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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dhelix, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. dhelix

    dhelix New Member

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    should a be part of the NRA? Can I be? I don't really know much about it?

    But, do you have to have a rifle to be apart? I'm a big handguns guy, more just interest, less action though.
     
  2. ss0105

    ss0105 New Member

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    I'm not part of it. Seems a little too egostistical for me. More a title than a group that really matters.

    Like it's good to say you are a supporter of the NRA, but it doesn't REALLY matter.
     

  3. UncleWho

    UncleWho New Member

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    You are kidding, right? That is like saying that it is good to say you are a voter, but it doesn't REALLY matter. If you want to preserve something (like say a centuries-old tradition of rights) there are times when you have to stand up and be counted. Congress doesn't read web-sites, they read polling results, and voting results. Groups who lobby congress in order to represent _your_ interests are your only real hope that representative government will actually _BE_ representative. ANY and ALL groups that will speak for us collectively are worth joining, so that when some politician asks, "who really cares about this issue" they can answer with the number of members they represent.

    Politicians listen to groups whose members actually vote, and they pay close attention to the SIZE of those groups.

    Talking about it is nice, but for you (or anyone) to REALLY matter, you had better stand up and be counted.

    That is true for any issue, anywhere!

    Don't just join one group, join 3 or 4. That way you'll count for more.

    Uncle Who
     
  4. allmons

    allmons New Member

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    Right on target, Uncle Who!

    The NRA began as a group of firearms enthusiasts who were thrust into the role of Second Amendment saviors, since no other group was big enough or organized enough to do the job. JOIN THE NRA.

    It gives you a voice. :D

    Do I always agree with their positions? NO! I would make them less tolerant and more strident, BUT - many of the guns you can buy today are there ONLY because the NRA stood up and said, "Wait a minute - we've got more than 2 million members who believe differently."

    When we get to five or six million members, maybe we can start to relax.

    Don't forget, many liberals in this country want ALL handguns removed from private citizens' hands. So the NRA is not just about rifles.
     
  5. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

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    NRA, GOA. Pick one that meets your needs and join otherwise you will loose your rights to Keep and Bear Arms.
     
  6. Declaration Day

    Declaration Day New Member Supporter

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    I don't always agree with the NRA's positions or how it plays its game, but they're our 800-lb gorilla, and they have the resources and political clout to keep the Second Amendment's head above water.
     
  7. dtroyb

    dtroyb New Member

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    http://www.nra.org/home.aspx

    Membership in the NRA is a must if you own firearms of any kind or just believe in the 2nd amendment.
    The membership is $35/year and that includes your choice of some great magazines. You can usually get a discount on the membership at a gun show, about $25 I think.
     
  8. Brent L

    Brent L New Member

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    I am a member and have been, on and off, for last 35 years. I don't always agree with tactics ,but I agree with political aims. I have a choice like all free people on this planet. I intend on keeping it that way.
     
  9. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Nra?

    Hello all


    RON L here = SERESURPLUS



    AM I a MEMBER OF THE NRA? No, Not a Chance in HELL! I was a member for years, while I was in the Military I saw them leave me hanging Dry In Calif as well as in Wash state on issues as they said we "Can't Win, so we won't try"! I support the GOA, as well a s a lot of Smaller, local groups who know the guns rights issues and will support my rights! NRA way to willing to sell us out of the Assault Rifle Bills and so many other items! 800 Pound Gorilla? Naw, More like the 800 pound goons who turn thier back on you when ya need them most! Sorry, not trying to start a flame war, just telling you my experience with them over 25 years and they have got no better! If they were to dump La Perre it might get better! If they were to really support the rights of all gun owners, not just those they want to, it might be better!


    In short, let your experience be your guide, but don't buy the Hype, look and see what they have done locally and nationally and make up your mind, our Decisions are the only real defense to our weapons ownership, after all!




    RON L
     
  10. BLS33

    BLS33 New Member Supporter

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    I am not now and never will be a member. To me they are a "gun nut" group not a gun enthusiast group.
     
  11. Declaration Day

    Declaration Day New Member Supporter

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    BLS 33, that's an interesting opinion, would you please elaborate?
     
  12. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    How does the NRA stop anti-2nd amendment bills. Do they hire lobbyists?

    I've done research on the NRA when I wanted to join a pro-2nd amendment PAC group but I couldn't find much information on exactly what the money they get goes to.
     
