In regards to your article about the MAIG [Mayors Against Illegal Guns] winning the cyber war [by using e-forms to flood the ATF with pro-long gun registry emails]: MAIG won that battle, but we are fighting back . . .
John Richardson of the blog No Lawyers Only Guns and Money and I were upset that we got one upped. So we worked together to fight fire with fire. I managed to figure out how to set up an automated email system of our own. It took some work but now we have it up and running on his blog. You simply fill out your name, email, city and state (optional), and there is a pre-filled note stating opposition to the plan.
You hit submit, and the website sends the email to firstname.lastname@example.org on your behalf with your name, email, and city and state (if you provided it), along with the pre-filled note and any changes or additional comments you want.
We’re trying to spread the word as quickly and as widely as we can. If you wouldn’t mind, please post a link for your readers to http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/2011/05/easy-way-to-comment-on-atfs-power-grab.html.
This is a simple way for our side to drum up support against this plan. Hopefully we can get some action if we spread the word. The comment period for the ATF’s long gun registry proposal closes May 31st.