With the media's half truths and outright LIES, along with what they are teaching our children about guns in our national institutes of lower learning (guns are BAD) they will be able to vote the 2nd amendment right out of existence in a couple of generations. IF
they wait that long.
You are correct, in that people need to DO something. Consider though, that this is a multi-level fight. Along WITH
the actions you advocate, there is a LOT more that needs to be done.
One of the first and foremost is to spread the information. You CAN'T act on it, if you don't KNOW about it. You can't show up at a rally, if you don't know when and where it is going to happen.
There is also the "legal" side of things. Someone has to keep track of what bills our legislators are trying to pass. Spread the word so that others can write, call, email, fax, etc. their representatives to voice their concern.
I believe the reason that the "assault weapon ban" which was proposed this year died, was BECAUSE of the people that sit at their computers and spread the word. We were able to flood our representatives with our views, causing them to back off of it.....for now.
I KNOW that when the old ban expired, our local news station "gave the impression" (by showing videos of them) that full auto machine guns, were going to be legal, with the expiration of the ban. I usually don't waste my time with local media, feeling it is better spent contacting my representatives, but this OUTRAGED me to the point of sending them and email. I'm SURE that I was not the only one that contacted them, as their follow-up reports changed dramatically. They made it a point, to say that full auto was NOT going to be legalized.
I think you are absolutely right, in that we need to have more marches on capitols by gun owners, DEMANDING our rights. Sadly, you are also correct when you say the problem is that not many show up.
One thing we have working for us now, that we did NOT have before, is the internet. Before, the internet, information was HARD to come by. The local media would rarely IF EVER report on what infringement of our constitutional rights were happening in other places.
I didn't know about - waiting periods - FOID cards - guns (other than class III) being banned in other states, etc. I was under the mistaken impression that EVERYone could go down to their local gun store, fill out the paperwork, and go home with the gun. Of course I was getting most of my firearm related news from the NRA. (What a joke that was, but I won't go into that here)
With the advent of the internet, I have found out how far the legislators have INFRINGED on the constitutional rights of gun owners in some states. I was SHOCKED
, to say the least. One of the reasons that they got that far, was that the people didn't have the information. The other reason was APATHY. Apathy, the reason people will not show up at a march, which will lead to our downfall, as has been proven throughout history.
You get to grow up with the internet. USE IT as well, but keep doing what you are doing, you won't be a minor forever. Each person counts in a march, be he young or old. Keep in mind, the young ones will be running this country in the future.