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AfricanHunter
10-22-2007, 12:48 AM
Today I upgraded my NRA membership to a Life Membership(EPL). Should have it paid off by the end of the year.

What about you?

FreshTapCoke
10-22-2007, 1:01 AM
I open carried unloaded in Metropolitan Los Angeles, in a busy major chain coffee shop and various other locations. (Does that count?)

CCWFacts
10-22-2007, 1:07 AM
Excellent topic! We should all ask ourselves this question, every day, or at least as often as is practical.

Me today: I showed a friend of mine, who had never shot before, the functioning of a pistol and let him handle it. A small step, but it's one more person who has broken the familiarity barrier in California.

edsel6502
10-22-2007, 1:20 AM
Took a new shooter to the range today.

CCWFacts
10-22-2007, 1:28 AM
Took a new shooter to the range today.

That is the single most important thing that you can do to advance the 2A. If you have $30 to spend on RKBA related activities in a given year, and you choose whether to spend it on taking a new shooter to the range (paying for his ammo etc) or spending it on an NRA membership, it's better to take the new shooter to the range.

(Of course it's best to do both.)

It's perfectly natural that people who have no personal familiarity or experience with guns will fear them, dislike them, etc. So we need to give more people more personal familiarity.

Stevil
10-22-2007, 1:29 AM
Donated another $25 to Ron Paul... does that count?

Paladin
10-22-2007, 8:23 AM
I spoke w/3 people re CCWs and handed them my "business cards." See:http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=72594

I spent hours making a flier that says just what I want it to say and nothing more. See: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=802049

tgriffin
10-22-2007, 8:31 AM
Took 3 hardcore liberal newbies to the range last weekend (the father, mother, and girlfriend of my best friend), and ended up having them all asking "how do you buy one of these things". Even got the father to shoot my .454 casull (he loved the recoil). That should give me karma until next week.

What Just Happened?
10-22-2007, 10:19 AM
I will be taking a friend and his girlfriend to the range later this week. Hope that counts.

AfricanHunter
10-22-2007, 4:58 PM
Donated $25 to the NRA-ILA today.

soopafly
10-22-2007, 6:56 PM
I open carried unloaded in Metropolitan Los Angeles, in a busy major chain coffee shop and various other locations. (Does that count?)

can you elaborate on this story?

Liberty1
10-22-2007, 7:05 PM
can you elaborate on this story?

http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum12/5156.html

JHC
10-22-2007, 7:43 PM
Today I helped finsh another co-workers AK pattern rifle. Since the OLL movement started here are alot of Carpenters in Nor-Cal with black rifles thanks to me and my steady stream of gun porn, info, and newb/fudd conversion plinking trips. With their newfound realization of what the 2A is about or mayby just the fear of losing their investment many will think twice before voting for a democrat from now on.

Kestryll
10-22-2007, 7:50 PM
Kept this place open and running fairly smoothly with the help of some very good people who donate time and effort.

Kinda a cheesy cop out I know but it was a Monday and I spent half the day on the phone with family who were evacuated by fires.

Nra-Life-Member
10-23-2007, 1:44 PM
Purchased the shooters in the family - Life Memberships.. Working on the non-shooters to enjoy the sport. Bought the non-shooters (Future Shooters) regular memberships to start - and once they commit they will get upgraded!

trilogy
10-23-2007, 1:55 PM
If all goes well my mom (anti) and I will be at Sunnyvale shooting trap this Saturday with a "new" 20 ga bolt action purchased from a member of this forum. It all started with her wanting to know how to use what I had at home, so I showed her and now she wants to see what trap is all about!

--Matt

CALI-gula
10-23-2007, 2:30 PM
Smoked pot, drank a bottle of Southern Comfort, drove over the curb and median-strip to go the wrong way on a one way street because paparazzi were following me (at least that's my excuse), bumped into a family on Hollywood Blvd and mooned their youngest daughter who was trying to get a shot of me with her camera, who also happened to be wearing those annoying Mickey Mouse "ears" (gave her mom $500 to pull the film out of the camera), resisted arrest against some cops that tried to stop me for giving them the finger at a stop light (they let me go when I gave them some photos of me with my autograph, signed with sending love to their wives), slapped my girlfriend around until she called the cops - again, got off, but this time I had to give out an autographed DVD of one of my films, shoplifted some Nikes and got caught - yep, got off - took a photo with my arm around the rent-a-cop mall security guard, got in a fight with some parking attendent while leaving the mall because he parked my car near a sprinkler, knocked him out and busted his lip wide open (geez - I hope he didn't get the license plate number on my Ferrari), urinated in a planter holding some kind of palm tree in the Chateau Marmont lobby, puked up the Southern Comfort on Barbara Streisand as she sat in the outdoor seating along the sidewalk outside of Chin Chin's on Beverly Drive (I guess that would be one count for the advancement of the 2nd Amendment) ...and all of this before 1:00PM!!

...but most importantly, Sheriff Lee Baca granted me my CCW license just a few minutes ago!!! I love being a celebrity!! :D

.

FortCourageArmory
10-23-2007, 3:54 PM
Sold two pistols, one rifle, and one OLL (a Spike's Tactical)!! Also delivered three firearms to folks exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.

DrjonesUSA
10-23-2007, 3:58 PM
Today I upgraded my NRA membership to a Life Membership(EPL). Should have it paid off by the end of the year.

What about you?


Well, not today but the other day I gave NRA memberships to two of my friends.

Anthonysmanifesto
10-23-2007, 4:49 PM
Well, not today but the other day I gave NRA memberships to two of my friends.

I think I introduced Dr Jones to the wonders of the gun culture in college...

and look at him. hes an animal.

I want credit for that.

oh and I made payment to my wifes easy pay life nra membership.

.223
10-23-2007, 7:05 PM
My C&R FFL just got in. Does that count? :D

Paladin
10-23-2007, 7:25 PM
Gave out 4 of my "roll your own" RKBA-CCW business cards (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=72594). I was able to have good discussions (over 10 min ea) w/2 of the guys.

