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ANNOUNCING...FREE REPUBLIC SECOND AMENDMENT TASK FORCE! (Now it's official!)
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Posted on 02/07/2002 1:31:28 AM PST by Mercuria


MISSION STATEMENT OF
FREE REPUBLIC SECOND AMENDMENT TASK FORCE

In a modern world where people can be educated of events at a moment's notice, those committed to the cause of preserving our Constitutional rights have good reason to be concerned. Even with the convenience of instantaneous information and a wealth of resources available at the click of a button to those who wish to educate and be educated as to the truth, such wonders of today can be exploited by those who have a great and driven passion to persuade, and in some cases bully, the citizens of our nation to deprive themselves of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Despite the fact that history presents our Founding Fathers as firmly behind the concept of an armed populace to keep society polite and government honest, there are in existence organizations and government officials who have waited for such a disaster such as occurred on September 11, 2001 in our nation to put forth blatantly skewed information about our Constitutional right of gun ownership in order to instill in American citizens the fear of freedom, with the help of a media that overwhelming supports gun control and who have no shame about using their access to millions to propagandize against our God-given right of self-protection.

Because of the overwhelming push to move our country towards civilian disarmament, it is necessary for those who support the Second Amendment to become more visible and active than ever before. To this end, the Free Republic Second Amendment Task Force was created.


Our mission:

1. Coordinate a team of activists to provide information and updates as to the strength - or weakness - of our Second Amendment freedoms throughout the nation.

2. Research statistics from both sides of the Second Amendment debate for analysis and comparison.

3. Provide education as to the unique power the Second Amendment gives the citizens of America versus government control.

4. Take action to display to the public and our government officials our knowledge of our Constitutional right of self preservation and our willingness to defend this right (via communication campaigns, rallying, public debate, etc.).


Our long-term objectives:

1. Influence those in our government to reject gun control laws, and to restore those Second Amendment rights that have been un-Constitutionally and therefore illegitimately taken away from us.

2. Persuade Americans as to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers' recognition of our rights of self-preservation through the Second Amendment.

3. Expose the bias and lies of anti-Second Amendment organizations and other organizations that support them.


We at Free Republic Second Amendment Task Force hope to encourage many citizens who hold our right to keep and bear arms dear to join us in our mission, with a focus on teamwork and the preservation and restoration of our Second Amendment rights.


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So many of us from several 2A organizations come here to find 2A-related news and events and PING our freedom-loving brethren.

Free Republic Second Amendment Task Force could well be the glue to bind us together closer here in our common mission to keep - and restore - those rights that have been brazenly stolen from us.

Let's make this a positive and successful experiment in FR TEAMWORK...and let the FRSATF start-up team (HangFire, lowbridge, SUSSA, and yours truly) know how you wish contribute to Free Republic Network's step forward in Second Amendment activism!

1 posted on 02/07/2002 1:31:29 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: HangFire; lowbridge; SUSSA
Hi, guys...jump in here at any time!!
2 posted on 02/07/2002 1:32:04 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: AnnaZ; Lady Jenn; Kithlyara; AZ Spartacus; feinswinesuksass; abigail2; AnneJustice4All...
Greetings!!!

How 'bout a BUMP of support, brothers and sisters?


3 posted on 02/07/2002 1:33:24 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
WOW! Merc, this is WONDERFUL!

You guys are the BEST!

Hugs
2T

4 posted on 02/07/2002 1:41:52 AM PST by 2Trievers
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To: Mercuria
Hi, guys...jump in here at any time!!

Any time? :-)

5 posted on 02/07/2002 2:06:47 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Mercuria
GREAT NEWS TO START THE MORNING!!! A MEGA-BUMP FROM THE REPRESSIVE STATE OF MARYLAND, WHERE YOU MUST NOW TAKE A STATE SPONSORED HANDGUN COURSE BEFORE A PURCHASE CAN EVEN BE MADE!! RADIO SAID "REGISTER NOW, SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED!!"
6 posted on 02/07/2002 2:06:47 AM PST by Fighter@heart
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To: Mercuria
Your group needs to do two things:

1) At every appearance at the meeting of some legislative agency, bring women who are either victims of violent crimes that the police and courts failed to protect - or, better still, women whose "protective orders" were worthless against stalkers.

2) Challenge any middle-class sucker mom talking about "child gun deaths" to name the last time any kid under 18 on her street was shot.

This strategy will drive antigun nuts up a wall.

Scandals of antigun politicians - from Kalifornia to Manhattan!

7 posted on 02/07/2002 2:11:48 AM PST by glc1173@aol.com
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To: Mercuria
Hey...can I add other amendments to your list?

like 1 and 10?

