Just renewed my NRA........


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KevininPa
December 30, 2010, 08:52 PM
.....membership and was wondering, how many pro-gun organisations do other members belong to? I'd like to belong to more and make more contributions but I'm lucky enough to afford my NRA membership. Construction hasn't been economically friendy these days, so I'm lucky to be able to afford this. Would like to make more contributions but it's tough these days, has been for awhile. Just wondering how other members are doing in this regard. Actually starting to feel guilty that others are carrying the load for me.

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G27RR
December 30, 2010, 08:55 PM
I belong to the NRA & TSRA, but I paid up for Life & Endowment Life memberships a while back so the downturn has only slowed extra contributions on my part. Do wht you can when you can, no reason to feel guilty.

Geckgo
December 30, 2010, 08:57 PM
I support the Louisiana wildlife dept by buying hunting and fishing licenses every year, even for stuff that I don't hunt and fish (there are several different licences down here depending on method, cane pole vs rod and reel, rifle vs primitive firearm, etc). Don't know if it would be a "pro gun" per se, but I feel it's every Louisiana citizen's job to support our wildlife and help manage it.

Yondering
December 30, 2010, 09:14 PM
NRA member here...

- But am also saddened by the passing of JPFO's founder, Aaron Zelman.
So, I might just be joining that organization, too.

HOWARD J
December 30, 2010, 09:27 PM
Just renewed mine last week.
I would like to do more but it has been a tight year.
I will not need to buy any reloading components for quite a while---so I mey be able
to send a few more $$ their way.
Happy New Year
Don't drink & drive---take a non-drinker to the party & let him or her drive
Enjoy...................:):):):):)

NRA-Highmaster
December 30, 2010, 10:22 PM
NRA Patron Life, ISRA Life, CCRKBA Life, GSL and GOA

MaterDei
December 30, 2010, 10:26 PM
NRA Patron
TSRA Life
GOA Life (paying installments) :)

springwalk
December 30, 2010, 10:45 PM
I just buy guns, ammo and vote accordingly. The 2nd Amendment protects our right to bear as we dont need any Washington lobby group to uphold our right.:) If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help.

matrem
December 30, 2010, 11:11 PM
If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help
I'd love to agree with you Sir...
BUT...
BFA & GOA along with NRA.

Jesse Heywood
December 31, 2010, 02:07 AM
I haven't renewed my NRA membership for 20 years! And I bought my son a life membership when he turned 18. I also quit renewing membership in the Kansas State Rifle Association. I'm a lifer there too.

stickhauler
December 31, 2010, 02:39 AM
I just buy guns, ammo and vote accordingly. The 2nd Amendment protects our right to bear as we dont need any Washington lobby group to uphold our right. If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help.

That has to be about the most irresponsible comment I've seen made here. But all too common of an attitude by American gun owners. There are around 98 million gun owners in this country if I recall correctly, but just over 4 million NRA members. And I'll tell you quite clearly, us 4 million are getting pretty tired of carrying you 94 million.

If you truly believe the constitution protects your 2nd amendment rights, you are clearly not paying attention. Or maybe you have found a way to ignore the fact that each and every legal gun owner has to prove they're law abiding before they can buy a gun. And have to do the same each and every time they purchase a new one.

Here's a news flash for you, the NRA has a variety of missions other than fighting to keep our 2nd amendment rights. Or are you too cheap to support gun safety training for children? To introduce new shooters to the sport? To help carry the load of training for our law enforcement? And hundreds of other things other than lobby for fairer gun regulations for legal gun owners.

Myself, I'm an endowment member of the NRA, a member of my state firearms organization, and a member of the Second Amendment Foundation.

To the OP, I salute you my brother, and hope you'll continue to help us in our mission. To those too cheap to assist the effort, you should be ashamed of yourself. I know many who are in such dire straits that they can't be life members, or contribute to legislative efforts, but they'll forgo a cup of coffee and save up to at least renew yearly at lower rates through gun clubs, gun shops, or gun show recruitment efforts.

To the poster who feels the constitution protects your rights, have you payed attention to recent Supreme Court decisions? A 5-4 decision should make even the most blind gun owner open his eyes and see the light.

dnice
December 31, 2010, 02:50 AM
I just became a member of the NRA last week.

stickhauler
December 31, 2010, 03:07 AM
Thank You!

MovedWest
December 31, 2010, 05:04 AM
springwalk wrote:
The 2nd Amendment protects our right to bear as we dont need any Washington lobby group to uphold our right. If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help.

I agree and disagree with this. We have people in the left-winged front funding/buying lobbyists and manipulating our government into shunting our right to bear arms. We need a strong defense against "Team Soylent Green", so any pro-2A lobbyists we can fund are greatly appreciated.

I AGREE that our nation is in dire need of help. It's already apparent to most loyalists and gun owners that our rights are being stripped from us at every turn. Here in ********** we are soon to be confronted with being ID'ed and fingerprinted for the purchase of ammunition. This is a constitutional right that we are exercising which requires us to be processed like criminals.

Next step: "Show me your papers"

Our rights are being eroded and lobbyists are our only recourse. We need to fund the cause that fights for what we believe in. Not propaganda - but DEFENDING our rights provided to us by the men who sacrificed all for our country.

-MW

Vonderek
December 31, 2010, 12:33 PM
If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help.
Yoo hoo! Time to wake up! Hello!

I'm sure that the good citizens of New York City, Hawaii, California, etc etc. will feel more assured knowing their 2A rights are safe and protected by the Constitution.