In doing so, I realized while street cops may be on our side, they, like many who already have a CCW, are not quite as hungry for change as we would like them to be. Figured out the way around that is to ask them if they want their girlfriend/wife to be able to defend herself against a rapist? Do they want their Mom and Dad to be able to defend themselves against muggers? If they are old enough, do they want their sons and/or daughters to be able to protect themselves? That ought to knock off any complacency.

AfricanHunter
10-23-2007, 8:08 PM
Today I invited my (anti-gun) sister to go shooting.

NoTime2Shoot
10-24-2007, 5:12 AM
I got this PM from another user on a motorcycle board I frequent.

Your signature works! I followed the link to calguns.net, spent a few hours reading the Matt Corwin thread, and just mailed a check for his legal defense fund.

DrjonesUSA
10-24-2007, 9:50 AM
I think I introduced Dr Jones to the wonders of the gun culture in college...

and look at him. hes an animal.

I want credit for that.

oh and I made payment to my wifes easy pay life nra membership.

:D :D :D

E Pluribus Unum
10-24-2007, 10:10 AM
Today I upgraded my NRA membership to a Life Membership(EPL). Should have it paid off by the end of the year.

What about you?

Then all you did was commit yourself to an endless supply of junk mail for the rest of your life.

They have done more to fill my mailbox then they have done for the second amendment in California.

They will not have my money.

DrjonesUSA
10-24-2007, 10:13 AM
Then all you did was commit yourself to an endless supply of junk mail for the rest of your life.

They have done more to fill my mailbox then they have done for the second amendment in California.

They will not have my money.


Dude, you can call to opt-out of all mailings from them, ya know.

The NRA has done more for the Second Amendment than any other organization.
They are widely recognized as one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington. That's not a title to thumb your nose at, unless you are ignorant or anti-gun.

arguy15
10-24-2007, 10:20 AM
I take new people to the range, and I sponser about 4 or 5 new NRA members a year. After a year hopfully they will renew.

mcubed4130
10-24-2007, 11:57 AM
I sent another donation to defend - Lt. Col Chessani - from our liberal socialist nutcase government who has spent $44M dollars trying to prosecute an American Patriot - for doing his job.

http://www.thomasmore.org/

-M3

E Pluribus Unum
10-24-2007, 12:14 PM
They are widely recognized as one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington. That's not a title to thumb your nose at, unless you are ignorant or anti-gun.

The war is at home here in California; my efforts go into fighting California, not the Feds. As soon as NRA starts spending MAJOR money and actually improving the situation in California I will send them money; until then I will not.

P.S.
How do I stop the mailings? Number??

AfricanHunter
10-24-2007, 1:22 PM
Then all you did was commit yourself to an endless supply of junk mail for the rest of your life.

They have done more to fill my mailbox then they have done for the second amendment in California.

They will not have my money.

If the NRA did not make money off those mailings, I doubt they would send them out so often. I can't fault them for trying to raise money to fight for our 2A rights. If the mailings bother you, all you have to do is opt out. I did and have barely gotten anything from them since. Was a while ago but I think you just call the general membership number and tell them to stop sending you stuff. Not too hard.

I respectfully disagree with the statement that the NRA hasn't done a lot to help the RKBA in CA but don't want this to turn into a "why I don't support the NRA" thread as that has been discussed plenty of times before. All I will say is that gun owners in this state need to have a united front and even if you disagree with some things the NRA has done (I do as well), please reconsider your stance. We need all the help we can get in this state and having various fragmented groups will only help our opposition and give the politicos an excuse to vote for anti-gun legislation.

If you do not give money/time/support to the NRA, who do you give money/time/support to?

E Pluribus Unum
10-24-2007, 2:02 PM
If you do not give money/time/support to the NRA, who do you give money/time/support to?

I give money/time/support to my local representatives. I work very hard to educate the ignorant about firearms. I let people see that firearms are not the god awful weapons of mass destruction that the media portrays.

AfricanHunter
10-24-2007, 2:05 PM
I give money/time/support to my local representatives. I work very hard to educate the ignorant about firearms. I let people see that firearms are not the god awful weapons of mass destruction that the media portrays.

Keep it up. Educating people is, IMO, one of the most important things we can do.

duenor
10-24-2007, 2:21 PM
...but most importantly, Sheriff Lee Baca granted me my CCW license just a few minutes ago!!! I love being a celebrity!!

how did you manage that, caligula? you better not be pulling myleg... after all that hope you got up in me..

Smokeybehr
10-25-2007, 1:16 PM
how did you manage that, caligula? you better not be pulling myleg... after all that hope you got up in me..

If he pulled it any harder, it would come clean off! :D

MudCamper
10-25-2007, 1:20 PM
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AfricanHunter
10-26-2007, 12:31 PM
Sent a one click to the Long Beach City Council opposing the Long Beach Ammo Sales Log bill which would require all FFLs in Long Beach to send electronic records of every ammunition sale to law enforcement.

http://nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml?summary=lbammosales&year=2007

DrjonesUSA
10-26-2007, 2:16 PM
The war is at home here in California; my efforts go into fighting California, not the Feds. As soon as NRA starts spending MAJOR money and actually improving the situation in California I will send them money; until then I will not.

P.S.
How do I stop the mailings? Number??


California is the ONLY state in the union (outside of DC) with its own full-time lobbyist, right here in Sacramento.

I've worked with him on several occasions fighting against some local anti-gun ordinances.

How's that?

Have you ever met him? Tried to actually get involved and help out?

Check out this thread, BTW - I thought of you the instant I finished reading it: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=73228

AfricanHunter
11-01-2007, 10:29 AM
Put up Calguns.net flyers around where I work/live

Paladin
11-11-2007, 4:42 PM
Since I usually only visit the forums on the weekends (although I'm sure I'll be cking in mid-week to see how Parker goes), I'll have to say what I did this past week to promote the 2nd A.

1) Passed out 3 of the "business cards" (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=72594) to likely pro people (security guards) -- active targeted promotion.

