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Please Remember Your Priorities

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rogmatt, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Rogmatt

    Rogmatt Active Member

    Folks, people are spending hundreds and even thousands on guns and ammo as product is flying off the shelves around the country. While this is good temprarily for the folks in the business, it does not help secure the future of the business.

    People are willing to pay even inflated prices for certain items right now to get what they want or need in case there is a shortage or ban in the future. While all this money is being thrown around, please, please save a tiny bit to join the NRA, as they will be fighting the good fight will the citizens of this country stock up.
    In the next couple years, the NRA will have to fight perhaps its toughest battle since it's existance with lobbying, public relations campaign, commercials, grass roots meetings, and membership drives. While some people have complaints about them for this and that, the bottom line is that the NRA is best equipped, more than any other entity, to fight the good fight to preserve our 2nd ammendment as we enjoy it now without the restrictions.
    Not only join, but encourage all you gun owning friends, and even those folks who just shoot occassionally or own a pistol for home protection. The NRA does not choose parties, and should appeal to all gun owners on both sides. I have seen the NRA praise & recognizes both Democrats and Republicans for their efforts to preserve the second ammemdment.
    It will be great to see the NRA report record memberships in the months to come. Thanks for your consideration, and thanks for caring about this issue, as your membership helps me also, and other like minded folks.

  2. Starship1st

    Starship1st Well-Known Member

    I renewed my NRA membership this month and will be sending them a donation to help fight the anti gun legislation sure to come.

    It is also time to contact our state and federal representatves about supporting our 2nd Amendment rights. :cool:
  3. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    I agree, today if a gun owner doesn't belong I'm afraid they should be considered one of them not one of us. These times are no joke and how we come out the other end will be decided by the unified front that gun owners project in the comming months.
    If 50 million members would have their say then I think many in congress would listen.
  4. TCB in TN

    TCB in TN Well-Known Member

    While I agree with much of what the NRA tries to do, I disagree with how they go about doing much of it as well. So this you either join the NRA or you are not one of "US" is neither right nor constructive.
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    If not the NRA then the SAF or GOA or JPFO. While you're at it join your state RKBA organizations and any local ones as well.

    This isn't about joining only one RKBA organization, but more about joining one and working to protect RKBA.

    Here's a list - http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=292484
  6. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive Well-Known Member

    Is there anyone here from the NRA? I'm a member, but I wish they would quit wasting their money on all the mailing and trash they send me. Now more than ever they need to spend their (our) money where it counts!

    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    And its comments like this which really put me off to join the NRA. So thanks!
  8. bergs98

    bergs98 Member

    I'm "one of them" if I don't belong to the NRA?? Whatever.
  9. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    So maybe 50 million compnorfor2a.orgs. is better, no thats what we already have isn't it? When you have to go into a fight why not be the big dog? I agree with hso in that we should support as many rkba orgs. as possible but if you can put your money in only one spot I say NRA. Its true they may not be perfect but when the gun grabbers talk hate its toward the NRA and they are the biggest thorn in the side of the antis. If you think what I said is devisive I suggest you get a thicker skin because what the left will attempt to do to the unity of gun owners in the future will be far more offensive than what I said.
    I have listened to the free loaders for years b***h and complain about the NRA and stay on the side lines and talk a good story. I challange all gun owners to join and give $100. per year.
    There can be little doubt that we had gun owners vote for Dear Leader or stay home this last election, this is the first election since Clinton that we were not considered a factor. Lets not let it happen again.

    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    There you go again:

    So because I enjoy shooting but don't support the NRA I'm a freeloader?

    I don't recall being a member of the NRA as a requirement to owning a firearm.

    I've got quite thick skin, just no tolerance for "us vs them" attitudes. I mean, you sound like somebody is on his way out the door when you talk like that.

    So if I'm not a true gun owner because I won't join the NRA, well then fine. I guess I'm not a true gun owner.

    But using that type of "persuasion" to get people to join isn't helpful either. I mean, instead of getting people to join you've just turned one away!

    Way to suceed in your mission! :rolleyes:
  11. sturmgewehr

    sturmgewehr Well-Known Member

    The NRA doesn't represent me or my view of the 2nd Amendment. They've been behind every major gun law that's passed since 1934, negotiating our rights away... and in some instances such as the '34 and '68 laws outright supported them.

    The last straw for me was their staunch opposition to the Heller case. They stood in the way of the case trying to prevent it from being heard by the SCOTUS. Our winning that case did more for our gun rights than the NRA has done in the last 74 years.

