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I am giving a gift NRA membership to a member of this forum

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by thelaststand, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. thelaststand

    thelaststand Member

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    I am sick of the anti gun propaganda spreading around.

    If you are not an NRA member and you would like a free membership (that I will pay for), please post and explain your views on gun control, assault weapons bans, mag capacity limits, etc.

    If you want to join me in gifting an NRA membership, this is how you do it.
    Pick a poster who is requesting a membership in this thread. Post stating that you will provide the gift membership to that member. Send private message asking for name, gender, age, address, phone, email and magazine selection and you can enter that info into the form below and use your credit card, you can also call, etc


    You can gift a one year membership for $25.
    https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/gift.asp?campaignid=XC013245


    I'm giving NRA memberships to all my family this Christmas and I've decided to give a membership to a member on this forum. Marry Christmas!
     
  2. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Senior Member

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    Great Idea - No $ excuse for not being a NRA member . I know money is tight for many - So , I will also follow the OP's lead and match his gift to a forum member who is not presently an NRA member .

    All you need to do is post " I want to Join the NRA" and I will drop you a private e-Mail to get the info needed to gift you a membership .
     
  3. danez71

    danez71 Senior Member

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    I want a NRA membership

    My view is that there should be less restrictions and not more.

    I think CC should be easily attainable in every state; It shouldnt be any harder than filling out the current Fed form if not easier.
     
  4. JERRY

    JERRY Senior Member

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    80 million lawful gun owners and only 4 million NRA members speaks volumes to those on capital hill when they vote.....5% of a group is easy to ignore when the other 95% dont care enough to join the strongest voice they have in wash d.c.
     
  5. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Senior Member

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    danez71 , I have sent you a PM . I do not want to steal the OP's thunder but am standing ready for your information. If the OP would like to choose to gift you a membership, than fine. Otherwise, I am prepared to go ahead .
     
  6. Grassman

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    Jerry, what you wrote kind of puts it in prospective. Many years ago I was a NRA member, I sent them my three year subscription fee (they cashed my check) but I never received my membership and could not get any help from anyone. I guess after all this time I just need to swallow my pride, except it, and rejoin to try and help protect my rights. Wish I could get a good deal on a life membership.

    thelaststand and mnrivrat you are setting an example I hope more will follow.
     
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  8. CookeMonster

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    I would LOVE one. Wife and I made CCW a priority 2 years ago with crime rates and home invasions on the rise as well as 3 kids to protect. We added a HD shotgun 9 months ago. A good safe is next on our list (currently have a cheap pistol safe and shotgun is cable locked and out of sight from kiddos), and NRA memberships came 3rd, followed by an all-purpose rifle (thinking mini-14) 4th. NRA membership bumped up a notch since Aurora, Colarado. Problem is, I've been going to school for the last 2 years using up the last of my GI Bill, and money is tighter than when working full-time. School just finished, and I'm about 3 weeks from completing my FAA testing and starting work, so we'll be very tight for a couple more months, and another couple months to get our heads back above water. Just joined the ranks of the reloaders about 2 months ago. It's hard to afford joining the gun culture, but very easy to justify it.

    I am against ANY further gun laws, and expect the people representing me in government to retract some of the previous laws. Unfortunately, I live in California. While Cali is much more gun-friendly (outside of densely populated areas) than the rest of the nation believes, we are still outvoted by the big cities. Rural Californians have very little say, and our way of life is constantly being dictated by anti-gun nuts like Boxer and Feinstein. I believe in weapon restrictions for the general public... to be restricted in the same way they are for the military and police. We may need them to fight the same bad guys that they do, or the military and police themselves in a worst case scenario. The 2nd Amendment is the deciding factor for me in future votes.
     
  9. Recon Ron

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    NRA membership would make my year

    I am a now ex NRA member due to lack of funds and less hours at work. Heck I even had to move back with the folks until finances get back in order.

    I'm pro-2A to the core and work at a sporting goods store that sells firearms (when I can get hours). I am a firm believer in inalienable rights and gun ownership falls into that category. There is no reason to limit and restrict these rights for honest and good folks who have done no harm. The AWB, and other forms of restrictions to nothing but persecute model citizens and do nothing to limit the criminal behavior of those lacking moral character.



    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."


