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Returning to Washington with a new appreciation for the 2nd Amendment.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Luieburger, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Luieburger

    Luieburger El Paso, TX Member

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    Hello folks,

    Here are the basics.

    • Grew up on a wheat farm in Eastern, WA where I first learned to shoot.
    • Went to UW, graduated.
    • Got a job in the California Silicon Valley.
    • A friend got me into the gun culture there.
    • Became a gun owner for the first time.
    • Joined the NRA as a life member.
    • Met my fianc√©. (We're getting married on March 10th)
    • Persuaded my company to let me do the same job from Kirkland, WA.
    • Escaped.

    I spent a lot of time in CA with the folks at Calguns.net, and volunteered with my local NRA Members Council to educate the population and give them the opportunity to shoot a firearm for the first time in their lives. The community was so much fun, and teaching new shooters was very rewarding. Every new shooter that we taught said they had a lot of fun, and some folks even became gun owners themselves.

    Although Washington isn't ground zero for the gun rights movement, WA has a lot of work to do with regards to the 2nd Amendment. I've already done some volunteering for the Republicans in my district, and I'm strongly considering a run for a state office within the next few years.

    I miss the fight in California, but I've found a new one here in WA. I want to do whatever I can to keep WA from becoming California. That state is a mess.
    ATCclears and (deleted member) like this.
  2. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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    Welcome Home! How much time did you have to serve there?? :D :D
  3. Luieburger

    Luieburger El Paso, TX Member

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    I moved down to California on September 1st of 2008, returned home November 5th of 2011.

    Oh, I went to Starbucks the other day...