Our 2A rights have been under siege at local, state, and federal levels since the ink was still not dry on the Bill of Rights. It's only when we band together as a group that we can protect what is ours as individuals.

Okay, you can go back to sleep now.

gdesloge
December 31, 2010, 12:45 PM
"The 2nd Amendment protects our right to bear as we dont need any Washington lobby group to uphold our right."

This poster is absolutely correct.

However, the part of his statement which he conveniently omitted is, "and I trust the politicians and justices in Washington to do the right thing."

To anyone who posts on this (or any other board) because they enjoy guns and shooting and believe that firearms are an inseparable part of our American heritage and a guarantee of equality in America: If you are not a member of the NRA, you are asking those of us who are members to pull your dead weight.

Don't ask others to do for you what you won't do for yourself.

Name for me the politician (except Chuck Schumer or Michael Bloomberg) who would support ANY anti-gun legislation if the NRA had 30 million members.

And please don't tell me that buying guns and ammo and hunting licenses supports the Second Amendment.

Gaines Desloge

XD Fan
December 31, 2010, 01:24 PM
My brother-in-law renewed my membership in the NRA for Christmas. Great gift, eh? I love it.

TexasBill
December 31, 2010, 03:17 PM
I'm renewing both NRA and TSRA and contributed several hundred dollars to the NRA Foundation.

I may not agree with everything they do, but I sure as heck agree with their mission!

orionengnr
December 31, 2010, 08:16 PM
Both my wife and I are Life Members of the NRA and TSRA.

Actually, I was an annual member of TSRA until this November. For my birthday, she paid off my Life Membership. She's a keeper. :)

F40
December 31, 2010, 08:18 PM
Second amendment foundation all the way.

Tommygunn
December 31, 2010, 08:24 PM
Second Amendment Foundation, G.O.A. and also, of course, the N.R.A.

ArmedLiberal
December 31, 2010, 11:30 PM
Second Amendment Foundation, California Rifle and Pistol Association, CalGuns Foundation

pharmer
January 1, 2011, 11:46 AM
VVVVVVVVVVV Joe

shooterIII
January 1, 2011, 11:49 AM
I see that "springwalk" hasn't showed up to defend his position. Maybe he is a troll.

I am like the rest in that I am sick and tired of the gun owners that fail to help the rest of us fight to save our 'Constitutional" rights.

ArmedLiberal
January 1, 2011, 12:46 PM
I just buy guns, ammo and vote accordingly. The 2nd Amendment protects our right to bear as we dont need any Washington lobby group to uphold our right.:) If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help.
I thought that Springwalk intended his post as sarcasm. See the :) in the middle there?

Black Butte
January 1, 2011, 01:18 PM
Our 2A rights have been under siege at local, state, and federal levels

Also, don't forget about the U.N. and IANSA trying to assault our Second Amendment at the international level. The Obama administration made it very clear to the U.N. that, unlike the Bush administration, they would be receptive of curtailing the gun rights of U.S. citizens via an international treaty.

gdesloge
January 1, 2011, 02:26 PM
"If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help."

Most clear-thinking people would have a difficult time viewing this statement as sarcasm.

tunnug
January 1, 2011, 03:13 PM
Great Post!!!
Beside joining the NRA (good start) you might also join a local (state) gun right's group, here in AZ we have the Arizona Citizens Defense League (www.azcdl.org), they can use all the help in getting your state anti-gun laws changed, when I'm volunteering at their table at gun shows I ask people "Do you want to help push the wagon, or are you just going to stand aside and clap as we go by?"

Mr.Davis
January 1, 2011, 03:33 PM
I just buy guns, ammo and vote accordingly. The 2nd Amendment protects our right to bear as we dont need any Washington lobby group to uphold our right. If we ever do need a group like the NRA to protect our rights then the Constitution isnt worth the paper written on and our nation is in dire need of help.
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I see that "springwalk" hasn't showed up to defend his position. Maybe he is a troll.
Nope, search his post history...he's made this argument and defended it many times.

Some people will go to any lengths to remain in denial.

The ironic thing is that NRA membership dues don't go to fund lobbying efforts in Washington - they support the NRA's traditional programs teaching marksmanship, gun safety, etc. The NRA ILA is the group that lobbies, and they're separate entities.

As an NRA Member you receive:
* NRA's black and gold shooter's cap or another gift depending on the promotion.
* Your choice of NRA magazines: America's 1st Freedom, American Rifleman or American Hunter
* A personalized membership card
* An NRA member decal
* $10,000 for Life Members and $5,000 Annual Members in Hunter's Accident (A,D, & D) insurance
* $2,500 of ArmsCare coverage (This plan covers insured firearms, air guns, bows and arrows against theft, accidental loss, and damage. Activation required.)
* Discounts on car rentals and interstate moves and, if you meet credit criteria, an NRA VISA card.

The insurance and magazine, to me, are worth the money standing alone, besides the other benefits.

Also, for those who complain about the mail they receive from the NRA, it takes only a moment's work to be placed on their "do not promote" list by emailing your request to this email address: membership@nrahq.org or calling 800-NRA-3888.

Harley Quinn
January 1, 2011, 03:57 PM
It would be a lot better situation if more would join the NRA...If you can only join one, it should be the one you join IMHO... If you are into the ILA of it that is good also...

Support your local gun range...

Regards

xfyrfiter
January 1, 2011, 04:20 PM
NRA lifer ,NAHC, SJCWF. The last is a local club that has a range. Anyone who thinks the libs aren't out to disarm us is a fool. Also CHL holder .

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