Free NRA 1 year membership, offer expires 12/1/2008


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leadcounsel
September 1, 2008, 08:56 AM
Friends,
In the monthly NRA 1st Freedom Magazine, there is some important information outlining Barack Obama's ten point anti-gun plan, cards to distribute to friends, AND an introductory offer for a 1 year free NRA membership. The phone number for the offer is 877-672-4680.

I will spare you the 10 point plan to keep this from getting locked, but just know that it's completely anti-gun rights and ownership.

The NRA was a major player (the extent of which is disputable) in Parker and Heller, and is pushing to eliminate anti-gun laws and get incorporation of the 2A in California and Illinois. This is a critical step and it's important to become a member and give to the NRA.

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snead888
September 1, 2008, 06:16 PM
oooo, how old do you have to be to join the NRA?

Poprivit
September 1, 2008, 06:18 PM
Sneed888 - old enough to send them a check.

snead888
September 1, 2008, 07:05 PM
haha, ok good. Thanks

scrat
September 1, 2008, 08:14 PM
why would you send them a check if its free membership

Autolycus
September 1, 2008, 08:16 PM
Tag for later.

scrat
September 1, 2008, 08:17 PM
your it. Called it

zoom6zoom
September 1, 2008, 09:36 PM
oooo, how old do you have to be to join the NRA?
There's no minimum age. I know folks who have bought their children Life memberships the day they were born.

rioalumni05
September 3, 2008, 11:58 AM
i just called this offer is for a 3 month trial. i went ahead and signed up. i got a mail offer yesterday for a $25 membership with a free multi tool, magazine, and chance to win 21 guns. so i guess i will do that here shortly, but as of now im a new member

va229
September 27, 2008, 04:06 PM
Thank you for the information. I am a 3 month member now as well. I'm sure I will become a full member once I receive my material!

Aguila Blanca
September 27, 2008, 06:00 PM
More NRA shenanigans.

A 3-month trial membership will make those who take advantage of it members just long enough to carry us through the elections, and allow the NRA to proclaim an artificially-inflated membership when they talk to the next session of Congress.

Phooey. I was a member. After the bait-n-switch they tried to pull on me at renewal time, I don't even want a free membership. The NRA is a bunch of self-serving pond scum.

possom813
September 27, 2008, 06:07 PM
More NRA shenanigans.

A 3-month trial membership will make those who take advantage of it members just long enough to carry us through the elections, and allow the NRA to proclaim an artificially-inflated membership when they talk to the next session of Congress.

Phooey. I was a member. After the bait-n-switch they tried to pull on me at renewal time, I don't even want a free membership. The NRA is a bunch of self-serving pond scum.

And you're entitled to your opinion. But what have you done for the 2nd Amendment lately?

Also, all my brothers are getting signed up as we speak, as well as most of my neighbors. Hopefully they'll stick around longer than for the free trial.

kcshooter
September 28, 2008, 01:25 AM
Phooey. I was a member. After the bait-n-switch they tried to pull on me at renewal time, I don't even want a free membership. The NRA is a bunch of self-serving pond scum.While I don't feel quite that strongly, I also have some contempt for the NRA. To me, they are nothing more than a fund-raising lobbying group at this point.
I don't need to be told how to vote. Along with 2nd amendment rights, I have other issues I worry about.
I am a member, but I refused the magazine and got a $10 yearly membership. I don't know if I'll renew, but I had to be a member of a 2nd amendment rights group for a local organizations membership.

jack the toad
September 28, 2008, 02:39 AM
Like the NRA or not, I think without them we'd not have the firearms freedom we enjoy today.
It takes money for them to be the influential lobbyist that they are.
I have no regrets about my membership.

Steve Raacke
September 28, 2008, 03:37 AM
Free membership? Won't matter. I used to be a member. Now I wouldn't send them my address if they paid me. Bunch of compromising fools.

guntotinguy
September 28, 2008, 04:37 AM
Nor I,in fact,although some have some strong opinions,the NRA is out there fighting the good fight for us all...

statelineblues
September 28, 2008, 01:03 PM
Well, I just sent in my NRA Life Membership (should have done it 20 years ago - would've save a few hundred $$).

Yes, I have some disagreements with them - but they are the only game in town (read that: Washington), and they have the clout gun owners need to combat alot of the abuses dreamed up by the anti-gun blissninnies.

And yes, they are a Lobbying group; but they are also the leading providers of firearms education in this country (I went thru their Hunter Safety course in 1974). Many of you wouldn't have your CCW or hunting license if it wasn't for an NRA - trained Instructor; most police and armed security agencies require their instructors to be NRA Certified. I'm an NRA Range Saftey Officer; next time you're at your favorite indoor/outdoor range, find out where the range officer got his or her training.

OK - I'm not trying to sell anyone on the NRA if they don't want to join; just be aware that it is alot more than a bunch of people hanging around D.C. eating lunch with fatcat politicians. They do alot more for the American gun owning public.

Ohen Cepel
September 28, 2008, 01:15 PM
Great info, thanks!

