Tonight is National Night Out Against Crime. Block parties and community festivals are being planned around the country to show support for crime prevention, build neighborhood and community cohesiveness, and recruit for programs like Neighborhood Watch.
This is a wonderful opportunity for gun rights advocates to let their neighbors know just what they can do to “Take a Bite Outa’ Crime.” Worthwhile activities include distributing literature about concealed carry and home defense and exercising open carry rights in those places where that right has not been abrogated.
*Congress Vacates Washington*
August in D.C. means hot, humid weather and empty halls of Congress. They call this a “District Work Period” which is political-speak for “Month-long Vacation.” To keep up appearances, many Representatives and Senators attend events and hold “Town Hall Meetings” where they personally offer up the same non-committal pap that their staffs send out in their responses to your letters.
Now is the time to try to get face to face with these people who are supposed to be working for you and challenge them to answer hard, clear questions about gun rights. If you can, capture the question and response on digital video and send us the clip so we can share it with the world.
*New Web Site*
If you haven’t yet visited our new web site, be sure to do so and while your there, please register with the site. We only ask for a name and e-mail and we never share your information or add you to any list without your specific permission.
We’ve posted some great videos along with archives of our Knox Report columns and other useful resources. If you have a good article or video clip you’d like to share, you’re welcome to submit it to us for publication on the site.
Invite your friends and shooting buddies to stop by too.
Hard Corps Report
A new Hard Corps Report is in the works and will be mailed soon. If you don’t currently subscribe to the HCR, please consider doing so. We ask for a contribution of at least $25 to cover our costs, but we’re happy to send free samples to anyone who’d like them. Also, be sure to ask us about extra copies to share with your club or customers.
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If you haven’t sent a contribution recently, we could certainly use the help. We try not to be obnoxious about our requests for funds and ask that you do what you can to support our work and keep our information and analysis available.
Contributions can be made on-line at www.FirearmsCoalition.org or via snail-mail at PO Box 3313, Manassas, VA 20108. We also accept credit card payments over the phone at 703-753-0424. As always, we appreciate your support.
Yours for the Second Amendment,