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Herodotus
12-24-2012, 1:36 PM
I'm a long time lurker here from New York City who really enjoys this site. I have donated to Calguns in the past as well. I've checked several times in the main site and did not see a "Activism" section, i.e., one that has stickies with template letters; how to contact politicians and how to phrase your opinion; etc.

I've just contacted Joe Manchin via his website (http://manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form) and was respectful but firm about his recent comments regarding "hunting" and "assault weapons". Though, I don't know if a resident of NYC contacting a politician from Western Virginia is a waste of time or not.

Would a Activism sub-forum make sense? I sure could use the help and guidance.

Thanks,

Nick

wildhawker
12-24-2012, 2:48 PM
Hero,

FPC (http://firearmspolicy.org), which is a project of CCRKBA, SAF, Cal-FFL, and CGF, will have volunteer grassroots activism opportunities available soon. CGF currently offers a way to get involved through www.calgunsfoundation.org/volunteer, but the FPC volunteers will be for across the 50 (57?) states.

-Brandon

voiceofreason
12-24-2012, 3:07 PM
http://firearmspolicy.org

Such a tease...

mrrsquared79
12-24-2012, 4:52 PM
http://firearmspolicy.org

Such a tease...

:iagree:

wash
12-24-2012, 7:54 PM
A good form of activism that more people should do is attend your local city council meetings and other government functions.

You can keep track of things and see what kind of people are making the decisions.

If we had 4-5 people in every city doing that and a couple dozen in Sacramento, we would have our finger on the pulse of the government and a lot bigger impact on policy.

If it's not political (or not done right), activism is ineffective or harmful.

With the exception that it's great to take non-gun people shooting, that is good activism too.