Problems with the NRA


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carbine85
November 9, 2013, 11:45 AM
Do you guys have a problem with the NRA phone soliciting for donations? They are relentless with the phone calls. They call every week. I have been a member for years and became a life member some time back. I throw in a few extra bucks here and there and use the NRA round up. My wife has been fed with the phone calls and has asked them several times to stop. I have asked them to stop. Yesterday some guy got short with her when she told him to stop. She said she recognized his voice. She called me at work demanding my NRA membership number. I can only imagine what happened after that and I didn't ask. I'm guessing she has an understanding with them if you know what I mean.

MOD NOTE: 866-725-2769 is a number from The National Rifle Association to call. Call the number and you will be told via recording they will call you later BUT they also ask you to push 1 for more info (do it). After a short message about the NRA, they give you the option of getting off of this calling list by pushing 3 (do it). They'll ask you to input your 10 digit phone number (do it). You should be off the list within 30 days at the latest.

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plodder
November 9, 2013, 11:54 AM
Do you guys have a problem with the NRA phone soliciting for donations?

No, the wife and I have both learned how to say No Thank You & hang up quickly to the NRA or any other phone solicitors we choose not to speak with.

flphotog
November 9, 2013, 11:55 AM
Maybe I'm lucky. Get quite a few emails, but never had a phone call. But then again I rarely answer my home phone if I don't recognize the calling number.

Kayaker 1960
November 9, 2013, 11:57 AM
I agree, I let my membership expire and was not a member for about 10 years. I know that the NRA is the leader when it comes to 2A rights but the constant phone calls and mail telling me that the sky is falling, this or that legislation needs be fought right now or we'll lose our rights and we need more money. Well it gets old really fast. Even when I was not a member they were calling me constantly, I guess I finally told a guy off and they removed me from their list. Just a couple months ago I bought a 5 year membership. I've read somewhere that there is a way to opt out of fundraising. So far they haven't called me.
I guess they figure they get more money by placing all those annoying calls to offset the people that they alienate with them.

AKElroy
November 9, 2013, 11:59 AM
Yep. They do it because it works, and I'm OK with the concept. If you don't want the calls, have them remove you from their list. I did that after last Saturday. OPENING DAY. Cell rang at 5pm. I was sitting in a dear blind.

I still send them money, and I am still a member. I just do it on my schedule, not theirs.

Robert
November 9, 2013, 12:02 PM
They have yet to call me. All I receive from them is my American Rifleman...

steelerdude99
November 9, 2013, 12:06 PM
Do you guys have a problem with the NRA phone soliciting for donations? They are relentless with the phone calls. They call every week. I have been a member for years and became a life member some time back. I throw in a few extra bucks here and there and use the NRA round up. My wife has been fed with the phone calls and has asked them several times to stop. I have asked them to stop. Yesterday some guy got short with her when she told him to stop. She said she recognized his voice. She called me at work demanding my NRA membership number. I can only imagine what happened after that and I didn't ask. I'm guessing she has an understanding with them if you know what I mean.

carbine85, You can turn the tables and ask for his name and report him to NRA by calling them directly. Maybe your wife already reported him. A attempt at a intimidation or even getting short to get a donation is just uncalled for. Ask or have your wife ask if he’s an NRA employee? If he’s a “third party” solicitor, then he’s just a “bottom feeder”. Way too much of that going around. All too often the “third party” only gives some small fraction to whatever the cause they collect for. The rest is overhead and profit.

22-rimfire
November 9, 2013, 12:06 PM
I have received calls. I simply say I have no money.

floorit76
November 9, 2013, 12:11 PM
Years ago, I let my membership lapse due to the same thing. I have since signed back up, and this time around I have had no contact other than the usual junk mail. Maybe I checked a different box on the forms this time. If it happens again, I will be asking for the persons name, and speaking to a supervisor. Every organization has it's idiots and overzealous.

carbine85
November 9, 2013, 12:23 PM
I'm guessing it's a 3rd party fund raiser. I know he crossed the line with the wrong women. I just stepped back and let her take care of it. I'm betting it is.

tickfarm
November 9, 2013, 12:31 PM
I had the same problem. You can go to their web site and opt out on receiving mailings and calls. I did it about six months ago and have not received anything since.

zxcvbob
November 9, 2013, 12:34 PM
They were calling a lot a few years ago; always when I wasn't home, and Wife was getting peeved about it. They finally called once when I was there, and I told them to please not call me -- they had my email address, so use it because I read all their mail. It hasn't been a problem since.