2) I bought a gunsR4.us T-shirt (http://gunsr4.us/page2.html) and plan to wear it on suitable occasions. Wearing it when I go to a range or a gun store is passive targeted promotion whereas wearing it to a mall, to the gym or other place is more passive general promotion. They're great T-shirts BTW and Vick throws in 2 free bumper stickers w/each order. This being fall, I'd love to get a pullover sweat shirt, if he offered them. (Hint, hint)

3) I'll be spending an hour or so tonight helping Team Billy Jack w/their project to find out which SOs/PDs use the LEXIPOL policy (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=72266).

Paladin
11-22-2007, 10:39 PM
I spoke w/3 people re CCWs and handed them my "business cards." See:http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=72594

I spent hours making a flier that says just what I want it to say and nothing more. See: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=802049Be sure to have plenty of those business cards ready to hand out when you go Christmas shopping while wearing your favorite clothing from gunsr4us:
http://gunsr4.us/index.html
http://gunsr4.us/page2.html

Also, be sure to buy some of those for Christmas presents and stocking stuffers for family, friends, and shooting buddies.

artherd
11-23-2007, 12:43 AM
The war is at home here in California; my efforts go into fighting California, not the Feds. As soon as NRA starts spending MAJOR money and actually improving the situation in California I will send them money; until then I will not.

Actually, NRA spends more money in CA than in ALL other states, COMBINED.

I used to be lukewarm on them, then I spoke with some of the principles here in CA, including their full time paid lobbyist (the ONLY full time lobbyist NRA employs.)

I'm a convert, and a life member.

Paul: Keeping the lights on here is beyond import, I cannot thank you enough!

Today, I talked to a liberal lawyer friend of mine about Heller, constitutional law, and the principles of self-defense and the ability to throw-off one's own government. He's been throughly brainwashed, but I am opening his mind slowly.

Spitfire75
11-23-2007, 12:54 AM
I bought a case of Black Hills .223 Remanufactured 55gr. FMJ's, 3 boxes of Hornady 75gr. TAP, and 4 boxes of Hornady Custom Ammunition .45ACP 200gr XTP JHPs. I'm also going to the local funshow on Saturday morning. I'll be spending my Black Friday shopping online and watching TV all day in the company of my guns. What can I say? My girl is out of the country and I hate leaving the house on the day after Thanksgiving.
:)

AfricanHunter
11-28-2007, 12:29 PM
Just got this from the Brady Bunch. Thats 30k against us already. Just made a donation to the NRA as a result. Hope some others will too.


"U.S. Supreme Court Decides to Hear Second Amendment Case
We need your help to defend America's gun laws: we are more than halfway to our goal
Dear John,

Last week, as we were heading into our Thanksgiving holidays, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take what could be the most significant Second Amendment case in our country’s history.
We have a tidal wave of work to do in the weeks ahead and we need your help now.
The good news is that thanks to your support, your Brady legal team had already begun preparing for this announcement, but now our lawyers have swung into high gear.
And you, our online donors, have also swung into high gear: since last week, you have contributed more than $30,000 to our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund, which is more than halfway to our goal of raising $50,000 by November 30!
Help us reach our goal: click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Brady Gun Law Defense Fund to protect America’s gun laws.
In March, a U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a gun law as violating the Second Amendment for the first time in American history. We believe this decision was judicial activism at its worst and was clearly wrong.
The U.S. Supreme Court will now have the opportunity to reverse a clearly erroneous decision and make it clear that the Constitution does not prevent communities from having the gun laws they believe are needed to protect public safety.
In the last week, we have had a barrage of national and regional media requests to educate the American public on the Second Amendment. And the Brady team is also hard at work coordinating and supporting legal briefs that will be filed by law enforcement, doctors and nurses, law professors, historians and others. Next will come oral arguments, more media requests and more educational outreach.
Please give generously and help us reach our goal of $50,000 by November 30 — we are more than half way there! And since your gift will be going to our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund, it will be fully tax-deductible.
Sincerely,

Sarah Brady, Chair




You can also mail a check to:
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005"

troyus
11-28-2007, 3:06 PM
Just got this from the Brady Bunch. Thats 30k against us already. Just made a donation to the NRA as a result. Hope some others will too.


"U.S. Supreme Court Decides to Hear Second Amendment Case
We need your help to defend America's gun laws: we are more than halfway to our goal
Dear John,

Last week, as we were heading into our Thanksgiving holidays, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take what could be the most significant Second Amendment case in our country’s history.
We have a tidal wave of work to do in the weeks ahead and we need your help now.
The good news is that thanks to your support, your Brady legal team had already begun preparing for this announcement, but now our lawyers have swung into high gear.
And you, our online donors, have also swung into high gear: since last week, you have contributed more than $30,000 to our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund, which is more than halfway to our goal of raising $50,000 by November 30!
Help us reach our goal: click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Brady Gun Law Defense Fund to protect America’s gun laws.
In March, a U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a gun law as violating the Second Amendment for the first time in American history. We believe this decision was judicial activism at its worst and was clearly wrong.
The U.S. Supreme Court will now have the opportunity to reverse a clearly erroneous decision and make it clear that the Constitution does not prevent communities from having the gun laws they believe are needed to protect public safety.
In the last week, we have had a barrage of national and regional media requests to educate the American public on the Second Amendment. And the Brady team is also hard at work coordinating and supporting legal briefs that will be filed by law enforcement, doctors and nurses, law professors, historians and others. Next will come oral arguments, more media requests and more educational outreach.
Please give generously and help us reach our goal of $50,000 by November 30 — we are more than half way there! And since your gift will be going to our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund, it will be fully tax-deductible.
Sincerely,

Sarah Brady, Chair




You can also mail a check to:
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005"

It would be really interesting to see what would happen if Sarah Brady or her family were assaulted in their own home or raped, and to see if their views changed on gun ownership in the home.

