Do you belong/not belong to gun org?


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brookstexas
July 16, 2003, 05:00 PM
I'd like an honest response, being a cop or military doesn't count it needs to be an official organization.
If you mark "other" please respond with who.
If you aren't a member of any please say why, if you can afford the internet and ammo you can't say lack of money....
Thanks,
BT

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Art Eatman
July 16, 2003, 05:24 PM
Second generation Lifer in NRA, and then I upgraded to Endowment.
Lifetime, IPSC and TSRA.
Supporter, GOA, CCRKBA and JPFO.

Gadfly letter-writer, to editors and Congress and anybody else I think of. :)

Moderator at Insane Asylum.

:D, Art

brookstexas
July 16, 2003, 05:27 PM
Art,
They still selling property at $50 an acre? Love that whole area!
BT

willyjixx
July 16, 2003, 05:46 PM
you can afford the internet and ammo you can't say lack of money....

not to be difficult but i use the internet at work.....
an ammo is pretty costly so i stock up in bulk when i can

my only excuse is a lack of determination to go check out what i like.

(i have seen NRA newsletters an i am not impressed)

BunsenH
July 16, 2003, 05:51 PM
NRA and maybe more importantly CRPA (California Rifle & Pistol Association)

OEF_VET
July 16, 2003, 05:52 PM
I just recently rejoined the NRA after a hiatus of nearly 20 years. I also formerly belonged to the Tennessee Sport Shooting Association, but have let my membership lapse.

As far as money being an excuse, yeah, I have the 'net and buy ammo. But, the 'net is pretty much a neccessity since I'm a college student. And if the choice comes down to TSSA/NRA/GOA/etc memberships and training, I'll take training anyday, thank you very much. I only rejoined the NRA recently because I had worked a few extra hours and found I could spare $25.

Frank

jade
July 16, 2003, 06:21 PM
Colorado Women's Shooting Club for me. We even let the guys join. :evil:


jade

hoppinglark
July 16, 2003, 07:09 PM
JPFO
GOA
NRA
I'm paying off Life memberships in these organizations....

What good does it do? I don't know, I think WE have to do most of it ourselves...
So pass out Gran'Pa Jacks
Write your congressman
And help those in need...of a handgun
:D

Erik Jensen
July 16, 2003, 07:14 PM
I don't belong to any right now, but I plan on joining JPFO and Pink Pistols soon, even though I'm neither gay nor jewish.

















yeah, maybe the NRA, too. I just wish they were a bit more aggressive and not all about huntinghuntinghunting.

Standing Wolf
July 16, 2003, 08:06 PM
I'm also a member of the Colorado State Shooting Association, whose magazine is the best I've ever seen put out by a state association.

RANash
July 16, 2003, 08:12 PM
NRA - Life Member
California Rifle and Pistol Assn. - Life Member

As Ben Franklin said, "Gentlemen, if we don't hang together, we shall most assuredly hang separately!"

444
July 16, 2003, 08:28 PM
NRA Life Member
GOA Annual Member
IDPA
USPSA
Desert Sportsmans (Local Gun Club)

Pat S
July 16, 2003, 08:29 PM
I'm an NRA lifer and a new GOA member. I also vote, write letters, and make phone calls. I tell people that it's important to belong to one of these organizations to help protect their 2nd Amend. rights because they can be your voice. Especially if you don't want to become involved politically in such things as letter writing or phone calls to representatives.

The majority of gun owners don't belong and as the NRA points out, we who do, carry them around on our backs. The apathy among some gun owners is sickening. They'll buy the newest gun or gadget but put no effort into retaining their gun rights. That is, unless you include their sitting around and bitching about it.

I've also heard most of the excuses about how some people dropped their memberships or fail to join because of the agressive fund raising efforts of some of these organizations. I say if you don't want to contribute more than your dues and perhaps one additional contribution throughout the year-----throw them away!

The bottom line is sitting around and bitching about it will never solve the problem! YOU, have to get pro-active about retaining your gun rights. For many people these organization are their voice.

Stay Safe, Pat S

OF
July 16, 2003, 08:32 PM
NRA / GOA / SAF / JPFO

USPSA / IDPA

(all annual - I reserve the right to jump ship at any time I please :))

I'd join Pink Pistols and show my support, but I don't think they actually have memberships...not that I can see.

- Gabe

amprecon
July 16, 2003, 09:02 PM
NRA Life Member

Schuey2002
July 16, 2003, 09:10 PM
NRA (Annual Member).. Why? *see below* :D
( I reserve the right to jump ship at any time I please )

Ala Dan
July 16, 2003, 09:26 PM
National Rifle Association

And as my signature say's, "Life Member"!


Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Guy L Johnson
July 16, 2003, 09:33 PM
I was a member of the NRA for many years but they managed to get my goat on 2 issues CARA, and the NC gunshow bill. In both cases the went aginst the majority of their membership and supported the legislation. Even the watered down stance on CARA was not enough, and the North Carolina deal they were told by their own local affiliates in no uncertin terms not to support it they stabed them in the back and supported it and it passed. The orginizations is to support their members position not the executive board and in the these 2 cases the damage that could have been caused was astronomical.

