How often has this same story played out nationwide? It's time to form an organization of real gun rights activists, one with an aggressive, offensive position, forget playing defense. Pool our limited resources, take them to court immediately.
Go after the officers in their individual capacity, hit 'em where it hurts, in their OWN pocketbook. Education? Once you pop a few of them, personally, word WILL get out. Take any monies recovered and plow it back into the fund. All this would take is one, GOOD, motivated attorney who shares our beliefs.