Also, I recently renewed my membership and I left the phone number blank (I don't know if that updates their records or not, but it can't hurt)

I do wonder about all these threads complaining about the NRA

Bighouse Doc
November 9, 2013, 12:36 PM
If you don't raise money, you can't fight the war!

"..War is not so much a matter of weapons as of money.."-Thucydides

-Doc

danoam
November 9, 2013, 12:39 PM
I never get calls and very little mail. I do make occasional donations in addition to my EPL membership payments.

longknife12
November 9, 2013, 12:41 PM
Been a member sense the mid 60's and have never had a problem.
Dan

akodo
November 9, 2013, 12:52 PM
Remember the NRA hires a third party call center to raise money. They probably have contracts out with multiple third party call centers. All call centers aren't equally good.

Blaming the NRA for the actions of bad call center employees is like cursing farmers and the beef industry because you got an undercooked hamburger.

The problem is that TOO MANY call centers are able to hide behind a wall of anonymity, so they can hide from blame in a way the restaurant who screwed up your burger cannot.

Carl N. Brown
November 9, 2013, 01:00 PM
I would prefer not to get early renewal notices or donation solicitations, but that happens. I have opted out of a lot of e-mail notices. I have received no phonecalls. That must be a regional or state thing, not necessarily national.

ADDED "All call centers aren't equally good." :rolleyes: Some call centers make it plain that the callers on the floor understand they keep their job by getting a quota of checks by phone per day. Some institutions--including NRA and BoA--ought to do a thorough job of vetting their call centers (avoid the ones with a collection agency culture and high employee turnover rate, they are rude and foster ill feelings).

jcwit
November 9, 2013, 01:03 PM
Only time I have ever talked to anyone from the NRA was in person or when I called them.

As far as mail, I get maybe 2/3 letters from them a year. I get much more from my local Do It Best Hardware store.

12131
November 9, 2013, 01:31 PM
No, the wife and I have both learned how to say No Thank You & hang up quickly to the NRA or any other phone solicitors we choose not to speak with.
I go one step further (or less, depending on how you want to look at it:evil:).
I ignore the call completely. It will take a great deal of effort to bother me.

hso
November 9, 2013, 01:47 PM
Do you guys have a problem with the NRA phone soliciting for donations?

Nope, but then I know how to have them remove me from the phone solicitation list (thanks to THR).

866-725-2769 is a number from The National Rifle Association. Call the number and you will be told they will call you later BUT they also ask you to push 1 for more info (do it). After a short message about the NRA, they give you the option of getting off of this calling list by pushing 3 (do it). They'll ask you to input your 10 digit phone number (do it). You should be off the list within 30 days at the latest.

TonyInFla
November 9, 2013, 01:51 PM
I was getting daily calls on both my home and cell. Got tired of it so listened to the script then explained I was unable to send any more money at this time. I then politely asked to be removed from the call list and haven't had another call.

fanchisimo
November 9, 2013, 02:01 PM
I was sitting in a dear blind.

I know what you meant, but just the same a place to hide from one's "dear" sounds great. Lol.

mec
November 9, 2013, 02:07 PM
Once you respond to a request for a donation, they are on you all the time. I used to send them quite a bit of money on a regualr basis and am looking right now at a Millennium Honor Roll Certificate. At one point, they sent me an 8-track of Wayne making a speach with instructions to buy it or return it. I did neither and after a few hurt letters, they quite asking me for donations. About that time I decided to act like Herbert Spencer's Forgotten Man and compile some money for myself.

Centurian22
November 9, 2013, 02:08 PM
The calls have gotten ridiculous lately. I will be telling them to stop calling me.

