One way to influence legislators and win Second Amendment votes is to not wait until the last minute.
This is what a poster named Bullet found, and he’s posted a nice piece on the publically accessible part of the Appleseed Forum called The Second Amendment: How We Win the Vote. Here’s a teaser:
Many of us hear the news coming from Washington or our state government and feel helpless. It’s easy to think, I’m only one person, and this stuff is really confusing….what can I do? By the time you finish reading this article, you should never have to ask that question again. You’ll have at least 3 specific action items to do, and you should be convinced that you, one person, CAN significantly impact the course of events in your community and state, and potentially in our country.
Sometimes, though, it takes an inciting incident to make us get off the couch and actually get something done. Mine happened a couple of years ago.
I was keenly interested in a bill in my state legislature that would significantly expand the right of the people to keep and bear arms. However, I had no experience in political involvement, and no desire to get any. So, I figured that the best thing I could do was simply to watch on the sidelines while others more capable than I fought for right.
Unfortunately, the bill died.
The last day of the session, I finally picked up the phone and made frantic calls to legislators…
You can read the rest here.