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H1500308
November 6, 2008, 10:52 PM
I re-upped my NRA membership for another year, albeit one year early and made an additional contribution.

What have you done?

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FlyinBryan
November 6, 2008, 11:00 PM
i joined for 5 for only 100 bux.

got 1 year free.

1 month ago

distra
November 6, 2008, 11:09 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=404346

Excellent! Let's build the momentum! :D

1gkek
November 7, 2008, 12:10 AM
I did the same thing as FlyinBryan a couple months ago.

Mossberg88
November 7, 2008, 12:11 AM
I joined about a week ago, in the process of convincing a few buddies to join.

Archie
November 7, 2008, 12:15 AM
I'm a Life Member, but I still send money regularly.

I am also a Life Member of the Second Amendment Foundation and I'm a member of a couple others. If we all don't pitch in some money now, we'll save a lot later - on guns we won't be able to buy at any price!

Bruenor
November 7, 2008, 12:17 AM
I'm buying memberships as Christmas gifts.

Just Jim
November 7, 2008, 12:20 AM
I voted for McCain to keep my gun rights.

jj

planetmobius
November 7, 2008, 12:24 AM
Just a couple more payments in my lifetime membership.

cchurchi
November 7, 2008, 02:17 PM
I convinced my wife and mother to join the NRA. I'm already a life member. I also told a friend about the $300 dollar life membership, and he joined. I also regularly donate...

distra
November 7, 2008, 02:18 PM
Interesting how this tread only received 9 posts where as "Which gun should I buy before Obama takes office" threads are getting a lot more posts. We should think more about how to help the cause than filling our safes! :mad: Put that money where it will do the most good, NRA, GOA, whatever organization you wish, just do it soon!

sturmgewehr
November 7, 2008, 02:21 PM
I've lost all faith in the NRA and will not support them. They have been behind every major anit-gun legislation since 1934 and they even stood in the way of the Heller case.

I support the GOA.

The NRA will sell our "black rifles" and "hi capacity" magazines down the river once again. This time it won't sunset.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSGySNLyACE

Regardless, we do need to get out there and begin a HEAVY fax, phone call and email campaign.

PT92
November 7, 2008, 02:29 PM
I am a strong supporter of the NRA in every respect. My entire family have been loyal members for years.

-Cheers

KBintheSLC
November 7, 2008, 02:34 PM
I voted for McCain to keep my gun rights.
Ditto... unfortunately, I don't think that will cut it.
I'm not currently a member, but I will be now. I've been meaning to join for years, but I always procrastinate. I can't do that anymore. I will get on their site and join today.

JImbothefiveth
November 7, 2008, 02:39 PM
The NRA will sell our "black rifles" and "hi capacity" magazines down the river once again. This time it won't sunset.
Funny, on their website, before the election, they apparently thought of renewing the Clinton ban as a bad thing.

Please, don't bash the NRA just for the sake of bashing the NRA.

KelVarnson
November 7, 2008, 02:40 PM
I joined this year, and made a supplemental contribution just before the election.

Now I will be looking at also joining GOA. I would appreciate any opinions on this move.

sturmgewehr
November 7, 2008, 03:00 PM
"The National Rifle Association has been in support of workable, enforceable gun control legislation since its very inception in 1871." —NRA Executive Vice President Franklin L. Orth
NRA's American Rifleman Magazine, March 1968, P. 22


"The NRA supported The National Firearms Act of 1934 which taxes and requires registration of such firearms as machine guns, sawed-off rifles and sawed-off shotguns. ... NRA support of Federal gun legislation did not stop with the earlier Dodd bills. It currently backs several Senate and House bills which, through amendment, would put new teeth into the National and Federal Firearms Acts." —American Rifleman, March 1968, P. 22


In 2007, the NRA joined forces with the very people who would love to disarm American's -- the Brady Campaign. Who helped craft H.R. 2640? Why Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and FORMER NRA BOARD MEMBER Rep. John Dingell (D-MI).

What the NRA says they support and what they ultimately do are completely two different things. You have a board member, on video in the link above, saying clearly he supports a magazine ban (anything over 5 rounds). If you recall, the '94 ban included a ban on magazines over 10 rounds.

I'm not bashing just to be bashing, I'm giving you hard facts. You don't like those facts and wish to continue to support an organization that has historically negotiated our rights away.

How do you justify their attempts to thwart the SCOTUS hearing the Heller case?

sturmgewehr
November 7, 2008, 03:04 PM
Now I will be looking at also joining GOA. I would appreciate any opinions on this move.
Good idea. They are the purist of the pro-gun organizations. They won't compromise and make deals that ban "black rifles" and "hi capacity" magazines like the NRA is inclined to do.

It's time people who have an interest in nothing more than revolvers, bolt action rifles and shotguns wake up and realize selling semi-auto's down the river isn't a sound strategy. We either stand united, or we are divided and disarmed - all of us.

3pairs12
November 7, 2008, 03:13 PM
So two quotes from 1968 from the same article turned you anti NRA. As for hard facts where are the ones supporting the claims of them partnering up with the Brady bunch. I like to think the NRA has definitely done more good than harm.

sturmgewehr
November 7, 2008, 03:14 PM
If the NRA had their way, the Heller case would have never been heard by the SCOTUS. You do understand the importance of the Heller case, right?

Did you bother to watch the YouTube video of the NRA board member talking about his support for assault rife bans and magazine capacity bans? That wasn't filmed in 1968.

The quotes I provided showed that they were in support of the two largest anti-gun bills ever to pass Congress, the 1934 and 1968 Gun Control Acts. I'm sorry if you don't see the relevance.

