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Old August 11th, 2008, 22:39   #143
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Originally Posted by Proteus View Post
My dear Drake ....

I understand for some people $45 is nothing and for others it is a small fortune. Perhaps an explanation will alleviate some of your concerns.
A dollar misspent is a greater loss than $100 well spent.

I am just a member of the CSSA. Nothing else ...nothing special ..... zippo...just a member. Just like I'm a member in this community forum.
Okay. Knowing whom we're talking to helps put what's being said into perspective.

How can the CSSA help us?

They have an infrastructure in place and we have squat. We also have a common interest ..... airguns.

That's a good start, considering I've encountered negative attitudes from firearm owners towards airgun owners in the past. It shouldn't be a huge stretch for them to mention airsoft, then.

To have some sort of credibility in any discussion or negotiation with the CSSA we need to have an idea of what we want and how many people are also interested in joining.

At that point we can say: we are interested in this and this is the number of people that would be willing to join your organization. Now, what can you do for us?

Until we have that focus, no meaningful dialogue will occur.

As LD previously mentioned, I think it should be the other way around. Realistically, numbers-wise, I'd say somewhere between 1000 and 3000 new people is what we have to offer, depending on what CSSA offers and taking into account a number of people are gun owners and already CSSA members.

If CSSA adhesion brings positive results, I'm sure that number can increase as word filters down to other groups, etc.

But right now I think it's up to CSSA to make a statement that airsoft actually IS something they'd stand up for.

btw ... you sound like a prosecutor or do you just watch a lot of JAG?
Worse: I use to be a college professor. (technically I still am, I'm just on rest-of-my-life sabbatical :P)
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