8 posted on 02/07/2002 2:12:44 AM PST by The Raven
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To: Mercuria
They can have my BB Gun when they pry it...


9 posted on 02/07/2002 2:13:30 AM PST by Buffalo Bob
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To: Mercuria
A Second Amendment bump.

I will look in my bucket of skills and knowledge and decide how I can best contribute to the effort.

10 posted on 02/07/2002 2:14:57 AM PST by Flyer
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To: Mercuria
Bump and sign me up.
11 posted on 02/07/2002 2:17:22 AM PST by Abundy
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To: Buffalo Bob
They can have my BB Gun when they pry it...

You'll shoot your eye out kid!

12 posted on 02/07/2002 2:20:05 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Mercuria
I'm pretty good at writing--I was published a few years ago by GUNS magazine, Women & Guns and Media Bypass magazine. One tactic I've found to be useful is to ask anyone who is for gun control if he/she would be willing to post a sign in their front yard that says "THERE ARE NO GUNS IN THIS HOUSE."

The look you get is priceless! Let me know if I can help. I can also edit.

Carolyn

13 posted on 02/07/2002 2:20:50 AM PST by CDHart
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To: Mercuria
Yet another 2nd Amendment group? I really don't see the benefit of dividing efforts when we have the TRT.
14 posted on 02/07/2002 2:23:06 AM PST by Djarum
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To: Djarum
"Yet another 2nd Amendment group? I really don't see the benefit of dividing efforts when we have the TRT."

Hey, it works for the socialists. Besides which, if one is a member of BOTH, how does it divide effort??? Methinks it actually MULTIPLIES EFFECT.

15 posted on 02/07/2002 2:26:54 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Mercuria
I like it. Add me to the list.
16 posted on 02/07/2002 2:27:25 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Mercuria
This is a little dated, but may be useful:

-Right to Keep & bear Arms Links & contact info--

17 posted on 02/07/2002 2:28:49 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Wonder Warthog
I doubt there is enough local activity anywhere to require logistics from two organizations.
18 posted on 02/07/2002 2:33:10 AM PST by Djarum
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To: Mercuria
Reporting for duty, Sir!
19 posted on 02/07/2002 2:35:36 AM PST by placebo
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To: Djarum
Yet another 2nd Amendment group? I really don't see the benefit of dividing efforts when we have the TRT.

Oh, they're welcome to join us! :-)

20 posted on 02/07/2002 2:38:50 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: dansangel
((((((ping))))))
21 posted on 02/07/2002 2:41:02 AM PST by .45MAN
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To: Mercuria
Bump! Sign me up. 2A issues are a major "hot button" for me, along with child abuse and reverse discrimination.

Well, okay; any product of the liberal mindset.

22 posted on 02/07/2002 3:01:36 AM PST by Marauder
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To: .45MAN
An excellent project to start, if we can find the resources (I think it is a natural for FreeRepublic), is to resurrect the 2nd Amendment Law Library. This was an excellent resource on the web that had legal decisions, all sorts of text and factual information. It was great, but it took a fair amount of time to update and administer. I believe I can locate the people who were originally doing it. One man created it, but it takes quite a bit of time. Another tried to keep it going, but the effort became too great. It was a superb resource for several years.

I don't have the time to do it myself, but perhaps we can figure a way to do so with Free Republic. This would be a great thing to pioneer on the web. I am sure that all the original materials are available in files. I will ask some questions.

23 posted on 02/07/2002 3:10:14 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Mercuria

24 posted on 02/07/2002 3:17:30 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Mercuria

25 posted on 02/07/2002 3:17:53 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Mercuria
BUMP and How do I sign up ?
26 posted on 02/07/2002 3:22:32 AM PST by Restin Payce
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To: Mercuria
Bang ! Count me in!
27 posted on 02/07/2002 3:42:14 AM PST by freeordie
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To: Mercuria
BTTT, and let me know where to sign up
28 posted on 02/07/2002 3:46:06 AM PST by Bottom_Gun
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To: Mercuria, Hangfire

29 posted on 02/07/2002 4:26:47 AM PST by Joe Brower
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To: bang_list
KBoom!


30 posted on 02/07/2002 4:28:01 AM PST by Joe Brower
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To: Mercuria
How 'bout a BUMP of support, brothers and sisters?

For you, anytime.

5.56mm

31 posted on 02/07/2002 4:37:55 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Mercuria
Bump, and let me know how I can help, Merc...
Who knows, maybe some of your contributing columnists MIGHT come up with some thing when the KALI KOMMIES start up again ;-)
32 posted on 02/07/2002 4:39:06 AM PST by L,TOWM
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To: Mercuria
Bump, Ping and BTTT.

