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Does the NRA call your house?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kind of Blued, Mar 28, 2009.

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  1. Kind of Blued

    Kind of Blued Member

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    I love the e-mails, don't mind the snail mail, but calling my house around dinner time is a no-go.

    I wasn't there to answer, but "Caller ID" says they called twice, and once a few days ago. I never even gave them my landline number, not that it isn't publicly available or anything.

    Have they called your house? What did they want?

    I've seen people post links or phone numbers to get off of the postal mailing list, but I've never heard of anybody getting regular phone calls from them.
     
  2. The Lone Haranguer

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    I have in the past. They were recordings asking me to vote for X candidate that they endorsed, attend hearings on proposed regulations, Friends of NRA meetings, etc.

    I am sure if you go to their site you can find a box to uncheck or something.
     
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  3. Kind of Blued

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    I don't see how. They don't issue online "login names" or anything...
     
  4. DeepSouth

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    MONEY, just like everybody else.

    That said, they don't call me, but my dad and brother complain about frequent calls from them. I make it a personal "policy" not to give my phone number unless it is required, and I never make a "donation" or "commitment" over the phone. I tell people "Send me the information and I'll look it over and come to a decision." I guess they don't believe me because people normally don't want to do that and most of them just never send anything, that is OK to far as I'm concerned.
     
  5. SCKimberFan

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    I don't answer my home phone unless I recognize the number. That's what the answering machine is for.
     
  6. PressCheck

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    I've been a Life Member for many years, and Don't get phone calls.
     
  7. searcher451

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    I've never gotten a call from the NRA, but I'm on the national and state no-call list. If you are troubled by random junk calls, register. It ends many, if not most, of the problems assciated with such calls.
     
  8. lesterg3

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    The NRA does have a site to manage you membership with them that includes a log on and password.
    It is on the first page under member services, but I do not see anything about calls. I am a life member now and have been a member since 1962, and have never received a call from the NRA.
     
  9. Cannonball888

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    Yes. Wayne LaPierre called once and left a really long message about wanting more money.
     
  10. Hungry Seagull

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    I/we have endured phone calls from soliticators. In the past we were able to reject human originated phone calls from persons who dialed the number by hand.

    But recently computer dialed calls went straight through.

    Our Phone company AT&T imposed a privacy gaurd system onto the house phone and combined with the DO NOT CALL list kept by the FTC eventually halted all forms of unknown calls.

    The only calls that get through are those from the US Government, and those who allow thier telephones to be specifically ID'ed by the caller id.

    It is a shame when a computer is required to fight autobot computers used by telemarketers and scammers and such to ram phone calls past defenses that used to work in the past.

    Finally but not last. We disconnect the telephones from the jacks in the wall when we want absolute peace and quiet for resting. NOTHING will get through at that point.
     
  11. yeti

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    I get the NRA calls once or twice a month, they ask for money, I say either yes or no, they say thanks, life continues, funny though, they always call around 11 am on Saturdays. I don't remember if I told them that was a good time, or if they just figured they have been getting hold of me at that time so don't screw up a sure thing.

    I got the call this morning, best one I ever got, the phone rep sounded like he was falling asleep, I mean like falling asleep RIGHT NOW. They didn't get any $ this month, but it was the most amusing part of my day.
     
  12. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    The NRA got one of my numbers from a second line I used only to call them to renew my membership once. I didn't give them the number, they must have gotten it automatically when I called in.

    However, I found that if you just asked them to take you off the call list, they won't call you again.
     
  13. ThrottleJockey

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    "I've never gotten a call from the NRA, but I'm on the national and state no-call list. If you are troubled by random junk calls, register. It ends many, if not most, of the problems assciated with such calls."

    As someone that actively participated in drafting this legislation, I must inform you that this is only partially true. Excluded from the registry, are insurance companies(this can be very vague, as anyone can be an insurance rep, ie prepaid legal...) and anyone that you have given your number to. By giving someone your number, you are giving them permission to call you.
     
  14. The Lone Haranguer

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    If there is no link on the site to take you off the call list, try the old-fashioned approach - pick up the phone and call them. :p
     
  15. Kind of Blued

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    What time do you think I should call to interrupt their lunch break? :neener:
     
  16. Threeband

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    I got a call from them a month or six weeks ago.

    At first I thought maybe they were phishing scammers.

    When I realized they were legit, I upgraded my membership to Life. Also bought a membership for a soldier overseas.

    Okay, I'm a sucker for a good cause.
     
  17. CapnMac

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    Yes, but those telemarketing calls, I can do something about.

    Curse of having a landline phone number long ago sold into too many phone lists.
     
  18. jimmyraythomason

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    Lifemember for years and never been called.
     
  19. USASA

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    Yes...and it pi**es me off.
     
  20. BobMcG

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    Never happened.
     
  21. krs

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    A couple of years ago they started calling, always just as we sat down to eat. I got fed up with it and pitched a bitch at the next guy who called and he said "If you want I can put you on our "no call" list" and I said yeah, do that 'cause you're really pissin' me off.

    Haven't had a single call since then. I'm a life "Distinquished" member.
     
  22. ambidextrous1

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    I don't know; I operate with a cell phone (only), and I'm very selective about answering the calls I receive: Never answer "unavailable", "restricted", numbers that look suspicious (000 000 0000), and I'm very selective in dealing with toll-free numbers. I'm on the National "no call" list, but that doesn't stop them. I guess I'm just a grumpy old man; at least, I hope so...:p
     
  23. Tommygunn

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    I renew my yearly membership, but I don't answer phone calls that I don't recongnize, like others here have said. Caller ID is the best thing since sliced bread!;):D
     
  24. alemonkey

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    They've never called my house, but yesterday I got a letter asking me to join. Even thought I'm already a member. Way to cross check those mailing lists.
     
  25. KarenTOC

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    Same here. Cell phone only. If I don't recognize the incoming number, I don't answer the phone. And most of the time, I don't listen to my voice mail. Caller ID lets me know who called, and I'll either call them back... or not. No need to listen to messages.

    I also see no need to answer the door if I'm not expecting someone.

    The result of this policy: my friends never drop in unexpectedly, or leave long rambling messages on my voicemail.
     
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