Gun Rights Sentinel/Liberty Tree Program
Gun Rights Sentinels are active and interested citizens who care about their gun rights, and volunteer to be active in keeping their government accountable for their actions, and their fellow citizens informed of things that threaten their liberties, and informing fellow citizens of effective actions that any and all of us can take to defend those rights.
Nevada is a relatively small state in population. That means our local, county, state and federal legislators are more susceptible to grass-roots activism (telephone calls, post cards, letters, e-mails, personal visits) than legislators in larger states like California and New York. As a new organization, the Nevada Firearms Coalition (NVFAC) is not as large or as well-funded as it hopes to be in a few years, but we can still have a positive effect on gun rights policies in the Silver State if we marshal the grass-roots resources available to us and use them wisely.
The goal is to organize members and allies of the Nevada Firearms Coalition to an effective level of grass-roots activism so that the Coalition can have a positive effect on the up-coming 2013 Nevada legislative session.
A Gun Rights Sentinel protects our liberties by:
•Staying abreast of events, including legislative and regulatory actions, that affect our liberties, especially our gun rights
•Talking with office-holders about legislation and policies important to gun owners
•Attending or hosting educational events to better network with like-minded local citizens
•Attending town hall-type meetings of local, state and federal officials and ask questions
•Be active in spreading awareness of issues and promoting accountability of government and elected officials to the citizenry
•Attend meetings, local events, and other public gatherings to distribute information
•If requested, representing NVFAC at meetings and give testimony on gun rights issues to public bodies
•Alerting the NVFAC Legislative Director of potential gun rights issues that come to your attention
How It Works
From time to time, you will be asked to contact your local, state or federal legislators regarding particular issues in which the NVFAC has an interest. The requested contact may be by telephone, fax, letter, e-mail or a combination of some or all of those means. You may also be asked to personally visit your legislator to express your views on a subject, or to attend legislative or political meetings for the same purpose. NVFAC will provide you, usually by e-mail, with the subject matter of, and talking points for, the requested action, or may provide a sample letter for your use, depending on the circumstances. Then, you take the requested action in a timely manner. You then take the additional step of sending the action alerts we send you to other Sentinels on your personal Liberty Tree, thereby multiply the effect of your actions. Report back to NVFAC by e-mail of your personal actions and your passing the alert on to your Sentinels, and you’re done for that alert. That’s all there is to it! It’s simple, it’s effective, and it leverages the power of concerned citizens in a relatively small state to have an effect beyond the limits of their actual numbers.
If You Hear Something, Say Something
Nevada Firearms Coalition
5575 Simmons Street, Suite 1-176
North Las Vegas, NV 89031