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Old 07-29-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Why should I join the NRA. I hear that it makes it easier to buy guns if you are a member. I also have a part 2 question. I hear background checks take a while. I just had one in March-ish when I applied to work for a University program, and I passed. So how long should I expect it to take, on average. I want to get my Springfield as soon as I turn 21. I live in Wyoming if that makes a difference.

I am talking about my handgun, if that would make a background check take longer.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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I'm not part of the NRA and I own 3 guns, bought 2 of them myself. If you're talking about handguns, I'm not sure.

When I got both my background checks, it took maybe..15 mins? The other half hour I waited, I filled out the paperwork and watched them box up my gun.

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Wyoming is a good thing, trust me there. As far as why you should join the NRA, there is a litany of reasons, but none so important as contributing to the voice of the American Gun Owner and the protection of our 2nd Amendment. It boils down to maintaining a strong lobby - making sure our elected representatives hear our concerns and make legislative decisions based on our rights. And, lobbyists cost money - a lot. Freedom isn't free, and this is a prime example. The NRA has to compete with all the left-wing, wacko, anti-gun special interest groups who have PLENTY of money. It takes fire to fight fire, so every little bit helps. Even that measley 35 bucks it takes to join.
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Wyoming is a good thing, trust me there. As far as why you should join the NRA, there is a litany of reasons, but none so important as contributing to the voice of the American Gun Owner and the protection of our 2nd Amendment. It boils down to maintaining a strong lobby - making sure our elected representatives hear our concerns and make legislative decisions based on our rights. And, lobbyists cost money - a lot. Freedom isn't free, and this is a prime example. The NRA has to compete with all the left-wing, wacko, anti-gun special interest groups who have PLENTY of money. It takes fire to fight fire, so every little bit helps. Even that measley 35 bucks it takes to join.
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+10 on that aces.. If that membership helps in anyway protect my 2nd amendment rights than its money well spent. Not to mention the strength of numbers every member counts
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The NRA is an excellent organization and has carried the flag for many years. They are still the 800 pound gorilla of gun rights. However, they have often compromised when they should have stood fast and they have been downright weak in some cases.

That's why I belong to both the NRA and the Gun Owners of America. The GOA is much more vocal and less compromising then the NRA has been. However, they do not yet have the clout of the NRA. So, I support them both.
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The NRA is an excellent organization and has carried the flag for many years. They are still the 800 pound gorilla of gun rights. However, they have often compromised when they should have stood fast and they have been downright weak in some cases.

That's why I belong to both the NRA and the Gun Owners of America. The GOA is much more vocal and less compromising then the NRA has been. However, they do not yet have the clout of the NRA. So, I support them both.
Great point! The exact same thing here, even to the level of my State Rifle Assoc.
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Being a NRA member has absolutely NO effect on your back ground check!

It does, however support your right to own a gun.

As does the GOA!

A background check should take a few minutes, but if you have a similar name/social security # as someone who is flagged (like my wife does) it can take a couple of weeks That's originally why she got a CCW permit. All she has to do now is flash it, and she walks out with the gun.
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If that membership helps in anyway protect my 2nd amendment rights than its money well spent.
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Why should I join the NRA.
Have you ever been to a gun show on opening day and had to wait more than an hour in line? We have that problem at a big gun show in VA. If you join the NRA that day you get to skip the line and go right into the show because the NRA gives you your ticket. Also you get your membership at a discounted price.

The NRA does support your gun rights in the legislature so the larger their membership the more people they can say they are speaking for.
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