    The attack on firearms is a war that we must fight against, we are the better men.
     
  10. JERRY

    JERRY Senior Member

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    a one year NRA membership costs the same price as one box of bullets folks. im just not seeing the rational to not be a member.
     
  11. stickhauler

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    They're currently offering Life Memberships for $300.00, it simply takes a Life Member to sponsor you (and I guess, send in the membership fee). I'm an over-the-road trucker, and not home through the week. But, if you can't find any other Life Member here to facilitate getting it, send me a private message and I'll get back to you and give you my address for you to send the fee.

    For Life Members, use this website:

    https://www.nra-2013.org/

    I salute those who have pledged to offer free memberships, we all gotta do what we can to fight off this latest challenge. We can't lose this fight!
     
  12. Warp

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    Not every gun owner really cares about gun rights the way 'we' do.

    Plenty of gun owners just have simple off the shelf 'hunting' shotguns or rifles (pump, bolt, lever, etc) and they know that nothing the anti gun lobby talks about would directly affect them at this point in time, so why spend money on an NRA membership?

    Some gun owners only buy a 1 year membership, or maybe 2, and don't always renew right away when it expires.

    Some would rather give them money to somebody like the GOA or 2nd Amendment foundation, or their local state organization.
     
  13. Warp

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    I just went with a full price life membership during the speech on Friday.

    They make it easy to spend $1,000 on the full price deal.

    $25 a quarter for 40 quarters. THat's 10 years to pay for it, lol
     
  14. Prophet

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    Firearms of any type are not the problem. It is an injustice to the innumerable innocent dead and their families that we as a society should even attempt to lift some of the blame from the shoulders of criminals and sickos who prey upon the innocent and try to shift their guilt onto a lifeless, inanimate tool; regardless of that tool's complexity. I hold criminals and sickos wholly and completely responsible for their actions, not some piece of well-arranged steel.

    More laws and registration only make it more difficult for decent, law-abiding citizens like ourselves to obtain the firearms we need for defense and easier for criminals to overpower us. The citizens you'll find on a gun registry will be law-abiding, because sickos and criminals aren't going to run to their nearest sheriffs office and register their weapons any more than they are going to stop raping, murdering and pillaging, which are already against the law, because sickos and criminals by nature do not and never will obey laws.

    Furthermore, the moral commonfolk of any country must keep modern firearms to remain free. The founders of our nation knew that if a populace did not have the same rights to the same types of weapons their government had, the government would not have reason to fear its populace and could perpetrate whatever injustice it pleased. This is why Americans fought the British at Concord; the British were coming to confiscate their weapons so that defense against tyranny would not be an option. It is the instinct of every government to encroach on its citizenry, and they are doomed to do so if permitted. This is proven fact and is at the heart of the Second Amendment.

    Human beings may stop other human beings from doing what they are doing by only two means; by force, or by reason. You may force them to stop, or you may reason with them to stop on their own. In this world there are sick, evil people who simply will not stop when you attempt to reason with them. The only thing that will stop them is force. A citizen who chooses to carry a firearm is not violent simply because he or she chooses to do so. A citizen who chooses to carry a firearm is a logical citizen because he or she understands that to negate force, equal or greater force must be utilized, and the citizen in fact is a true champion of nonviolence having taken upon themselves a daily burden necessary to prevent or end whatever violence they may happen to encounter. Conversely, by choosing not to keep and carry firearm a citizen limits himselves to one of the only two tools a human being may utilize as a means to promote peace by ending violence, and as such render themselves incapable of defending themselves and society as a whole from hardened criminals who do not respond to reason. As such, I believe well-informed and well-trained supporters of the Second Amendment are truly the lifeline of America's freedom and peace, and as such I am a supporter of the NRA for making quality programs available to equip their supporters with the knowledge and training opportunities necessary to achieve those ends.

    This is a summary of my ideology concerning firearms and those who carry them. If chosen I would pass the membership opportunity onto a young man I know who recently got involved in the shooting sports and would appreciate the publications, perhaps even moreso than myself. I would ask him first and, if he declined the offer, I would be more than happy to receive the membership.
     
  15. horsemen61

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    My view is that It is our right to have what kinds of guns we like and I want to join the NRA thank you to who ever started this :D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  16. JERRY

    JERRY Senior Member

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    exactly. So why would a politician listen to the NRA when so few gun owners care what happens?
     
