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Old 06-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #61
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I firmly believe that all of us on this forum own guns today because of the NRA. For o-so-many years they have been our ONLY voice. What they have done for us can be questioned but remember that the NRA IS the only one that the gun-grabbers and anti-gun politicians fear. I have been a member since 1978 and a life member since '81 or '82. I am not a rich guy but I have some priorities for my money. The NRA is just like your best buddy, you might not always agree with every single thing he says or does but you do know that he is there for you. Every member of this forum should be a member of the NRA. It costs one box of ammo. Ammo that you can still buy only because of the NRA.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

What a crock.

Anybody up for a little paranoid?

Pardon the sh!+ out of me if I'm

not mindlessly drinking the NRA

Cool-Aid.
You misspelled Kool-Aid, therefore your point is without substance and is invalid.

Ok, that's an exaggeration. In all honestly your point was without substance and therefore invalid before you misspelled Kool-Aid.
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Yeah, sure, donate.

It's your money, not mine.

Anybody else notice the NRA, GOA,

SAF, and NAGR send a ridiculous

amount of begging mail?

And I know I must be the only one

who noticed they had very little influence

getting the vote out in the last election. Of

course it helps them, when our gun rights

are in a higher state of jeopardy. Then they

can beg more convincingly.
So does "Public Television", Red Cross, Heart Disease, and on and on. Have you considered moving to CA, CT, MD. CO, MA?

Or better still, be involved in a weapon incident and ask the NRA (as a non-member) for help and you'll really feel alone - and you will be - all alone. You'll be "theLONEwolf". You'll be a one man stand.
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Imagine if you will, a back-room meeting

where, well in advance of election day, say

last August or a little earlier, some high

ranking democrat has the heads of the

NRA, GOA, SAF, et al together, and he points

out that if 2nd Amendment protection

legislation gets passed, and gun control

gets thrown out and repealed, did it occur

to these highly overpaid leaders that their

leadership would no longer be needed,

and their insanely high salaries no longer

be justified?

Then the real deals got made, and sealed.

THINK, McFly, THINK.

Got some substance to explain that little

postulation away, as welI as "our

protectors" limp-**ck performance

in the last election?

I'll say it again: Nothing happens WITH
money, either.
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Imagine if you will, a back-room meeting

where, well in advance of election day, say

last August or a little earlier, some high

ranking democrat has the heads of the

NRA, GOA, SAF, et al together, and he points

out that if 2nd Amendment protection

legislation gets passed, and gun control

gets thrown out and repealed, did it occur

to these highly overpaid leaders that their

leadership would no longer be needed,

and their insanely high salaries no longer

be justified?

Then the real deals got made, and sealed.

THINK, McFly, THINK.

Got some substance to explain that little

postulation away, as welI as "our

protectors" limp-**ck performance

in the last election?

I'll say it again: Nothing happens WITH
money, either.
Really? That is an extremely weak argument. There is always going to be some kind of threat to the 2nd Amendment. Regardless of who won the election, the NRA, GOA, ect would still be needed. That fact alone make your entire argument invalid.
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Better to support the NRA and find it wasn't needed than not support and find it was needed. No turning back then

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What I think therewolf is trying to say, in an odd slightly paranoid sort of way, is that the NRA as a business makes way more money when things aren't going well for the 2A. This is true. When profits are at an all time high, it's very easy to question how motivated the NRA really is to put an end to all this.

However, as in my case, I give what money I can to the NRA and hope for the best. Do they spend to much money asking me for money? Yes. Do they get a little overzelous with their headlines to hook me in? Yup. Are they the single most effective lobby group for gun rights? Sure as hell are, by a landslide. That's why they get my cash, happily.

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If you want to help them lobby for your gun rights make sure you donate to their political arm, the NRA-ILA.

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Bottom line, if one can afford a little token of support and appreciation for those who support what we believe in it is a good thing. And I agree with a previous posts. You can receive mail wanting one to donate to every issue and organization under the sun and some are good. I have a logical plan when it comes to donations above standard memberships.
If it is within my means and will not deprive my family or tax my budget. I will make special donations to the ones I believe in like Wounded Warrior Fund, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Boys Town, Shooting Sports Foundation, NRA, USA Shooting Team. It does not have to be much! In some cases it is a monthly issue and others on occasion when getting some literature. But it is a personal thing for each person and what resources are available at the time and their interests. And of course to protect the things that are important to us. But as a general rule, I will if possible, support what I believe in. Some do not want to support anything but expect to receive the rewards and benefits for nothing and with no effort or support even when they could.
Regarding this Thread!! God Bless the USA and the NRA!

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