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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gibson_es, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. gibson_es

    gibson_es Member

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    Just joined. Yahoo! A couple hotel stays and it will pay for its self. Lol.

    Just did one year, will do thst every yeae til i get done with college and get a job. $1,000 is a bit steap at the moment... Though that jacket is spiffy! (Life time membership fee.. jacket is free. Stated as a $250 jacket)

    .. just wish they would send more then one sticker... Maybe i will email the request. Lol.

    The $1,000 insurance is worth it. I wont have more then $1,000 worth of fire arms for a while. And the membership gets me $35 a night at a particular hotel in town if me and the wife wanna get away for a night.. thats cheaper then a motel 6! ... With less bugs. Haha!

    And it helped me local a cw class for my ccw that is only $50. The bedt price i saw before that was $69. Thats of coarse just the class, not the permit its self. And if n.r.a. is backing it i would think its not a crappy class that lasts an hour and done.

    Not to mention... Im an N.R.A. member... That alone is worth it.


    Just wanted to share my joy!

    Now if only i got discounts on guns and ammo.... ;)
     
  2. lloveless

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    As a Life member welcome aboard. It is a good deal on many different levels.
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  3. Sig88

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    Life member is something I'd like to do down the road. For me my membership paid for itself by just going to the Convention. I actually have to renew soon
     
  4. gibson_es

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    Uep, seems thst unless you sit on your butt doing nothing all year, it will find a way to pay for its self.
     
  5. whalerman

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    I just wish we could get all gun owners to join. The excuses not to, in my book, never cut it. Imagine an eighty million member NRA. Imagine what that would mean for current, pending, and future gun legislation. We might actually enter an era where the Constitution were recognized again.
     
  6. loadedround

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    I've been a NRA Life Member for over 20 years now and am extremly proud of this fact and wear my gold Life member pin on my suit lapel every chance I get. :D
     
  7. FROGO207

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    I always paid by the year as this netted the NRA the most money per my membership. Then I started to forget all those little things and at the same time money got a lot scarcer. So when a member here offered a deal on getting a lifetime membership I tightened my belt a lot and did it. Now when I have some extra $$$ I just send in a donation. Won't have to remember to sign up ever again.:D As stated elsewhere the NRA is the 800 pound gorilla that can't be swept under the rug with RKBA matters, so I also urge those that are in a position to join and just haven't bothered to do so now. If you know someone that wants to join or rejoin but had not due to cash problems a gift membership would be most welcome I am sure. When it comes down to it we are better off keeping our current gun rights intact rather than trying to regain what we have lost at a later date.

    Yeah I know!!! Some will say the NRA is not looking out for us all. So if you can find a better organization for RKBA rights let us in on that secret please. Until then My vote (and $$$) will be with the NRA.
     
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  8. hso

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    Good for you.

    Be sure to go to the website and opt out of all the annoying begging mail.
     
  9. stickhauler

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    Congratulations on taking on the mantle of helping keep our gun rights intact! As someone said, it's really too bad we can't get every gun owner to do the same.
     
  10. rscalzo

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    I looked but didn't see anything.
     
  11. FROGO207

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    You have to set up an account with them and that was there on I think the first page. Lacking the info needed call the member services 800 number and ask to be opted out of the mailings they will take it from there. I think that they finally realized that this will save them money if you are not ever going to spend any more money there.
     
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    Congrats!
     
  13. G27RR

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    Congrats, and I agree that a $1,000 is a lot at once. They do offer discounted upgrades to members from time to time. I upgraded to Life about two years back for $300, then to Endowment a year ago at another discounted rate. You don't get the jacket with the discount, which makes sense, since you're saving $700, but you might get a choice of "gift" from a short list as I did.
     
  14. jcwit

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    GOOD FOR YOU!

    I wish I'd have done the same years ago but always kept my membership with a year or two here and there. Now I'm old and its not prudent money wise to get the Life Membership, but of course I'm still a member. They are the Big dog on the porch and do the most for our interests for sure.

    National Metric Small Bore matches going on right now in Bristol, Indiana.
     
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  15. Fleet

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    One day, you'll wake up.
     
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    You're a disabled vet - your rate for "Distinguished Life Member" is the same as a retiree's rate - $300.00

    Since you may be NEAR Bristol, IN - you may want to have someone do the math for you.... lol
    (all in jest ya'old hoosier, I grew up on Little Simonton Lake in Elkhart from 1962-1973)
    BLUE BLAZERS ROCK!!!!
     
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    Congrats! Just joined up myself two days ago when they called the house requesting support. :)
     
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    Ditto to what whalerman said.......everyone that is a gun owner or shooter should join, then we would be invincible. I too am a life member for over 20 years.
     
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    gibson im doing the same plan as you until im out of college with a real job haha, money is tight these days!

    Welcome aboard!
     
  20. RyanAnchors

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    Anyone who owns guns and isn't a member of AT LEAST the NRA is doing a disservice to us all.
    If you really can't afford $25/year (sometimes $25 for two years!), then you probably can't afford ammo.
    I'm a yearly member and whenever I buy something from Turner's Outdoorsman here I do the "Add A Buck" to the NRA thing that they offer, which I think is pretty cool!

    Yes sometimes they take credit for other group's work, but we're on the same team here. Yes they have a lot of money. That is the point. Money talks in Washington.
    Do you know of any other gun rights group that can get a seat at the United Nations table to state our Second Amendment concerns? I think not.

    The SAF (Second Amendment Foundation)/Alan Gura is also really good, you may remember them from such projects as McDonald and Heller (and a host of on going projects).

    Also, CalGunsFoundation (CGF) is great for those in California. They have taken tremendous strides for gun owners in California and as a result, gun owners everywhere.
     
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    I wouldn't call a lack of membership a disservice. There are other ways to advocate for the cause and some people choose that route. Regardless though, i consider the 2nd Amendment to be like a muscle. If you don't exercise it, you lose it.
     
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    My brother joined me -I believe- in 1951
    I liked their pretty little decals
     
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    Congrats, now you can add that to your Signature line... Welcome aboard.!
     
  25. Ole Coot

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    Congrats! I believe that getting firearms owners or people that believe in our personal rights to become members even if they don't own or use firearms. This may be the first right that could possibly be cut from our Constitution.
     
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