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Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by drec, Aug 1, 2016.

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  1. Good Ol' Boy

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    Well at least you and I are on the same page. No, I don't have any ideas at this point, but am all ears. Hopefully some folks will chime in with ideas.

    If you have have links to previous threads you mentioned I'd be interested. I'll do some searching myself.
     
  2. Vern Humphrey

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    Every one of us can read. We have access to the same books you do. And yet we have a much different interpretation.

    What is the basis of your claim that YOU know more about politics than the rest of us?
     
  3. Good Ol' Boy

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    I have not claimed that. But it is obvious that you in particular don't understand the gist of politics.

    There are more than likely some other folks too that don't get it, but if they haven't gotten it by now they most likely never will.

    BTW your question could be posed right back at you, but oh the bologna that would follow...
     
  4. Vern Humphrey

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    You keep saying things like that, but you have yet to produce a shred of evidence that shows us the basis of your expertise.
     
  5. hso

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    GOB,

    The basics for politics outside of politics is to find every 2A organization in your area and try them out. Every club, every PAC, every political party (D, R and whatever). They all hold meetings and they all have some level of influence in politics. Join, listen and then start helping out. Friends of the NRA will probably have a group nearby and they do both political and social activism (or they're just a bunch of good ol boys getting together to yak about guns). Get to know as many of your local elected officials and as many of the appointed ones as you can. You don't need to be pals, but getting to know them well enough to begin to understand what they're opinions and motivations are. If you elect your sheriff get involved with the department as a volunteer and then get involved with his or his opponent's campaign by volunteering in some capacity. Do the same for the elected politicians or their rivals. Volunteering in a local politician's campaign gives you remarkable access and influence whether they win or not. Yes, it takes time, but it is even more effective than voting.



    Making a change through social activism is more varied and involved. Find every opportunity to participate in clubs or groups that shoot. Find every chance to help with youth shooting or hunting programs. Find every social group peripheral to shooting and hunting and get engaged with them. Check the cork boards at all the gun shops or big sporting goods stores. Look for the Facebook groups locally. Check on any courses being taught by the local educational programs. Volunteer with these as much as you can. Start something with your church or parks department or sheriff's department if there aren't any classes or programs. Try the Scouts and their equivalents. Look for the Explorer program kids and volunteer. Volunteer to take anyone shooting. Volunteer to teach firearms safe handling. Talk to women's groups about giving a talk on how to store safely and use safely.

    That's just the general outline. Heck, start your own forum and moderate it as a way. ;-)
     
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  6. Vern Humphrey

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    To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling:

    In the name of all that's holy, stand up and strike a blow!
     
  7. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    I didn't read any of the previous pages. Are we having the ol' "I don't have the time or energy to vote; to teach youth how to responsibly use a firearm; to be a responsible role model to my neighbors and community for firearms use - but come the revolution I'm totally going to get up off my rear and put my life on the line!" discussion? Because it seems like that.
     
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