Pig-in-a-Poke to Cat-out-of-bag time - the legislators are getting - at BEST - 50-50 on support for Constitutional (permitless) Carry
- largely because people do not understand or do not value their actual rights (and would surrender them for "perception" of safety)
- add this to the ISA letter, the ISP response, the IACoP, the FOPs, etc.
- makes it a "Tough Sell" to even many Republican (RINO????) legislators.
We aren't going to move the anti's in a under a year - or not many - at least in my opinion.
What we need to move is the middle ground of the needle ... How though -
Easy - win the middle - the 87% - that have no interest.
Keep the issue at the forefront with SHORT (thats a reminder to me) but factually correct letters, comments, posts, whatever the subject comes up or in bringing it up.
Correct Errors, misconceptions of the ignorant and un-informed - WITHOUT spiteful funny sarcasm that they (or those watching) will not understand.
BY being able to WALK AWAY from trolling, sarcasm and spiteful disagreement.
By being educated stewards of this issue.
By getting "moderately interested" people - to the line and letting them experience firearms (in general) and showing them the world of "Carrying One"
Yeah - not easy - get out of our normal comfort zone.
Some Legislators are going to support this (Lucas, Smaltz, Torr, Mayfield, for a few examples) - some will Oppose at all costs (Charlie Brown) - many are going to rely on folks at Indiana Sheriffs Assoc. or Chiefs of Police Groups etc. - or their constituents that contact them.
I've said it before - but 1 letter each from 25 people is better than 10 letters each from 5 of us. (doesn't mean we shouldn't sent our 10 letters).
I've already seen some news articles on this via facebook and other social media. Need help w/ a response - that's what this place is for ...
INGO should be "safe zone" to work through discussion on some of these issues - and how to answer more tricky questions.
- and a place to vent the common frustration we'll all feel - time to time doing this.
.... my 2 cents ... carry on.