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Standing up for our Gun Rights

Discussion in 'Activism' started by tdyoung58, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. tdyoung58

    tdyoung58 Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Central PA
    So I guess we all have figured out that Obama as President is gonna try to grab guns, ban guns, raise taxes on guns and ammo and basically do everything he can to get rid of guns in this country.

    According to the NRA there are almost 50 million gun owners in this country. Yet less than 4 million are members of the NRA, Even less for the Second Amendment Foundation. I am a member of both. I don't think either one is perfect.... But you know what, they are the ones who are in Washington, DC, defending our right to 'keep and bear arms" for us. If your not a member I urge you to join. I now the NRA has a 'election year' special where membership is discounted to $25,

    I think it's time both the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation have at least a 10 million membership support. Please join one if not both, the more members that they have the easier it will be for them to get our elected officials to listen to them.

    How far will you go to defend your gun rights? How much is your ability to defend the lives of your self and family worth?

    We can't afford to bury our heads in the sand and think they'll never be able to take our guns

    www.nra.org www.saf.org
  2. 7.62X25mm

    7.62X25mm member

    Sep 16, 2008
  3. X-Rap

    X-Rap Member

    Sep 23, 2006
    Getting behind these orgs. is much more productive than planning cache's and insurrections as well as cheaper.
    I believe in preparing for the worst but with sufficient numbers even the fools in DC will move with caution.
    We must not forget the states however, here is the place that we can trully gain ground especially with strong numbers in the anti states.
    Imagine 50,000,000 members of gun organizations with lobbying in DC and the 50 statehouses. That is victory my friends. Membership numbers nearing what decided this last election is what our goal should be.
  4. pbearperry

    pbearperry Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
    Nah.let's continue to fight amongst ourselves and stay splintered.That's what we do best it seems.That way we can contimue to rant and beat our chests.
  5. Boxing Buffalo

    Boxing Buffalo Member

    Sep 28, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Actually you haven't figured out anything. You'd managed to feed on each others fear and paranoia and come to some conclusions based off no empirical evidence other than a voting record. Dude is a politician. You can't trust anything he says or does.

    EDIT: Also, Obama shouldn't be your biggest concern. It's the overwhelming majority of newly elected Democratic Senators that should be your concern. They are the ones that need flooded with letters from we the law abiding citizens who just so happen to enjoy our right to bear arms. :END EDIT

    But, rather than wasting my time feeding into fear, I figured it would be more constructive to start writing letters to my elected officials. Be it local, state, national, etc..

    To start, here's what I Just wrote to change.gov

    Hi there,

    I'm a 30 year old independent voter. Socially I'm very liberal, fiscally I'm somewhat conservative.

    My biggest negative concern regarding seeing Democrats having such a strong hold on how our government is going to run for the next two to four years is what is going to happen regarding gun rights and gun laws.

    What I'm hearing as a talking point from the Brady campaign are a push for "common sense" gun laws. I think most Democrats version of common sense gun laws prohibit common sense. Common sense would tell me that if I commit computer fraud with a HP brand computer, the government wouldn't step in and regulate the usage and distribution of HP brand computers.

    Like most law abiding citizens, I abhor gun related violence. I don't intend to obtain a concealed weapons permit for the purpose to randomly be violent. I feel it is my constitutionally protected right to do so. I value my life as well as the lives of my fellow Americans. I don't expect police and military to be my personal body guards. And, according to reality, there are violent people out there, with guns, that intend to harm at will, and randomly. I feel it's my right, as well as our entire nations right to protect what they value most. For me, it's my loved ones, and my community of law abiding citizens.

    I don't own guns because I'm a violent person. It's nothing more than a hobby. Plus I'm something of a history buff and am a huge fan of our founding fathers. I have this thing for the constitution.

    It saddens me to hear gun owners referred to as "nuts" or any other derogatory term. I'm just a law abiding citizen that still carries a boy scout mentality. Always be prepared.

    Statistics reaffirm my hope that in my lifetime I will never have to turn my firearm on another human being. I can't imagine anything worse. But, to think that my own government would potentially limit my ability to protect myself and my community makes me ill.

    In my eyes, the common sense lies in stricter gun related crime punishments. Don't punish the innocent citizens. That to me is common sense.

    I just hope our newly elected officials can have a better understanding of the textbook definition of liberty means. By taking away rights to align with your social values, you're only helping yourself. Not the country.

    Best Regards,

    Mr. My Name here
  6. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Member

    Apr 8, 2005
    Moses Lake WA
    How I would word it:

    Common sense would tell me that if my neighbor commits computer fraud with an HP brand computer, the government wouldn't step in and regulate the usage and distribution of HP brand computers.

    Just a suggestion.

    Also, check your usage of "that" when you mean "who." "Thats" are things. and "whos" are people.

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