3pairs12
November 7, 2008, 03:15 PM
Also just to add it is great that your involved and passionate about our cause as are a lot of us but don't knock our efforts as we don't yours.

3pairs12
November 7, 2008, 03:17 PM
So that was 1 board member right? OK I thought so I highly doubt that it was the entire NRAs standing. You do remember that the day of the Heller decision the NRA started cases in other gun grabbing cities such as Chicago and San Fran? I do.

sturmgewehr
November 7, 2008, 03:20 PM
Another interesting tidbit of info.

After Katrina the local governments decided to confiscate firearms from the citizens. Can you name which pro-gun organizations filed emergency stay orders in federal court to stop the confiscations?

1) NRA
2) GOA
3) JPFO

Answer: GOA/JPFO

The NRA took two weeks to do anything, and when they did act they joined the GOA/JPFO suit. Two weeks! Then, after it was all said and done they reached deep into the well stuffed pockets and made a nice propaganda video taking all the credit for the hard work of GOA/JPFO.

sturmgewehr
November 7, 2008, 03:23 PM
So that was 1 board member right? OK I thought so I highly doubt that it was the entire NRAs standing. You do remember that the day of the Heller decision the NRA started cases in other gun grabbing cities such as Chicago and San Fran? I do.
How wonderful. Once again, just like with Katrina, they decided to jump on the bandwagon after it had already left the station. They had to do something after opposing Heller and us getting the victory anyway. They need those donations to flow so they can keep paying their bills.

Why is it every time someone posts something someone else doesn't agree with or like that person is immediately a "basher"? I'm not "attacking" your efforts, I'm trying to share important information. You need to be concerned with the actions of those whom you entrust to protect your rights. I'm showing a clear history of negligence and offering an alternative. If you cared about your gun rights, you might be inclined to at least listen and not attack me.

hso
November 7, 2008, 03:25 PM
Signed my 10yr old daughter up a couple of months ago.

Aran
November 7, 2008, 04:02 PM
Why is it every time someone posts something someone else doesn't agree with or like that person is immediately a "basher"?

There are many types of sheep in this world.

3pairs12
November 7, 2008, 04:07 PM
Well thanks for the option sturm I will look into them as the NRA is not the only org. that I belong to. We are both doing something and lets leave it at that.

sturmgewehr
November 7, 2008, 04:44 PM
Good deal, thanks 3pairs12. That's all I ask is that people explore some of the other groups.

Hawk
November 7, 2008, 05:14 PM
Another interesting tidbit of info.

After Katrina the local governments decided to confiscate firearms from the citizens. Can you name which pro-gun organizations filed emergency stay orders in federal court to stop the confiscations?

1) NRA
2) GOA
3) JPFO

Answer: GOA/JPFO
...


Actually, I believe you'll find the real results came from NRA / SAF:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20081009/pl_usnw/saf_settles_new_orleans_lawsuit
BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation has reached an agreement with the City of New Orleans in a 2005 federal lawsuit that stopped the city from seizing firearms in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The landmark lawsuit, a joint effort by SAF and the National Rifle Association, was filed in September 2005 after police and National Guardsmen began confiscating firearms without warrant or probable cause from citizens who were not suspected of committing any crimes. Under terms of the settlement, which now awaits a judges signature, the city must try to return all firearms that were seized. Gun owners will be notified by mail within 30 days of the courts approval that they can retrieve their guns.


But I'm a life member of GOA so I'm not inclined to impugn your preferences.

But I'm also life with NRA and plan on doing similar with the SAF this year. I knew they were there but didn't realize how effective they were until New Orleans.

The primary difference between us and the antis and that they don't engage in internecene sniping. I seldom (never) see VPC suggesting that your money is wasted with Brady or vice versa.

Only gunnies dissipate their energy by treating their sundry lobbying groups as adversarial. If the NRA annoys you I'm sure Gottlieb could use a hand.

dtalley
November 7, 2008, 05:34 PM
On the Easy Pay Life plan for the past 8 months with NRA now, but paying monthly instead of quarterly.

Going to sign up the wife this month.

Crimp
November 7, 2008, 08:15 PM
I just re-up'd for 3 more years and sent ILA a nice donation.

C'mon guys and gals - just do it!

Frog48
November 7, 2008, 08:47 PM
Same as always, renewed my NRA and TSRA memberships.

gunseller2
November 7, 2008, 08:53 PM
Join as many pro-gun groups as you can. I am a NRA lifer and realize that they are not perfect, but they are right on the front lines. I also support the Second Amendment Foundation and GOA, both by membership and contributions. There are subtle ways of supporting your rights. Join a gun club(s), continue to buy guns and ammo, subscribe to as many gun rags as you can, and offer to take a non-gunner shooting.

KelVarnson
November 7, 2008, 09:34 PM
Why is it every time someone posts something someone else doesn't agree with or like that person is immediately a "basher"? I'm not "attacking" your efforts, I'm trying to share important information.

I know it can seem that way at times, but rest assured I have read your comments with interest.

With regard to Heller, I do recall reading that the NRA sought to delay the case, in order to get it in front of more favorable justices. I don't know the details though, and thus can't vouch for the accuracy of this. Hopefully someone here knows the story.

ChuckE
November 7, 2008, 10:31 PM
Today, I

1) Upgraded my Texas State Rifle Association annual membership to a conditional life membership,

2) Made two extra payments on my NRA easy pay life membership, and will make monthly payments from now on, and

3) Made the first payment on a Gun Owners of America life membership.

Every gun owner should belong to at least one 2nd Amendment rights organization. Do it now...


Chuck

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