'may issue' and the amount of discretion given to a Sheriff is a topic of much debate...)

    If you are interested in coming, please reply in this thread. If you are unsure if you will be able to make it, but would like to come, go ahead and post that you are tentatively coming. I'll try to check on this thread daily and compile a list of people planning to come.

    The central thread for this meetup is here, although, I'll try to update both threads when I can. EDIT: Deacon Blues just posted some more detailed instructions (with pictures) on how to reach the location in the oc.org thread.

    I'm hoping we can make something of this, and push Alabama off the fence and onto the RKBA side...
     
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  2. fixyurgun

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    Can't make it to B'ham but sounds like a needed org. will be watching . jim
     
  3. kurtmax

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    Thanks for the interest. We thought B'ham was a good place for a first meeting since it's semi-location-neutral. It's probably a bit far for folks from Mobile and such, but we gotta start somewhere :p Most likely we will do most planning through a web-site anyways...
     
  4. emtpacker

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    missed the meeting, but interested

    keep me up to date on everything - I'm very interested in increasing gun rights in the state. I'd personally like to see a little more reciprocity for ccw permits. thanks for tour work so far.

    colin
     
  5. oldcop1971

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    Missed it...

    just found this thread, but definately interested in the formation of an AL RKBA org. PM me with info or i'll keep checking this thread.
    oc 71
     
  6. kurtmax

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    Right. Well, there was only one other person that said he was coming, and since B'ham was far away (we picked the location because it seemed pretty neutral for people that might want to come), we didn't get together.

    There were a handful of people that expressed interest, but couldn't make the meeting. I'm planning on putting together an online meeting through IRC sometime soon. I've just been really, really busy the last couple of days....

    I was expecting more interest, but I still think something is doable with the handful we have atm.
     
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    Sorry folks for missing the meeting myself, due to a conflicting work schedule;
    but certainly count me in, please~! ;):cool:
     
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    Keep us all updated, would like to be at any meetings as well, as long as it doesn't interfere with work
     
  9. jimmyraythomason

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    Like others I found this too late to attend the meeting. I am very interested in seeing this new organization come to life! <jrthomason@otelco.net>
     
  10. kurtmax

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    Alright. I'll try to get something organized soon. My network connection has been down all weekend so I haven't been able to check stuff online...

    I'll try and come up with a plan by Wednesday or Thursday.
     
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    Also to late but am curious. Maybe next time this could go into GD or be bumped frequently.
     
  12. learn2shoot

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    There is an association already perhaps join this group and make it more visinle and more effective.... Maybe someone could volunteer to build a website for them :)

    http://www.nrahq.org/clubs/state.asp

    ALABAMA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION
    Mr. James L. Moses, President
    home: 256-534-7968
    email: j.moses1@comcast.net

    Mr. Ramon J. Samaniego, Jr., Sec./Treas.
    home: 256-534-2644
    Newsletter: Alabama Rifle & Pistol Bulletin
    Mr. James Moses, Editor
    j.moses1@comcast.net
     
  13. BigFatKen

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    Count me in too

    There was a bill called HR600 started by one of the Bir'ham representatives. District 53 if I am correct. He wanted to put a $50 tax on handguns that could fire repeatly without taking your finger off the trigger. I think he was targeting autos but the wording also would have included all DA revolvers. It may have been per year too. I do not recall.

    Here is what my wife wrote to our Rep.
    Yeah, she writes good letters. She worked for the Pro-life candidate who was running against Feingold in 1996. Too bad Feingold broke his own rules and took donated free ads in Madison and Milwaukee at the last wekend.

    If you want any other reasons why we are "Wisconsin Escapees", I just saw the Badger football game. The Madison school had a beautiful collage of campus photos with background music and the first words are "University of Wisconsin graduates are the highest number of Peace Corps. volunteers in the Country".

    Need I say more?
     
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