RI Gun Shops are Asking Customers to Sign Up for Legislative Alerts

Dennis in MA

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I've thought about this type of stuff for years. If every club had a GOAL "representative" that hung out at the renewal meeting. Offer some sort of discount for new GOAL members in the club. Everyone talking it up. GOAL would get more members AND more folks getting the Friday Funnies from GOAL.

But it's a grass-roots idea I'm trying to figure out how to make work on a bigger scale. It's a one-at-a-timin type thing which means it's years of work to even get it off the ground. :(

I like the Leg-Alert thing at the gun store, tho.
 
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They're about 30 years too late in RI.
Why do you say that ? The worst thing so far is the 7 day wait. Compared to Mass. and Conn. Rhode Island ,some how is not that bad, no registration, no assault rifle control no magazine limit no special cards to buy ammo. no nothing, yet.
 

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Back when I was running CRAL in RI years ago, I tried to get gun shops involved in the fight, but it was futile. They had no interest in protecting their own business
 

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Back when I was running CRAL in RI years ago, I tried to get gun shops involved in the fight, but it was futile. They had no interest in protecting their own business
Times have changed. I've seen the owners of Midstate and Heritage at the State House. Other shops close for the staff, owners, and customers to go to the State House. Within the last few years, the gun stores have been some very strong advocates.
 

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I've thought about this type of stuff for years. If every club had a GOAL "representative" that hung out at the renewal meeting. Offer some sort of discount for new GOAL members in the club. Everyone talking it up. GOAL would get more members AND more folks getting the Friday Funnies from GOAL.

But it's a grass-roots idea I'm trying to figure out how to make work on a bigger scale. It's a one-at-a-timin type thing which means it's years of work to even get it off the ground. :(

I like the Leg-Alert thing at the gun store, tho.
I have said it many times in regard to club meetings that when the Legislative committee starts talking, fudds start walking. It won't affect their trap and beer so who gives a shit.
 

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Times have changed. I've seen the owners of Midstate and Heritage at the State House. Other shops close for the staff, owners, and customers to go to the State House. Within the last few years, the gun stores have been some very strong advocates.
That's good to hear
 

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I know of 3 gun shops who tell customers about upcoming rallies and the owners are all quite active and go to the statehouse every time dealing with all this crap we have to go through year after year.

And my gun club sends out legislative alerts all the time to its members.
 

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