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Old 05-29-2016, 06:12 AM   #1
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Hi. I am new to firearms and I was wondering if it's worth renewing the NRA (so far it seems like a yes). I had a free membership with a purchase of my Taurus firearm. I know a while back they were having a life membership for $300 and $500, now it's $1,000. I can do $80 for 3 years. Also are there other organizations worth looking into? I think there's GOA; few others possibly?

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Old 05-29-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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The NRA is the only organization that matters, Tim. The rest are too small to make a difference, nationally. Put it another way, the NRA is the most hated gun rights group in the country.
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You will get e-mailed to death, their hand is always out. But on the plus side, free gun insurance (up to a point). I feel good about being a member, then again my name & address is on their list.
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Most important are you willing to defend your gun rights?
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I've been a life member since 1957. So, yes. it's worth joining.
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Looks like I'll be joining the NRA!
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I have been a firearms enthusiast for about 10 years (I'm 30 now) and I joined the NRA about 2 weeks ago. I opted for the 5 year option (all I could afford at the moment). My only regret? That I didn't join at 20 years of age.

Yes, they are constantly asking for donations however when those donations are applied to the fight to keep and bare arms, is that money ill spent? Can you really blame them? Yes, you will receive emails and postal mail quite a bit but, if you are a 2nd Amendment supporter and a lover of all things guns, it's actually pretty cool.

You get a magazine subscription of your choice, free firearms insurance (I think up to $2500.00 but somebody please correct me if I'm wrong). You also get a variety of discounts to NRA Supporter business' (hotels, rental cars, etc). You also gain access to certain gun ranges that only accept NRA members (and most of the ranges are among the best available).

All of the material benefits aside, though; I joined because I love my firearms. I love and support the 2nd Amendment. The NRA is THE top gun rights organization in America and I'm proud to be a part of this organization. Of course, this is my personal perspective. Others may have different reasons why they joined. Either way, good luck!
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Any citizen who owns a gun should belong to the NRA and for sure vote against Hillary the gun grabbing candidate. Who will alter the complexion of the Supreme Court and attack our Second Amendment Rights and the NRA.

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Absolutely worth it.

Also - life memberships are a GREAT gift, too. I have given them to Son, Son-in-law and four grandson's. Big expenditure? Sure - but we just calculated what we NORMALLY spend for BD, Christmas, etc., and when we gifted them we said "This is an ALL OCASIONS present until your birthday of 20XX. They were all VERY appreciative, we spent the same amount of money which we usually spend, and we bought them a present which they WILL enjoy for a LIFETIME.
And I told each one that the NRA does solicit a lot, so I did NOT give their phone number or E-mail address, I left that decision up to each one of them.

And now when the NRA calls me wheedling me for money, I tell them I have bought 7 life memberships, so sort of feel like I have done my part.

GOA is also a good group; not NEARLY the clout of the NRA, but they are a NO COMPROMISE group.
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Tim,

Depends. Do you enjoy your firearms privileges? The NRA is one of the few groups in this country that litigates infringements on our Second Amendment.

Regarding what Merc said about the NRA being "hated", they're anathema to criminals of all stripes because they actively defend the privileges of the common citizen to defend himself or herself against criminals. If the privilege to live peaceably is lost, there can be no other more idyllic privileges such as freedom of speech.

There is a growing segment of the population in this country who think some level of dictatorship would better suit their interests, which is mostly a testament to their stunning level of ignorance of human history.

If you value your freedoms, even if only in principle, then those principles must be actively defended. Stand up for your freedoms now, while it is simple and easy to do so, with little personal risk. Despite assertions you may have read of or heard of to the contrary, the ballot box and the jury box are far more user-friendly than the ammo box.
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