Ok, we got punched in the mouth last week. Time to get off of the mat. I have started my own activist group and we are going to write letters, send faxes/emails, and make phone calls to all kinds of state and US lawmakers. A political rule of thumb is that when a lawmaker or official gets a letter, they figure that represents the opinions of about 50 voters who feel the same way but didn't get around to writing a letter. My friends, we and everyone we know are going to write letters!! Emails, faxes, and phone calls are ok, but letters are the best. I am not asking for money, but I am asking you to mail at least several letters each month in addition to a flurry of emails and other messages.
YES WE CAN! (we just co-opted that phrase from you-know-who) If just 1% of the NRA's 4M members were to send one letter a month to Nancy Pelosi and to Harry Reid, that's 40,000 additional letters each month going to each. Using the political thumbrules, that represents to them about 2,000,000 VOTERS. This is huge! And if we get 5% to send letters every month, 10%...?
Send me a PM if you want to be included in my email group. I'm doing the same kinds of things that I've been doing on the state level with the NRA-ILA, I'm just expanding it to a national level. I'll send out activist messages at least once a month, asking you to send a message. It may be to support or oppose certain legislation, and even if there is no pending legislation there will be a strong pro-Bill of Rights message to be sent. POLITICAL WARNING- my group will be advocating mostly 2nd A issues but will also advocate other conservative issues too. If this isn't something you'd like, then please simply activate the NRA-ILA part of your NRA membership and you and I can agree simply to advocate 2nd Amendment issues together.
(Go log in to the NRA website and go over to the NRA-ILA part of the site.
Over on the right hand side of the page you'll see "Action Center" and below that "Email Signup". Please click on that link which will let you fill in your contact info so that a local NRA-ILA person can add you to their email list. )