The Shot Heard Around the US

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Rayzor, Mar 22, 2014.

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  1. Rayzor

    Rayzor Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    So what are you doing April 19th?

    Here is a link to the Facebook site;

    We had a resounding success when we had "The Shot Heard Around NY" in protest to the new SAFE act pushed through by our governor. :cuss:
    I was so impressed to hear my neighbors at noon on January 11th. Many of which I had no idea that they had guns.
    There is another planned for April 12th and a rally at the state capital on the 1st of April.

    So if you support your right to bear arms and feel the 2nd amendment should not be infringed upon, Take some time and fire a safe shot on;
    Saturday, April 19th at 12:00pm
  2. .338Sako

    .338Sako Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    NC High Country
    LOL I will probably be shooting anyways... Good stuff though.
  3. Colonel

    Colonel Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Though it might be a neat idea, empty gestures are just that: Empty.

    They make people feel better without actually acomplishing anything.

    If you want to actually make a difference, get registered to vote and vote the gun grabbers out of office.
  4. MarkDido

    MarkDido Member

    Apr 5, 2003

    So do you suggest that people just sit on their hands until election time?
  5. Colonel

    Colonel Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Well, I can think of a thing or two that would be a lot more productive than shooting off a gun at noon on 4/19, like:

    register to vote
    convince other gun owners to register to vote
    join the NRA or pro-gun group of your choice and convince others to follow suit
    give money to pro-gun organizations and candidates
    volunteer for pro-gun organizations and candidates
    write a letter to the editor of your paper to correct some bogus anti-gun story
    take someone shooting who has never done so before
    invite the general public to your range or gun club to see you're not satan worshippers

    What is a bunch of guns going off at noon on 4/19 going to accomplish, other than inspire a lot of breathless media stories about reckless people shooting guns into the air, and people getting killed by stray bullets (because you know that's exactly how the anti-gun media will play it)?
  6. docsleepy

    docsleepy Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    Just came back from the range helping a colleague and his wife with their first ever gun: glock 9 mm. They are thrilled. Before we went to the range, we disassembled and clean their gun and several other similar firearms showing them how they work. They also each made two rounds of 9 mm ammunition on a Turret press. This allowed them to learn what exactly is inside, and what a squib round might do.

    Either the fifth, or the 12th, we will be starting our first of three marksmanship sessions with the church youth, modeled along to Appleseed training, and using Appleseed targets.

    I can't seem to get these folks to go to an actual Appleseed, but they are willing to do things right near their church. So I take what I can get.
  7. Red Wind

    Red Wind Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Rock Harbor,Florida
    I will be in San Juan,Puerto attending a wedding on Saturday, April 19th.

    My thoughts will be with you all on the 239th anniversary of that most historic day.
  8. stonecutter2

    stonecutter2 Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Bloomington, IL
    He did say "take a safe shot." So I'd hope no one thinks shooting randomly in the air is a safe shot.

    I do agree about taking action, however.

    Celebrate that historic beginning of our freedom with some safe shooting, but honor the sacrifices made by all of those Americans before us by exercising the rights they've given their lives for.

    Register to vote, then go and vote when elections occur.

    Write letters to your Senators and Representatives, way too few Americans actually provide input to those who are in place by the design of our government.

    Maybe even sit in on city council meetings, and get involved in your community.

    Those shots weren't fired on 4/19/75 to just give us gun rights, they're much more profound. Relish and savor what they provide.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2014
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