  17. 9MMare

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    Exactly. My thinking is that most folks that arent NRA members make that choice from ethical or philosophical or political reasons.

    In which case their accepting $$ to do so is hypocritical and counter-productive to their position.
     
  18. horsemen61

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    Or economical being a broke college kid who works 40 hours a week to pay for school doesn't leave alot left for the NRA
     
  19. JERRY

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    Rationalize it anyway you want, but for the price you spend for one box of bullets youre supporting the biggest pro-gun voice you have in wash d.c.

    One box of bullets once a year. Unless you dont even shoot guns you spend that and more on fluff....
     
  20. lykoris

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    It is one thing as a European that has always puzzled me, so many gun owners and yet such an insignificant number are NRA members.

    Unless you support them you are all heading towards European style firearm laws...and believe me there is no going back:(

    I would eat canned beans until I paid my annual membership.
     
  21. Sobel

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    NRA membership.

    This Hanukkah I wanted nothing more than to partake in owning an ar-15 , my mother didn't have the money at the moment so I sold my handgun and gave her the money in hopes it would make it easier for her. Then some man decided he wanted to do something crazy, he never thought of the repercussions not for himself but the millions of people who love and cherish the right to bear arms. So now we've collected the funds and nothing is available because everyone is afraid our rights are going to be taken from us. It pains my heart to think that some day we may end up like Europe. I ask my Grandpa how life was when he was growing up, it always sounds so amazing. Where you could go hunting and carry your rifle and nobody would freak out. It seems many people had a little more sense to them back then. I know I may not ever get the chance to own a rifle because of politics but I'd like to join a group that is trying to make sure that later generations have the pleasure of firearms and the protection they bring. Every man and woman should have not just the right to bear arms but see it as their patriotic duty. We should be the nation we used to be where seeing the flag inspired us, to do all we could for our nation. Seeing how our government is trampling our constitution troubles me. I'd like to see them put in their place and for us to never become subjects. That is why I want to join the NRA to bring us back to the way things should be. Simple and strong, self reliant Americans
     
  22. mcdonl

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    And considering there is no ammo on the shelves what else are you going to spend the money on!!
     
  23. FireInCairo

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    My views are simple: We have a "right" to bear arms. That's different than a privilege, it's something we as a nation cannot take lightly. This "right" must be protected, strengthened, fought for. When people try to chip away at that right, we should be building a hedge about it to protect it. We counter opinion with fact when faced with ignorant opposition because the facts about gun control are scary for the common man.

    Additionally, I feel the best way for the citizenry to protect their right to bear arms is to exercise that right. That means we should be encouraging antis or non-gun owners to come out and shoot with us. Once the mystery and fear about guns is dispelled, you will have a mind transformed. At the very least, you will have someone who will oppose gun control. At best, you will have a new range partner and vehement supporter of the right to bear arms.

    I would also like to thank you for giving this opportunity to others. It's the spirit in which gun enthusiasm should be: People helping people exercise their right to bear arms.
     
  24. Boostedtwo

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    I will become a member when financially I'm better off. I personally think everyone should be a member that collects guns. Like I said I will eventually join.
     
  25. KDS

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    I bought my first gun just before Obama was elected in 2008. It wasn't that I was worried about the election results. I had just been the victim of property theft. Luckily my wife and I weren't home at the time, but I was amazed at the brazen attitude of someone who would come onto my property in the middle of the day to steal my stuff.

    Since then, I have been actively enjoying trap and sporting clays, hunting, and pistol and rifle shooting. I got my cc permit (which we shouldn't need according to the Constitution), and volunteer as a hunter safety instructor for my state. I love to introduce kids to the shooting sports. I got into collecting curio and relics and got my ffl for them. I have bought quite a few firearms of all types.

    No law on the books will ever keep us safe. No law proposed will change that. I believe there is evil in the world and we need to be prepared to stop it. We won't be able to unless we protect our gun rights. That is why I want to join the NRA. As someone who is working full time and going to school, money is a little tight. But that is no excuse. If I am the one chosen, I would greatly appreciate it. If not, I will join this year anyway.

    I appreciate all the great people on this forum. The knowledge here is astounding, but the support is even better.
     

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