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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by simpleguy, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    There's lots of guns I still want, but today I bought some insurance....I'm already an NRA Life Member....today, I sent in my annual $100 to OFF(Oregon Firearm Federation) and became a Life Member of the Second Amendment Foundation.

    What are your thoughts? Is it money well spent(my mind and my $$ are made up) just want to know what others are up to.
     
  2. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just joined OFF as well.

    I'm calling my congresscritter's office and talking to their staff. I'll keep doing this every weekday commute, or until they block my number.

    I was born in Oregon. I don't want it to become California.
     
  3. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    Nice I'm a member OFF also money well spent I believe.
     
  4. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    I do not trust the NRA...thin NFA34 and GCA68...nope, I do not trust them at all.

    I do trust the SAF, and am willing to support them...for you OR types, OFF does seem to be a good outfit.
     
  5. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    @hermannr - I'm kinda scared as to what the NRA has in store for it's press conference on Friday. So I hear you on that, but they are the 800pound Gorilla, I just hope they don't cave.
    @ocarolan - I like it, I think I'll do the same, thanks!
     
  6. Mohawk13

    Mohawk13 Home on The Range Active Member

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    Save Your Money and Buy ammo...NRA will fold as they always have...
     
  7. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think I will just sit back and wait for the world to end on Dec 21. :eatpop:
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Today I chose to buy 10) 32rnd. magazines for my Sterling Mk.IV SMG (SBR) project before the dummies ban anything over 10rnds. THAT would have put a real downer on my goals. ;)
     
  9. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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    I just bought 15) 20rnd AR10 mags a few days ago. Just found 7 more.
     
  10. jjackffrost

    jjackffrost central oregon Active Member

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    time to dig out all the 10 round mags for my CCW from the last ban
     
  11. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    Money is great. Money helps a lot. SAF, GOAL would be my first suggestions. GOA a distant fifth as it's a GOP front at this point. NRA is barely any better. JFPO is so far out in right field that it manages to offend most GUN OWNERS. -Barely more credible than the Birchers really.

    If you really want to make a difference, get you and your five best friends to write handwritten letters to your congressmen, legislators and Senators. Handwritten letters mnake a LOT of difference. The math is 1000 votes to one handwritten letter. In a district of 1/4 million, 100 letters is a HUGE deal. 1000 letters is overwhelming. 3,000 means do it this way or lose your seat.

    Calls and emails don't get it. You actually need to get off your *** and DO something in order to make a difference. Unless your check is for $5,000+, it's chump change. Your 50-cent letter on the other hand, really makes a difference.
     
  12. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks misterbill, yeah a handwritten letter is good. Calling and talking to a staff member is still better (IMO) than email or a printed letter though.

    How do you guys feel about including something physical with the letter? A glossy photo of (say) my kid smiling, with a 22? A laminated news clipping of an event stopped by a CHL holder? A greeting card inviting them to join me for an hour at the range?

    Just looking for ideas on ways to make our letters stand out - or harder to toss in the recycle bin. :)
     
  13. kev1

    kev1 seabeck,wa Member

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    Today I asked two co-workers to join nra. They did. It took two minutes online. I know some say its a waste of time. I believe numbers count. Be it letters or supporting a club. For now its what I can do, my goal is to have ten friends join nra or saf. I hope at least half of us try.