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    NRA Grassroots Workshops

    Got this email today, thought some of you guys here might be interested-
    For Concealed Carry To Become a Reality, NRA Needs Your Help!

    Attend FREE Workshop and Help secure the Right-to-Carry Concealed. It’s time for Wisconsin to join free America!

    Dear Wisconsin NRA Member:

    During last November’s elections, NRA members and gun owners throughout the Badger State sent a clear message to elected officials that a strong Right-to-Carry law must be a legislative priority. Residents of Wisconsin sent their legislators to Madison to secure their freedom.

    To ensure we are prepared to meet the challenges posed by anti-gun forces and answer questions our members have about this legislation, NRA-ILA Grassroots will be hosting a series of workshops throughout the state. Please plan on attending to learn more about the bills, as well as what you need to do as gun-owners to assist in our efforts.

    At this meeting, NRA-ILA Staff will discuss the bills, as well as what each of you need to do to ensure victory. NRA State and Local Lobbyist Darren La Sorte will be on hand along with NRA-ILA Grassroots Staff to lead the workshop.

    This meeting is absolutely free and beverages and light snacks will be provided. The workshop will run about 60-90 minutes. Please make plans to attend one of our events and encourage your fellow NRA members and Second Amendment supporters to attend as well.

    Here are the details for the upcoming workshops:

    Eau Claire
    Tuesday, May 10th
    6:30p.m.
    Gander Mountain
    6440 Sculy Drive
    Eau Claire,WI 54701
    (715) 834-4594
    http://nraila.org/workshops/Register...=eauclaire2011

    Milwaukee (Richfield)
    Wednesday, May 11th
    6:30p.m.
    Cabela’s
    One Cabela Way
    Richfield, WI 53076
    262-628-5700
    http://nraila.org/workshops/Register...=Richfield2011

    Wausau (Rothschild)
    Thursday, May 12th
    Gander Mountain
    6:30p.m.
    1560 County Road XX
    Rothschild,WI 54474
    (715) 355-5500
    http://nraila.org/workshops/Register...Rothschild2011

    To register for this free event, please visit the link under the location closest to you above, or call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683).

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Yours in freedom,
    NRA Institute for Legislative Action

    http://www.nraila.org/

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    Two questions, are they going to talk about a permit rather than Constitutional Carry? And, will they "allow" OC at the event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    Two questions, are they going to talk about a permit rather than Constitutional Carry? And, will they "allow" OC at the event?
    Attend so that your voice is heard! Cabalas allows open carry ... and has a sign that says so ...

    I'll attend wearing my WCI shirt/hat and open carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacekeeper View Post
    Attend so that your voice is heard! Cabalas allows open carry ... and has a sign that says so ...

    I'll attend wearing my WCI shirt/hat and open carry.
    Unfortunately, I have a prior engagement for May 11 and the other two locations are too far for me to drive.

    Gander Mountain also allows OC.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    I would put this in equal importance to a meeting called by WCI. It's a chance to influence clout.
    When in danger you can dial 911 and hope for the police to arrive a few minutes later armed with guns.
    Why do police carry guns?

    The Joyce Foundation funded firearm control empire:
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    Two questions, are they going to talk about a permit rather than Constitutional Carry? And, will they "allow" OC at the event?
    All of the places that this is going to be at allow open carry.

    I am not sure about any permit stuff, but I know for a fact that we will talk about Constitutional Carry. We all know it is what we want, and this should be a great time to demand the support we need from the NRA. I will bring what little WCI paperwork I still have to pass out. WCI membership needs to grow!
    Turnout should be wild. I see it as great for all of us, due to the fact that it helps keep the issue in the news alone.
    I for one will OC for it.

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    I will be there....

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    NRA grassroots? That's an oxymoron.

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    Discuss what bills. I know of no bills at this time. You can't develop much of a strategy without knowing the issues. Or is the NRA privy to legislative information we are not?

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    I'm simply passing on the email... that's the full text.

    I plan on OCing as I regularly do when I go up to Gander. Their signage allows it, so I'll be doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus Prime View Post
    I'm simply passing on the email... that's the full text.

    I plan on OCing as I regularly do when I go up to Gander. Their signage allows it, so I'll be doing it.
    Then there shall be at least two of us there that are OCn.

