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Thread: Operation Lone Star Thunder radio campaign commences Tuesday 2 Dec., only $720 still needed!

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    What appears to be our last big push starts Tuesday and people and really going to HEAR about it - but we need your help - $1,500 of help is needed by midnight Sunday, 30 November.

    With your help we will reach our last big metro market - and a pro-gun one at that - Dallas-Ft. Worth!

    If you have a few bucks to spare, now would be the time . . .

    Contribute to
    http://www.opencarry.org/thunder.htmlnow.

    **Again, this is probably our last big push in Texas because the legislature mees in January and adjourns just a few weeks later - based upon our experience marketing our cause in Texas, we will re-cock and target one or two of the other states, like next, so give now no matter what state you are from, we will not forget your state in the future!**



    OpenCarry.org's Operation Lone-Star Thunder

    Let Our Voices Ring Out Like Thunder!
    With billboards in both San Antonio and in Houston, and with the taxi's rolling our message out to Austin every day, we now turn our attention to the airwaves!

    We have an opportunity to place radio ads in the Dallas-Ft Worth metroplex! With this buy, we will have taken our message to all of the major markets in Texas.

    Thanks to your support and some savings achieved in other campaigns thanks to Lori, we already have most of the money we need to blanket the airwaves in DFW. But we still need another $1,500 to allow us to run the ads starting the week after Thanksgiving and rollin' non-stop until the week before Christmas across a half dozen stations.

    This is the end-game folks. We need to keep getting signatures on the petition and attention on our cause right up until the beginning of the legislative session.

    If you have not donated yet, or have a little left to give, now would be the time.

    Anyone donating $25 or more dollars who is not already a Founder's Club or Centurion member will have their member status updated to "Lone Star Thunder Veteran."

    We Still Need
    $1,500



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    Make that $1,475!
    Lets keep this ball rolling HOT all the way to the legislature! I am posting links to the petition and OCDO every were I see an opportunity. There are many pro-gun pro-2A groups on Facebook and every time I find one, I join and post the petition and OCDO! Any other forums/websites/groups that you belong to or can join would be great!
    Also, lots of people that have never owned guns before are hanging out at places like Academy and Gander Mountain looking at pistols! I have found that many of the people that work in these stores are not overly knowledgeable and appreciate a little friendly help in determining the needs of these new comers. And the newcomers appreciate being able to get knowledgeable (non sales related) answers and info. This also provides an opportunity to tell the newcomers as well as the sales people about OCDO and the movement for OC! I haven't had any negative response yet and a few have logged on to the website right there and signed the petition!!!

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    For you folks that are not yet members of the OpenCarry face book team, here is what I just messaged everyone:

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    SUBJECT: Will you join me in executing Operation Lone Star Thunder?

    To members of Open Carry Movement

    Dear OpenCarry Group Team:

    Thanks to your help, we fully funded the I-35 bill board in San Antonio to stand tall thru January!

    And now we are going to double down on our success - with a MASSIVE radio ad blitz across the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex blasting open carry call to action messages via 6 top listener radio stations - Operation Lone Star Thunder!

    This is our last big push in Texas - the Texas legislature meets in January - and we are going to drive the publicity meter off the map and raise the online petition count by the thousands with this campaign. And we will take what we learn from this campaign to other states in the coming months.

    I realize we are "going to the well" again shortly after the last request - but hey - pay day is almost here!, and if you can spare $25 or more we will update your profile on OpenCarry.org to "Operation Lone Star Thunder Veteran." Donate here: http://www.opencarry.org/thunder.html

    And please check out and forward to your lists and blogs the following link: http://www.opencarry.org/thunder.html - this link is our call to action, so post it far and wide across the Internet ASAP - like TODAY!

    See you on the front lines of freedom!

    Mike Stollenwerk
    co-founder, OpenCarry.org

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    What do you all thin of the attached draft message?

    Should we get a woman to do one too?

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    Where is that sound byte being used?

