I've done my part, have you done yours?


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absolut_beethoven
October 15, 2007, 11:46 PM
My first post after joining this fun forum was about the NRA - see the link below...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=287714

Well, today I finally did it and sent in my payment. On the downside I know that now I will probably get a lot of extra junk mail. On the upside...well, no need to preach to the choir...

Speaking of the NRA, I'm really sorry that they never got involved in the microstamping bill. Who knows, a small amount of negative publicity can go a long way into shaming these politicians to do the right thing. I did my part by both emailing and phoning our governor (see my email in the link below), but unfortunately he still chose politics over common sense. Now I'm going to send him another email to tell him how silly he is to pander to the PC crowd. I just need to word it a little more politely :(

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=3747888&postcount=21

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Jorg Nysgerrig
October 15, 2007, 11:50 PM
Well done on joining, but you sure seem to have a poor attitude about having done it.

On the downside I know that now I will probably get a lot of extra junk mail.

Have you not read the weekly posts explaining how to contact them regarding junk mail?

Speaking of the NRA, I'm really sorry that they never got involved in the microstamping bill.
What are you talking about? Here's just a few times they urged people to contact their reps.
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3049
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3170
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3225
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3230

Ala Dan
October 15, 2007, 11:53 PM
Read my signature line, please~! ;)

lanternlad1
October 15, 2007, 11:54 PM
I think microstamping will go the way of the dinosaur as soon as the BG start picking up brass at shooting ranges and strewing them at crime scenes. The police will bitch a blue streak, unsolved crimes will skyrocket, and the law will be overturned. Sometimes, bad things have to happen before good things do. Look at the Katrina debacle. No more worries about confiscation during emergencies. Keep your chin up.

And move to Texas.

absolut_beethoven
October 16, 2007, 12:07 AM
Have you not read the weekly posts explaining how to contact them regarding junk mail?

Sure, but there wasn't any place on the subscription form that I filled in to request that I not get any in the first place.

As far as your other nraila posts are concerned, most Californians implied that the NRA didn't contact them and didn't seem to be involved with AB1471 at all. Sorry if I slipped up on that one, but that was the impression that I was under.

Michael Thomson
October 16, 2007, 12:41 AM
Speaking of the NRA, I'm really sorry that they never got involved in the microstamping bill.

What makes you think NRA didn't fight the Microstamping bill? A casual search of the NRA-ILA website will give you numerous posts about this legislation over this session and over the last couple of years. http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/State/Specific.aspx?st=CA

Here is a link to NRA's ltr to Gov Schwarzenegger urging him to veto the bill from Sept. http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/ca2007_AB1471.pdf and here is a link t o one of the posts. http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?id=3254

The_Shootist
October 16, 2007, 12:48 AM
Funny you should mention it - I'm an NRA and TSRA member, and sent in a check today to the GOA to renew my membership once I started further reading about the Microstamping nonsense and Uncle Ted's efforts.

Leanwolf
October 16, 2007, 12:55 AM
Absolute Beethoven, I suppose you're in **********, so you should also join the California Rifle & Pistol Assoc. I lived in Los Angeles for 35 years, and am a Life Member of the CRPA.

The organization is a state branch of the NRA, and they work hand-in-glove with NRA there to fight the anti-gun Socialists who control California. They also send out a monthly newspaper with ALL Calif. firearms and hunting legislative news and list the bills that are pending in the Legislature.

I assure you they've sent alerts about the idiotic microstamping nonsense, plus other bills just as moronic. I got them when they were issued.

Each and every concerned gunowner should join CRPA and help fight!!

www.crpa.org

Join up. They need every hand they can get.

L.W.

ColinthePilot
October 16, 2007, 01:06 AM
So I thought about joining the NRA. I definitely support what they do as far as Lobbying is concerned. They seem to have a strong voice in DC and thats what we need. My question is, what direct benefits are there for members? I looked around on their website and all I found was rental cars and life insurance. I get the same discounts with my Mil ID so they don't really appeal to me.
I'm not a naysayer, I'm just looking for more than the obvious reason to send them a check.

Michael Thomson
October 16, 2007, 01:26 AM
http://www.nra.org/benefits.aspx

NRA Membership Benefits
These basic membership benefits are automatically included with your NRA Annual Membership or Life Membership, along with special members-only discounts and services.

With all regular memberships, you will get a choice of subscription to American Rifleman, American Hunter, or America's 1st Freedom,
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Junior members receive a subscription to Insights,
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Annual members receive $5,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at NO COST to you. The plan covers accidents at, or to and from, an NRA event; and accidents that occur during the use of firearms or hunting equipment while hunting. Insurance must be activated at time of renewal. (Does not include Junior membersip.)
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Life members receive $10,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at NO COST to you. The plan covers accidents at, or to and from, an NRA event; and accidents that occur during the use of firearms or hunting equipment while hunting. Insurance must be activated at time of upgrade to Life member status
*

Law Enforcement Officers, that are NRA members, killed in the line of duty will have $25,000 in coverage.
*

$1,000 of ArmsCare coverage with your NRA membership. This plan covers insured firearms, air guns, bows and arrows against theft, accidental loss, and damage. For special provisions and limitations of the ArmsCare Plan click here. ArmsCare

For purposes of insurance, NRA members must be current active members of the NRA whose name appears on the NRA membership list.
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New and Enhanced insurance coverages through the NRA Endorsed Insurance Programs. Enroll on-line for Life, Health and Accident and Individual Property and Liability insurance or call Toll free 1-877-NRA-3006 (1-877-672-3006.) New Commercial Property Liability Insurance Program for NRA Affiliated Clubs and Business Alliance Members, visit on-line or call Toll Free 1-877-487-5407.
* The most important benefit of NRA membership, however, is the defense of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. NRA-ILA tracks the issues and alerts members about legislation involving firearms and hunting at the federal, state and local levels of government. Successful legislative action begins with you -- the individual member. For information regarding legislative action or to become an ILA grassroots volunteer, call 1-800-392-8683.

If you have questions about your NRA membership, please send e-mail to membership@nrahq.org

eliphalet
October 16, 2007, 01:32 AM
NRA life member, I don't agree with everything they do, but every gun owner should belong.

ColinthePilot
October 16, 2007, 01:32 AM
WOW! Lots of info. Definitely some thinking material. Thanks, Michael.

absolut_beethoven
October 16, 2007, 02:58 AM
Michael, thanks for the link to the NRA's letter. Very well thought out and presented. Unfortunately it seems as if Arnie had long ago made up his mind and didn't want to be confused with the facts?!?!! The statement that he made upon signing that bill definitely seems to support this :(

Thanks for the link Leanwolf, I'll check them out.

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