NRA "Thank You" Thread


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MaterDei
April 18, 2013, 02:17 AM
While we can never claim to have won this war, we can and should take time to reflect on and celebrate victories when they occur.

I'm pretty certain that if not for the NRA and it's members we would not be celebrating today's Senate victory. I can't even imagine what things would be like if not for the NRA.

If you are an NRA member, thank you. I have also taken the time to thank the NRA directly.

https://www.nraila.org/secure/contact-us.aspx

NOTE: I realize that there are a lot of NRA critics. If you are one of them you're welcome to your views but please take them to a thread of your own or one of the many threads where the NRA is debated and respect the fact that this thread is for thanking the NRA and its members for a job well done.

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JFtheGR8
April 18, 2013, 12:58 PM
Definitely a big thank you to the NRA. While not handled perfectly it's being handled effectively so far. Lest we not forget Gun Owners of America for all the email alerts with links to popvox.
http://gunowners.net/cgi-bin/ttx.cgi?cmd=newticket


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PRM
April 18, 2013, 01:13 PM
I ditto the thanks to the NRA.

I'm a Life Member right now and will be upgrading that shortly.

loose noose
April 18, 2013, 01:55 PM
I'm a life member since 1974, & as allways I thank the NRA for there efforts in combatting this very important issue inre. the 2nd Amendment, but lets not drop our guard, as I'm sure there will be further assaults on our freedom.

481
April 18, 2013, 05:03 PM
I am an Endowment member and will likely upgrade from there shortly.

Thanks for the link- I thanked the NRA, too. :)

xXxplosive
April 18, 2013, 05:20 PM
We are the NRA........thanks to everyone who supports and defends our Right the 2A.

Ryanxia
April 18, 2013, 05:31 PM
As a member of the NRA I accept your thanks. :D
And I thank the other 4+million members.

JoeDorn
April 18, 2013, 07:37 PM
I have been doing well this year and last...

Made donations to all three of Ted Cruz's campaigns...
Upped NRA membership to Life last year and Endowment this year...
Joined GOA and TSRA as a Life member...
I have also made donations to the NRA-ILA funds...

The snit fit by the tyrant in the White House yesterday made it all worthwhile...

TheSaint
April 18, 2013, 09:17 PM
@ JoeDorn:

Didn't it? That whiny baby Obama was on national television having a break down temper tantrum of epic proportions. Tough! All that navel sniveling nonsense didn't override the will of the people to exercise their rights. Well done NRA, GOA and everyone else involved!

I just joined the NRA as a Life Member this month. I've owned guns for a year now, but just joined the NRA because they were out in front on this crucial issue. They are not perfect organization, but then again, which one is? That being said, the value they provide on the 2nd Amendment, training programs and so much more make it worth the $1000 check I just sent them.

phil dirt
April 18, 2013, 09:24 PM
If not for the NRA, we would have lost our Second Amendment rights long ago. I'm proud to have been a member since 1967. While I'm thinking of it, all of us should try to send NRA-ILA some money whenever we can. Like I tell my gun owning, non NRA member friends, it takes lots of money to win these battles. We won a battle yesterday, but the war will go on. The anti-gun forces will regroup. You can be certain of that.

TheSaint
April 18, 2013, 09:29 PM
Phil Dirt,

You're on the mark. I consider my contributions to the NRA-ILA like an expendable gun expense like a cleaning cloth, oil or ammo. It is part of the cost and maintenance of owning your gun. As long as we all see it that way, we'll arm the war chest coffers to continue to turn the tide against bad legislation, and in court to throw out existing unconstitutional statutes.

DM~
April 18, 2013, 10:09 PM
NO question, the NRA saved our bacon this time! I hope they keep the whiney libs at bay!

DM

abajaj11
April 18, 2013, 10:26 PM
Upgraded to Life 2 months ago, and also got 4 other people to join (paid their first year membership).
:)

TheSaint
April 18, 2013, 10:31 PM
Well done abajaj11! Talk to them about the NRA-ILA too if they aren't already aware and try to get them to drop a few bucks as their budget permits. :)

beeenbag
April 18, 2013, 10:33 PM
Very good idea sir... I just sent a thank you to the NRA and made a donation.

UNITED WE STAND!!!!

A-FIXER
April 18, 2013, 10:52 PM
Yes thanks and I became a life member monday.