OldMac
November 9, 2013, 02:18 PM
Lifetime member and never get calls, ever. Of course, i never have given them a numer to call. I selected snail mail and in recent years, email. Just tell them not to call. They can uncheck that option with no problem.

V-fib
November 9, 2013, 02:34 PM
I knew when I joined the nra that they called and mailed soliciting donations. I use a answer machine to screen calls. they never leave a message and I can see on caller ID who it was.

It's kinda hard to send donations when the Executive President/CEO gets $1 million plus salary,Executive V.P wayne gets $800,000+ salary, and E. Director chris gets $600,000+ salary. James Porter "president" (like charlton heston) gets $1

My BIGGEST beef with them (and I wrote Wayne personally) was that they needed a President that had charisma, national recognition, younger and would appeal to All ethnic people and women. The guy they have in there now (porter) is a good guy but has no national name recognition and is an old white guy. (and i can say that cause I'm a old white guy)

In my letter to Wayne I told him that I would not be giving any extra money to the NRA until they changed Presidents. I even sent a list of gun friendly national figures that had broad appeal and all I got back was a condescending letter from a secretary.

So, no more money to the NRA except my 2 year renewal.

my 2 cents

v-fib

12131
November 9, 2013, 02:38 PM
would appeal to All ethnic people and women
An impossible feat to accomplish.:evil:

medalguy
November 9, 2013, 02:50 PM
I would like to bring up a point probably worth mentioning. BYTW I'm a life member, been one since 1971.

As several have mentioned, the NRA is the premier lobbying organization in Washington these days. They DO have their finger on the pulse of Congress and they DO know how to get the membership riled up when it's really necessary.

I too get the occasional call seeking donations and sometimes I just don't answer the phone when I see a blocked number or a 202 area code. Same with northern Virginia codes. But I do make somewhat regular donations to NRA/ILA.

However, I would like to ask each of you who get mad when the NRA calls asking for money: Do you EVER do anything to help the NRA or ILA? Other than bi**h about it, I mean. If we can't send them a donation once in a while, you can be sure the anti-2A crowd will win in the end, and that end may come sooner than we imagine. Make no mistake, they are building up HUGE bucks from a lot of wealthy donors. We need to try to do the same, except most of us are not wealthy.

Look at what Obama did pre-2006: Lots of small donations grew into a huge pile of money. We can do the same IF we just occasionally make a donation. End of rant.

V-fib
November 9, 2013, 02:55 PM
12131,yeah, I hear ya!

Actually on the list I sent to Wayne L.P. was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie both are positive on gun rights and ownership. Maybe Co-presidents?

v-fib

Armymutt
November 9, 2013, 04:53 PM
I don't think the NRA is interested in fighting against gun laws. They make too much money off of them. If they were truly out to end oppression, they would go after the NFA. Barring that, they should be attacking the Hughes Amendment and working to eliminate silencers and SBRs from the NFA.

stressed
November 9, 2013, 05:06 PM
One thing I dislike about the NRA is their apparent hostility to NFA weapons and other military style weapons, even civilian semi auto versions of machine pistols, subguns, assault rifles, MG's etc.

I've seen indications where they could care less if more legislation is passed against those types of weapons, or they're willing to sacrifice them for other favorable gun laws. Perhaps because they are not traditional "sporting" weapons.

glove
November 9, 2013, 05:28 PM
Never had a problem.

jmr40
November 9, 2013, 05:44 PM
Haven't had any telemarketers call since I dorpped the landline and just use my cell. It got to the point where I was spending $30/month and the only people who ever called that number were people I didn't want to talk to.

Valkman
November 9, 2013, 05:47 PM
All you have to is call them and tell then to quit all the calls, emails and mail and it'll stop. I did this long ago and now all I get is the magazine and an occasional letter for a special offer.

hso
November 9, 2013, 05:55 PM
I don't think the NRA is interested in fighting against gun laws.

