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How come no one is rallying against an AWB?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by nwwoodsman, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    There are rallies for abortion, rallies for gays, rallies for blacks, rallies for welfare, er, I mean against Wall Street and rallies against our constitutional rights. I haven't seen anything put together by the NRA,OFF or Northwest Firearms in an attempt to show our numbers, who we are and what we stand for. I've personally sent e-mails to our state reps but haven't got wind of too many others doing that? Seems like most people are gonna bubblegum about the ban on the internet then give their guns over when the ban passes.
     
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  2. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I am doing all that I can as a disabled vet, but I think the largest part of the problem is that gun owners have jobs. The government is banking on that, we cant always get out and protest because we have to go to work and support our families, with no handouts or help. I am making as much noise as possible though, writing letters and emails.
     
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  3. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    Let's get it going then... I too have taken the time to write my Senators, and Congressman Smith - Washington, 9th. All it takes is a little time, thoughtful words, and of course the numbers. So let us all sit down and write our reps. If we all stood up for our rights we can't be ignored! Let 'em know how we feel!
     
  4. blackgunsdan

    blackgunsdan Clackamas, OR Active Member

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    New Years Day at Waterfront Park in Portland?
     
  5. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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    How about CHL holders march on Salem. I would take a day off for that. I wonder if the police would march with us or against us?
     
  6. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Thanks for your service. I'm sure you would find more than one person willing to give you lift. As for those of us with jobs, my employer is very pro 2A and it's strongly encouraged to carry a firearm in our line of work. We would be at a rally. I would hope that local companies like Noveske, Calico, Leupold, Redfield and all the mom and pop gun shops would encourage their employees to head to Salem for a day.
     
  7. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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    Kinda short notice. It could be done. But it may be better to take the time to get the word out and gain momentum.
     
  8. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Megaphones and hangovers don't mix. Plus I'm sure the Oregonian would love to get a picture and an interview of a gun owner with bloodshot eyes and booze on his breath from the night before.
     
  9. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    Do what the libs do ramp it up on social media
     
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  10. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Seen a lot of that. Lots of quotes by George Washington and comparisons to Hitler. That's great entertainment for your Facebook friends that already agree with you but it doesn't do much to change things. I'm tired of just reading about things and think it's time to start taking action
     
  11. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just an idea, how about an open-carry litter pick-up? To me, this is more powerful than a rally, since it shows the participants doing something productive (not just angry). It would help promote the image of "peaceful happy gun enthusiast + family" versus a rally. Depending on where it happens, it's also perhaps more likely to get press coverage.

    If we wanted a LOT of press coverage, it could happen in Portland. Prolly would want to ziptie the actions and warn the police dept though, since loaded open carry is illegal. Would also prolly work best in an industrial neighborhood - having anti-gun extremists pop out of their houses would deter from the message. Also prolly a good idea to prescreen the participants for crazies.

    Maybe it'd work best in a suburban neighborhood that more or less supports gun ownership. Hillsboro?

    Alternatively, we could do a rally, but on a specific day which celebrates something gun or freedom-related. For example, April 19th, 1775 marks resistance to attempted gun confiscation by the British. A WWII event or Veteran's Day might also work.
     
  12. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    I am talking about organizing a protest or march isn't that what you are talking about doing You do that on social media to get the numbers to show up
     
  13. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Another rally idea - print copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights in (say) 50 different languages, then tape them together into a 200-foot scroll. Then have everyone carry it through Salem to the Capitol. Since our politicians seem to have forgotten it! :)
     
  14. Mrand55

    Mrand55 Salem Member

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    I think you are spot on. The problem with that is, most gun owners and my guess most conservatives are busy taking care of their families and actually have things going on in their lives. The left typically gets so emotional about political issues as the right typically is more rational with their politics. I think it is just a fundamental difference, the left is busy trying to get the gov't to do things for them while the right wants the gov't to do less. Just my opinion, but I let my money and voting do the speaking for me. In some peoples opinions I may not be doing enough to protect my rights but I just don't see the point in standing out front of the capitol trying to convince a bunch of politicians that frankly probably don't care much about what we think. I think we would be better off talking to those close to us, explaining to our families, neighbors and friends why gun rights are important versus giving the main stream media a chance to trash gun owners by having a rally.
     
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    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Loaded open carry is perfectly legal if you have a chl. I wouldn't be caught in Portland with an unloaded weapon. Especially in the industrial areas or at the waterfront.
     
  16. pyromancer

    pyromancer Portland Freelance Graphic Designer Bronze Supporter

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    I Emailed my senators urging them to appose a new AWB. I would gladly attend an event to protest bans and would try to get as many people to go as possible.
     
  17. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    We should march in Salem on the opening day of the 2013 legislature.
     
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    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Hell, I like that idea. I'll do some research and see what we can put together.
     
  19. biker bo

    biker bo Myrtle Creek Active Member

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    I posted this same thing in another thread but i'll repost it here.
    We have 147,000 CCW holders in OR. United States Concealed Carry Statistics

    If half would take the time to go to Salem and demand to be heard we would get national coverage.
     
  20. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    I feel this may get more notice than a bunch of people clogging the streets. If we all give them a piece of our mind, and clog up the political mailbox with our emails we should get noticed. That is, of coarse, assuming everyone that wants to keep our sport around participates.