Skip to comments.Activities for Gun Appreciation Day
Posted on 01/14/2013 1:47:20 PM PST by marktwain
Saturday, January 19, is Gun Appreciation Day. Americans are urged to go to your local gun store, gun range, or gun show and to show their support for Second Amendment rights. The blog Shall Not Be Questioned, which has long been one of the most influential and thoughtful pro-RKBA blogs, endorses Gun Appreciation Day, but raises some important caveats.
In particular, many people imagine that by going to the gun show, or by buying guns and some ammunition, they were making a statement. Folks, if this belief becomes widespread, were going to lose. Communicating with lawmakers is crucial at a time like this.
If you want to go to a gun store, and pay $3,000 for an AR-15 (assuming you can find one) that would have cost $900 five weeks ago, go ahead. Or if you want to practice gun safety at your local range, while wearing a pro-rights shirt, thats fine too.
But neither of these actions is going to have much practical effect in protecting the Second Amendment. Far more valuable would be volunteering to help a local organization hand out flyers at a gun show. These days, the lines are literally hours-long just to get into a gun show, so youll find plenty of people waiting in line who will be grateful for something to read.
Alternatively, spend a couple hours writing some short letters to your U.S. Senators, U.S. Representative, Governor, State Senator, and State Representative. A printed postal letter is best, because it demonstrates that you took some time to create it. Chapter 15 of my 1993 book Things You Can Do to Defend Your Gun Rights provides tips on writing letters to elected officials.
For your friends who dont want to write a postal letter,
(Excerpt) Read more at volokh.com ...
I suppose an impromptu informal Gun Show on the Washington Mall would be a bad idea...
At least it’s not Gun Appreciation Year.
Bill Ruger’s death was the best thing that ever happened to the company.
Don't be a hoplophobe.
Did the trillions of emails, faxes to oppose obzozcare do the job?
My senators couldn’t care less what I say in my letters, they simply use my email to brag about what they are doing to strip our freedom and liberty.
Enough writing, we have to scream loud and long, to get in their faces!
This is no way to fight - by burying ourselves in the keyboard to make it easy for them to ignore us....
Huge gun show in Phoenix at the AZ State Fair Grounds this weekend, 19-20 January. See’ya there!
Last week, I invited any of the folks at my work to meet me at the range so they can shoot my pistols. Two accepted. One went with me before and is BEGGING me to sell him my Beretta 92FS.
The other has never fired anything bigger than a .22.
I’ll be training him well, and getting him hooked.
For: InaBunker, Please send me another Email. Lost the last one since I answered you. Thanks.
If everyone that does something to observe Gun Appreciation Day does something different (buys ammo, goes to a gun range, etc.) the impact is less than if everyone focuses on a single endeavor.
There is a movement to organize rallies at the capitol building in all 50 states at noon (local) on the 19th. Gun Appreciation Day would be MUCH more effective if thousands of us showed up at each event.
Please make a decision/commitment to do so and spread the word!