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    Gator5713 wrote:
    Where is that sound byte being used?
    This is one of the draft ones and will blast across 6 radio stations in DFW area starting Tuesday over 3 listening weeks.

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    You might want to revise that radio spot a bit. The part about "opencarry.org wants to change that..." seems a bit over the top. I would not want any group to come into my state and change it's laws, and having married a Texan, I doubt they will have much love for it either. Perhaps if it said, "Texas and freedom loving members of OC.com..." it would go over a lot better.
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    It's strong, I like it and I agree with paramedic70002about the wording. It could frighten the non-believers. Also I think a woman's voice is more comforting and might garner the support of more women, which is important. Nice work.

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    cccook wrote:
    It's strong, I like it and I agree with paramedic70002about the wording. It could frighten the non-believers. Also I think a woman's voice is more comforting and might garner the support of more women, which is important. Nice work.
    Seems to make sense about the wording... probably good to make sure to explicitly include Texans... the message needs to say "we Texans want this to change."

    Ha ha, maybe you could recruit Lori to do it? She has contributed so much already... but I bet a lot of folks who have seen her billboard would love to know what her voice sounds like! :quirky

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    Only $1,241 more needed - 3 days till D-Day (Tuersday)!!!

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    Just sent in my $25 donation. Wish I could donate more.
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    I've been off-line for a week, but just threw in another C-note. I you don't need it here, please use it towards the billboards, taxis or where ever it is needed.



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    Thanks - UPDATE: We still need $720!

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    I just put in my $25 and I changed the top of the petition to include the donation link for the radio ads.

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    Thank you Ianmtx for getting the ball rolling to begin with. You're a great Texan. I'm proud to be a small part of this snowball.

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    Dropped in $25

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    paramedic70002 wrote:
    You might want to revise that radio spot a bit. The part about "opencarry.org wants to change that..." seems a bit over the top. I would not want any group to come into my state and change it's laws, and having married a Texan, I doubt they will have much love for it either. Perhaps if it said, "Texas and freedom loving members of OC.com..." it would go over a lot better.
    I just listened to the spot, I agree, tweak it a bit

    And definitely get a lady to do a version if you can. Try to dispel that guns are a 'guys only' club. There are lots of women in TX who will say 'right on'. Get the ladies on board.

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    Shorts wrote:
    paramedic70002 wrote:
    You might want to revise that radio spot a bit. The part about "opencarry.org wants to change that..." seems a bit over the top. I would not want any group to come into my state and change it's laws, and having married a Texan, I doubt they will have much love for it either. Perhaps if it said, "Texas and freedom loving members of OC.com..." it would go over a lot better.
    I just listened to the spot, I agree, tweak it a bit

    And definitely get a lady to do a version if you can. Try to dispel that guns are a 'guys only' club. There are lots of women in TX who will say 'right on'. Get the ladies on board.
    we do have a lady spot now and it will play.

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    Hey Mike,

    If there are links available to all the final cuts, I'm sure we'd like to be able to hear them, even though we aren't in Texas!

    TFred


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    TFred wrote:
    Hey Mike,

    If there are links available to all the final cuts, I'm sure we'd like to be able to hear them, even though we aren't in Texas!

    TFred
    How is this one?

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    Short and sweet - good work.

    Thank you

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    I think I like the message in the otherone better, specifically the part about Texas being one of six states banning the open carry of a firearm.

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    Mike wrote:
    TFred wrote:
    Hey Mike,

    If there are links available to all the final cuts, I'm sure we'd like to be able to hear them, even though we aren't in Texas!

    TFred
    How is this one?
    Cool. Obviously a bit shorter than the first. Good to mix them up!

    Hope you see a surge in hits and signatures!

    TFred


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    Donation Details
    Confirmation number XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Donation amount:$25.00
    USD Total:$25.00
    USDPurpose: OCDO Lone Star Thunder
    Contributor: Tim

    I donated first, then joined the forum. Oh well. I heard the ad today on the radio, glad I could help a bit.

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