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Old 07-07-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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I use to be a memember back in the early 80's but it seemed like every week or so I was asked for money! and what do you get on your return? there groups out there that do more good then NRA.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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I stopped caring about the NRA when they endorsed Harry Reid.

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I was a member for many years in my early 20's. Fell lock and step into every cause they brought me. Wrote checks, wrote letters, defended them when asked, paraded around with their badge on every vehicle I had.

Then I got a little older, a little wiser and started to see that while still an 800 pound gorilla in the room. The gorilla is neither the sharpest, the cleverest, nor the most loyal when other groups have a higher pass thru rate on donations, more presence on grass roots movements and suffer from much less "character" in their overhead.

I currently have no use for the NRA in my house, and will not, until they clean their own aging, lying, corrupt house.

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I admit I also sometimes get tired of opening material as you have. But which would you rather have. Someone who asking for some money for support, that is doing everything possible to protect your rights to keep and bear your arms and second amendment rights. After all, no one says you are under obligation to send money. Bottom line if it were not for the NRA you would not have your weapons today. Or would be dead trying to keep and defend them.
Sorry for the stern comment but stop and think about it. I sure do not have the money to take on the Brady group and ant-gun lobby myself and I am sure many of us fall in this category.
The NRA is kind of like a Basket Ball Team at your local high school. You may not like all the players on the team, but you support the team anyway and hope the win! I do not always agree with everything the NRA does. But I do realize if it were not for them we would be like Canada, Australia, England and the rest. And we would rather be hiding, defending or having our prized possessions sawed in half and destroyed. That is why I live in America, support the NRA and will stand no matter what the cost to protect mine and your second amendment rights. There may be other groups out there some of which I also support. But they do not have the power as the NRA

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Interesting thread. When I bought my gun, the guy who directed me towards the GP100 also told me not to join the NRA. I never asked why.

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I admit I also sometimes get tired of opening material as you have. But which would you rather have. Someone who asking for some money for support, that is doing everything possible to protect your rights to keep and bear your arms and second amendment rights. After all, no one says you are under obligation to send money. Bottom line if it were not for the NRA you would not have your weapons today. Or would be dead trying to keep and defend them.
Sorry for the stern comment but stop and think about it. I sure do not have the money to take on the Brady group and ant-gun lobby myself and I am sure many of us fall in this category.
The NRA is kind of like a Basket Ball Team at your local high school. You may not like all the players on the team, but you support the team anyway and hope the win! I do not always agree with everything the NRA does. But I do realize if it were not for them we would be like Canada, Australia, England and the rest. And we would rather be hiding, defending or having our prized possessions sawed in half and destroyed. That is why I live in America, support the NRA and will stand no matter what the cost to protect mine and your second amendment rights. There may be other groups out there some of which I also support. But they do not have the power as the NRA

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IMO, that was the past regime that led the way. The current group has all the appearances of politicians. Power seeking, money grabbing, spewing hot air just enough to keep people paying dues and garnering a few new people along the way, while not performing.
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i've been a NRA member for so long that i can't remember the year i enrolled. if you have another group support them. if not then you're free to leach off the hard work of your betters.

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when I ordered from midway USA they gave the change to them on my invoice it said the NRA got over 6.5 mil from them.I'm not saying their BAD they do good at times but other times they make no sense.

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NRA membership is a requirement to be a member of my range, so I am a member. I feel they do some good, however I think the GOA does more and better. So I belong to both and the Gun Owners of California as well.

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I am an NRA Life Member. One of the discount crew that Neal Knox railed against so hard. Am I happy with everything they do? No. Wayne LaPierre seems like the ultimate politician/used car salesman to me. You vote for whoever for directors but Wayne LaPierre goes on and on. The consummate bureaucrat. And he surrounds himself with others of his ilk. That being said, who is doing more to protect my guns? As mentioned above, if not for the NRA we wouldn't have any guns so would not have the NRA to bitch about. If other organizations do better join them and contact the NRA with your dissatisfactions. But when there are 80 million gun owners in the US and less than 4 million NRA members I feel that there are a lot of people sitting in the wagon saying "Why aren't you guys pulling us faster?".

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