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Entertaining an idea... would need assistance

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by cbrgator, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. cbrgator

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    I've been thinking about starting some kinda of anti AWB campaign. Launch a website or something. I'm not exactly sure how to go about it or anything but I have a few ideas. I would definitely need help with it (building a website, filling it with good info, etc.). Is there anybody interested? I'll take some advice or good info as well if you can only offer that.

    All I know is something needs to be done to prevent Obama from signing in another AWB and I don't want to sit around and do nothing when i can something... anything... to try and help.
     
  2. JImbothefiveth

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    Vote in the congress, senate, and house elections! And write your officials if a ban comes up.

    You should find some statistics showing how the AWB increases crime.(I'm pretty sure it did, just not sure where tofind those statistics.).
     
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    I just love how they make 12 ga slug sound like a bad word!
     
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    To be fair the AWB did not increase crime. Not because it actually solved any problems or prevented any BG's from getting guns, but because assault weapons were so statistically marginal in the first place that any affect on crime would be barely noticable.

    A good anti-AWB argument should start with that fact, that "Assault Weapons" cause such a tiny amount of death (2% of homicides max) that they arent even worth debating if you have an interest in saving American lives. Explain that if people pushing for these laws instead pushed for some kind of improved car safety regulation (car crashes cause significantly more preventable death than murder) they would save many more lives without endangering anyone's basic rights.

    I'd be happy to help provide your website with information
     
  5. ccsniper

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    of course you want to put statistics in it. and how crime in other countries always goes up after any kind of firearms ban. and how americas crime rate has not risen in the last 20 years, only the number of said crime has (thank you media).
     
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    i agree, and should also note this country spends billions of dollars on research to try and find new ways to scare us. instead of trying to spend that money on getting people to stop smoking they try to find some new man made product that has less than 1% chance of even having the ability to cause cancer.

    sorry i went on a rant
     
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    A lot of people think that the terms "assault weapon" and "assault rifle" are synonymous.

    I think it is important to explain that "assault weapon" is a term coined by gun-control advocates as a catch-all for whatever they want to ban. Most people don't understand that. When you try to explain it, they just stare blankly and say, "but why would anybody NEED 'assault weapons'?" :banghead:

    Explain what an an assault rifle actually is, and that it is already highly regulated.

    I think it would be good to investigate how many times real, registered assault rifles have been used in crimes (I imagine it has been practically none).


    I think it would be particularly helpful to highlight the regulations that are ludicrous to most people, such as the proposed regulation of hunting ammunition.

    They try to make us look like whacko extremists for owning "assault weapons"; we need to make THEM look like whacko extremists for wanting to ban the ammo for grandpa's Winchester.

    If we expose the most extreme parts of the anti-gun agenda, then people might be more apt to question the calls for "reasonable restrictions."

    We need to use their own tactics against them. They have turned fence-sitters against us by highlighting the "scary military guns" that we want to protect. We need to do the same to them by highlighting the ordinary, utilitarian guns that they want to regulate.
     
  8. cbrgator

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    One thing I have done so far is total up how many rifles were made by the AR Companies. Armalite ,Colt, Stag, DPMS, Bushy, etc. and according to the Bureau of Labor and Stats from the BATFE Website, these companies produced over 187,000 AR's in 2006 alone. That should help with the common use argument... Plus I'm sure those numbers have spiked since then. AR's are more popular than ever.
     
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    I agree about the 'assualt rifle' term being overused. Tom Gresham started a bit of a movement to refer to our ARs as "Utility Rifles", since their intent is not to kill, but rather to be used for whatever is necessary. I'm trying to make it stick.
     
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    im just wondering if you ever got that website up?
     
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    The presence or absence of guns in society neither increases nor lowers the crime rate. Crime is a socio-economic problem, not a gun problem.
     
  12. chemist308

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    The awb battle is being fought in the court public opinion. We need news paper, radio and tv editorials supporting our position. Are there any media people in our numbers?
     
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