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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by KevininPa, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. KevininPa

    KevininPa Well-Known Member

    .....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.
  2. G27RR

    G27RR Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Geckgo

    Geckgo Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Yondering

    Yondering Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    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
  6. NRA-Highmaster

    NRA-Highmaster Well-Known Member

    NRA Patron Life, ISRA Life, CCRKBA Life, GSL and GOA
  7. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    NRA Patron
    TSRA Life
    GOA Life (paying installments) :)
  8. springwalk

    springwalk Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. matrem

    matrem Well-Known Member

    I'd love to agree with you Sir...
    BFA & GOA along with NRA.
  10. Jesse Heywood

    Jesse Heywood Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. stickhauler

    stickhauler Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. dnice

    dnice New Member

    I just became a member of the NRA last week.
  13. stickhauler

    stickhauler Well-Known Member

    Thank You!
  14. MovedWest

    MovedWest Well-Known Member

    springwalk wrote:
    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.

  15. Vonderek

    Vonderek Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. gdesloge

    gdesloge Well-Known Member

    "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
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  17. XD Fan

    XD Fan Well-Known Member

    My brother-in-law renewed my membership in the NRA for Christmas. Great gift, eh? I love it.
  18. TexasBill

    TexasBill Well-Known Member

    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!
  19. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  20. F40

    F40 Active Member

    Second amendment foundation all the way.

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