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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.

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  1. solman

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    Thats Very generous of our members here on this forum. I just upped my membership to lifetime so my funds are low for a while. I had not thought of doing it :banghead: but kudos to you. We as shooters and gun owners have to do better as a group and get our NRA membership % higher to help combat the anti's.
     
  2. preachnhunt

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    You all are doing a good thing. I can't offer a membership to anyone right now ,but I just rejoined myself. In the near future I hope to join you in helping others with membership.
     
  3. cvoharley

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    It is my pleasure to announce that the NRA has four NEW members as of this evening. Jlr2267, srtolly, KDS, & TheGuyOnTheCouch you have all been signed up (or in the case of Couch Guy his Aunt). Your first year's membership has been billed to my credit card, I hope you find value in the membership and are encouraged to renew next year as well as maybe giving a little good will towards all of the good people here on the High Road forum. We have many potential obstacles to our right to keep and bear arms in the coming year. I hope this encourages other to do whatever it is you can to help the cause. Write your Congressman & Senators to let them know how you feel. What ever it is, be motivated and do something. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
     
  4. KDS

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    Many thanks to cvoharley and all the other members here who are helping out with memberships!
     
  5. KLL

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    If you still have one to give, I'd proudly accept it.
     
  6. horsemen61

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    Johhny dollar Id love a membership if you are still doing it thank you:D:D:D:D:D or any of you guys/gals that want to give one out I am in college and money is very tight
     
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  7. KLL

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    After thinking about it, please sponsor horsemen61, I will pay for mine (after all they are offering memberships for $10 now). We need as many members as we can get, and I have no excuse not to cough up a few bucks for it.
     
  8. mnrivrat

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    i'm going to bump this one time to make sure all business is completed regarding this thread.

    One last chance to help someone become an NRA member, and further the cause of RTKBA .

    My heart felt thanks to those who participated .

    Besides writing my represenitives, and doing all else I can think of, and can aford . It gave me great personal satisfaction to participate in the OP's idea . I hope he has also found someone to sponser, and that his gift gives him as much satisfaction as mine has.

    Keith
     
  9. Ifishsum

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    I will also gift a membership to the next poster who wants to claim it (looks like all previous posters are already covered?) - please be sure to PM me with your information (see post #53) and choice of magazine.

    edit: now spoken for
     
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  10. horsemen61

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    Thank you johnny Dollar for your kindness :D
     
  11. CookeMonster

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    Much thanks, Ifishsum. Glad to be an additional number behind the movement.
     
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    Welcome CookeMonster!
     
  13. anchorman

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    the (ir?)rational to not being a member

    I'm not trying to start anything here, and I admire the sentiment of gifting NRA memberships to others who don't have the extra cash right now to do so, but I thought I'd share with others why at least a few people find it hard to send the NRA our hard earned money.

    If they would stick to fighting exclusively for our second amendment rights, it would be a lot easier for a lot of the 76 million gun owners out there who are not members to support them. I'm not going to get into detail here on all of the specifics, but my impression (and that of friends of mine who would otherwise support them) is that they stray into what could be described as "conservative politics" too much, instead focusing exclusively on second amendment rights. I'd be bothered if they were straying into so called "liberal politics" too. I'm not interested in arguing the merits of liberal vs. conservative on other issues, though many others may want to go down that road. I don't advocates of my second amendment rights wasting rights wasting a moment of their time trying to cure random social ills, from imagined (or real) voter fraud to childhood obesity, or anything else plaguing our nation. I want them advocating for my second amendment rights. If I wanted to advocate for or against anything else, I would (and I do) give money to other groups who lobby congress and educate the public about other things I find important. Our second amendment rights, however, should be something that people of all political persuasions should be fighting to protect. Hopefully that is something all of us who are members here at THR can get behind.

    The other reason I have for not being a member (yet), is that my friend finally broke down and joined the NRA this summer, and they sent him some cheesy chinese made duffle bag as a thank you "gift". I don't know about y'all, but I'm not interested in giving them money so that they can go buy slave labor made duffle bags overseas to give to me. I want them spending every dime I give them lobbying congress and educating the public, so we can quit worrying about media figures spreading fear and misinformation regarding firearms.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm entirely thankful for much of the work that the NRA does on behalf of all of us. But when they stray from their mission and get mixed up in other things, it complicates everything for those of us who would love to actively support them.

    I'll probably join them anyway, since they do have a pretty good track record of pulling the votes together to oppose the idiots pushing to restrict our god given and constitutionally protected right to bear arms for our own and the common defense, but it will be grudgingly. I really hate to do anything grudgingly. If someone is feeling gracious, maybe please convince me that I should be happy about doing this (in a DM so as not to hijack the thread). If you can convince me, I'll have a hell of an easier time convincing my friends ;)
     
  14. Yosemite Sam

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    anchorman:

    * I've never heard or read about the non-2nd amendment activities of the NRA like "childhood obesity" or "voter fraud." And side note, how is childhood obesity a partisan issue instead of a public health issue? I can't follow your logic. Can you please provide links where I can read about the NRA dabbling in things unrelated to the 2nd Amendment? The only thing I can think of is wildlife conservation efforts to preserve certain lands.

    * Regarding the Chinese-made free gifts the NRA throws in for memberships, there is always a checkbox to not receive any of the gifts but simply have the entire monetary contribution go towards NRA.
     
