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Ive started to give NRA memberships as birthday gifts

Discussion in 'Activism' started by JLStorm, Sep 4, 2007.

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  1. JLStorm

    JLStorm Member

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    I figured that the NRA needed more members and its already hard to shop for people. So I have started to give NRA memberships as gifts to those I know who own guns and are not members or those that like to go the the shooting range and are not members. I have even given a few out to people who dont shoot but are conservatives, so far I have had a great response to the gifts, everyone likes the magazines the best. Just thought I would share my idea.
     
  2. lacoochee

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    I have started doing the same thing, it's a good bargain for the money. I even buy them for the folks I know who are on the fence, sometimes a nudge is all it takes.
     
  3. Robert Hairless

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    rosco22:

    The only real problem I have with the NRA is that when it fights for my rights it also fights for those of people like you. I'm certain that your principles make you agree with me and that you would not want to benefit from the work of an organization you attack. If there were any way for me and others to retain our rights without including you and others like you, I would work hard for it. There always are hangers-on, who take benefits but don't contribute to creating them, and they always ride on the backs of productive people while ridiculing them all the way. Enjoy the ride.

    JLStorm:

    I do the same and so do many of my friends. It really is a gift that keeps on giving. Nice.
     
  4. glockman19

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    Great Idea.
     
  5. Correia

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    I just deleted a bunch of NRA bashing threads and the responses to them.

    Go and read the rules for this forum.

    Activism is for action. Even if you disagree with the action, shut the hell up. Take it someplace else to argue. Activism is strictly for people taking action, not to harp and whine at each other.
     
  6. Jim Diver

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    If you give out allot of memberships, get $10 back for yourself for each membership! Become an NRA recruiter http://www.nrahq.org/recruiters/

    You get $10 on every annual membership you sell and more for lifes.
     
  7. JLStorm

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    I probably dont give out more than 10 or 12 a year, but I really dont want to make any money off the NRA, Id rather let them use the funds to help the cause. I would give out more NRA memberships, but I am only giving them to people who are on the fence, like shooting, or own guns. There are tons of other people who I know who I dont think would take it very well if they got one lol
     
  8. Robert Hairless

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    Jim Diver, that's a useful point. I'm doing what JLStorm does, though, because part of my motivation is to contribute to the NRA.

    One other thing I do for that same reason is to let companies such as Brownells "round up" my orders to the next dollar and donate that change to the NRA.

    But I know that some of my friends have become NRA recruiters to save the $10 on the membership gifts they give, and that's certainly okay with me too. They've pointed out that it helps them give more memberships. Good thinking, I think.
     
  9. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    I was thinking that will the election coming up, there might be a few NRA memberships under the tree for some folks I know. If every member just gave away 2 gift memberships, that would triple the number of members and give the NRA a little muscle to flex when they say membership is up 300% this year.
     
  10. yucaipa

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    Good Idea,very little bit helps.
     
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    I wonder if you could give out one of those easy pay life memberships so they would get the first payment free and if they wanted to continue it they could. I guess that'd be a more specialized kind of gift but it might be an idea
     
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    As an afterthought if they are already NRA members do you give them GOA memberships or SAF memberships? I was thinking of doing that for a few friends.
     
  13. sully0812

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    I've thought of this, and have one concern.

    I'd like to buy a membership for the newborn child of a good friend. But I don't want the NRA calling them and requesting more money.

    I have asked the NRA not to call me, and for the most part, they don't, nor do they send the flood of letters, videos, etc anymore. But the idea that I could be signing a child up to recieve solicitation emails bothers me.
     
  14. JLStorm

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    I have never gotten a call from the NRA and I give donate a regular basis. I get lots of mail though. I wouldnt get a NRA membership for anyone to young to enjoy the magazine they send for the kids, thats my rule of thumb.
     
  15. Robert Hairless

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    The NRA has never phoned me.
     
  16. gunsmith

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    my bro is a cop in NY State

    I gave him a membership for his birthday, Y'know what he likes best?
    The decal for his car:D
    Other then that, it is difficult to get him on board for gun rights, he hardly ever carrys off duty.
     
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    Great idea! If anyone is similarly inclined remember you can get a $10 discount by using the link in my signature line. For more info check out my "NRA Membership Discount " thread in the group buys and discounts topics.

    The NRA has a special magazine for junior members that is written just for kids!
     
  18. learn2shoot

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    Great Idea! I have given a few away from time to time. I have thought of giving NRA memberships to people who have attested to their hatred of guns and are staunch liberals... (like my in-laws) but have decided against it. I don't want to be given a membership to PETA or the Brady Campaign.
     
  19. alucard0822

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    I have given a few memberships as gifts to gunnies, and people that lean that way, if nothing else they get more exposure to our side of the debate, and it can help debunk some of the myths perpetrated by the antis that some hunters and casual shooters belive (read AWB). I wonder what the legality would be to give an annual membership to folks that seem to need it the most, like Hillary C., Nanacy P. and Dianne F. would be kinda funny to see the look on their face when they find a shiny new issue of Americas first freedom in their mailbox:D
     
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    :banghead: YEAH!

    Also, if you call the NRA, you can get setup to contribute monthly to them towards your lifetime membership. Or just to contribute monthly of course. I give $25 a month which they bill to my NRA credit card.
     
  21. swifteagle

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    This is a great idea. I have several people on my gift list who are hard to buy for that are not yet NRA members.
     
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