Join the NRA:

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Samhain, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Samhain

    Samhain New Member

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    Both my girlfriend and I are members of the NRA. Neither on of us own a rifle.
    We joined the NRA to support our rights to own firearms, and defend ourselfs
    and our family. I just want to know who is or is not a member of the NRA and why? Maybe some of use who are can convince those who are not.
     
  2. Samhain

    Samhain New Member

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  3. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    I'm not a member yet. No reason for the delay other than I keep forgetting to send in my money.
     
  4. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    I joined for the Theodore Roosevelt commemorative knife!!!! Not really. I joined them because a prospective outdoor range required it. Never joined the range, but keep renewing the membership. Heck, if it angers the gun haters, that's good enough reason. Also join your state rifle and pistol association if you have one.
     
  5. PAGLOCK23

    PAGLOCK23 New Member

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    I belong because it's the right thing to do.
     
  6. scoutman

    scoutman New Member

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    Life member. I don't always agree with them, think their overhead is way too high, and that they give in too easily, but they are the best thing we have right now.
     
  7. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

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    Member and Proud of it
     
  8. marysdad

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  9. Flintlock

    Flintlock New Member

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    A lifer as well.

    They drive me insane sometimes and they "settle" and bargain way too much but unfortunately they are very much needed right now.
     
  10. pioneer461

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    I'm proud to be a Life Member of the NRA. I've not been a "joiner" most of my life, including politically, preferring to be independent. As a child in the 50's, I was a member of a Junior NRA Rifle Club, where I learned to shoot indoor, .22, bolt action, single shot rifles. I outgrew that, and put the NRA in the back of my mind (or what passes for a mind) for several years. After my hitch in the Navy, I became a cop, and an NRA certified firearms instructor, but still didn't join. Like so many others, I just put it off.

    Fast forward to 1992, and the election of Bill Clinton. I was still a cop, and becoming aware of gun rights issues. I knew from my personal experience that the police can not protect anyone, and that citizens are on their own for their personal defense. I still didn't join, but became very convinced I should. Some day.

    The congressional debate on the 1994 Assault Weapon bill finally pushed me to pony up a few bux. I recognized that bill for the fraud that it truly was. In 1994 I became a Life Member of the NRA, and for the first time registered as a Republican. I'd always voted conservative, just never had registered Republican. I finally woke up and saw what the Democrats, liberal, sociocrats and useful idiots were up to. Their constant push at gun control, and "reasonable gun safety legislation" is nothing less than than a prelude to registration and confiscation. Period!

    My gun owning had always consisted of pistols, used as duty and off duty guns for my work. Ironically, it was the gun control push and AW ban that caused me to start buying more pistols than I could ever use in a lifetime, as well as semi-automatic rifles and other guns. Sporting and otherwise. I became a "Gun Nut." I now have an undisclosed number of firearms and quantities of ammunition.

    I was hooked. I got religion. I've worked the NRA booth at gun shows and registered gun owners to vote. I spread the gospel every chance I get, and have actually converted former anti-gun folks over to our side. I had the good fortune to attend the 2002 NRA meetings in Reno, where I had the better fortune to meet and chat with Charlton Heston. (His last show.) He was signing his books that were being sold, and there was no one behind me in line for several minutes at the end of the day.

    Any gun owner who is not a member of the NRA is a freeloader who is content to have his brothers and sisters pull his weight, while he reaps the benefits of our labor. That includes too many hunters and skeet/trap shooters who don't want to get involved in politics. They don't have, or want to have pistols and assault weapons, so what does it matter to them? After all, "they" would never come for their hunting rifles, or shotguns. Would they? Wanna bet? Your bolt action .308 with a scope has already been declared a "sniper rifle" by the Brady Bunch, and pump action and semi-auto shotguns are considered "assault weapons." Ask our cousins in the UK, Australia and New Zealand if their sporting arms are safe. Ask our neighbors in Canada who are fighting a draconian gun registration scheme.

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  11. MarkoPo

    MarkoPo New Member

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    I joined a few months back, I really enjoy the articles in the American Rifleman magazine. I also like the fact someone is in Washington DC speaking on the behalf of firearms owners.
     
  12. Doug1627

    Doug1627 New Member

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    I am not a member but I plan to join.
     
  13. GlenJohnson

    GlenJohnson New Member

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    Not a member yet, but I'm gonna join, just as soon as I finish paying off my Ruger. :D