AfricanHunter
03-01-2008, 4:37 PM
Today I took a friend of mine shooting for the first time and am trying to get him to guy his own firearm.

tombinghamthegreat
03-01-2008, 4:55 PM
Well besides being in the NRA i am using myspace/facebook to shade light among my friends and other local people in my area. I believe i put some pro gun post ect. out, usually draw attention and convenced a few pro gun people to be more vocial. I am getting some more people from college to go to the gun show in ventura.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=695041568

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=129548261

Rem1492
03-01-2008, 5:45 PM
last week I let some guys at Iron Sights shoot my GSG, had a good time and its nice to see people starting on .22s and getting into the sport.

Paladin
03-07-2008, 10:00 PM
Not "today," but in the last month I've given out several of the "business cards" (see the first link in my current sig line) to security guards, ex-military guys, people reading gun rags at newstands. I sponsored my brother to become a NRA Life Member and upgraded my Life Membership to Endowment, and, now that the weather is improving, I'll be wearing my gray CGN T-shirt (http://gunsr4.us/page2.html) when out and about again. I wished he'd offer CGN sweat shirts so I could promote this site all year around. Oh well, I'll just have to wait for my new NRA jacket to arrive. ;)

Be sure to check out my list of 14 things YOU CAN DO for any ideas you may not have thought of.

Knight
03-07-2008, 10:04 PM
Not today, but I had a presentation in one of my college courses about myself this week. I devoted about 5 minutes out of the 16-minute presentation to talking about my hobby as a gun owner/collector/target shooter, and afterwards took questions from several people.

Paladin
03-07-2008, 11:45 PM
I was in bed when I just remembered something else I did last month: I gave one of my nephews an annual Membership to the NRA w/America's 1st Freedom as the magazine subscription.

Edit: He's just about to turn 18 and will be voting for the first time in fall. I wish I had done this when he was 13 or 14 to better equip him to take on his anti "peers" and teachers while he was in high school. That, and taking him to the range a couple of times a year would have put him solidly in our camp. Now, I've got to make up for lost time and hope he'll not turn out anti.

Learn from my mistake.

DRSFEFA
03-08-2008, 11:00 AM
Well actually it was yesterday. Renewed my and the wife's NRA memberships!

Paladin
03-16-2008, 11:07 PM
About a month ago I was driving down a residential street and saw a parked pickup truck w/a Cabela's bumper sticker on it (http://www.cabelas.com/), so I quickly pulled over, got out of my car, went back to the truck, looked around for the owner, but since I didn't see them, I stuck one of my "business card" fliers under their windshield wiper (edit: see #12 of my "14 things YOU CAN DO . . ." sig line link).

I did that again last week when I was visiting a relative and I saw a parked car w/a "W" bumper sticker and an American flag bumper sticker. Each time it took less than 3 minutes, yet I'd give 50:50 odds that each of visited/joined this site. So, in 6 minutes I brought one person on board.

If everyone here added just 1 person to this forum by whatever method, we'd quickly double the number of people on CGN who are plugged in to the pro-RKBA movement in the PRK. If we keep doing that to double membership a few times, the NRA would quickly have the numbers of informed and active members it needs to get us every thing we want ("Shall Issue," repeal of the AWB, goodbye handgun safety list, waiting periods, ad nauseum).

Our fate is in our own hands.

CCWFacts
03-19-2008, 1:47 AM
Today I gave a friend of mine her first experience in handling a handgun, checking if it's loaded, gripping it properly, and loading and unloading. She's from a community which has been subjugated and disarmed since biblical (Old Testament) times, so this is real outreach. Next step is to get her some experience shooting.

Paladin
03-29-2008, 10:55 AM
Not today, but within the past two weeks: handed out one of my "business card" fliers (see item #12 of my "14 Things" sig line post) to an armored car guy just before he was to empty a grocery store ATM. (Tip: only approach them BEFORE they get the cash and make sure you approach them slowly while showing them your hands are empty and when you are not wearing anything over your shirt. I passed up several previous opportunities because of these criteria.)

Also, last weekend I went shopping while wearing my wearing my CGN T-shirt (http://gunsr4.us/page2.html). It was funny noticing how some people will, stop and stare and then turn away and then follow you just to read it again. I think wearing it to gun ranges, sporting goods and auto parts stores will bring more pro-RKBA to this forum whereas wearing it to many other places might just bring more antis to this forum.

AfricanHunter
03-29-2008, 11:43 AM
Gave away a free NRA membership to a friend of mine

aklon
03-30-2008, 11:32 PM
Today (Sunday) I went to our Members Council "Fun Shoot" at the Davis Street range in San Leandro. We do this twice a year, inviting people who've never gone shooting to come down and try.

I'm bring the AR-15 and it's a big favorite. It's everything a new shooter needs to get a good introduction to the shooting sports: lightweight, next to no recoil, and easy to use. Plus it's loud, so everybody who shoots it - male or female - likes it and wants to shoot it again.

This accomplishes two things: 1) they're aren't afraid of guns any more, and 2) they think shooting is fun and want to do it again.

dawson8r
03-31-2008, 12:02 AM
Took my brother to the range today. Let him shoot 2 different OLL-15s, Coharie CA-94, Glock 17, Glock 21, Win 1300 with Knoxx Spec-Ops stock (those were all my toys). From others at the range he shot an Arsenal SLR-95, a 50 BMG rifle, and a SOCOM16 with aftermarket stock. The 14-year old niece of another guy at the range shot everything he did too. My brother said he is ready to buy an OLL. The 14 year old said she had a great time.

EBR Works
03-31-2008, 6:42 PM
My wife and I have a good friend that was a very active member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. She had never handled a weapon in her life, ever. We took her to a local range and gave her a 1/2 hour safety talk and showed her the basics of how to shoot an AR safely. By the end of the range visit she had fired the AR, an AK, a .45 pistol and a .22 pistol. She had a big grin on her face! After this experience, she now regularly goes shooting with us. 1 down, a few million to go! :D:D

AfricanHunter
04-01-2008, 11:08 AM
My wife and I have a good friend that was a very active member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. She had never handled a weapon in her life, ever. We took her to a local range and gave her a 1/2 hour safety talk and showed her the basics of how to shoot an AR safely. By the end of the range visit she had fired the AR, an AK, a .45 pistol and a .22 pistol. She had a big grin on her face! After this experience, she now regularly goes shooting with us. 1 down, a few million to go! :D:D

Way to Go! Turning Anti Gunners to our side is tough and you made it happen.

