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Ok, now that I've got your attention, I'm going to be blunt. You've taken the time to join GCO. You actively post on GPDO. Well, now is the time to stand up and have your voices heard. We currently have 24 people scheduled for the luncheon. This is pathetic. Everyone bitches about the horrible gun laws here in Georgia yet we can't get more than 24 people to commit to a luncheon that could really show the legislature that we are an organization that should be taken seriously. The price is quite reasonable; it cost less than an afternoon at the range. I implore you, please make an effort to attend, the future of Georgia's gun laws rests in our hands because GCO is the ONLY local, active Georgia gun rights group. Take the time now, while you are reading this and there is still time left, and go to www.georgiacarry.org and register online.
 

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Please let me add just a little to what Molon Labe said. Given who will be present watching our turnout, there is probably nothing more important you can do in 2007 than attend this lunch.

People post here from time to time complaining that elected representatives are beyond reach and not really interested in communicating with them. Well, here is one who is actually excited about speaking to an active (right?) group of advocates for the right to keep and bear arms. How interested are we in hearing what he has to say on the subject of how one actually goes about changing Georgia's laws?

GCO is a relatively young organization, but a member of the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee (actually an officer on that committee), which is somebody who can offer amendments on any gun bill that is proposed in Georgia (because they all must go through that committee) is eager to speak to us. How many new organizations get such an opportunity? The turnout for the lunch may very well reflect in his mind the potential influence of GCO on future legislation affecting your right to keep and bear arms.

This is an opportunity that should not be wasted. We cannot simply repeat this whenever we want to do so after this date. It is a day that will come and go. While a lunch does not change any laws, GCO is aggressively laying the groundwork for future efforts in the legislature.

If I made a mistake in attempting to steer this organization on such an ambitious course so early . . . it will soon be apparent. I sometimes allow my enthusiasm to overtake circumstances.

I have a personal request to each one of you. If you are reading this, please carefully consider how important eventual changes in Georgia law are to you, and, if such changes are important, consider the consequences of building personal relationships with members of the General Assembly. What signal does it send that people are not interested enough to hear a pro-gun legislator and ranking committee member speak to you?

What consequences will that have in future legislative sessions? If you gave up a weekend with the family to speak to a group, what would you think of a mostly empty room?

On the other hand, what would you think of a packed room of enthusiastic and friendly people wanting to hear you speak?

Let's fill up the room!

ED
GCO President
 

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Well said Ed! Now the time turn our thought and words into actions!

In an effort to get folks to do just that, I am announcing that there will be a special drawing for a very desirable prize that will awarded to one lucky member in attendance. Also, there will be an additional drawing for a second door prize that will be drawn from the members in attendance who are wearing GCO t-shirts!(available at the GCO Gear Shop)

So, now while you’re doing the right thing and showing up in a demonstration of support and dedication, you can also win some really great stuff!
 

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I'll be happy to drive anyone in the Duluth/Gwinnett area down to the lunch. Just let me know if you need a ride and I'll be more than happy to help you out.
 
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I joined Georigia Carry a few months ago. But I am afraid I cannot attend the luncheon. May I also suggest a Silent Auction On-Line. Just another idea to generate revenue. And maybe schedule 'Luncheons" at various locals. Not everyone wants to drive several hours - or can. jmo
 

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I don't believe the money is as important as making an impression on the committee member. A similar event in the other parts of GA would be fun, and I'd be more than willing to attend so I could meet you fine folks.
 

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It's understood that some individuals can't make it for good reasons. I would suggest, in an effort to show interest & solidarity on the part of these members, that they submit questions to be asked of the Representative in absentia.
 

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Err... I have no idea what my GCO # is... and there was nowhere to put it in the paypal request. It will show up as a payment from nonleg at hotmail dot com . I was just waiting to make sure I wasn't going to get stuck out of town for work.
 

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lsu_nonleg said:
Err... I have no idea what my GCO # is... and there was nowhere to put it in the paypal request. It will show up as a payment from nonleg at hotmail dot com . I was just waiting to make sure I wasn't going to get stuck out of town for work.
Your GCO# is your membership ID. If you misplaced your membership ID, didn't receive one, or forgotten it and are currently a GCO member, then PM me your name and a valid working email address so I can send that information over to you.
 

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i can offer a ride from the southside
i will be going to the skeet shoot also
so if you are attending both you can
ride with me.
 

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It's understood that some individuals can't make it for good reasons. I would suggest, in an effort to show interest & solidarity on the part of these members, that they submit questions to be asked of the Representative in absentia.
Only real question I have is: "Why is Georgia the only state with such 'effed up 'public gathering' laws that make no coherent sense, and when will we get them removed?"
 
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