Here is one way we can all help salvage our sinking national ship:www.appleseedinfo.org
It is an American history/American heritage educational program that teaches the history of the American Revolution, specifically the fight at Concord/Lexington MA April 19th, 1775 (Paul Revere's ride, the shot heard round the world, etc.). It combines this with a very intense and thoroughly correct two-day seminar on the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship with the intent of maintaining and expanding the American tradition of being a nation of marksmen. Their goal is for people to be able to shoot 4 MOA out to 500 yards with a rack-grade rifle (M1, 03, Enfield, M1A, AR, AK, SKS, hunting rifle, whatever) using complete knowledge of the fundamentals, the loop sling, natural point of aim, position skills, etc.
It is non-political and is not a typical second amendment-type organization in that they concentrate on informing attendees of their historical heritage and debt to the Founders, and creating skilled and motivated rifle shooters.
I urge all of you to check it out thoroughly and consider getting yourselves involved locally. The left has been churning out little programmed leftists from our schools for a generation and keeping them that way through the MSM. It's time we countered by creating more of 'us'.
If half of us on this board got involved in expanding the Appleseed program in 2009 the next presidential election could very well go our way. I'm working on it in CO.
Moderators, would you please pin this up? I don't want any newcomers to the forum to miss it.