USN CHIEF
04-01-2008, 6:10 PM
I voted on the 2nd ammendment poll twice from different computers...

Paladin
04-02-2008, 12:39 PM
handed out one of my "business card" fliers (see item #12 of my "14 Things" sig line post) to an armored car guy just before he was to empty a grocery store ATM. (Tip: only approach them BEFORE they get the cash and make sure you approach them slowly while showing them your hands are empty and when you are not wearing anything over your shirt. I passed up several previous opportunities because of these criteria.)Did this again, but with a bank security guard across the street from where I was having lunch. Total cost in time: 2 minutes.

LAK Supply
04-02-2008, 1:43 PM
Moved to a free state where my vote actually matters.

USN CHIEF
04-02-2008, 2:14 PM
Today I overheard a conversation where one of the civilians was talking about all AR's Ak's were illegal in CA... I immediately corrected him and pointed him to Cal Guns, and we now have a new member on Cal Guns...

smogcity
04-02-2008, 4:10 PM
I went out to Angelus range with three OLL ARs and blasted 200 rounds. I nodded hi to the LOEs out at the range training and went about my business with the confidence of a man who knows he's legal to the letter of the law. :)

MKE
04-02-2008, 6:52 PM
Early this year I took my girl friend shooting...now she's hooked. I paid for her SIG P239 two month ago, paid for her Beretta 92FS early last month, and in a couple of weeks she'll be picking up another SIG...talk about a gun whore!

Last week, I took out my 19 year old son to the range twice...now I've got him hooked and he now wants his own SIG P229. I have an older son that I'll be taking to the range this weekend...going to get him hooked as well. :43:

Now I'm working on getting my brother out to the range at my expense...initially. :D

Paladin
04-08-2008, 7:00 PM
Not today, but within the past two weeks: handed out one of my "business card" fliers (see item #12 of my "14 Things" sig line post) to an armored car guy just before he was to empty a grocery store ATM.Did this again, but w/a Sears security guard. It took less than 30 sec to hand it to them, suggest they might want to check out the sites, and wish them a good day.

It might have helped that they (and many others at other locations) saw/stared at me wearing my jet black NRA windbreaker, with "NRA" in large, gold type on the front and the eagle's head over the American flag w/large, gold "NRA" type on the back. :cool:

I can hardly wait to visit Bezerkeley wearing that thing. I wonder where Loni Hancock goes shopping? :D

Paladin
04-25-2008, 8:47 PM
Well, it's been a couple weeks, so let me see what I can remember.

A couple of times I wore my jet black NRA jacket w/the big bald eagle's head on the back and w/bold, gold "NRA" lettering on the front breast and back. You should have seen the wide-eyed looks I got from some people -- too funny!

I gave out more "business card fliers" (#12 of my 15 things in my sig line) to a couple of security guards. This time I had more time and talked w/each of them for about 5 min. Both were very supportive.

I gave out one to an on-duty LEO (while his partner watched out). He seemed open as well, esp when I mentioned that while he may be have his, what about his wife/girlfriend? what about his parents? his brothers or sisters? That's the best approach I've found w/LEOs.

I gave one out to a reserve LEO and, since he was off duty, the discussion was more relaxed and friendly. He was very well informed of the situation in the PRK and didn't like it. He even expressed support for the idea of VT Carry!

I left fliers (#13 of my 15 things in my sig line) at 2 gun shops. One shop owner seemed like he had lost any hope of things changing in the PRK. I tried to make him more optimistic, but people will be what people will be. Perhaps when the Heller opinion is published and TBJ hits another CLEO, then I'll go back there with some info that should cheer him up. If that doesn't, nothing will.

The guys at the other shop were more open and supportive.

I may have to update my business card and flier after Heller, esp if it makes loaded OC a way for us to force increased issuance of CCWs (and eventual Shall Issue), like it happened in Ohio.

If people in my neck of the woods get wide-eyed at the sight of a NRA jacket, they'll have coronaries and grand mal seizures if I start OC'ing, either unloaded or loaded. :D

radioburning
05-04-2008, 9:46 AM
I emailed the California State Assembly in opposition to AB 2062 and posted a bulletin about it on myspace(even though most of my friends aren't anti's, they're not necessarily pro-gun) urging people to email as well.
Also, I took my girlfriend to the range for her first time and now she's hooked. I took a friend who was an anti to the range-he had a great time, and I took a friend who'd never shot before and he had a great time as well.
I've been educating my "anti" friends as to how AR's and AK's account for less than 5% of all gun violence, and therefore the AWB is retarded, unnecessary, and costly legislation. Most of them were under the impression that America was in the middle of a bloodbath caused by "assault weapons".

P.S. I created a separate myspace page focused mainly on things related to shooting my guns. Feel free to check it out and "friend" me if you like.

http://www.myspace.com/therightofthepeople

Quake0
05-04-2008, 2:20 PM
Today I upgraded my NRA membership to a Life Membership(EPL). Should have it paid off by the end of the year.

What about you?

Instead of paying a middle man to protect your rights why don't you give your money directly to people fighting for your rights on the front lines. Blackwater ops still has outstanding bills after fighting for are rights. Same gos with Bright Spot Pawn. These people are fighting for are rights. I don't know where my money gos when I when I get an NRA membership. I do know where my money gos when I help people at cal guns.net.

Paladin
05-06-2008, 6:42 PM
Instead of paying a middle man to protect your rights why don't you give your money directly to people fighting for your rights on the front lines. Blackwater ops still has outstanding bills after fighting for are rights. Same gos with Bright Spot Pawn. These people are fighting for are rights. I don't know where my money gos when I when I get an NRA membership. I do know where my money gos when I help people at cal guns.net.If you check out my, now, 15 things YOU CAN DO sig line link, you'll see you can target your donations to different "branches" of the NRA instead of/in addition to contributing to the overall organization. Actually, some of those branches only get targeted donations because of their political activities legally prevent them from getting donations from other branches/the overall org.