  13. john1911

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    The NRA is about the only thing standing between Schumer, Fienstein, Boxer, Clinton, Obama etc. and our guns. If you truly value the 2A and gun ownership, you need to join. Ever wonder why the antis hate the NRA so much? It's because we are a powerful group. The NRA represents 4-5 million freedom loving Americans. That makes any elected official sit up and take notice.

    No, you can't just send in the $35.00 then sit back and watch. You have to write some letters, make some phone calls and send an e-mail or two. It's pretty easy, you can do it.

    Most states have an affiliate organization, the ISRA is an example in Illinois. They bear the brunt of the battle on the state level. The could use members too.

    To those that won't join, I'll send some $$$ to the NRA to cover for you :mad: . You can continue to enjoy your firearms and it won't cost you a dime :mad: . Just say a silent "thank you" to those that do next time your at the range.
     
  14. BLS33

    BLS33 New Member Supporter

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    That statement is drawn from people that I know that are active members of the NRA. Obviously they don't stand for every NRA member but it's the same story with most NRA people I have dealt with. By "gun nut" I mean they take any gun legislation as a slap in the face. Like I think background checks at gun shows are a good thing, while guys I've talked to go crazy about it. Legislation is not always a bad thing, a lot of the times it is but not always. I think gun enthusiast realize that sometimes gun legislation is okay as long as it isn't really restricting our second amendment rights.
     
  15. bkt

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    Respectfully, isn't that a slippery slope you're putting yourself on? The Constitution makes no provisional granting of arms-owning rights: if you're a citizen, you may own arms. Period. If you give the left an inch, they'll take your rights away entirely.

    The Clinton SAW ban is still in effect here in New York, and if legislation already passed by the State Assembly passes the State Senate, I will turn into a criminal without having even touched my AR. This is the left's idea of "reasonable restrictions" to gun ownership.

    The VA-Tech shooting is still fresh in everyone's memory. But had Virginia not sought to deny faculty, staff and students their rights to bear arms, fewer people would be dead today. Just like poverty, you will never get rid of mental defects. Deal with them as they come along and never, ever limit your options for doing so.

    Obviously, we need to cull the herd of wackos. That should fall to the Justice Department to ensure penalties fit the crimes. Rape, murder, child molestation, armed robbery: kill the bastards. (Ropes are cheap and you can use 'em more than once. Think of the taxpayers.) For lesser crimes, keep the pukes in prison longer. Bring back hard labor, get rid of cable TV and weight rooms.

    We must make criminals pay rather than limiting law-abiding citizens.
     
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  16. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    While I don't always agree with the NRA they are our attack dog in Washington. If not for the NRA I doubt we would still have the gun rights today that we still enjoy. Remember the sunset clause was put into the 94 AWB as a direct result of the pressure from the NRA.
     
  17. marmac

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    I have been a member of NRA on and off several times over the past 25 years. I think that they are a little overboard on some of the things that are being easily abused in our country today. For example, some of the ammunition that is being produced that serves no purpose than penetrating body armor or bullet proof vests to kill the person wearing it. That type of round should not be available for anyone outside law enforcement and/or military. Some assault weapons need to be restricted from certain people having them.

    We are all in favorite of the 2nd Amendment, but the Founding Fathers who wrote it would be mortified at what weapons have developed today that are being abused in the streets. And the police are facing these everyday.

    However, the NRA is taking on a relentless foe of our 2nd Amendment rights and they need out support.
     
  18. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    In other words, you don't see a "need" for civilians to have these, therefore they shouldn't be allowed to. Am I correct? You're free to think what you like, of course. But don't expect me to vote for you if you ever run for office.

    So by all means, let's ban weapons from law-abiding citizens because of what criminals are doing.

    If the Founding Fathers would be appalled at anything, it would be our legal system that fails to properly punish criminals.

    You seem fickle on what you will and will not support.
     
  19. BLS33

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    It is a slippery slope, but clearly there is legislation in place right now that makes sense. Age limits and restrictions based on criminal record weren't mentioned in the constitution as far as the right to bear arms is concerned but I don't think you see many people opposing those. With most politicians, left or right, when you give an inch they take a mile which almost makes any legislation a slippery slope. I think politicians really need to take a look at what a massive gun ban would cause. I huge blackmarket for already circulating banned would form, people would make shotty homemade pieces that would be dangerous for anyone to use. The thing is most crimes commited with guns are commited with illegally purchased guns, so punishment for illegal gun ownership needs to be harshened before gun bans are put in place.
     
  20. john1911

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    You do know that all centerfire rifle rounds are capable of defeating body armor?