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    Just read this in a Cincinnati paper:

    "The Brady Campaign also has an online petition calling for Starbucks to reverse its corporate policy, telling them, “Espresso shots, not gunshots.” Currently, there are more than 26,000 signatures on the petition."

    They keep the posting online and all the press sends antis to their site and they sign the petition - we don't have a pro open carry in retail shops online petition and we should so it can be mentioned in the press and so it can gather 10 signatures for each anti signature on Brady's petition -

    As press follows it, if Brady's numbers start going up to 50,000 signers and if there is not pro-open carry online petition number to match it, some politicians will think they have support for passing anti-open carry laws -

    Let's nip it in the bud....

    Can Open Carry.org sponsor an online petition we can all get behind and start spreading the word?


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    on line petitions are free, go to http://petitiononline.com/and start one up.

    I personally dont give much credence to on line petitions, too easy to fake names and dont really hold any water. More like a feel good maneuver



    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

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    bigdaddy1 wrote:
    on line petitions are free, go to http://petitiononline.com/and start one up.

    I personally dont give much credence to on line petitions, too easy to fake names and dont really hold any water. More like a feel good maneuver


    This. your better off having a printable form and go door to door for signatures.
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    bigdaddy1 wrote:
    on line petitions are free, go to http://petitiononline.com/and start one up.

    I personally dont give much credence to on line petitions, too easy to fake names and dont really hold any water. More like a feel good maneuver


    If OpenCarry.org set up this petition and publicized it here, and if it were part of the press outreach and press releases, it would provide a place for pro-2A people to go as the antis at the same time they read those same news reports are going to Brady's website.

    Without some online petition to just rack up numbers of support, we are losing a lever in the public media - there is always a line about how many people have signed the Brady petition so far. What we need is the balanced line to follow that shows how many have signed the online Open Carry petition -

    Whatever the most effective way to make this happen is, let it be so.

    Paper and door to door costs a fortune unless you're Ralph Nader and have that grass roots network already in place Nationwide -


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    TatankaGap wrote:
    bigdaddy1 wrote:
    on line petitions are free, go to http://petitiononline.com/and start one up.

    I personally dont give much credence to on line petitions, too easy to fake names and dont really hold any water. More like a feel good maneuver


    If OpenCarry.org set up this petition and publicized it here, and if it were part of the press outreach and press releases, it would provide a place for pro-2A people to go as the antis at the same time they read those same news reports are going to Brady's website.

    Without some online petition to just rack up numbers of support, we are losing a lever in the public media - there is always a line about how many people have signed the Brady petition so far. What we need is the balanced line to follow that shows how many have signed the online Open Carry petition -

    Whatever the most effective way to make this happen is, let it be so.

    Paper and door to door costs a fortune unless you're Ralph Nader and have that grass roots network already in place Nationwide -
    If one was created where it was a little more secure then I would sigh it.
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    Just a personal opinion (feel free to have your own) but, I could care less about some fancy petition.

    The Brady's went through a bunch of work to craft some misguided list of folks who are scared of guns.

    Starbucks completely ignored it.

    What a non-event.

    I don't feel the need to contribute my time and energy to compete with the Brady's in crafting our own non-event. Just because the Brady's come up with some useless scheme, why shoud I mirror them and come up with a copycat useless scheme just to compete?

    I choose to use my time to offer arguments and comment on articles in order to actively provide a valid argument instead of just a name on a form. To me, making sarcastic points in online articles is both a fun and creative way to take pot-shots at illogical anti-gun rants.

    Just a name on a form doesn't really do it for me. Sorry.

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    Superlite27 wrote:
    Just a personal opinion...Just a name on a form doesn't really do it for me. Sorry.
    I feel the same way but just having 50,000 people sign the pro lawful carry petition and making that part of the press releases gives the press writers a balancing fact to stick with the fact they have from Brady's press release that 26,000 people have now signed.

    Yes, it's a worthless fact but it does strike a chord in the public mind when they read these articles - it makes it seem like Brady's on to something when in reality they are not -

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    My personal opinion would be rather than to go the petition route, work with polls.

    Laura Ingrams has one on her website that was looking reeeealy good in our favor.

    http://www.lauraingraham.com/site

    Scroll down for the poll.

    Q: You are in Starbucks when you see someone carrying a gun on his belt. What's your reaction?
    I feel safer--Guns deter violence! - 38%
    I feel less safe--Who needs a gun to drink coffee? - 11% <---Significant minority
    Who cares? I have mine with me too! - 51%

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