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    I will also be Oc'ing at the Milwaukee (Richfield) meet....

    The only problem I have now is...

    The XD-40 or the Taurus Judge....

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    You mean which one goes on the right and which one goes on the left?

    "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman1 View Post
    I will also be Oc'ing at the Milwaukee (Richfield) meet....

    The only problem I have now is...

    The XD-40 or the Taurus Judge....

    Outdoorsman1

    I say the one you are best with is your best gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyHamlet View Post
    You mean which one goes on the right and which one goes on the left?

    Ahhhh... Now there's a thought....

    Outdoorsman....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nemo View Post
    Discuss what bills. I know of no bills at this time. You can't develop much of a strategy without knowing the issues. Or is the NRA privy to legislative information we are not?
    My guess (and thats all it is) would be that our Reps. have started talking to NRA people about the bill, or bills. I am under the impression that the NRA has had some say in a bunch of the other states CC laws.
    Now is the time to let the NRA know what we want. I think a show of support is what is needed.
    Lots of people, lots of money, lots of power. We just have to get them to support the law we want...

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    So far I am planning on attending (and OC'ing) in Richfield. I will be wearing my WCI shirt as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman1 View Post
    I will be there....

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    Can't find your carpool thread. Would have been nice if it was stickied.

    I can attend the "I don't know how Richfield is considered Milwaukee" event. But it's a cruise. I'd like to carpool from the south east corner if there is any interest.

    ( I'm kind of normal in real life I swear )
    Last edited by HandyHamlet; 04-26-2011 at 09:02 PM.
    "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
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    "Some time ago, a bunch of lefties defied the law by dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, resulting in their arrests. Last week, a bunch of them pulled the same stunt and - using patented Lefist techniques - provoked the Park Police into having to use force to arrest them."
    Alexcabbie

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    I would like to go. It depends on what my work schedule is like assuming they hire me.
    In God I trust. Everyone else needs to keep your hands where I can see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyHamlet View Post
    Can't find your carpool thread. Would have been nice if it was stickied.

    I can attend the "I don't know how Richfield is considered Milwaukee" event. But it's a cruise. I'd like to carpool from the south east corner if there is any interest.

    ( I'm kind of normal in real life I swear )
    You going to have a back-up cudgel holstered in your loin cloth?

    I'm looking for one that doesn't print.
    Last edited by Flipper; 04-26-2011 at 09:44 PM.
    When in danger you can dial 911 and hope for the police to arrive a few minutes later armed with guns.
    Why do police carry guns?

    The Joyce Foundation funded firearm control empire:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lFundingR1.png

    "Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipper View Post
    You going to have a back-up cudgel holstered in your loin cloth?

    I'm looking for one that doesn't print.
    No. He's just happy to see you.
    In God I trust. Everyone else needs to keep your hands where I can see them.

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    Oh man, I shot soda out my nose. It burns.

    "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
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    "Some time ago, a bunch of lefties defied the law by dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, resulting in their arrests. Last week, a bunch of them pulled the same stunt and - using patented Lefist techniques - provoked the Park Police into having to use force to arrest them."
    Alexcabbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyHamlet View Post
    Oh man, I shot soda out my nose. It burns.

    My work is done.
    In God I trust. Everyone else needs to keep your hands where I can see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyHamlet View Post
    Can't find your carpool thread. Would have been nice if it was stickied.

    I can attend the "I don't know how Richfield is considered Milwaukee" event. But it's a cruise. I'd like to carpool from the south east corner if there is any interest.

    ( I'm kind of normal in real life I swear )



    Yea I suggested stickying the car pool theread when I started it... a couple of other posts from a different area of the state saying it was a good idea and that was about it.. probably not enough interest for to make it a sticky...

    I have to work in Racine until 5:00 PM then out to Silver Lake to let the dogs out, the up to the event... I will be lucky to get there on time... I might try and take a vacation day or find someone to take care of the dogs... right now it is kinda too iffy to make a commitment on a car pool as I might be leaving late.... Either way i will keep you posted...

    But I will be there....

    Oh yea.... I have met you in real life.....normal..???? ... I guess... if you say so...

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    We were talking about this tonight at Lizzie's. I went home and looked at the email. The NRA wants you to register. I registered for the 5/11 date in Richfield. I do not know if they have limited seating or not.

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