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gcrtkd
09-26-2007, 7:17 PM
I'm skipping this post over from the "Unlimited budget to antagonize" http://64.151.69.37/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=69948 thread to see if we can separate it from the posts such as: "I would buy a jet pack and dress up as Santa Claus. Then I'd slide down every anti-CCW sheriff's chimney to leave a lump of coal in his stocking."

Hey Guys--

I was driving to work the other day thinking about some of the things posted in the "Unlimited budget to antagonize" thread and I started wondering why we CalGunners don't take full advantage of the power of the internet to further our strong beliefs in personal responsibility and the 2nd Ammendment by beginning a series of audio and video podcasts to further the cause. It is mentioned in the thread that with an unlimited budget we would like to do things like start radio and television advertising campaigns and get our message out there. We don't actually have to have a lot of money to do this. All that this "Army of Davids" needs is a little technological know-how, some relatively inexpensive equipment, free time, and a coherent message and strategy to drive the movement forward. I've watched the videos both pro and anti-2A on YouTube, and I've found firearms-related podcasts on iTunes, but we could make our own Internet Free California (a la Radio Free Europe) to strengthen our community and make our message heard. We all know what sorts of topics we should talk about... just about everything in http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...ad.php?t=70244 needs to be covered. We should begin by setting the stage and getting the message out about the Supreme Court decisions that say that the police have no responsibility to protect any individual. Then we should move on to discuss how, as time went on, the tools and thus the right to defend ourselves have been legislated away. Moving on, we should go on to deliver the message that the only system that makes any sense is one in which we, as individuals, take responsibility for our actions and for our protection and the protection of our families and property.

A couple of notes of caution however... Firstly, we must be careful not to come off as the "crazy" trigger-happy killers that anti-gun people think us to be. We should dress/speak as the responsible, professional, citizens we are and we should emphasize that guns are simply a facet of our lives (be they for duck hunting, keeping the government responsible to the people, for law enforcement, paper target shooting, etc., etc.), rather than our sole purpose for our being.

We should definitely focus our message on a few things: 1) Keeping and bearing arms is a fundamental right of Americans recognized, not granted, by the Constitution; 2) Guns save lives; and 3) Gun laws don't work because criminals don't follow them and they make criminals out of the good guys. We can do this by clearly explaining the origins of the Second Amendment and inviting Constitutional scholars to participate in the discussion. We must be careful to be open-minded and never to show even the appearance of impropriety, as this runs contrary to the level of responsibility we all demand of gun owners.

I look forward to hearing any other suggestions or comments. I think that this could really be a great tool that CA gunners to further the cause.

Thoughts? Comments? Kudos?
-gcrtkd

M. Sage
09-26-2007, 7:21 PM
Link doesn't work.

What would this kind of stuff take? It'd be fun to contribute, if I can.

Ohioans for Concealed Carry has a podcast (Firearms Freedom) that I've listened to, sounded like a good idea for us to adopt. http://podcast.ohioccw.org/

artherd
09-26-2007, 7:27 PM
Change the name "Internet Free California" sounds like a bunch of hippie throwbacks to the stone age.

Otherwise, I like it, and it would hardly take unlimited funds.

SchooBaka
09-26-2007, 7:39 PM
Change the name "Internet Free California" sounds like a bunch of hippie throwbacks to the stone age.

Otherwise, I like it, and it would hardly take unlimited funds.

Yeah, I would call it Radio Free Kalifornia.
I used to pass a "Nuclear Free Zone" sign every day on my way to work in Santa Cruz. Actually voted on and installed by the Santa Cruz City Council. It's on the Road that skirts the coast side of UCSC.

gcrtkd
09-26-2007, 8:04 PM
Okay, "Radio Free California" works for me. I only said "Internet" b/c of the obvious update in technology. (That and I was trying to be clever.)

The link in my original message was supposed to be to the .pdf linked from the "Excellent Gun Myth / Gun Fact PDF Version 4.2" http://64.151.69.37/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=70244 thread. So, if you surf on over there you should be able to find it.

The Internet can be a wonderful grass-roots organizational tool. It's lack of centralization, facilitation of a distributed approach to problem solving, and relatively cheap cost compared to the traditional media of radio, television, newspapers, and magazines, makes it an excellent way for the people to generate the content which matters to them, rather than to have the content selectively collected, edited, and fed to them by those who perhaps have political agendas of their own.

A few other things that we could do if this gets off the ground and we gain some traction credibility-wise, is to interview local police chiefs, sheriff's, and politicians to have open, honest, and frank discussions of firearms laws and policies.

So, what CalGunners have the technological know-how to make podcasts and organize multimedia content for CalGuns?

-gcrtkd

bulgron
09-26-2007, 8:14 PM
This, right here, is why we need to start a "Radio Free California."

http://www.weaponvideos.org/viewvideo/259/Gun_bans_in_the_UK__NRA_/

gcrtkd
09-26-2007, 8:28 PM
This, right here, is why we need to start a "Radio Free California."

http://www.weaponvideos.org/viewvideo/259/Gun_bans_in_the_UK__NRA_/

That sucked.

SchooBaka
09-26-2007, 8:40 PM
They traded Liberty for Security, and got what they deserved, neither.
Everyone should heed the words of Benjamin Franklin.

Liberty1
09-26-2007, 8:55 PM
This, right here, is why we need to start a "Radio Free California."

http://www.weaponvideos.org/viewvideo/259/Gun_bans_in_the_UK__NRA_/



What an amazing documentary and warning to us all! And what a blessing to have so many brilliant minds represented here, at Calguns, working for our freedoms every day in this backward state. The tide is turning. God bless Calguns and The United States of America!


Radio Free California is a great idea!





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