FMCDH!

33 posted on 02/07/2002 4:42:16 AM PST by 4CJ
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To: Mercuria
A big bumparoony from the big cat!!!!!!
34 posted on 02/07/2002 4:46:12 AM PST by ghostcat
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To: Mercuria
2A Patriot BUMP, Merc! Keep me on your ping list.
35 posted on 02/07/2002 5:17:37 AM PST by MileHi
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To: real saxophonist; m1991; five toes; dirtboy
Colorado ping
36 posted on 02/07/2002 5:19:33 AM PST by MileHi
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To: Mercuria
Bump and sign me up!

Semper Fi!

37 posted on 02/07/2002 5:24:16 AM PST by dd5339
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To: Mercuria
BTTT.
38 posted on 02/07/2002 5:29:05 AM PST by Twodees
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To: Mercuria
You go girl.
Good idea for this to become a hub by which all the spokes branching-out to various points, are then tied together.

...the cause is the same; only the names have been changed, to promote the ideal. ;^)

39 posted on 02/07/2002 5:37:39 AM PST by Landru
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To: Mercuria
BTTT - add me to the list.
40 posted on 02/07/2002 5:37:39 AM PST by VaMarVet
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To: Mercuria
Here's IMO the most important things we all can do.

1. Letters to the Editor. It's the easiest thing to do. I've been printed several times, and it's the 2nd most read part of the paper besides the sports section.

2. Call our reps(NOT EMAIL).

3. Think local. Everyone thinks national, and there are times to do that, but most of the action takes place in Lansing and Sacremento. The city councils, mayors, county commish, and like are important as well. I wouldn't vote for an Anti Self Defense candidate for dogcatcher. Today's dogcatcher is tomorrow's state rep. School board is the most overlooked and one of the most important.

4. Join your state Pro-2a orgs like MCRGO, TSRA, etc.

In the long run, I'd like to see

1. Form a PAC and Pick 10 federal tough races(congress or senate) and 50 tough state(one in each state to be fair to freepers in those states if there is a tough race there) and local races and we can jump in and donate to. State Rep, State Senate, etc. Money goes further at the local level because of less TV time.

2. The reserecction of the 2nd Amendment Law Library, the best pro-2a site on the web IMO.

41 posted on 02/07/2002 5:55:42 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Mercuria;5Madman2;OKSooner;WALLACE212;Barnacle;umgud;ibbryn;RetiredNavy;freedomlover;ctdonath2...
Ping !

Sign me up.

42 posted on 02/07/2002 5:58:04 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: Mercuria
Bump
43 posted on 02/07/2002 6:09:43 AM PST by Grit
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To: Mercuria
Hey, Merc... you forgot to tell them how to sign up.

1. Join the Free Republic Network at www.freerepublic.net

2. Tell Mercuria what your Network ID is, so she can add you to the Second Amendment Task Force.

3. Then when you sign onto the Network site as a member, you can select the Task Force from the 'Destinations' tab to see what's going on and join the discussion.

44 posted on 02/07/2002 6:18:17 AM PST by Interesting Times
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
Thanks for the ping. Bttt and flag for later reading...
45 posted on 02/07/2002 6:20:26 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
A first possible action is find me a good lawyer, and a way to pay him, in Rochester NY for an amazingly straightforward case of police violating RKBA, Firearms Owners' Protection Act, NY Civil Rights Law #4, and several related laws.

"We are the law of this airport, and you are not going to fly with this weapon."
- Transit police officer as I, perfectly legally, declared an unloaded pistol as checked-in luggage.

46 posted on 02/07/2002 6:22:38 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: Mercuria
Count me in Merc.

The right to self-defense is God-given, and therefore inalienable...and the defense of the weak and helpless is our duty as Christians and as Americans.

Anything I can do, let me know.

Regards...EV

47 posted on 02/07/2002 6:29:20 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Mercuria; Hangfire; SUSSA; Lowbridge
WOW, you are up early! Very nice work, guys, very nice indeed!

We can never have enough people working to protect our Second Amendment Rights. You can sign me up, of course.

Eagles up!

If anyone is interested in starting a chapter, either by locality or by issue, please contact me.

48 posted on 02/07/2002 6:36:48 AM PST by diotima
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To: Mercuria
Bump!
49 posted on 02/07/2002 6:44:10 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: A Navy Vet; The Shrew; Ms. Antifeminazi; Seeking the truth; DoughtyOne; Dittomom; skeet...
Ping!
50 posted on 02/07/2002 6:45:29 AM PST by diotima
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