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!