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ScottG 07-02-2008 01:25 AM

The NRA sent [I]me[/I] money....
Looks like the NRA is making a push to recruit lifetime members. I received a "check" in the mail for $400 towards a life membership. Twenty five bucks a quarter for six years and then you're made a life member. Is it worth it? I'm considering it....

matt g 07-02-2008 01:40 AM

Lobbyists are part of what is wrong with this country. At least they're lobbying for a good cause.

mrwatch 07-02-2008 12:51 PM

Their may be members advantages with life membership. More insurance? You may not use them unless you are more of a high roller so to speak. My train club offers life. 30 years ago I should have bought it as I am still a member paying dues. Depending on your age it could pay for itself. The down side is it gives them lots of influx of cash one time only. 50 years later they still have to pay to send you all the magazines and other junk. AARP is another. Its cheap. A couple of times I got a discount at a motel that pretty much covered the tax on the room. But the bombard you with offers to buy all kinds of insurance and other stuff where they really do make their money. They do good work lobbying for senior citizens issues. Bob

cpttango30 07-02-2008 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by mrwatch
AARP is another

You do know that the AARP is one of the biggest contributers to Anti-gun lobbiest.

RL357Mag 07-02-2008 07:47 PM

I heard that about AARP many years ago - but when I switched my car insurance to their plan (which is actually The Hartford Ins. Co. - nothing to do with AARP) my premium was cut in half! Can't argue with that...

mrwatch 07-02-2008 08:08 PM

I am not now a member of AARP. I never heard they support anti gun lobbyist. I guess if that is true I am not sure I would want them to spend my dues that way. I tried many times for better car insurance. Never found the savings plus I get a discount on my home owners. Michigan is a no-fault state and car insurance is just high. Somebody has to pay for Detroit?

pioneer461 07-03-2008 11:58 PM


Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 30143)
You do know that the AARP is one of the biggest contributers to Anti-gun lobbiest.

They are literally at the top of the list. Go here for the list;

Some may surprise you.

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