As for me: What have I done lately? I added another "thing YOU CAN DO" to my ever growing list. (Feel free to use my sig line as part of your sig line too.) #15 is the NRA's list of companies/orgs/celebrities/etc. that support our opposition.

I wore my CGN T-shirt while running errands and shopping over the weekend.

I dropped by a local indoor/outdoor range and they let me post my pro-CCW flier -- see my 15 things link -- in their lobby.

I handed out more "business card fliers" (see my 15 things link), to a few more security guards.

I found some info on some PDs' policies that I forwarded to TBJ.

And last, today I participated in CalNRA's "Virtual Lobby Day" sending a One-Click email and by calling all the Assembly Dems to encourage them to vote against AB 2062 when it comes up for a vote (ran out of time before calling Repubs).

If every CGN member just got 4 new members (by telling 10 sympathetic persons about CGN), we'd soon have almost 50,000 members here and have a LOT bigger impact on Sacto, "Shall Issue" (whether at Sacto, or locally by more people getting issued in Reasonable Issue counties, or by more people w/CA AG compliant GCs applying in Arbitrary & Capricious Issuance counties and then slamming them w/TBJ federal lawsuits), and everything else we want (goodbye AWB, etc.).

All it takes is a little planning (carrying those business cards in your wallet; keeping some fliers and tape/tacks in your car, figuring out if any gun shops or ranges are near where you'll be going) and just a few minutes out of your day to get what we want.

Paladin
06-02-2008, 6:26 PM
Well, its been longer than I thought since I last updated this. Let's see. . .

A couple of weeks ago I went jogging in a park and gave one of my pro-CCW "business cards" to a park ranger. He said something like, "Thanks! I was just thinking the other day that I should try to get a permit." As usual, I suggested he share that info w/family & friends.

On the way to the park, I knocked on the door of a house displaying the USMC flag and gave the lady of the house one of those cards and brief intro info.

On the way out of the park I put cards under the wipers of 2 pickups w/NRA stickers.

Was wearing my NRA jacket at a grocery store one day. Stopped to look at the mags in the newsstand, so my back (w/the big eagle's head and "NRA" in large, gold lettering) was facing the customers in the check out lines. Some guy walked behind me and said something like "You've got a lot of guts wearing a jacket like that around here." He was smiling so we struck up a conversation. He was very pro and said he'd ck out the sites on the business card. He said he was Jewish and had "converted" a few Jewish friends who were antis by taking them shooting. :D

Saw 2 guys in another grocery store on another day. One was wearing a Sheriff's posse aviation hat. I gave him a card and said he'd probably be interested in the info. Bumped into him again in the check out line, he struck up a conversation saying how much he appreciated the card, that he thinks we should have VT Carry, etc. His buddy also agreed and they commented how the laws don't stop the BGs from carrying so we need to be able to carry. IOW, they were very pro and now know about a lot of web resources geared toward improving things in CA.

As I took my groceries to my car, I saw a couple of firemen who had finished shopping and were about to pull their firetruck away. I asked if either were into shooting and gave them cards. I should have given them all I had in my wallet to pass out to others at their station.

I gave an intro handgun and safety lesson to one of my sisters and one of her sons. We've got a date to go shooting once he turns 14 in early July. Her other boys have been chewing at the bit to go shooting w/their uncle.

In the parking lot of my gym I noticed a pickup w/a NRA sticker and stuck a card under their wiper.

And last, tomorrow I'll be living the saying that "I'm the NRA and I Vote!" :patriot: (Don't tell that to the :TFH: crowd who think we've got tyrants in Sacto. :rolleyes: I guess living under tyranny just ain't what it used to be. ;))

Eagle87Tango
06-03-2008, 1:01 AM
I sent an email to Glenn Beck about open carry laws in california, suggestion he mention it on his show to encourage more handgun owners to unloaded open carry

yellowfin
06-03-2008, 7:54 AM
Bought my lady a holster and a couple boxes of practice ammo for her birthday so she can get her out of state CCW's.

Started a savings fund for getting her dad something for home defense.

Paladin
06-03-2008, 6:10 PM
Today, proper: I voted! ! ! :79:

Go, Prop. 98! Crash & Burn, Prop. 99!

When I voted I wore my NRA jacket to show my support for our 2nd A.

On the way from the poll to the store, I stopped to put "business cards" under the wipers of two pickups: the first had a Ducks Unlimited sticker and the other had some sort of LEO association sticker.

Going from my parking space to the store, I spoke w/a parking enforcement officer (or whatever they're called nowadays) and gave him a card. He was really interested, said he'd ck them out and share the info w/family & friends.

So, in about 1 hour, that's 3 people with a high potential to join the fight. :D

"The night is still young" and "I've got miles to go before I sleep; Miles to go before I sleep." :tank:

aklon
06-03-2008, 6:19 PM
Today, I went to the polls and voted for my local candidates that I know are gun owners themselves with no interest in any gun control laws.

Then, I went out and looked for a job so I can afford the reloading supplies I need.

jjefrey
06-03-2008, 6:22 PM
On the way from the poll to the store, I stopped to put "business cards" under the wipers of two pickups.





Would you be willing to share the word file or template you use to print these?

Maybe post it here as an attachment or via email.

Paladin
06-03-2008, 6:42 PM
I just uploaded a Word doc w/the "business card" fliers.

I've got a decent 1 minute sales pitch down pat (36 states are Shall Issue; CA is May Issue; difference between the two; we're organizing to take CA to Shall Issue; if you agree, ck out these sites; share this info w/family & friends), and the card helps both to remind them to ck out the sites later (when they're off the job/at home) and to remind them of the multiple websites. I use them w/people whom I believe, via "profiling", are likely to be on our side. IOW, low hanging fruit. If we just get half of all of the gun owners in this state on the same page political action wise (e.g., plugged into CGN and CalNRA, even if they never join the NRA), we could get EVERYTHING we want from Sacto.

Leaving the business cards under the wipers of vehicles takes between 2 - 3 minutes/vehicle (pull over, park, turn off engine, quickly get out of car, walk back to theirs, stick it under the wipe, walk back to my car, get in and go).