You'd be wrong. This last go round after Sandy Hook we all saw activity out of the NRA, but what counted was all the quiet behind the scenes work in the Halls of Congress and out at the state level the helped make sure the Reps and Senators had been well briefed on the 2A, the NRA's position on legislation limiting the rights of Americans, and the NRA's response to threats to those rights. The real work gets done quietly on a daily basis and doesn't consist of cheerleaders and podium pounding.

medalguy,

Well said.

Reloadron
November 9, 2013, 05:58 PM
They have yet to call me. All I receive from them is my American Rifleman...
Same here, after 30 years the last decade has finally been quiet. I wrote them a nice letter about 10 years ago and that fixed the continuous call problems. I do support the NRA but I do not need an endless barrage of calls seeking additional donations. I appreciate the lobbying and representation they afford me.

Just directly contact the NRA, do not bother telling the solicitors (professional fund raisers that call).

Ron

ljnowell
November 9, 2013, 05:58 PM
One thing I dislike about the NRA is their apparent hostility to NFA weapons and other military style weapons, even civilian semi auto versions of machine pistols, subguns, assault rifles, MG's etc.

I've seen indications where they could care less if more legislation is passed against those types of weapons, or they're willing to sacrifice them for other favorable gun laws. Perhaps because they are not traditional "sporting" weapons.

Could you please point out an event of that occurring recently? Not in the 80s or 70s, but currently?

stressed
November 9, 2013, 07:14 PM
I just didn't forget.

They should actively be seeking to repeal NFA, parts of 1968GCA, brady bill, lautenberg amendment, 1986 law, etc etc, aggressive and rabidly.

I think for every gun law liberals propose, one current one needs to be struck down in it's place.

But this is heading off topic now.

Blue Thunder
November 9, 2013, 08:15 PM
I don't have a home phone. The one listed on my Membership from 1983 has been dead for 18 years. As a Life Endowment member I have given all I can. Also anyone calling your cellphone for a donation or membership (regardless of affiliation) is violating federal law already. You can get $$$ from them, just go see one of the Ambulance Chaser Lawyers about that. Cellphone number are already on the "Do Not Call List".

AKElroy
November 9, 2013, 08:32 PM
Quote:
I was sitting in a dear blind.
I know what you meant, but just the same a place to hide from one's "dear" sounds great. Lol.


Trust me. After 25 years, she knows how to find me regardless how remote I might be.

NMPOPS
November 9, 2013, 08:39 PM
I'm a life member and they do a lot of good for us. That said, while I do get e-mails (I put myself on the ILA e-mail list) and probably weekly letters, I have never gotten a phone call from them.

That may also be because as a rule I do not answer any 800/888 phone call. I figure if it's real important they will leave a message, 9 out 10 times they don't.

DM~
November 9, 2013, 08:39 PM
What i do is, i sign up new members, family/friends that don't have the $ to do so, in hope that at renew time, they will keep it going...

DM

Poper
November 9, 2013, 09:14 PM
Cell rang at 5pm. I was sitting in a dear blind.
Why in the world would you have your phone turned on while hunting?

I carry mine with me while hunting, but it is turned off. I figure if I need it to make an emergency call or something, I can always turn it on. But if I leave it on, it will undoubtedly ring at a most inopportune time.

Poper

Mastrogiacomo
November 9, 2013, 09:19 PM
I'm a life member, and thankfully, this hasn't happend except three or four times; I can't remember the last time they called....

Laura

PapaG
November 9, 2013, 10:48 PM
No. I am an endowment member and proud of it. I can say "no thanks" and hang up. I can send money a couple times a year. No one else is working harder to protect your 2a rights. I also belong to Isra, three sportsmen's clubs and lobby for our rights.
What do you actively do?

hso
November 9, 2013, 11:04 PM
They should actively be seeking to repeal NFA, parts of 1968GCA, brady bill, lautenberg amendment, 1986 law, etc etc, aggressive and rabidly.

Much of that isn't realistically going to happen and wasting political capital on it is counterproductive.

Who actually thinks NFA could be repealed in total? No one. Modified, possibly. Repealed, pipedream.

Repeal the GCA, simply not gonna happen. Modified, possibly.

Brady bill repealed, not happening. Modified, possibly.