Lunie
April 18, 2013, 10:53 PM
While I am often critical of the NRA as being too willing to bend, I will thank them for helping to hold the line this time. If they keep it up, I am liable to start singing their praises.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
April 18, 2013, 10:57 PM
Another "thank you for the NRA" from me. I urge anyone who is not, to become a life member. Politics aside, the NRA is the American gunowners best friend. I sometimes do not agree with some of their stances or actions, but I know I can depend on them to fight to keep Americans legally armed.

mauiglide
April 20, 2013, 02:13 AM
I sent in my membership application just this past Monday after a three year hiatus. I eventually want to become a lifetime member but I can't afford it right now. Thanks to the NRA, pro 2A advocates, and others, I really appreciate all the effort.

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slamfirev10
April 20, 2013, 02:51 AM
thank you nra!!

mdauben
April 20, 2013, 01:34 PM
I think rather than tying up their resources reading thank you notes, we should express our thanks in more substantial ways. Join the NRA is you have not already or upgrade your NRA membership if are. Donate to the NRA-ILA. Encourage friends to join, upgrade or donate. Make sure they have the resources to continue the battle.

MaterDei
April 20, 2013, 01:50 PM
I upgraded my membership today to benefactor. I guess from here on out I'll just donate $ as there are no more levels that I'm aware.

Kiln
April 21, 2013, 04:30 AM
Thank you NRA, as soon as I have the money (poor guy here) I intend to join the organization. I have no doubt that if people had not been so strongly invested in the NRA that the anti gun crowd would have passed their strict gun control measures.

I think it is time to give credit where credit is due and help the NRA fight for your rights. There are dozens of other groups fighting for your rights but none of them command the respect that the NRA does because of the massive number of individuals behind them.

If you want your dollar to matter, it is time to join the National Rifle Association. Don't the the USA join the UK in being disarmed. Don't let the rights that our forefathers fought and gave their lives to protect be eroded.

TRX
April 21, 2013, 12:15 PM
You're *paying* the NRA to be your advocate. They're employees.

Your thanks should properly go to the people who did the right thing when they voted.

bigdaa
April 21, 2013, 12:18 PM
I am the NRA and I thank the Leaders and Fighters.

When I am able I will continue my contributions and will do so gladly, even if it hurts a bit in this tight economy on my end.

CSG
April 21, 2013, 12:23 PM
I have my issues with the NRA but as a longtime Life member, they generally represent my interests to people who would otherwise ignore me. This was a battle won by our team.

Outlaw Man
April 21, 2013, 01:24 PM
I normally think of the NRA as the 800 pound gorilla, but there's no denying they were a big help in this fight. We should also give credit to the companies like Ruger who have been trying to make it easier for gun owners to contact their Representatives.

I don't personally remember such an organized and passionate assault on our gun rights, at least since 94. Everyone did a great job fighting and deserves a big "thank you."

Kiln
April 21, 2013, 04:55 PM
The president more or less directly blamed the NRA for the failure of his gun control measures in his speech so I want to be a part of that.

tuckerdog1
April 21, 2013, 05:00 PM
Yes, many thanks to the NRA.
And thanks to the hundreds of thousands of members that joined over the last few months. The money certainly helps. But the membership head count does a lot to make the congress critters take notice.

Tuckerdog1

bannockburn
April 21, 2013, 05:24 PM
A great big THANK YOU to the NRA and all its members (as well as to all of the other organizations, companies, and individuals), involved in fighting the good fight for our Second Amendment rights.

gym
April 22, 2013, 03:31 PM
In the 15 or so years out of 45 that I stopped shooting regularly, "I still carried", I forgot what the NRA really did for the Country, aside from guns themselves. It is there to keep the Politicians Honest, at least as honest as you can keep a Politician.
They help us negotiate the freeway of Government policy's in a language that is as straight forward as possible. Without them the Regular Guy" might not be aware of what some of these people are really up to when they try and pass some pretty obscure legislation, that a lay person might not comprehend.
They lay it out and make it easy to understand for Americans who may not understand the "mumbo jumbo", and they pull us together with a common cause, to remain a free society, which fortunately or not, we must be ready to fight for occasionally or we lose that right.
I "get it" more now in my 60's than before, maybe it just was a different world when I grew up, but now more than ever, with the forces of misguided bureaucracy who have an agenda for our Country, the NRA is one of the more important clubs that you should want to be a member of. We need them, and they need more of us.
Not just shooters or gun enthusiasts, but anyone who doesn't want to see our rights erode. Just my 2 cents.

J-Bar
April 22, 2013, 08:05 PM
Thanks from this Patron member.

SpentCasing
April 22, 2013, 08:34 PM
Ive always been critical of the NRAs past concerning black rifles and other things important to me. However I recently joined after Sandy Hook to help combat this fight and I could not be prouder of them and us for doing their part. So, yes, thank you NRA and everyone else who helped fight the good fight! Proud card carrying new member here.

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