  15. anchorman

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    Yosemite Sam,

    That is good to know about the checkbox. I hope people check it. As to the other examples, I was trying not to get too political and stir up a hornets nest, so I mentioned some hypothetical things a person might get worked up over. maybe not the best way to make a point... and you're right, childhood obesity is a public health problem, but how we as a nation deal with it involves politics. I'm trying to keep the politics here aimed at promoting the right to keep and bear arms. Dig around and you can find enough information about the NRA dabbling in various "conservative" causes. Or maybe it's the NRA-ILA? I get confused as to who is what and where the money is flowing. If the NRA proper is not doing the lobbying, why join them in order to have them as an advocate? Anyway, my point was that 2A rights are not a liberal or conservative thing, they are a universal thing that we all need to work together to promote and protect. I see too often people blaming liberals rather than reaching out to them. Brady campaign is run by a bunch of wealthy republicans. Feinstein, Schumer, et. al. are wealthy democrats. There are pro and anti RKBA people on both sides of the political fence and everywhere in between. My point was to keep our eyes and minds open and look for ways to stick together on this issue. When the NRA is perceived by otherwise sympathetic people as moving well out of their mandate, they loose potential members. to use an extreme example, if they were promoting abortion, a good chunk of their members would be appalled and leave the organization. The same holds true if they are seeking to restrict abortion, a bunch of people with different beliefs will be turned off. That's why I wish they would stay miles away from other issues not related to RKBA, since it just creates division, when we need to stick together. Kind of like this forum here at THR: politics not related to guns and the like is frowned upon.

    I want to have strong advocates focused 100% of their professional time on protecting the second amendment since, as others have pointed out, once they restrict your rights, its damn hard to get them back.
     
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  16. mnrivrat

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    I would guess that almost every member of the NRA has at least some bone to pick with the organization. I think one has to decide whether the overall effort is worth supporting.

    My opinion is that without them we would have lost a lot more of our rights pertaining to the 2nd amendment than what we have so far. And in the future, they are the political power we need.

    If not the NRA then who ? And when the threat to our rights come from polititians, than how does one NOT play in the political field ?

    If one wants to make changes in how the NRA operates, then what better way than to be part of the system .
     
  17. gym

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    Do they send new cards out each year, I re-upped a few months ago, got a hat and a magazine but no card? Still have my old card.
     
  18. theboyscout

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    Gun Control,

    This whole thing is being misunderstood and the wrong people are being blamed. I first ask you what is an "assault rifle"? Exactly to call a gun an assault rifle that is any gun (in my opinion) that is being used for wrong. If a gun is not being used right then you don’t deserve it. Truly the only one to blame about this gun nonsense is the mother who did not put her guns away correctly. She knew her son was sick and did nothing about it. She should have never had a gun in the first place.

    My idea of gun control is to be able to control the gun you’re using. There are rules to guns for a reason and they should be respected. Meaning felons should not have guns. But trying to take the honest man’s gun is wrong. The declaration says we have a right to bear arms. This was written in an older time but it still applies because it’s true. This written in case our government was ever overrun by enemy forces. We (the citizens) were supposed to protect our land and property and we were granted the ability to own military weapons. By law I believe we are supposed to be able to obtain military approved guns and ammunition. Not saying fully automatic guns, but if the guns was used in the military it was to be civilianized (semiautomatic or less) for us to use to protect our country and proper/ our friends and family. That’s the American way. That’s the way I believe in. that’s how guns should be controlled.

    The Boy Scout,
     
  19. EBK

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    "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."

    Two word answer. MOLON LABE

    I believe the 1934 NFA and the 1986 hughes amendment should be repealed.

    If a person can not be trusted with a firearms they should not be in public.

    I was a member of the NRA until this month when my membership expired. I will renew when I have the money available.
     
  20. EBK

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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.
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    Or some of us can barely afford the box of bullets to practice with and have to make a choice between being able to practice or sending money to the NRA.

    I have chosen to practice.

    When I am able to I will renew my membership.
     
  21. gym

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    Thanks Johnny,
    As far as being an NRA member is concerned, if you shoot, and believe in the right to bar arms, you should be a member of the only "real" organization that defends that right, even if they don't meet you're expectations.
    Because no one else is going to carry the ball .
    Much discussion goes on about our rights, but if people don't exercise their right to protest unjust laws and corrupt politicians then we lose what we have. The NRA may not be perfect, but until something better comes along, anyone who believes in the Constitution, should at least donate the small amount for what they do, without question.
    http://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/grassroots/write-your-reps.aspx
     
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  22. walking arsenal

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    I'm not a member. But I wouldn't mind being one. As a college student and a student teacher a little help with the funds would be nice.

    I'm a strong supporter of the 2A who believes guns are not just for hunting but for the necessary right that guarantees a free country to it's citizens.
     
  23. XD 45acp

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    Walking Arsenal, I will gift you a 1 year membership. PM me the info :



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  24. Rowdy1

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    Great thread!
    I love the generosity of the majority of the the shooting community. I have never been a member of the NRA because I didn't always agree with them. This thread made me realize it's time to join the biggest organization fighting for our rights on a daily basis. I just joined! Thanks to the members helping those that can't afford to join, we need to swell the ranks to of the NRA so the gun grabbers realize we are not going to sit idlely by while they take our rights away.
     
  25. XD 45acp

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    Congrats Rowdy, yea, some stuff in the past with the NRA I differ with, but all in all, they have alot of pull.
     
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