Should I become an NRA member for life?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by beastmode986, May 25, 2014.

  1. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    My NRA membership has been expired for several months now and I recently decided I want to join again, I am wondering if a lifetime
    membership is worth the cost? I know people have different opinions on the NRA and I wanted to know what everyone thought. Also, I read you can get a discounted membership if you are referred by another life member ? I can easily come up with 25$ a month for their easy pay life program. For those who know I'm a minor, yes I can make the payments but would it be better to join as a junior lifetime member? I kind of want the benefits of the full lifetime membership if I am even eligible?
     
  2. BWM243

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  3. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    My first instincts are to say yes but then my other senses kick in and say they have everything to gain and all you save is some money. Your vote for the NRA of the Future is locked in no matter what it is or becomes. Like me saying I'm a Republican for life, thats been on pretty shaky ground in the last few years and there was a time I thought the Republicans were so different than the Dems. They all have one thing in common that is each other and not so much us over the long haul.

    The Boy Scouts of America were once a group I thought I could love for life but todays BSA has sold out its principles to gain the seal of approval of the US government and its progression groupies. Gays and non believers werent flocking to the BSA for entry and they arent now that its inclusive and supportive of both. The NRA isnt a whole lot potentially less impactful than the BSA, if you can have outwardly gay atheists as Scoutmasters, how can you ever trust past performance as a lifetime indicator of what may come?

    Only a few things in life I can solemnly swear my allegiance for life to- My God, Country, Wife and a true Friend are a some that come to mind. I cannot and will not ever do that with anything that has the constant attraction and power of greed and corruption inherent in its daily dealings. Thats not to say the NRA today isnt a great investment, I just cant say what it will be tomorrow so I take it a year at a time if I take it at all.
     
  4. Mercator

    Mercator New Member

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    No, pay annually. Life has just begun, don't commit yourself long term to anythiung.
     
  5. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    I'm a Life Member for many reasons. The main reason though is my Life Member vehicle emblem trumps all those puny regular member stickers. :p
     
  6. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    Don't do it. I've been a member for years and the little bit I pay each year is not a hardship. As mentioned earlier, should you change your mind, you can quit. Once they have your money, it's gone for good.
     
  7. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Good and valid question.

    There are generally two questions to ask yourself – what’s in it for me and what’s in it for them?

    For you to be a life member is bragg.n rights, and it can be economics, and you don’t have to worry if you are current with your dues and you’ll get a cooler gift.

    So, what’s in it for them – a guaranteed membership number to stick in Obama’s face, a guaranteed 30 years’ worth of annual membership no matter if you live or die or go broke or…,.

    However, if you choose lifetime and they change their mission to what you disagree with – they still have you a headcount.

    Another side to look at is – if we have a pro-gun president in place and we, as a group, let our membership lapse vs. when an anti-gun president is in charge and we, as a group, all join back up, would that not also speak volumes?

    If your goal is to really help the NRA, they would be best served if you are an annual member until you are old and then join as a Life Member; assuming you live for another 30 years and regularly support them. I’m sorry, I can’t really answer your question.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am a member of the NRA as well and have been for many, many years now and have been giving consideration in joining as a lifetime member rather than as yearly member.

    honestly, i don't think we can make that decision for you. personally i see good points in either choice made by others here.
     
  9. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    They have to earn my membership every year...I also send a monthly contribution to ILA....I'm watching them...........
     
  10. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    Im not sure now, I am leaning towards doing it but you guys do have some good points about speaking in volume and being able to choose to support them should they start doing stupid ****. I guess ill think on it a little longer.


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  11. Argyle_Armoring

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    How much is it per year for an annual membership? $35 How much is it for a life membership? $1,000 (sometimes less during membership drives). If the NRA keeps up good work and you end up paying an annual membership fee for 29 years then it would've been cheaper for the Life Membership.
     
  12. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    I have to go with the annual membership. I'm havin' a problem with some of the things they have done lately, like endorsing "Ho-House Harry Reid" for Senate...
     
  13. WebleyFosbery38

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    You had me until the Ifs came in to the picture! Sh!t and Did, fit and got lost! In god we trust, all other are suspect even the NRA.
     
  14. Argyle_Armoring

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    Well, just like any entity (look at our country for crying out loud) the NRA could go a stray. I can't see them going too far because of their donors and members like us. They make a lot of money from us and Friends of the NRA and membership dues. They know where their money comes from and they don't want to lose it.