Giving them to individuals may only take a minute or two, depending upon their reaction and how rushed both of you are, or you may end up chatting for 10 minutes or so, sharing info. Either way, they're just one step from being plugged into our movement.

The cards are great because w/o them you may skip someone because you don't have the time right now to talk w/them. W/the cards, you just need 1 min to give them the card, the intro sales pitch, and then it is up to them to follow up later.

Happy hunting! ;)

jjefrey
06-03-2008, 7:06 PM
I just uploaded a Word doc w/the "business card" fliers.





Thanks

I just printed some out. I'll be on the lookout starting tomorrow.

Paladin
06-06-2008, 9:16 AM
Well, yesterday morning on the way out, I put a business card under the wiper of a SUV I had spotted previously, but did not have time to hit back then. It had a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu decal on it.

Later, when shopping at lunchtime, I hit a van w/an American flag decal on the window and a SUV w/a USMC decal. ETA: I also left about a half-dozen w/a guy in a business w/a USMC flag out front. There were about a half-dozen other offices in the business (most everybody else was out to lunch).

Last night, after a track workout, I hit a pickup w/a Ducks Unlimited decal and a pickup w/a USMC decal.

Two observations: One: pickups/SUVs seem disproportionately represented. IMO, it is because they almost cry out for decals whereas regular autos don't.

Two: parking areas, esp the ones outside of shooting ranges, gun shops, martial arts studios, weight lifting gyms, and sporting goods that sell firearms are "target rich" environments. Stop and park once and hit every car in the lot. Bring plenty of cards if you're going by one of those that day.

Drive slowly around a crowded mall's/shopping center's parking lot and you'll find plenty of targets. Time needed depends upon the size of the lot, so you may have to target these when you've specifically alloted time for them.

Paladin
06-06-2008, 8:14 PM
I took about 15 min to submit comments to the Dept of Interior re them changing their rules to allow CCWs in national parks and wildlife refuges.
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=3950

I forgot to mention that in the previous month I also gave a few limousine drivers those CCW business cards. Again, each one took only a couple of minutes of my time.

jjefrey
06-06-2008, 8:47 PM
I left cards on a couple trucks today. Both had DU stickers.

dawson8r
06-07-2008, 10:14 AM
Went to a bar after a user group meeting. Sat across from a couple of libs. They were talking about the gay marriage issue in Marxifornia and how it related to freedom of expression. So I asked them how they felt about gun control. "Oh, we don't think anybody but police and military should have guns." was the reply. I asked them how they could interpret 1A in such a wide definition but interpret 2A in its most restrictive form. After a moment of silence they said "Oh, yeah I see where you're coming from." Don't think I made any converts but at least I knocked them off their soapbox long enough to at least acknowledge the other side of the arguement.

gn3hz3ku1*
06-07-2008, 8:57 PM
i got a guy at church to buy a gun :)

LAK Supply
06-08-2008, 12:21 AM
Sent comments to the feds in support of the new rules that will make it legal to carry in some of the National Parks.... I might be able to set foot in national parks again if this happens!! It would be great to have the ability to defend myself and my family while visiting NP's.... I won't patronize them right now because I can't.

futureExpat
06-08-2008, 8:28 AM
Had staff at prado gun range hang up some info On AB2062 (ammo ban bill) on there bulletin board an left some additional copies to hand out.

ProlificARProspect
06-08-2008, 8:41 PM
Took my co worker to the range today, for the first time. He love the AR-15 some much he is joining the OLL movement.

jjefrey
06-10-2008, 10:38 PM
I invited a gun newbie shooting.

We will be heading to Richmond Saturday.:gunsmilie:

Subvertz
06-11-2008, 10:01 AM
Got my Military Assault Weapons Permit finally.
I'll be importing another legal assualt weapon into the state tommorow!

BTW,
from SCOTUSblog:
Key Upcoming Dates:
With no more oral arguments to hear, the Court is scheduled to sit on the
following days between now and the Summer Recess. At all public sessions
listed below (which begin at 10 am eastern), opinions may be issued.
�� June 12 (just added)
�� June 16
�� June 23
Based on past practice, additional opinion days are likely to be added during the
weeks of June 16 and June 23 as well. The exact dates have not yet been
announced.

PatriotnMore
06-11-2008, 10:14 AM
I offered my talents of free labor, to team Billy Jack, to help turn this State's anti CCW application process around, to help assure it becomes a positive process.

Paladin
06-15-2008, 12:04 AM
Sometime in the past 2 weeks I was at a range and handed out about 40 of my business card fliers (see my 15 things sig line link) in very short order (there was a combat pistol match going on). Talked for a few minutes w/several of the people about CCWs in the PRK.

Then I put up a regular flier (also found via that sig line link) outside the range office and went to put one up at another range building. For some reason, there were a whole bunch of people milling about inside and outside that other building, so I just went inside and posted the flier. Then couple of people in a line started asking me questions about CA CCWs and before I knew it, I was surrounded by inquiring minds. Turns out I stumbled into a class for (other state's name edited out here) CCW permits! Since class wasn't in session at that time (as far as I could tell), I got everyone's attention and started just talking about what's going on in CA re CCWs. The instructor then spoke up and asked me to give a 3 min presentation DURING the class since she didn't know much about CA's CCW system. I asked how much time do I have to organize my thoughts into a presentation before class resumes. She said 2 minutes. :eek: The first thing I did (per her suggestion) was put up the web addresses www.californiaoncealedcarry.com; www.calguns.net (2nd A RKBA law politics subforum); www.calccw.com and www.californiaccw.org

Once everyone was seated the place was packed -- I'd guess there were about 60-80 people attending from various parts of (edited)thern California who came to get a non-resident CCW. I told them the basics about our May Issue system and what the result of it is (discriminatory issuance in urban areas, reasonable issuance in rural areas), how we need to consolidate our gains by increasing applications and issuance in reasonable issue counties, get organized for the 2010 sheriffs elections in "swing" counties, and how TBJ was about to nuke another CoP w/another federal lawsuit in hardcore anti counties. I even touched on how Heller might help us by forcing legal loaded OC the way that Ohio pro-RKBA people used legal loaded OC to force Shall Issue.

