This is your opportunity to make your voice heard to your state lawmakers! It is critical that you attend this important rally to show your support for our Second Amendment rights. If able, please schedule meetings with your state legislators in advance, and spend the day networking with other Second Amendment supporters.Unfortunately, the way things have been at work I'll not be able to get away for the day. The best time to hold a rally is mid-week, when news is slow and a crowd gets attention; unfortunately that's when most of us are working. I know there's a good number of folks that work downtown, though; if you get a chance, take a long lunch hour and head to the Commons to show your support for the Second Amendment and your fellow MA gun owners.
We are not the problem. We are the good guys, the "white hats", the ones who obey the laws no matter how stupid they are. We are not the ones shooting up the inner cities. We are not the ones killing innocents. The only people that will be affected by the laws they are proposing are the people that society needn't worry about, the law abiding gun owners.
If you do go, please be respectful, polite, and politically aware. GOAL has a very handy fact sheet on the bills they have helped craft which will make life better for MA gun owners, as well as the proposed gun control bills, none of which will do a single thing to lessen gun crime but will significantly restrict our Second Amendment rights even more than they are currently. Be very careful when talking to the media - they are not your friend, and will take every opportunity to quote you out of context and paint you in the worst possible light.
The single best thing that could happen would be for thousands of well-dressed, well-spoken advocates for the Second Amendment to show up and be counted. If you can swing into your local representative's office for some face time, that's even better - it's easy to send a canned response to an e-mail or have a staffer take a phone call; it's much harder to shrug off an actual visit.
Boston Common at noon!
That is all.