Lautenberg? That's a real possibility.

medalguy
November 10, 2013, 01:43 AM
Good points. The GCA68 and Brady are facts of life. No reason for the NRA to waste time and political capital on those issues. But I agree, reversing Lautenberg is something that MIGHT have a future and I'd sure like to see that happen. But in the present climate I don't think it's realistically going to happen.

alsaqr
November 10, 2013, 07:11 AM
Good points. The GCA68 and Brady are facts of life. No reason for the NRA to waste time and political capital on those issues. But I agree, reversing Lautenberg is something that MIGHT have a future and I'd sure like to see that happen. But in the present climate I don't think it's realistically going to happen.

Some politicians have promised to roll back some gun control. However, after they were elected to congress the promise was promptly forgotten. In 1996 the US house did vote to overturn the GCA but it was dead in the water.

Very few congressmen/women will sponser legislation to repeal the NFA or the GCA 1968. Any congressman who does so will immediately become a lightning rod.

http://articles.latimes.com/1996-03-23/news/mn-50373_1_weapons-ban

itchy1
November 10, 2013, 07:34 AM
I've been a member now for about 4-5 years. I get a few emails here and there but no calls. I find it a little annoying that they try to get you to renew way too early every year but who doesn't? Overall, I'd say they really haven't pestered me that much.

Willie Sutton
November 10, 2013, 07:46 AM
I'm a Patron Member, and never ever get a call.

My relationship with the NRA is easy: I throw out all of their mail unopened save for American Rifleman. They do not lobby with their funds, the NRA-ILA does. So there's nothing that they send me that is of interest to me. I wish I could tell them to save their mailing costs, but there does not seem to be that option.


I *do* open and read mail from and contribute to the NRA-ILA (as well as to the SAF). But the core NRA? My Patron Membership is enough, and they seem to know it. Never been bothered by them.



Willie

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jcwit
November 10, 2013, 10:11 AM
My relationship with the NRA is easy: I throw out all of their mail unopened save for American Rifleman. They do not lobby with their funds, the NRA-ILA does. So there's nothing that they send me that is of interest to me. I wish I could tell them to save their mailing costs, but there does not seem to be that option.

There is an 800 number on the back of your membership card that handles that little problem very easily.

SuperNaut
November 10, 2013, 10:21 AM
As I have mentioned in every thread of this type (seems about once a month), donate to the NRA-ILA and opt out of receiving any mailers or phone calls.

That way your donations are funding actual 2A defense instead of the T-Shirt and Hat division.

zxcvbob
November 10, 2013, 10:30 AM
Just to be fair, the T-shirt, hat, education, and gun safety division. (And executive compensation, and the gun museum, and...)

SuperNaut
November 10, 2013, 11:11 AM
You're messing with my flow zxcvbob! :)

AKElroy
November 10, 2013, 09:55 PM
Why in the world would you have your phone turned on while hunting?

Forgot I had it in my back pocket.

jon_in_wv
November 10, 2013, 10:02 PM
They have yet to call me. All I receive from them is my American Rifleman...
__________________

Amen, they don't call if you are a member! Quit stalling and send them a check. They are fighting for YOU and that costs money. We all need to do our part to show the people on Capital Hill that we will not stop fighting to protect our rights.

JTHunter
November 10, 2013, 11:45 PM
Years ago, I joined as an "annual" member. About 15-18 years ago, I got to upgrade to "Life" before they bumped the price from $500 to $750 and in interest-free installments. Ten years ago, I upgraded to "Endowment" but I can't do any more upgrades as I am "involuntarily retired". :cool:

Only rarely have I gotten phone calls but the "mail" is incessant. Everything from "contests" to calenders to "letters" warning of "dire consequences".

I just don't reply to them.

jon_in_wv
November 11, 2013, 01:00 PM
I really wish they could have an "opt out" for all the junk mail. Save that money and put it towards the fight.

docsleepy
November 11, 2013, 02:32 PM
I asked them to quit contacting me, and they did. I also got in on the $300 life membership.