In hindsight I mostly just informed them and forgot to tell them what we NEED them to do -- join the NRA and also their local Member's Council to help organize for the 2010 sheriffs elections; get in touch w/TBJ to see if they can help; and pass on all the information I gave them to family, friends and shooting buddies to get more and more of us organized to take back our state! I should also have mentioned the importance of the 2008 elections (esp Presidential and Senatorial) on who gets on SCOTUS and how that will determine whether "sons of Heller" go our way. But then again, I did have only 2 minutes to prep and 3 minutes to talk.

Frankly, I think I did pretty well under the circumstances -- the class applauded at the end. So, all I was planning on doing was going to a building and sticking up a flier on a bulletin board and instead got a chance to get a room full of die hards on board with us! :party:

bear308
06-15-2008, 2:47 AM
taught twelve new handgun shooters today, urged them all to join NRA/get involved. That's gotta count for something.

futureExpat
06-15-2008, 7:47 AM
while taking my hunters education safety course at ON TARGET in laguna nigel i dropped off UPDATED info on AB2062

anyone go there remind those guys to keep updated info on this bill! It was very fustrating that none of the young employees were informed of the progress of this bill or CARED! :eek:

AfricanHunter
06-15-2008, 2:41 PM
while taking my hunters education safety course at ON TARGET in laguna nigel i dropped off UPDATED info on AB2062

anyone go there remind those guys to keep updated info on this bill! It was very fustrating that none of the young employees were informed of the progress of this bill or CARED! :eek:

Somewhat surprised by that. Was in there a couple weeks ago and had a fairly detailed conversation with a couple of the guys/customers there about it. Even got two guys to agree to contact their rep's and join the NRA! Hope they followed through.

CCWFacts
06-15-2008, 2:44 PM
Two weeks ago: Taught a bunch of people who had never shot before how to use an AR-15, among other weapons. Everyone had a good time. I passed out flyers with information about our absurd AW laws here, and encouraged them all the join the NRA.

mcubed4130
06-17-2008, 6:55 PM
I sent another donation to defend - Lt. Col Chessani - from our liberal socialist nutcase government who has spent $44M dollars trying to prosecute an American Patriot - for doing his job.

http://www.thomasmore.org/

-M3

Victory! A good day for the US Marines - is a good day for the 2nd Amendment.

Aka the Haditha Massacre... errr Haditha Incident... errr Haditha planned stunt by the enemy and Time Magazine.


Victory for LtCol Chessani – Case Dismissed
June 17, 2008

ANN ARBOR, MI – Military Judge Colonel Steven Folsom, USMC, this morning dismissed all charges against Lt Colonel Jeffrey Chessani on the grounds of unlawful command influence. He blistered the prosecution’s case in an opinion he read from the bench that lasted an hour. The ruling was without prejudice. Colonel Folsom gave prosecutors 72 hours in which to notify him whether they would appeal.

The ruling was greeted with tears of joy from Chessani’s wife and several spectators in the courtroom.

Chessani Case - Jeff and Alisssa 2The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, represents LtCol Chessani alongside his detailed military attorneys. The two Law Center attorneys assigned to his case are former Marine officers themselves. Robert Muise served in the First Persian Gulf war as an infantry officer, and Brian Rooney was a Judge Advocate officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq. Lt Colonel John Shelburne, USMC, and Captain Jeff King, USMC , the detailed military defense counsel, make up the rest of Chessani’s defense team.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, commenting on the judge’s decision had this to say, “We are all grateful for the judge’s ruling today. He truly was the “last sentinel” to guard against unlawful command influence.”

“Tragically, our own government eliminated one of its most effective combat commanders. The insurgents are laughing in their caves,” said Thompson.

LtCol Chessani’s official 2006 Combat Fitness Report declared him “a superb leader, who knows his men, knows the enemy, knows his business,” and recommended him for promotion. The reviewing Major General added, LtCol Chessani has “unlimited potential and value to the Marine Corps,” and also recommended him for promotion.

The following quotes are excerpts from LtCol Chessani’s Combat Fitness Report (a required annual evaluation of a Marine officer’s performance) prepared by his superiors for the reporting period of September 2005 to February 2006 (This time period includes the date of the incident for which Lt. Colonel Chessani was facing criminal charges):

* Chessani Case - Chessani 5“Leads Marines from front in every operation. Demonstrates moral courage everyday. Doesn’t hesitate to report bad news fast or contest unrealistic plans/poor concepts. Despite the complexity and size of his AO [area of operations], he always maintains a calm, cool demeanor.”
* “Always seeks advantage over complex, diverse insurgent enemy. Truly one of the finer thinkers in this COIN [counterinsurgency] environment.”
* “One of the top 3 infantry/Cav Bn commanders of 13 who have served with RCT –2 [the regiment] during OIF. A superb leader, who knows his men, knows the enemy, knows his business. Doesn’t attract a lot of fanfare; just gets the job done to an exceedingly high standard.”
* “Long ball hitter; recommend selection for promotion to Colonel and TLS [Top Level School].”

The Reviewing Officer, Major General Huck added his comments: “Top notch officer with outstanding potential. Promote and select for TLS [Top Level School]. Post TLS slate for Regimental command and subsequent joint tour. Unlimited potential and value to the Marine Corps. Capable of the most challenging assignments.”

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)3 organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.
Chessani Case - Jeff and Alissa 3

-M3

sniperzeb308
06-17-2008, 7:12 PM
I took a friend shooting had him shoot my .22 MKIII, .44mag Redhawk, Mini-14, springfield 1903-A3 and No. 1 in 375 H&H mag (the smile on his face was heartwarming). He'd never shot anything bigger then a pellet rifle till saturday but was a good learner especially on proper stance. Luckily he didn't get in the habit of chicken winging my .375 or he wouldn't have had as much fun.

He'll by a gun sooner or later I know now:)