GOA or NRA

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by mhandley, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. mhandley

    mhandley New Member

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    I am new to this forum, and I like it so far. There's cops, and guys who don't like cops, gun nuts, and regular firearms users, seemingly a good variety albeit all of a pro gun stripe. So thanks for having a great forum.

    I have a few guns of my own, and have had guns of some sort since I was 18 years old, now 41.

    Got a beautiful 12 gauge back when I was 18. It was cheap, $150 or so, every penny I had. No vented ribs, modified choke. But on each side of the breach it has beautiful engravings of ducks taking off from a marsh. Walnut stock. The action slides real smooth, better than my cousins brand new Remy 12 ga. Anyways, I digress...

    The second amendment, our God given right, our precious heritage stemming from the wisdom of great men, is under attack from little people beholden for their own personal gain to huge forces that are hidden in plain sight.

    We need to support those who can fight for our rights. Is the NRA the right bunch, or GOA?

    Where do you all put your scarce memberships and $$ for fighting for rights?
     
  2. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    They each have good points and bad points, I like the GOA for the most part. and welcome to the boards
     

  3. BLS33

    BLS33 New Member Supporter

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    I like what the GOA stands for more so than the NRA. However, the size of the NRA makes it the only real pro-gun group that can do any real protection of our second amendment rights.
     
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  4. Charliebonz

    Charliebonz New Member

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    I'm an NRA Endowment Member. Guess that tells you my vote on this topic. I agree that both GOA and NRA each have their strong points and even some detractors. However, politicians have more respect or fear for the NRA. Both groups lobby hard for our 2nd amendment rights.

    The NRA has been around the longest since 1871 and has many programs to benefit members. Go to www.nra.org and check us out!:D
     
  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Some time next year if money is not tight, both my youngest son and I will be joining the NRA and may join the GOA as well.
     
  6. mhandley

    mhandley New Member

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    Upon looking over the NRA sight for a short period, I find, among other links, "The NICS Improvement Bill: Myth and Reality", and others.

    Well when I see a myths vs facts link, I know if I click there, I am about to propagandized. I could not find NRA's position on H.R. 2640.

    Why wouldn't the NRA post their position right there in place sight?

    There's something wrong with that. I smell a rat.
     
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  7. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    The NRA supports H.R. 2640. and helped draft the bill. It was piss poor wording with no thought about financing this bill
     
  8. mhandley

    mhandley New Member

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    Well I wonder what knd of 2nd amendment rights group the NRA is if it supports this legislation.

    Are they serendipitously part of the gun control crowd?

    That's some of the information I am hearing.
     
  9. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    You need to check your sources if that's what you are hearing. The NRA is in no uncertain terms the most effective PRO gun organization on the face of the planet!

    Read this; http://www.nraila.org//Issues/Articles/Read.aspx?ID=246

    Unfortunately there are some gun owner organizations who are motivated by their desire for increased membership, therefore more money. They spread disinformation and untrue rumors regarding the NRA. Have mistakes been made? Sure, you bet. Will everyone always agree with everything the NRA does? Not humanly possible.

    Make your own choice. One which spends time and money bashing other gun owners, or another that spends time and money lobbying congress and state legislatures to get the best deal possible, which is the ugly fact of life in politics.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    Pioneer

    Please forgive my ignorance but who or what are the GOA? This genuine enquiry I have never heard the term before.

    Thanks...........
     
  11. BLS33

    BLS33 New Member Supporter

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    They are the Gun Owners of America group.

    http://www.gunowners.org/
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I am a NRA member have been for 10 years. From what I have read the GOA seam to me to be a bit more of a fringe org. I think they spend too much time tryign to bash the NRA when they shoud be working with the NRA to help correct things they think are bad when the NRA is working on something.
     
  13. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    For what is worth and bareing in mind that I am not a US national or resident (tried hard but another story) I would like to remind everyone of the UK example of a less than united front to gun control policy will do.

    In the UK at the time we had of course our NRA but a great number of other associations all putting forward their own agendas, pistol and clay shooters etc. The net result was the goverment and anti gun interests where able to control the media and win over the general voting public, stating that society in general would be a safer, and better place to live if the legally owned gun where removed. They won the arguement, sadly, and of course the UK is still as crime ridden without them. The danger to legally owned firearms is the voting public, once you convince them that all guns and gunowners are a potential danger to society as a whole they will legislate against you, and then you are on a sticky wicket because the power of the law is on their side. Any blatent resistance to gun laws then would add fuel to their arguement.

    From an outsiders point of view I think the NRA over there are doing a sterling job. I wish our shooting community and NRA had been made of the same stuff, we might still be shooting pistols at Bisley, still to late for the UK shooters. Support the NRA, good luck!
     
  14. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

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    I like the GWB better then the other two
     
  15. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I'm up to Patron Level in NRA- that is above Life, Beneficiary, and Endowment.
    You all must not know how the NRA has Stabbed all gun owners in the back recently with a Closed-Door meeting with the Second Amendment's Greatest Foes- Please check out my link:

    http://www.nrawol.net

    After seeing this I became a life member at JPFO, I wrote several letters to the NRA, letting them know that they will not be receiving any more money from me!
     
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  16. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    I've been a member of the NRA for 28 years. I was a member of GOA but when they started bashing the NRA I quit. We gun owners need to stuck together not in-fight. The anti's love when the GOA knocks the NRA. If it wasn't for the NRA the GOA wouldn't exist because the Libs. would have had all our guns long ago! The NRA is the most respected and FEARED organization in DC. The Liberals hate it and that's good enough for me!
     
  17. Tony Soprano

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    The NRA is you -- its members ... millions of Americans representing a diverse contrast of age, sex, race and religion. You're patriots one and all. You believe in the Constitution, staunch in the defense of your rights, and you actively pursue some of this country's finest traditions - Hunting and Sports Shooting. Since its incorporation in 1871, the NRA has grown as a service organization involved in all aspects of the shooting sports and a proud defender of the Bill of Rights.