With the talk about a UBC law, and the defeatist attitude I hear from different sources, also springs the discussion that firearm ownership is being systematically driven underground. I am hoping to compile a checklist of ways we can counter this. Constructive ideas, not criticism of how we have already lost. Some of these will be obvious to many, but many members are new, and I would like to have new ideas presented to me, as well. So, to start: 1. Take your friends/kids' friends' family/co-workers that have never been, to a range. Make it fun and memorable, especially with kids involved, like going for ice cream or coffee afterwards. Also, it can be fun to start with BB rifles and empty cans. My church group offered an open invitation a couple of times, and introduced some new shooters. 2. Write your representatives on a regular basis, to remind them where you stand, even without an imminent threat; to thank them for past service; and to keep them reminded that we are polite, responsible constituents who simply want to continue to exercise our rights. 3. Obviously, join an/many advocacy group(s). Regardless of your feelings toward some, find ones that do work that you agree with, and join. National and state level associations are out there, with more power than our letters and calls. Next?