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Old June 16, 2013, 06:14 AM   #26
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+SAF Second Amendment Foundation they do alot of the legal battling
Anyone ever notice how none of those suits ever make it before the national media to be reported? Also, you never hear or read about the cases where firearms save lives, but only about when a firearm was used in a crime. And, they say the national media is not biased and one-sided?
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Old June 16, 2013, 08:07 AM   #27
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Old June 16, 2013, 12:00 PM   #28
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National media usually doesn't cover local crime like stopping a burglar. Local news here (TX) has a fair amount of successful self-defense.

The national media will pick up a rampage though. Unfortunately, we haven't had a really clean stoppage of a rampage by a civilian. Results are mixed.

Not that I want rampages for media purposes.

I have notice that Inside Edition - a tabloid show does have self-defense stories - go figure.
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Old June 16, 2013, 01:29 PM   #29
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The NRA still has preeminent voice among the DC crowd. Not saying that's good or bad, but it's a fact. I am much more aligned with GOA and 2AF's positions and methodologies of not doing deals with the devil, but I think there's a role for multiple gun rights advocacies. It would be nice to see them working more in concert and less in competition and opposition, but a certain amount of that is natural and even healthy.

On the whole, I think our advocates do a respectable job of representing our diverse community and have won some significant successes in recent years. Not perfect, mind you, but in this life nothing is.
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Old June 18, 2013, 09:39 PM   #30
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For an Oregon specific organization, probably OFF is the best that I know of.

http://www.oregonfirearms.org/
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Old June 19, 2013, 06:42 AM   #31
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I agree with csmss. The NRA is the biggest bull in the room, for gun rights in Washington, as a lobbyist. They have the biggest horns or the bull of the woods. This is mainly because of the congressional score card and the press. The SAF is feared in the court room, but so is the ILA branch of the NRA, and both have worked together.
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Old June 19, 2013, 05:25 PM   #32
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Fortunately, the main stream media being so biased does less harm these days.
According to a recent Gallop poll, only about 1/4 of the US population has any confidence in them.
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