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California 2nd Amend. Political Discussion & Activism Discuss gun rights activism and 2A related political topics here. All advice given is NOT legal counsel.

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Old 08-21-2019, 9:29 PM
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I made an observation recently.

Background:
In my hood Fremont is planning on building a Homeless Navigation Center (HNC). There are some locations that are being discussed and around one of the locations the "people" quickly mobilized and have been putting up quite the campaign for "not their location".

In the short time over the past 2-3 months they've been able to mobilize and do things like this:
https://www.facebook.com/NotDecoto/
Created a flyer like this:


Got shirts made and signs printed
Got hundreds to show up at city council meetings as well as follow-up meetings.
Got online/offline petitions signed by thousands
Got coverage from local news:
http://www.ktvu.com/homeless/strong-...r-for-homeless
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The HNC issue aside, my question really is what does it take for 2A responses to be like this? I would assume we, as a community, are much more organized, but I don't know if I've ever seen a turnout like this in any of our local cities over any 2A issues. Perhaps it has happened and I haven't seen it.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:43 PM
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It's much easier to herd mindless sheep than organize independent freedom minded people.

That said, with strong leadership and a solid message, anything is possible.

When people are seeing the threat to THEIR way of life, mob mentality seems to be easily induced... with mixed results.

I'd like to think that the pro 2A message is becoming more clear and easy to articulate as the antis admit their ultimate goal of total bans/confiscation.
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Old 08-22-2019, 9:51 AM
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Most gun laws are incremental, taking just a little at a time. Something like a homeless transitional facility is a life changing event with significant social and financial (property value) implications. It will probably take something like a proposed confiscation to mobilize gun owners, and by then it might be too late for anything other than civil disobedience.
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