The NRA is like women, I'm not always happy with what they do, but I don't like the other options!

Aguila Blanca
September 28, 2008, 01:26 PM
And you're entitled to your opinion. But what have you done for the 2nd Amendment lately?
Quite a lot, actually.

Knotthead
September 28, 2008, 03:15 PM
I just purchased a Ruger LCP and it included an offer of $10 off of a one year membership. In years past Taurus would offer a free one year membership with a gun purchase. I wound up giving a couple of those away.

MinnMooney
September 28, 2008, 03:23 PM
Your duty and obligation as a responsible gun owner is to SUPPORT those orgs. that fight for our rights. Just getting a free membership doesn't really help anything. The NRA (as well as other orgs.) need your FINANCIAL support as well. It costs a lot to pay lobbyists and keep us informed.

Pay your dues and be a real member.

NonConformist
September 28, 2008, 03:33 PM
To the OP, Im about to rain on your parade-


The NRA did EVERYTHING in its power to PREVENT Heller from even being heard by SCOTUS, so they didnt play a major roll in it unless that roll was against it!

Now in their defense, they have been aggressive after the fact, but they didnt help it at all when it was being considered

just FYI

Mabar
September 28, 2008, 10:44 PM
More NRA shenanigans.

A 3-month trial membership will make those who take advantage of it members just long enough to carry us through the elections, and allow the NRA to proclaim an artificially-inflated membership when they talk to the next session of Congress.

Phooey. I was a member. After the bait-n-switch they tried to pull on me at renewal time, I don't even want a free membership. The NRA is a bunch of self-serving pond scum.


I am a PROUD NRA Member, and have been for many years. If it wasn't for the NRA, we would probably have almost NO gun rights by now. (Think Canada, Australia or England)

Javelin
September 28, 2008, 11:08 PM
Keep up the good work. The NRA is all we have to fight for our 2A rights. That and obviously sending emails to our lawmakers which I hope everyone is doing.

:)

NonConformist
September 28, 2008, 11:10 PM
Theres GOA too, and they dont compromise like the NRA

I am a contributer to both, but most goes to GOA

elChupacabra!
September 28, 2008, 11:14 PM
Yeah I'm behind the NRA. They might not be perfect, but they're certainly the best we've got. GOA doesn't have 4 million members and can't be as effective, as such. Fight together or hang alone, right?

BeltfedMG
September 28, 2008, 11:20 PM
Even if they are free, i wont join them again. its just part of their 10 point plan to later get money from you. Let the dinner time phone calls for $$ begin....the endless "URGENT" stream of mail everyday askin for $$ and NO HELP TO BE FOUND WHEN YOU ASK THEM FOR IT. Keep the free membership, its still not worth it to me.

Mabar
September 29, 2008, 08:50 AM
Even if they are free, i wont join them again. its just part of their 10 point plan to later get money from you. Let the dinner time phone calls for $$ begin....the endless "URGENT" stream of mail everyday askin for $$ and NO HELP TO BE FOUND WHEN YOU ASK THEM FOR IT. Keep the free membership, its still not worth it to me.

When you join or renew your NRA membership, just include a note saying something to the effect:

"NO SOLICITATION PHONE CALLS, OR LETTERS"

I did this years ago, and it works great. All I get from the NRA are renewal notices - no additional solicitations.

ElDiaOctavo
May 18, 2009, 09:10 AM
I just happened upon this thread regarding free membership in the NRA and noted some pretty harsh complaints about the organization.

It is worthwhile to remember that no organization is perfect. The NRA must attempt to respond to the opinions of millions of members. It is impossible to please everyone. We all need to remember that if they had the money, the NRA would fight every single anti-gun effort in the entire nation. Becauase their funding is limited, they must choose very carefully which battles to fight. I think they do a very good job...not perfect, but very good - better than I could do.

And I agree that their constant requests for money and the cheap shot pleas and silly contests are annoying. But, again, they are doing the best they can do. The NRA needs money to fight and quibbling about their dumb contests and never-ending letter campaign does not help. Write them a check - if for nothing else to say "thanks" for ensuring that you can still buy and carry firearms. This country is unique on Planet Earth and, as far as gun ownership and possession rights go, the NRA is the reason.

Join and support the NRA. They are our champions in this fight and we all need to put aside personal grievances and give them some money to fight with. I know - I can't afford it either. But I've got children to protect and I can't protect them from Charles Schummer and Nancy Pelosi by myself. I need the NRA - and so do you.

jimmyraythomason
May 18, 2009, 09:45 AM
BeltfedMG,would you care to elaborate on that? Do you have a personal experience you would like to relate to the rest of the class?

atbarr
May 18, 2009, 10:09 AM
The NRA is giving FREE 1-yr memberships to everyone that wants to join. Please join and pass it around, they are trying to build up their membership to fight pending legislation that impacts our right to bear arms.

http://www.nrahq.org/nrabonus/accept-membership.asp


Stay Safe,

A.T.

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