I thought LaPierre Did some really great work after some of the recent tragedies, and I sent them extra money. I like to reward good work.

Poper
November 11, 2013, 02:37 PM
Quote:
Why in the world would you have your phone turned on while hunting?
Forgot I had it in my back pocket.
Not really the NRA's fault then, is it? :neener:

When I'm hunting, #1 rule is "No Phone".
I either leave it in the truck, or if I think I may need it while in the field, I take it along but put it on 'vibrate', if I am expecting an important call, or leave it turned off if to be used in case of emergency.

But, hey! Each to his own! :D

Poper

piece of meat
November 11, 2013, 02:46 PM
Whatever faults they may have, they are quite simply the only firewall we have protecting our 2nd amendment rights...no one else can do what this organization does. Without them the liberals and the nanny-state advocates would have the US where australia or england is now with regards to gun ownership...and what they stand for and protect is about far more than just guns. Given that, I don't mind the letters/ email, and that can be easily stopped anyways

j1
November 11, 2013, 03:51 PM
The NRA said that they would send me a camoflage hat and never did. I complained and then dropped out. I have not paid dues in twenty years so they can now keep their damned cap and I am several hundred dollars richer.

jcwit
November 11, 2013, 04:00 PM
The heck with the NRA give me my money honey

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The NRA said that they would send me a camoflage hat and never did. I complained and then dropped out. I have not paid dues in twenty years so they can now keep their damned cap and I am several hundred dollars richer.


That's fine, the rest of us that are members will continue to hold up your share.

jcwit
November 11, 2013, 04:07 PM
I really wish they could have an "opt out" for all the junk mail. Save that money and put it towards the fight.

Have actually tried calling the 800 number on the back of your membership card?

Furthermore the mailings are handled by a marketing company, no cost to the NRA, the marketing company makes a profit from the mailings and the NRA gets a cut. If it didn't work out well for both parties do you actually think they would keep doing it?

S&W620
November 11, 2013, 04:07 PM
It's a bit over the top.

Renewal notice 2 months into the year membership? C'mon.

The email volume is absurd.

I think the 'less is more' concept would better serve them when it comes to member donations and such.

Just my opinion.

jcwit
November 11, 2013, 04:24 PM
The email volume is absurd.

I think the 'less is more' concept would better serve them when it comes to member donations and such.

Just my opinion.

Jeezzz, I also get E-Mails from the NRA, some about new rules & laws I should be aware of and others about offers I may or may not want.

But clear at the bottom of every E-Mail I get is this note, and all one need to do is click on it. They will end.

From one of my E-Mails.


If you would rather not receive future NRA Special Offers, please click here and you will be removed immediately. Thank you.

S&W620
November 12, 2013, 08:20 AM
I'm aware of how to unsubscribe, but that's not the point.

The NRA is an organization that pretty much every one of us WANTS to be a member of and hear from, but the volume is asinine. An email per month with updates? Sure. One per week? Ok, i guess. A couple per day? You lost me there.

I'd relate it to a friend calling you twice per day about things ranging from absolutely nothing to needing help to 'the sky is falling'. At some point you just stop answering his calls, right?

You would think an organization as big as the NRA would have someone in their organization to alert them to the newly discovered fact that folks don't care to be pestered.

X-JaVeN-X
November 12, 2013, 12:00 PM
I just give any organization my home phone number (I only have it because it was mandatory with my DSL service). I don't even have a phone plugged in, so no worries. We use our cell phones for phone service. The only thing the landline gets used for is an occasional fax.

jcwit
November 13, 2013, 08:01 PM
I'm aware of how to unsubscribe, but that's not the point.

The NRA is an organization that pretty much every one of us WANTS to be a member of and hear from, but the volume is asinine. An email per month with updates? Sure. One per week? Ok, i guess. A couple per day? You lost me there.

I'd relate it to a friend calling you twice per day about things ranging from absolutely nothing to needing help to 'the sky is falling'. At some point you just stop answering his calls, right?

You would think an organization as big as the NRA would have someone in their organization to alert them to the newly discovered fact that folks don't care to be pestered.