I have since joined GOA and the Second Amendment Sisters both hold the no compromise position in word and deed, plus I love the SAS because they are in the antis face all the time a great group and growing by leaps and bounds.I urge all to check out these 2 orgs and consider them in addition to their NRA memberships(if not in place of). It may be many more years before I forgive the NRA for these 2 incidents, but it is the 800 pound gorilla and nice to have as long as it is obedient but if it turns on you it can be very dangerous to your rights.

Just one additional irratation trying to join someone elses law suit in DC after the other planiffs told them buzz off.

Just as an additional note the CARA legislation was introduced by Don Young A NRA board member.

Guy L Johnson:fire:

QuarterBoreGunner
July 16, 2003, 09:42 PM
California Rifle & Pistol Association and the Pink Pistols when I can make the shoots.


I was a member of the NRA but even after I joined they kept sending me letters asking me to join, at least one a month. I mailed them back saying 'hey guys, stop sending me these things! I'm in already' no good, still kept getting the mailing.

I figured any organization that's can't keep track of who's a member and who's not, isn't for me.

swifter
July 16, 2003, 10:07 PM
NRA, GOA...
Other:CRPA, GOC
Its very important that you belong to, and support at least one. Which one is not important.

But many gun owners feel they have a God-given right to a free ride at others expense. :banghead:
I try to "give back" 10% of what I spend, and spread it around the organizations. Most of the time, I succeed.:D

Tom:neener:

10-Ring
July 16, 2003, 10:16 PM
The NRA :)

sig970
July 16, 2003, 11:40 PM
NRA
Local Gunclub

blades67
July 16, 2003, 11:47 PM
Local club.

Beorn
July 16, 2003, 11:51 PM
I think my sig says it all (except the whole Master Tang thing).:D

Ian
July 17, 2003, 01:22 AM
GOA here. I was an NRA junior member for a year a while back, but I have since decided not to continue my membership with them. No-compromise for me (I might rejoin if the new NRA president holds up an AR with a Beta-C mag while declaring "from my cold dead hands").

If money showed up earmarked for a pro-gun organization membership, I would join JPFO in a heartbeat.

Shooter 2.5
July 17, 2003, 04:01 AM
NRA and TSRA

Stoker
July 17, 2003, 04:50 AM
Here's a UK perspective - very nearly EVERY private citizen shooter of rifled arms in the UK is a member of at least one gun club - it's about the only way you can show 'good reason' for owning firearms, unless you have shooting rights over many acres of land. Shotgun rules are different.

Moral for the US - beware of the anti-gun lobby using some people's club membership to leverage restrictions against those who aren't members of anything.

You have a right, we have to show a reason.

buford1
July 17, 2003, 05:11 AM
My other is, California Rifle and Pistol Association.

DMK
July 17, 2003, 08:27 AM
National level:
NRA
GOA

State Level:
NC Rifle & Pistol association
Grass Roots NC

themic
July 17, 2003, 08:39 AM
NRA, and the VCDL!

Tempest
July 17, 2003, 09:59 AM
NRA
Armed Females of America (AFA)
KABA

scottgun
July 17, 2003, 03:07 PM
CSSA - Colorado State Shooting Association

Support your local shooting association, make a difference at the local level.

trooper
July 17, 2003, 03:41 PM
Military And Police Shooters' Federation (Germany), which is associated with the NRA and the NRA of Great Britain.

And of course I'm a member of our local shooting club.


Regards,

Trooper

Hutch
July 17, 2003, 04:18 PM
NRA, GOA, SASS, the local shooting club, and the state collectors' association.

Mr. James
July 17, 2003, 04:26 PM
NRA, GOA, SAF and Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL).

www.vcdl.org

geekWithA.45
July 17, 2003, 05:03 PM
NRA
NJCSD (New Jersey Coalition for Self Defense http://www.njcsd.org)
GOA
JPFO

And geeketteWithA9mm stands ready to infiltrate the millyun misguided mommies @ a moments notice.

(And no, she doesn't have any sisters. She's mine! Go get your own!)

ed dixon
July 18, 2003, 01:26 AM
I currently belong to none (never have), but have considered it lately. I understand some here are not overly pleased with the NRA, but acknowledge it has the most clout, so continue to support it almost by default. My question is this: What national organization most closely reflects your own position on RKBA, regardless of its present pull in Washington or general notoriety? If the NRA speaks loudest, do you also think it speaks best?

chetrogers
July 18, 2003, 02:53 AM
None.Maybe someday I will but i just dont know who to trust with my money...

faustulus
July 18, 2003, 03:43 AM
I pretty much subscribe to the Groucho Marx school of thought when it comes to organizations. :)

4v50 Gary
July 18, 2003, 10:31 AM
NRA lifer (joined many years ago).
CRPA (CA rifle & pistol - joined so I could buy M-1s from CMP)
NMLRA - where the fun is.

Tempest
July 18, 2003, 11:25 AM
I currently belong to none (never have), but have considered it lately. I understand some here are not overly pleased with the NRA, but acknowledge it has the most clout, so continue to support it almost by default. My question is this: What national organization most closely reflects your own position on RKBA, regardless of its present pull in Washington or general notoriety? If the NRA speaks loudest, do you also think it speaks best? KeepAndBearArms.com and AFA most closely reflect my position on RKBA - no compromise. But the NRA can't be beat for training, education and just raw political clout.

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