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Get off the couch! Learn to shoot. Project Appleseed

I was getting frustrated about feeling that I was not doing anything positive for the cause of freedom and liberty. I signed up for a weekend shoot through the Appleseed Project. It teaches basic rifle marksmanship and Revolutionary history. The experience was awesome. I am not affiliated with this program, I was just a participant. I highly recommend it.

It gave me a great appreciation for the sacrifices our forefathers gave to found this country. I strongly recommend this as a way to get involved in the cause. I was so happy to spend a weekend with like minded people of all ages and genders. And yes, there were many Ron Paul bumpers stickers in the parking lot.

Check this out!!

http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

joe k




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We don't have one near me,

We don't have one near me, but I've heard they will build one soon about an hour and a half away. Does their website have the same availability?

Training

A great place to go for handgun and rifle training is Front Sight near Las Vegas.
www.frontsight.com

Good Quotes~

"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that its people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
-Thomas Jefferson

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
-Thomas Jefferson

"Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our` servant, not our master!"
-Thomas Jefferson

"The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases."
-Thomas Jefferson

"Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks." -Thomas Jefferson

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, unalterable through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery."
-Thomas Jefferson

"False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from man because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, will respect the less important arbitrary ones....and which, if strictly obeyed would put a end to personal liberty?....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence
than a armed man."
-Thomas Jefferson

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,
it expects what never was and never will be...
The people cannot be safe without information.
Where the press is free and every man is able to read, all is safe." -Thomas Jefferson

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective ways of preserving peace."
-Pres. George Washington

"Government is not reason: it is not eloquence; it is a force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
-Pres. George Washington

"I disapprove of what you say,
but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
-Voltaire

"Experience has shown that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

"That the said constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience or to prevent the people of the united states, who are peaceable Citizens, from keeping their own arms."
-Samuel Adams

"If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams

"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. Horrid mischief would ensue when the law-abiding(are) deprived the use of them."
-Thomas Paine

" These are the times that try mens souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
-Thomas Paine

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence."
-C.A. Beard

"I heartily accept the motto, that the government is best which governs the least."
-Henry David Thoreau

"They that give up liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."
-Benjamin Franklin

"The very fame of our strength and readiness would be a means of discouraging our enemies; for 'tis a wise and true saying, that one sword often keeps another in the scabbard. The way to secure peace is to be prepared for war. They that are on their guard, and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent."
-Benjamin Franklin

" The constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation....Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust their people with arms."
-James Madison

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, in any pretense, raised in the United States."
-Noah Webster

"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents,
there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of the
original right of self-defense which is paramount to
all positive forms of government."
-Alexander Hamilton

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
-Alexander Hamilton

"Why stand we here idle? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God! I know not what course others may take;
but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
-Patrick Henry

" If all Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government."
-Pres. Dwight Eisenhower

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"
-Barry Goldwater

"There exists a law, not written down anywhere but inborn in our heart; a law that comes to us not by training or custom or reading but from nature itself, if our lives are endangered, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right."
-Roman Orator Cicero

Cows think they are free, this is no bull, the beast must be Fed, with pitchfork instead

Cows think they are free, this is no bull, the beast must be Fed, with pitchfork instead

Excellent start...then investigate making your own defensive

arms. Someday you may not have firearms or the ammo to use them. I remember long ago there was a book called "Anarchists Cookbook" that provided info. on how to improvise devices to protect your home & land.

Discover Costa Rica

I think I was too late to register for last weekend.

Instead I took Basic Rifle from a libertarian police lieutenant last weekend. I'm doing Basic Pistol with him next month.

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http://www.preparednessequipment.com

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

AppleSeed is great BUT...

The best thing you can do, is find a local club and start getting involved. Local clubs generally have a league with riflemen who have Masters and High-Masters rankings and have been shooting a long time. Masters and High-Masters know what they are doing when it comes to hitting a target and will teach you all you want to know about sight picture, MOA adjustments, doping the wind, reloading, proper technique and just about everything else.

If you want the lecture with insightful history, tech info, a good dose of attitude, sheer enjoyment, and the kitchen sink:

Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party

"Qui audet adipiscitur"

GunBroker.com for Ammo

You can get good surplus rifle ammo there, and some good commercial. Even still, you're about a 1 1/2 year late and most likely many FNRs short to start thinking about this. Also, forget about starting reloading, you'll never find enough components to start out for the major calibers. Its just too hard to find, but if you must PowderValleyInc.com is the place. If they're out of something, most likely everyone else is too. They do have the best prices for reloading components though....

"Qui audet adipiscitur"

Speaking of guns & rifles...

Has anyone heard of this or has access to the video on YouTube? It's marked private & apparently you have to be a friend to view.

Million Armed Militia Man March On Washington July 4th 2009 - by Ohio Militia

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Arm...

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

military rifleman techniques,both video and manual:

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/90345

"Stop paying lip service to the Constitution,and OBEY IT!"-Ron Paul

Appleseed!

Project Appleseed is a phenomenal and essential part of reinstating liberty in this country. I have attended four.

Check out the schedule and attend one near you. If there isn't scheduled, get on the Appleseed forum and contact your state coordinator and get one scheduled at your local range!

It is easy to do and highly beneficial to the cause. ESSENTIAL!

Does anyone know where to

Does anyone know where to get any ammo? Specifically 9mm luger. I only have a handgun now, I'd like to buy a rifle next. Is rifle ammo hard to find as well?

walmart

if you can find it buy what you can. last time i got lucky it was 100 round of winchester for $19.99, so grab what you can afford when you see it.

Every time I call or go to

Every time I call or go to walmart or farm & fleet they're out. Anywhere on the internet that is consistant?

Try

Cabella's, they had an excellent stock of ammo the last time I was there.

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

It was one of the most

It was one of the most rewarding events I've attended since getting involved in the Liberty movement. The instructors are highly knowledgeable in training riflemen and also the significance of April 19, 1775 in the birth of our nation.

There are many of these events across the nation. If one is close, I feel it's your duty as a citizen to attend an Appleseed. There is something to learn for everyone.

Get involved and attend a shoot near you!
http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

For Liberty,
Jim

http://www.meetup.com/Harrisburg-Campaign-for-Liberty/

Keep your powder dry and...

Don't waste too many bullets target practicing.
grant

grant, you have to train..

grant,
you have to train.. shooting is a skill that is developed and takes lots of lead down range.. reload cheap bullets for training, buy commercial ammo for protection.

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

cool!

thanks for sharing!

Fred of Freds M14 Stocks

Gotta love 'em. Bring along a copy of Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party when you go (if its a weeklong event).

"Qui audet adipiscitur"

My husband

just planted a apple tree in our front yard and hope the deer don't eat it. Maybe I could get some target practice in if the deer even look at my apple tree. LOL

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Drill holes in motel soap bars

and hang them on the tree. It really works like a charm. Gets the neighbors curious too.

Bump

I have heard the man who started this program, interviewed on AJ's show. He told a riveting story about how the American Revolution, was sparked.
This looks like an excellent opportunity, and I have plans to attend at some point.
One of the things they do, is invite elected officials to the shoot, and a lot of times the elected officials are allies from that point forward.

★★★★★★

"The man who makes unheard of pronouncements that reveal themselves to be true is a proven genius. The man who scoffs at the pronouncements as folly proves himself to be a fool. Time is the true revealer of genius or foolishness." –Will Pitts