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Old 12-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #31
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I have not been a member due to perceived wishy-washiness, but i joined just now for two years. Some support for our right to an armed defense is better than nothing.
I used the office mailing address; the receptionist can deal with the solicitations.

Gello I hear this a lot.

But ask yourself, is it "wishy-washy" to choose not to fight a battle you can't win??? Why not conserve your resources and use them to win the battles you can?

The professionals at NRA Hq pretty well know what legislation they can influence, and what they can't.

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #32
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I hear you, but i guess i am more of the philosophy that says it is better to die a free man (or at least still somewhat free) than to live as a slave. It's OK, i am fairly disposable with no true dependants and only limited responsibilities to others.

It's also true that winning a war of attrition requires the loss of many small assets; whether this will be a war of attrition really remains to be seen.

Regardless, i hope they put that $60 to good use, and i will continue to support their efforts as I am able.
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I too have been thinking about letting my NRA membership lapse and join GOA and try to find something local to support. Then again I may keep the NRA membership and join the others too, just not convinced about that yet.
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I too have been thinking about letting my NRA membership lapse and join GOA and try to find something local to support. Then again I may keep the NRA membership and join the others too, just not convinced about that yet.
My thought was basically "a bicycle may not be a car, but it beats walking".
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I just donated $100 to the NRA.
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I just donated $100 to the NRA.
I'm glad to see something good from this thread!
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If you are thinking about dropping your membership to the NRA then you don't really care about your right according to the 2nd Amendment. Unless you are just moving your money to another pro-2nd Amendment organization, or you flat out just can't afford it. Then that is okay.
Think about what you are considering if you don't give to organizations like these. There would be no one else to politically fight for us. Now I may not agree with every single action that the NRA does but I am dang sure willing to take a few annoying letters and emails from them as long as they continue putting pressure on politicians and trying to guide our laws so we aren't crippled of our rights. I am already a life member but I believe I am going to give a generous contribution to them as well. Especially during this time of need. I hope everyone else does the same!
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LMAO. All I hear is 'I'm going to fight if they try to take my guns'
'Im going to live in the woods like a mountain man forever'
'Im gonna risk spending 10 years in jail by not registering my guns'
... Blah blah blah...

Then,

'Man, this whole fighting for our freedoms is rough! I get way too much mail from the NRA... They ask for money a lot... I'm not going to support them.'
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LMAO. All I hear is 'I'm going to fight if they try to take my guns'
'Im going to live in the woods like a mountain man forever'
'Im gonna risk spending 10 years in jail by not registering my guns'
... Blah blah blah...

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'Man, this whole fighting for our freedoms is rough! I get way too much mail from the NRA... They ask for money a lot... I'm not going to support them.'
EXACTLY!!! Doesn't it piss you off too! Can't stand that crap, all talk and no walk.
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I, too, hate getting these solicitations for more money when I do not have it to donate. This goes for all of the unnecessary decals, hats (especially the ones made in China) etc., that I do not use.

You can have them put you on the "do not promote" list. This is from the NRA website.

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A: Simply email us at membership@nrahq.org or dial 800-NRA-3888 and request to be placed on the "Do Not Promote" list. This will significantly reduce the amount of mail you receive without affecting important mailings, magazine service, or your membership renewal.
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