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NRA found me

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Blackbeard, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Blackbeard

    Blackbeard Member

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    Got my first fundraising call from the NRA today. It's not that I dislike the NRA, I just hate being called and asked for money. I'm curious who gave them my number. My most recent purchases were a Browning Buckmark, which I registered online, and some stuff from Midway (spare mags and a shot timer).

    Did Browning sell me out?
     
  2. Werewolf

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    Did you check the roundup box at Midway that gives the roundup to the NRA? If so that may be the source of the rat.
     
  3. Rachen

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    Maybe we guys should stop shopping for useless crap such as mp3 players, ipods and the latest pop albums. I never liked these things and I would not hestitate to give some money for NRA fundraising reasons.

    We need it right now, elections are coming, and the air is singing with electricity. Even my hair is going on end right now:D
     
  4. Uglyoldpoorman

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    I was forced to join the NRA in order to join the local(and only place to shoot) gun club. Don't like it but I do it in order to get to shoot I play along.

    As someone once said, if it is the only card game in town you play even if it is rigged. I think that same guy once said pick the hill that you die on.

    So in other words don't sweat the small stuff, pick the battles that mean something, and undermine from within.
     
  5. Uglyoldpoorman

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  6. Revolver Ocelot

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    i was forced to join in order to gain entry to a local gun show,I have found no advantages or disadvantages to having the membership thus far.
     
  7. Freightman

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    How many congressmen do you know? I have no pull at all with mine, but if there are 1000 of us in this district you will have a little more chance for them to listen.
     
  8. orionengnr

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    Ask them to quit calling.

    Then join.

    I've been a member for three years now and get ZERO calls or snail mails. I asked them once. That's all it takes.

    Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. Or OUR face, for that matter. :)
     
  9. BobbyQuickdraw

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    I only got 1 call. Get the mail, don't mind it.
     
  10. Linda

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    No advantages?:confused:
    How about the automatic $1000 worth of gun insurance you now have with your paid membership? If that's not value in it's self, then how about the fact that they fight for your gun rights?

    But then again, you're probably right.:banghead:
     
  11. ranger58

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    NRA member and proud of it as they stand up for are rights:)
     
  12. Zeke/PA

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    I just sent the N.R.A. $175.00 for needed funds while up -grading my membership from Life to Endowment.
    My belief is that the N.R.A. is what the politicians fear more than ANY other form of voting public.
    The N.R.A. is the ONLY thing protecting your 2A rights at present.
    Zeke
     
  13. The Lone Haranguer

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    I got an automated call on my voice mail just yesterday. It was to tell me of an upcoming Game & Fish Department hearing in which a ban on lead-bullet ammunition is to be discussed. I've never had a fund-raising solicitation of any kind, except to renew my membership three months after I just renewed it.

    BTW, I am pleased that Arizona is still not afraid to call it Game and Fish. ;)
     
  14. beertracker

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    I just love it when the NRA takes membership money and works with anti-gunners such as Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York to pass the Veterans Disarmament law. Do a Yahoo search to or visit her site to learn more.

    Beertracker :confused:
     
  15. JaxNovice

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    The only thing I have gotten out of joining the NRA is constant requests for more money. I paid money to be put on a mailing list for solicitations. I joined earlier this year and before my welcome pack arrived, I received two seperate request for funds.
     
  16. antsi

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    Translation: I swallow anti-NRA propaganda hook, line, and sinker.
     
  17. geojap

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    I renew my NRA membership every year but I have never gotten a call from them. I know it is hard to see the effect of their actions since it is a national organization that you don't see with your own eyes most times. But they are effective at protecting our Second Amendment rights with their legislative arm (NRA-ILA) and they also do a great service to the shooting community with their educational programs.

    In Texas, we have our own version of the NRA, called the Texas State Rifle Association. The TSRA is VERY active in lobbying the state legislature for 2A rights. The TSRA gets several beneficial bills passed every single session, it seems like. This past session they were instrumental in passing the bills which clarified the "castle doctrine" and the bill which made it no longer an offense to carry a concealed handgun in your car.

    The TSRA only has about 22,000 members in Texas, while the NRA has about ten times as many in our state. The TSRA is very effective at protecting our rights in Texas, and they could use more support in the form of your membership if you live in Texas.
     
  18. bhp9mm

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    they have called me for 5 days in a row
     
  19. geojap

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    Like others have said, why don't you just ask them not to call any more? They will take you off their call list.
     
  20. 22-rimfire

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    I suggest you join and at least do something to assist their fight for 2A rights on your behalf. I get at least one call a week from some organization wanting me to donate to them. Some I do and some I don't.
     
  21. The Lone Haranguer

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    I am sure that if you go to their website there is a box you can uncheck somewhere, or even try an old-fashioned phone call, if you don't want to receive solicitations.
     
  22. TexasRifleman

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    All you guys that were "forced" don't seem to get it. In this world things like gun ranges and some gun shows need insurance. NRA has the ability to obtain liability insurance from some carriers. It's just like any group policy, a certain number of people need to be in the group to qualify.

    No one "forced" you, you were more than welcome to walk right on by.

    If you find another group that can get this kind of insurance please let us know.
     
  23. cornman

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    Well you know the NRA is a "non-profit who only pays the president of the NRA $950k/year. Sorry folks, but you NRA supporters have been duped using fear to make the rich richer. Hey, that sounds like the Republican party in a nutshell...:rolleyes:
     
  24. doc540

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    The federal law mandates that anyone must stop calling if you simply ask them to add your number to their internal do not call list.

    If they fail to do so, and after 30 days call they again, they're subject to federal fines and, most likely, state fines since nearly every state has it's own dnc laws.

    Whenever I get a call at home from any entity that I don't want to hear from, I just politely interrupt and say, "Please add this number to your internal do not call list". Sometimes they get rude, but I shrug it off and just repeat the request.

    btw: some state laws even give a cut of the fine to the person filing the complaint. Of course, now just hoppleheads are filing hundreds of bogus complaints hoping to make a little free money.
     
  25. Mannix

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    Geez, invasion of the trolls?

    How about you go look at what Sarah Brady made vs the size of their organization.
     
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