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Calling all Pro-Gun Activists--Join us as we Organize Our Resources!

We will probably go to the Mellow Mushroom (pause for joke) after the meeting. If there is overflow, we will be directing them to the Mellow Mushroom, next door to the library.

Join the pro-gun movement as we strategize our push-back against the forces set to further limit, or even abolish the second amendment. We are extending an invitation to all firearm professionals and talented laymen interested in fighting the onslaught of negative rhetoric and false information attached to guns. Join our efforts as we protest the restrictive legislation sitting in the shadows of an uncertain 2013 legislative session.

We will be organizing our resources and talents on this Friday night, January 11, 2013.Our agenda will include:

-A discussion on what dates are ideal to stage a pro-gun rally at the Capital—with details regarding permitting, expectations for protesters, and marketing strategies. A well communicated, organized rally can be very effective. Plan one successful protest, and your following events will have a similar level of success.

-Creation of an 'Educator Training Network.' There will be a point in time when teachers become fed up with being a human shield against madmen. That time might be now. Regardless of how many television anchors, sports casters, or Hollywood types treat guns as their scapegoat, school personnel are seeking training. Perhaps an 'Outreach' program is needed. Firearms professionals need to come to the rescue.

-No Fence Sitting—Create a pledge or other promise for legislators to sign upholding the second amendment. Recognize the friendly politicians. Utilize CORA requests (Colorado Open Records Act) to identify which anti-gun politicians have had background checks done at gun shows.

-Formation of a team to outline pro-gun legislation—we must have something to push back with. We will be looking for people to help write the language; those with experience lobbying are encouraged to contribute as well.

-Media contacts—outreach to the media to find advocates. An invitation to this meeting will go out to local media personalities. We will brainstorm ways to utilize these people to get a positive message promoted. They might not attend, but some of them will be very interested.

-Create an email list for this project. Create a network to share press releases, events, and other vital information. Explore other digital marketing opportunities like Facebook and Twitter.

Committees meet from 4:30-5:30p. Meeting starts at 5:30p. If you would like to suggest an addition to the agenda, please email me. If you would like to participate on a planning committee, please email me.

Times will be published for this agenda. Please stay tuned for detailed information about the schedule.

"The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is with a good guy with a gun." Wayne La Pierre - NRA (National Rifle Association)

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  • Judy

    Brenda, please include El Paso County in your briefing. We have a lot of people showing interest.

    January 21, 2013

    • Brenda

      Judy, I am working on it today. I had a really busy week last week with meetings and other obligations. I've been working on it since the meeting, but today is the first time I've had to really focus on it. Plus, so much has happened since the meeting, which I need to include. I should have something for you today. Thanks for touching base :->)

      January 21, 2013

    • Judy

      No hurry. Our next meeting is Feb 21.

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to have someone contact me for the next pro gun rally!
    I am tired of all the Govt. BS

    January 20, 2013

  • Brenda

    I will send out a briefing about this event. Senator Greg Brophy spoke, and he gave us very valuable information. I will post something and/or send something out via email.

    2 · January 13, 2013

  • Edgar A.

    Traffic is bad for obvious reasons. I left with enough time, but I may still be late.

    January 11, 2013

  • Judy

    I would like to request someone to share this information with the El Paso County Libertarian Party Development Group meeting on the 17th.
    Doug Jones, I have you on the RSVP list for our meeting. If we slot some time for you on our agenda can you give us a summary of what happened tonight?

    January 11, 2013

    • Brenda

      So happy you are checking-in Judy. Keep up the good work; you guys in El Paso rock!

      January 11, 2013

    • Judy

      Wish I could go myself. Glad to see people getting organized on this issue.

      January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brenda,

    I just remembered that I have a class at Centennial Gun Club that evening. I will see if Sue can attend instead of me.

    Larry

    December 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sue will not be coming either. Please keep good notes and I would like a summary. Thanks.

      January 11, 2013

    • Brenda

      No worries, there will be a summary send out with specifics activists can do to push this movement forward.

      January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brenda, Can't go..family emergency. Sorry.

    January 10, 2013

  • Lance H.

    Don't get suckered into confusing mass murder with gun laws. They're two, very different, issues. Mass murders are a *public* mental health issue. If you let the gun control people distract you from the mental health topic, by talking about gun control--they win.

    1 · January 10, 2013

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