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Old 07-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #21
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They've been in DC too long!
Quoted for Truth.

The NRA has gone from the ideal, small organization that really, truly, cared about 2A to a giant, money-grubbing deal maker.

They exert their magnificent power WHEN and IF it helps them. Period.

No one can argue they aren't the 800 pound gorilla in the room. They are. The problem is they have gone from being a rabid Silverback ready to defend their territory at the drop of a hat to a trained chimp that dances to the sound of the power mongers' turn of the handle on the musicbox.

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Old 07-10-2011, 07:45 PM   #22
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OK. I get it. Everybody has a reason that the NRA sucks. So send some shekels to the Second Amendment Foundation. They are doing God's work fighting the legal battles that are expanding the definition of our rights to keep and bear arms and that stuff is NOT cheap. That being said, we ALL should be members of NRA just to make them a 1200 pound gorilla.

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Old 07-10-2011, 08:28 PM   #23
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thank you freefall.people seem to forget that the NRA isn't just about politics Visit NRA Websites how's this for an 800lb gorilla? click here ( Programs) or here NRA

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Very interesting thread with very interesting responses.
Wow! I must admit I am taken aback somewhat, as I
thought members here more or less kow-tow to the NRA.
I stand corrected; and to some degree, enlightened by y'all.

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freedom ain't free it takes money to do the damn job.
you just got caught up in the holiday paper shuffle.
moonpie,

Do you realize how cheesy the NRA looks when it's begging for money

two or three times a week? I, and many others, have quit the NRA in the past

just to get away from all the junkmail they send. They hopelessly tarnish a

national image which should be spotless with all their shameless constant

whining for money, with absolutely no thought to how this makes them

appear publicly...

BTW, no, I didn't "get lost in the shuffle". I'm not the only one they

did this to.
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Freefall is right on the money.It takes money to fight the anti gunners. Thank God many understand and join the NRA.They are not always to my agreement but they are the biggest voice we have.If you dont like what they endorse vote them out.I do not get any mail begging for more money.I guess those that complain are the same ones that watch Public TV and when it comes time to contribute they go hide.

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People watch public tv?

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Freefall is right on the money.It takes money to fight the anti gunners. Thank God many understand and join the NRA.They are not always to my agreement but they are the biggest voice we have.If you dont like what they endorse vote them out.I do not get any mail begging for more money.I guess those that complain are the same ones that watch Public TV and when it comes time to contribute they go hide.
Don't watch ANY TV.

But I joined NRA, NAGR(I call them "NAGGER"),SAF, and GOA. I will NOT renew
my NAGR membership under ANY circumstances. I want to believe in the NRA,
but all the begging,combined with a questionable performance record,
puts me off on the NRA.

A paltry 4 million members with over 100 million gun owners nationwide speaks to two issues:

1) The respect the NRA would get if it worried more about becoming what it's supposed to be,
instead of concentrating on picking it's current member's pockets clean,

2)The fact that it isn't reaching @95% of it's intended membership group with an appropriate or
meaningful message.
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But I joined NRA, NAGR(I call them "NAGGER"),SAF, and GOA.


2)The fact that it isn't reaching @95% of it's intended membership group with an appropriate or
meaningful message.
i'm glad you belong to something . do you know how many members THEY have?
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Taken from an article by Richard Feldmen, a lawyer who used to work for the NRA.

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H arlon B. Carter, who created the modern NRA in the 1970s, earned about $70,000 a year (about $200,000 in today's dollars) as executive vice president and was driven to meetings in the company Chevrolet. Wayne LaPierre, who currently sits upon the executive vice president throne, pocketed about $950,000 in 2005. The parking lot at the association's twin-glass-towered headquarters off Interstate 66 in Virginia is filled with shiny new BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes.

What's unseemly about the stratospheric six-figure salaries flowing into NRA leadership wallets is that the cash comes from hundreds of thousands of members who are hard pressed to write $35 annual membership renewal checks or send an extra $10 or $20 to the NRA Political Victory Fund to protect their guns.

Then there's the question of the millions paid to outside lobbyists (including an ex-employee and personal friend of LaPierre's). And the millions more doled out to LaPierre's friends at the Mercury Group ad agency. Who knows how much cash, thanks to the NRA, has found its way to the company that arranges the association's travel tours, allows members to buy a home through NRA real estate brokers, finance it via an NRA mortgage, save with NRA banking services, take out NRA insurance, get laser eye surgery and shoes resoled by an NRA-affiliated vendor, then pay for everything with an NRA credit card. The association claims it was only coincidence, but LaPierre's wife happened to be the vice president for marketing for the firm that set up that bonanza of member-discount services.
Food for thought about how those donations are being used.
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