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NRA-ILA letter... reprehensible!

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by azredhawk44, May 23, 2007.

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  1. ilbob

    ilbob Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    There are a fair number of very vocal people who post here who believe there is only one way to win and that is their way.

    Personally, I think we have to band together at the local level and start getting things done there. There is a saying that all politics is local. It is at least partially true. Politicians almost never run for high office first. they usually have to start at the bottom and work their way up.If better people are at the bottom of the food chain, it will eventually filter up to the top.

    There are a LOT of spots on school boards, city councils, sewer boards, etc. where you can make a difference. You might not win every fight, might lose them all in fact, but you won't win if you aren't in the game.

    Its may be even more important to get involved in local party affairs. Does not matter which party you are in. Your chances of being heard increase exponentially the more you are around.

    Just calling or writing to a politician once in a while makes a big difference. They really want to hear from you, even if they don't agree with you. It some kind of ego thing they have going.
  2. precisionshootist

    precisionshootist Member

    Apr 12, 2007

    I agree with you that Grassroots activism is an effective tool at stopping the further erosion of our current and now very limited rights. What is needed most however is “advancement” of 2nd amendment rights. We must roll back all federal gun control laws and once again allow the citizens of the United States to possess current and future military weapons as stated in the constitution. The NRA in my opinion is still trying to produce a political solution to what in reality is a legal problem. The federal government has passed laws that are illegal, period. I’m not bashing the NRA. They have gotten us this far and we should dance with the ones that brought us but it’s time to get aggressive. It’s time to lawyer up and take our case to the courts and demand our rights be affirmed. If we lose we stir the pot some more and keep going back until we win. Better to go to the courts and lose now then to wait 10, 15 or more years when fewer and fewer people are involved in shooting or for that matter understand that we need to be armed to keep the government in check.
  3. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Washington state
    Well, that's not quite accurate.

    Currently, without general acknowledgement, the Second Amendment Foundation is a plaintiff in the New Orleans and San Francisco lawsuits (SAF won an earlier lawsuit against San Francisco's first gun ban under then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein).

    SAF on its own is involved in gun rights lawsuits currently in Ohio and Texas, and is suing a library system in Washington state over blocked computer access to gun-related websites.

    The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms was deeply involved in the 1997 fight to defeat Initiative 676 in Washington state, which would have been the most draconian handgun law in the country. At the time, I was on the NRA BoD and as a lifelong Washington resident, I was involved in that campaign up to my ears. Several groups were involved in that one.
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