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Don't Put down the Gun Elmo

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by hoppinglark, Jul 28, 2007.

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  1. hoppinglark

    hoppinglark Member

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    http://www.putdownthegunelmo.org/

    They have an email the CEO set up.
    But you can change all the settings, so I just sent him an email supporting Seseme Place's partnership with the NRA and told him to ignore the angry emails from soccer moms, who will never buy tickets anyways.

    The CEO's email will send you an automated reply and you can see what "you" sent him so I am certain he recieved the respectful message of support that I sent him.
     
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  2. ED21

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    Turn the Message

    to our message. Applaud them for their alliance and emphasize the positive aspects of educating the children. Use their message and edit it. :)
     
  3. fletcher

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    Elmo looks a little... dee-dee-dee in that video. :neener:

    That aside, what is this partnership they speak of?
     
  4. hoppinglark

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    You can get discounted tickets to Sesame Place through the NRA.

    The funny thing is that they seem to be mad about the the fact that it's an
    Anheuser-Busch theme park.


    so what?
     
  5. strat81

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    Sent an e-mail through that site thanking them for supporting the 2A.
     
  6. LotI

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    Here's my response:
    :neener:
     
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  7. Ned Flangers

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    I'll guarantee this whole thing is bogus, and I have proof. My Elmo loves guns!
     

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    Letter sent. Text slightly changed of course.
     
  9. timmyb21

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    The guy in the video is a whiner. Or is it wiener? Either way, he's closed minded and uneducated.
     
  10. pappy

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    Sent my email!

    I just went to the website and sent the email with the appropriate changes.
     
  11. GlowinPontiac

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    Just sent LotI's version of the letter.
     
  12. Superpsy

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    I did the same. Nice job with that letter!
     
  13. xilch

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    Proof that the anti's read this forum:

    http://www.gunguys.com/?p=2360

    I don't normally give these hits, but I do check in every once in a while to see what they're up to.
     
  14. hoppinglark

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    GunGuys always make me laugh, the way they constantly contradict themselves it's very entertaining.
     
  15. novaDAK

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    That's nothing. One of the major media outlets quoted a few posts from glocktalk after someone posted an article about an unarmed person getting robbed or raped. I believe the media even quoted the poster's username in their followup article.
     
  16. geekWithA.45

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    Bryan Miller's a sad case, and a long story. He's one of the prime agitators for the forces of organized gun bigotry in NJ/PA/DE. He was radicalized when a criminal burst into an FBI office seeking vengeance. His brother, an agent, was killed in the crossfire. He's appeared on various local news dabates, generally getting his buttocks whipped by the progun side, and on one occassion, was ungracious enough on camera to refuse to shake Scott Bach's hand after the debate was over. He runs several shell groups under the ceasefire banner, and activities like this site are one of the many things he does. Several years back (and perhaps currently?) he was funded by the Joyce Foundation.

    Like the squirrels who have nothing to do all day but figure out how to get into my wife's bird feeder, Bryan Miller has nothing to do all day but sit around and write press releases hold press conferences, and sit in meetings with any politician who will see him, agitating on behalf of the forces of organized gun bigotry. If not for the Joyce Foundation, he'd just be another crackpot too busy making ends meet to be a problem.
     
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    I said throw down, Elmo!
     
  19. Nolo

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    I sent the message too.
    I'm glad we have people pushing legislation that could end my firearm ownership who don't know the difference between an assault rifle and a battle rifle.
    And by "glad" I mean "super peeved off".
     
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    My version...

    Dear Mr. Knell:

    I am pleased to learn that an organization to which I have trusted my children's education for so many years and which states that is devoted to children's education and safety has entered into a financial partnership with Anheuser-Busch, which has resulted in funding the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action.

    As you must know, NRA-ILA has long led the effort to protect citizen's rights by fighting ill-conceived legislation designed to disarm law abiding citizens and improve the chances of criminals everywhere, the very scourge that kills and wounds so many of our young citizens. I heartily support the NRA-ILA's efforts and so, applaud Sesame Workshop's support of it.

    Mr. Knell, it doesn't take a genius to know that preventing law abiding citizens from protecting their families only strengthens the criminal element among us. I thank you and Sesame Workshop for its supportive relationship with NRA-ILA and its funder Anheuser-Busch.

    Sincerely,
     
  21. LotI

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    Is this my 15 minutes? Where's the credit? I want royalties!:cuss:

    Seriously though. I think that keeping our friends close and our enemies closer is very good advise in these times. I am educating myself to the tactics of the anti's to better prepare. Heck, I'm close to Madison and there have to be some gun-haters around here.
     
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  22. Cosmoline

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    It always cracks me up to visit "gun guys." It's classic astro turf. They have no membership. They have no real people supporting them. There are in fact no "gun guys" at all. The website and the so-called "freedom states alliance" is nothing but a front for some anti-gun groups and the Joyce Foundation. The people who put the site together are all paid hacks.
     
  23. geekWithA.45

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    IMO, interacting with these folks is a waste of time, and tends to hand them ammo if not done skillfully, with a do-able plan to achieve positive benefit.

    If you want to counteract them, observe who their targets are, and interact via a different channel that they have no access to.
     
  24. Animal Mother

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    As clever as it is to edit the anti-gun message into pro-gun message from their website. I wouldn't edit the message and send it from their servers. Most likely CEO Gary Knell is not going to re-read a form letter to see if its been edited. He'll just think its increasing pressure to sever the relationship with the NRA.

    Its probably best to email him from your private account and make clear from the subject line that your support the NRA-ILA partnership.
     
  25. The Cavalry

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    I considered doing the same thing, modifying the message subject and body...but I wasn't 100% sure the server would send my revised text. It's entirely possible that the email sent would just be their pre-inserted garbage with my name on it, despite the revisions I'd made on-screen.

    For that reason, I chose to send an email to them from my own account instead.
     
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