    If you wish to own something more than black powder rifles, bolt action rifles or shotguns, join pro-gun group like Gun Owners of America.

    I'm a proud member of GOA and will send every spare dollar I have to them.


    Also, if you're serious about keeping your firearm rights you will need to do FAR more than send money to various pro-gun groups. You will need to make phone calls, send faxes and emails to your representatives. Never let up, send them non-stop. Set a reminder to yourself in your Outlook to send emails and faxes at least once a week.
  12. sturmgewehr

    sturmgewehr Well-Known Member

    That's because the NRA is more concerned with making money than they are supporting "black rifles". The NRA caters to a specific group... the Zumbo crowd. They tend to protect hunting arms more than they protect "hi capacity" magazines, black rifles or other non-PC firearms.

    Watch this interview of NRA Board Member Joaquin Jackson. Listen carefully to what he says. This is the mentality of many who sit on the NRA board.


    If that doesn't turn your stomach, nothing will.
  13. damien

    damien Well-Known Member

    My membership is in good standing. Both of my last two "panic" purchases fron Natchez, I did the NRA roundup.

    Two more panic purchases to go...

    Restocking ammo, I shot a lot this summer.
  14. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you were turned away before you read my post so I will not despair.
    As far as the NRA being a vehicle of compromise, that would certainly seem to be a valid point but I hope you can also see that they have never had the full backing of gun owners in America and until the majority stands up with all their resources they might not be able to be no compromise. If time were turned back and the presence of the NRA vanished I doubt we would be having these gun debates today.
    There is little evidence that shows me tha NRA is anti handgun, semiauto, or right to carry.
    GOA is a stand up org. as are others but they simply don't have the clout. We need huge numbers and consensus on the 2a, and have 2 yrs. to make that point, I will encourage and support the growth of both the GAO and NRA with the hopes both their numbers will trully represent the number of gun owners someday.
    Until then I will continue to despise the ones on the sidelines who talk of rights but would let others defend them.
    I whole heartedly agree in activism but also know that affiliation with well known groups will get more attention than the individual in most cases.
  15. SoCalShooter

    SoCalShooter Well-Known Member

    I am a life time member and I completely agree with you. I sent my 20 bucks last month.
  16. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    Why not join SAF.org as well, I'm a member there, and will be joining the NRA very soon.
  17. lions

    lions Well-Known Member

    They did this because they weren't sure if we could win. And they weren't too far off, we won 5-4, if only one vote had gone the other way that would have been an enormous blow to the 2nd.
  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Lets see now. People by the millions called our government to say "No Bailouts" but the government did it anyway.

    People by the millions called our government about too many illegals here and the government does nothing.

    I doubt money to the NRA is going to do any good because our government isn't listening to anything we the people have to say.

    If it makes you feel good, do it but don't think anyone is listening.

  19. sturmgewehr

    sturmgewehr Well-Known Member

    And that's exactly kind of behavior I've come to expect from the NRA. They buckle under pressure. They always compromise, and when they do it's my black rifles that get thrown to the sharks.

    The lamest excuse I can imagine is the one that the NRA just wasn't sure they could win. The SCOTUS will NEVER be more conservative than it is right now. The GOA and just about anyone else with an ounce of gray matter between their ears realized this was perfect timing for the SCOTUS to hear such a case. Keep in mind, these cases don't grow on trees either.

    Now look at where we are. If we hadn't gotten that decision we would be going into an Obama Presidency without Heller and where he will seat at least 4 Justices. Was it the NRA's plan to wait another 8 years and hope another liberal Democrat doesn't take office and seat even more liberal judges? Maybe their master plan is to wait until all guns are banned and we have 9 liberal justices before they supported a case that actually went all the way to the SCOTUS?

    The NRA should have been in the fight with their considerable resources making sure we had the victory most of us knew we would get. But instead they sat on the side lines... no, WORSE, they actively tried to derail the case.

    It's time we support real pro-gun organizations that fight for the 2nd Amendment as a whole and not just for the Zumbo's of the world.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008

    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    Well you're right to a point. Because you're not the first to espouse these "Us vs Them" thoughts. Of course, I've been on the fence, and still am to a degree. My dad is a NRA member and has even offered to buy my membership.

    But you've done nothing to convince me either about the postives of joining, other than continuing the "Us vs Them" which won't work for me.

    So yeah, thanks for continuing to give me pause to joining this organization, instead of doing something to convince me.

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