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    The Right Needs to Learn From The Astroturfing of Parkland

    I wouldn’t want to stoop to the level of waiting for dead children to push an agenda but there are some things “our side” could do to be on offense, expanding gun rights instead of weathering these storms hoping to hold the line.

    The Right Needs To Learn From The Astroturfing Of The Parkland Victims
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    Never heard that term "astroturfing" before, learn something new every day.
    Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering Kaboom.

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    Being fake rarely wins you any supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadeye View Post
    Never heard that term "astroturfing" before, learn something new every day.
    The anti-gunners try to refer to themselves as "grassroots". Yet most of their money comes from a few sources. Hence the term astroturf.
    "Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem."

    "A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs." Benson Everett Legg - Woolard v. Sheridan

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    Anyone else find it funny people say gun owners should be required to have insurance, then start to scream "murder insurance" when people get insurance?
    "Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem."

    "A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs." Benson Everett Legg - Woolard v. Sheridan

    If you're a noob, develop thick skin, and read the FAQs

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    The death of Actaeon - http://www.paleothea.com/Myths/Actaeon.html


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    I think that gun rights advocates can have a crisis response team with well prepared talking points and facts to start countering the inevitable narrative from the get go, and to acknowledge that while it was a tragedy that the we should wait until we have a better idea of the facts. No more trying to punt until cooler heads can prevail.

    That way those who value our rights may defend them, without sinking to the level of exploiting tragedy and emotions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakRiver View Post
    I think that gun rights advocates can have a crisis response team with well prepared talking points and facts to start countering the inevitable narrative from the get go, and to acknowledge that while it was a tragedy that the we should wait until we have a better idea of the facts. No more trying to punt until cooler heads can prevail.

    That way those who value our rights may defend them, without sinking to the level of exploiting tragedy and emotions.
    Do you think the media is going to play?
    Cause I'm pretty sure we could have events with 10,000 people, and it wouldn't make the news.
    "Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem."

    "A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs." Benson Everett Legg - Woolard v. Sheridan

    If you're a noob, develop thick skin, and read the FAQs

    Actaeon - act'-tee-on
    The death of Actaeon - http://www.paleothea.com/Myths/Actaeon.html


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    The media never plays, and for the foreseeable future it never will. But that does not mean that we keep letting the grass grow under our feet, surrender the initiative, and keep playing defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakRiver View Post
    The media never plays, and for the foreseeable future it never will. But that does not mean that we keep letting the grass grow under our feet, surrender the initiative, and keep playing defense.
    Our best bet short term, write politicians.
    Let them know, unlike anti-gunners, we vote this issue.

    Long term, take people shooting.
    And educate them.


    Maybe other areas of Indiana can work with the DNR and have a public/family shoot like we have in NWI.
    "Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem."

    "A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs." Benson Everett Legg - Woolard v. Sheridan

    If you're a noob, develop thick skin, and read the FAQs

    Actaeon - act'-tee-on
    The death of Actaeon - http://www.paleothea.com/Myths/Actaeon.html


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    I think your ideas are medium to long term, with a focus on protecting gun rights legally and culturally. Short term messages to influence the narrative is where we are lacking as a community.

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