Generally, any group approach leads to compromises within the group itself. And, like the NRA, this leads to a group that actually supports gun control measures.
And while you have been gone, I have contacted members of our legislature regarding many of the points you raised. 99% are not responsive and those that are responsive still will not advance any new legislation favorable to gun rights due to the lack of realistic passage.
It is clear that our assault weapons ban and registration of guns is unconstitutional and the penalties are way outta line.
The courts are going to be our only method of changing things and this will be done in federal court. We don't have to do anything really. Recent cases in the east have said that our rights don't end at our driveway while in the midwest, they do. So, I see it as a waiting game in this respect.
As far as legislation being introduced to further restrict our rights, like last years 10-rd magazine ban that was pounded in the sand, this can be best handled by people going to the committee meetings and voicing their opinion there (its the only opportunity to voice your opinion to the house members as a whole).
Look at bills that have been given support on this forum .. I find that most of them actually increase gun control measures.
This forum can be useful in highlighting new gun control bills put out there ... but folks have to know that once a bill is introduced, its only a matter of days before the bill goes before the committee for opinions to be heard before that committee. One can just introduce written arguments too.