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Hunting Club at a School

Jorbo378Jorbo378 Member Posts: 11 ✭✭
I am a senior at Santa Rita High School here in Tucson, Arizona. After much arguing, me and about 5 of my friends actually created a SCHOOL SPONSORED hunting/gun club at a PUBLIC SCHOOL! I thought the idea would never fly with all of the liberal administrators. In the process, I found out one important thing about liberals, you just press them hard and they cave.

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  • daddodaddo Member Posts: 3,408
    edited November -1
    That's great- you are an icon for the young generation-congradulations! Someday people will see the respect some our young people have for guns and quit thinking "any youngin with a gun is trouble". I salute you! P.S.- How was this possible with McCain running thinks there?? He wants to take guns away from us all!!
  • badboybobbadboybob Member Posts: 1,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well done young man! Keep pushing those liberals (read socialists).
  • Jorbo378Jorbo378 Member Posts: 11 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I knew it would happen. Some teachers found out about our club and they are calling for the administration to shut us down. We have to go in to "discuss" the subject. I just can't wait to teach them a thing or two about our rights.
  • ADfreeADfree Member Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Don't expect sanity from school teachers, the only reason they are there is to brainwash children into subjects of their long-awaited marxist nation...Good luck!!![This message has been edited by ADfree (edited 01-11-2002).]
  • turboturbo Member Posts: 820 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    PS You should post this subjet in the general discussion board.Hey, keep us posted.When the subject comes up during this meeting, tell the priciple you'd like to get a copy of the school districts policy on firearms, so that you and the members will be well informed and that way you can be sure not to cause any infractions of the rules and regulations. You can bet they will come down on you if you so much as give them the slightest provocation.Don't forget when you go in to see the principle, you have every right the law is on your side, to have such a club, and make sure you tell them, you make it a point to discuss, your constitutional rights to bear arms, and are following the news media reported cases on the subject around the country to keep yourselves well informed and educated on the 2d and 14th amendments and the subject of owing arms, and safe handling. And while your talking about this you might throw in, that you'd like to use the auditorium to have a fund raising dance, to help your club buy trophy's and prizes for the competitions your planning later on in the spring, at the local range. I'd like to see his eyes get big bout then,Don't let them bully you around.How many members of this club so far?Gee I wish I could be there when you meet with principle.Good luck.
    "The great object is that every man.... everyone who is able may have a gun." Patrick Henry[This message has been edited by turbo (edited 01-13-2002).][This message has been edited by turbo (edited 01-13-2002).]
  • badboybobbadboybob Member Posts: 1,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Jorbo be sure to use a calm, reasonable presentation at the "discussion". My take is that they will try to make you lose your temper then say "how can we allow such hot heads to learn about guns?"Above all don't lose your cool.
  • Jorbo378Jorbo378 Member Posts: 11 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for your advice turbo and badboy. I will be sure to bring up a lot of those points. I will try not to lose my temper because I want to show them that the have the wrong idea when it comes to kids and guns. Turbo, We started off with about 5 members, but it has already grown to about 18. We already talked to a couple of local ranges about holding a junior competition. That fundraising idea is starting to sound pretty good.
  • turboturbo Member Posts: 820 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Jorbo,Thats the spirit.Listen, I and a few others formed a club in high school and in the end had over 80 members, from sophmores thru seniors.What we did first and foremost is we sought out a group of sponsors, our first one was a councilman in the city we lived (he loved it cause it gave him exposure, and when electioins came around we were his little army going around passing out leaflets and campaigning for him), he helped alot when dealing with the city, in renting the social hall for these dances we used to have, or the local Armory hall. Businesses will always deal with a concilperson, especially when they find out it's a fund raising cause. We donated most all the money we raised for all kinds of different programs, one year we sponsored a fund raisers for the cadet corps at our school who went to the state matches, another time we gave for our school band to travel to the Rose Parade, on New Years. and on and on. Our sponsor (the councilman) also made the contact with the police chief who allowed off duty police officers to provide security for our dances and we donated to their association from the proceeds of these fundraising dances.Other sponsors were several local businesses the sporting goods, was definitely one of them.We had a local supermarket and meat store, they donated and sometimes we paid very little for frozen turkeys, for a turkey shoot evry year the week before thanksgiving, with BB rifles, in the stores parking lot, and sold tickets to little kids 5 shots for a dollar, bullzeye won a turkey. The easiest way to handle something like this is to run the turkey shoot sale tickets and pass out discount coupons for the store, and prizes to the winners and have them just go into the store and claim their prizes. Don't forget you always, sale hotdogs and cokes at all fundraisers.At the dances we used to hire live bands, now a days I guess you kids would prefer disc jockeys, doesn't make any difference you advertise it with posters (100-150) startegically placed, 3-4weeks in advance, all over the place. Sale tickets. we started out at $1.50 and three years later we were charging $7.50 and would always have to turn away a large crowd at the doors because we could'nt get any more people into the building. Dances started at 6:00pm 'till 11:00pm always on a saturday night, everybody pitched in afterward and cleaned up, outa there by Midnight. The secret to getting everybody to cooperate was that we, had a formal organization, with by-laws, the founding members were the original club members, those that wanted to join were, recommended by a member in good standing, and we held monthly meetings, these were mandatory, (in accordance with the Roberts rules of Order), minutes were taken and we voted on every thing, ususally if it wasn't unanimous, we didn't do anything (that way everybody was commited) we never turned anyone away, everybody was made responsible over some thing (some would be in chartge of setting up for the event, others were in charge of the trash disposal, evrybody else someshere in between), we had committees that gave a report everymonth. We had a ball.Anyhow when I graduated from high school, me and the guys my age left the club it continued for about 6 years, before people lost interest, probaly because the councilman didn't remain active, he knew us better than he did the younger menbers.First thing we did after organizing it, we designed a nice dress jacket, with an emblem on it, everyone member purchased his own and wore it to every function we ever did.Still think of those days as good times in my life.I've told you all this to encourage you, you can be the one that starts and motivates others to do things you never even dreamed of.This is how leaders are made, who knows where your club will go, and when you get to be as old as me, you'll look back and remember those good ole days.Good luck to you.
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