Never in all the years since I've had a computer and/or an E-Mail address have I got more than 1 E-Mail from the NRA in 1 day, in fact I seriously doubt I've gotten more than 1 or 2 in a week.

This I'm fully capable of handling.

Ryanxia
November 14, 2013, 10:20 AM
I renewed my membership recently and the caller ID popped up on the NRA's end and the woman asked if this was a good # I told her no (never given them my phone #) and she actually said it wasn't letting her 'process the membership' without putting in a phone number. I said that seems like a silly thing to lose a member over, then it 'kicked in' and she completed my renewal.

The NRA is one of our best defenses from losing our Freedoms so I continue to support them/us. But they don't need my phone number. :)

S&W620
November 14, 2013, 12:07 PM
Never in all the years since I've had a computer and/or an E-Mail address have I got more than 1 E-Mail from the NRA in 1 day, in fact I seriously doubt I've gotten more than 1 or 2 in a week.

This I'm fully capable of handling.
Cool man, good to hear it.

Lakeshore
November 15, 2013, 05:59 PM
"...they don't call if you are a member!"

Yeah actually they do. I just hang up the phone like I do with any other telemarketer. But it's a minor annoyance, and I'll still be an NRA member for the rest of my days. As others already correctly noted NRA is our primary voice, the tip of the spear if you will.

jcwit
November 16, 2013, 10:18 AM
OMG, For a minute I thought I had a Major Problem with the NRA, I received my 1st letter from them within the last 2 months.

Good thing I checked closely, it was next years membership card.

Man, that was a close one!

For a minute there I thought I had something to complain about.

jimmyraythomason
November 16, 2013, 05:06 PM
My wife and I are both life members and never get a soliciting phone call from them.The email volume is absurd.
We don't get e-mails either.

orionengnr
November 16, 2013, 06:21 PM
My wife and I are both life members and never get a soliciting phone call from them.

We don't get e-mails either.

Same here--wife and I are both Life Members, and have been for almost ten years. She gets an occasional letter/mailing, I get nothing.

We used to get phone calls, asked politely to be removed...done. No further issues.

wep45
November 16, 2013, 08:44 PM
the ONLY problem with the NRA is....there are NOT enough NRA members.:eek:

if YOU are not a NRA member at the BENFACTOR level... NOW is the time to join or upgrade your NRA membership.:)

zxcvbob
November 16, 2013, 09:31 PM
if YOU are not a NRA member at the BENFACTOR level... NOW is the time to join or upgrade your NRA membership.


Explain that please? I've asked before, here and on other forums, about getting a reduced-price Life membership. How does that benefit either me or the NRA more than just renewing every time my membership comes up? I never get an answer, and I really would like to know.

jason41987
November 18, 2013, 01:50 AM
i know im going to take a TON of flack for this statement, but i really, truly, and completely do not trust the NRA whatsoever.. in december they were VERY quick to throw the first amendment under the bus by trying to place blame on video games, media, music all protected.. or to support mental health checks which lets face it, the federal government would be able to dictate any excuse they wanted to deny our rights to own guns as made evident in things that have been happening recently in new york state

at this point, i see them as little more than a lobby for gun manufacturers.. they will do everything to convince us the 1968 gun control act was for our own good, they later supported the background checks, both opening the doors to the restriction of gun ownership not only by felons, but people with certain misdemeanors and likely soon, all misdemeanors and i just see an all together complacency and a lot of concessions being made to appease the anti-gun lobby at a detriment to the second amendment and the constitution

i will NEVER be an NRA member, not now, not ever, and especially not after i hear them claim to somehow be champions of the constitution on one hand, then completely throw that same constitution under the bus later on.. sorry, but the "please dont restrict guns, here.. take the first amendment instead" speech blew it for me

zxcvbob
November 18, 2013, 02:11 AM
http://www.armedpolitesociety.com/Smileys/default/smack.gif

Robert
November 18, 2013, 07:21 AM
As has been pointed out, there are simple ways of stopping the mailers and as I really do not see this going anywhere but around in "I love, I hate the NRA" circles lets call it done.

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