NRA Life Membership $300 Again

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  1. tuckerdog1

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    Fair question. I get nothing from the NRA. I do not work for them any capacity. Just happen to believe in what they do, and figure a large permanent headcount helps with the DC arm twisting.

    In the 4 or 5 years we've been doing this, and the approx 200 new Life Members signed up, I have received 1 "thank you" gift from one of the new Life Members. A really nice Benchmade knife. Totally unexpected:eek: And let me take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to that member again.

    Sediment, Yes still openings. PM me.

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  2. Sock Puppet

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    Let me take a look at the family budget.
     
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    Not sure about this thread or offer, but I cannot believe you said what is highlighted. The 2nd amendment is only one Democratic vacancy away if Obama or another liberal replaces a conservative on the SCOTUS.
     
  4. Vector

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    Wow, here is another example of someone making an absurd comment. Not all Republican presidents have chosen wisely when it comes to SCOTUS choices as it relates to the 2nd amendment. Look at Bushes father who gave us Souter. Others have been duped including Eisenhower. I'm sure from the NRA's perspective they would not feel comfortable unless any vote would be 9-0 in favor of the 2nd Amendment.

    That of course does not include state and local factors which can have a bearing on peoples rights as well. Complacency will be what dooms America.
     
  5. millertyme

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    If they really wanted to get the sheeple moving drastically towards gun control all they'd have to do is start publicizing any time someone uses a gun in a crime through the mass media outlets. Stop showing all the other useless nonesense on the television and replace it with kids being caught with firearms at school, gang shootings, domestic violence, poaching, and any other news that places a negative light upon possessors of firearms (not just gun owners) and even the most passive individual in the most tranquil neighborhood will scream at the top of their lungs for gun control. That's one of the ways John McCain keeps getting elected or at least how he fundraises in AZ. He goes to all the little old white ladies up in Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills and starts talking about Mexicans and crime and a tough border policy and they all but sell the family pearls to support him so he can keep protecting them and their borders. By their reaction you'd think violent crime was running rampant through the streets. Nevermind that he does nothing.
     
  6. waterhouse

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    You'll get a lifetime voting membership, a magazine every month, $1,000 of firearms insurance coverage (~$18 a year worth of coverage when you add a rider to your homeowners policy, although prices can vary greatly), probably a few other things like hotel and car rental discounts but I'm not sure. Some private ranges require each member to have an NRA membership (I think for insurance reasons) so for some people it is cheaper to get a life membership than pay the annual fee. You can also opt out of all mailings, they send me a magazine once a month and a new member card once a year or so, that's it.

    I used to do the yearly membership thing, then tuckerdog offered this deal a few years ago and I jumped on it. Money well spent to me, thanks for doing the legwork again TD.
     
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    I went Life 17 years ago (I think). Saved a bushel of bucks over the long term.
     
  8. Remander

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    I took advantage of this offer a year or two ago. Can't beat it.

    For those concerned about junk mail, I get nothing but the American Rifleman magazine, and maybe one other item per year, since I followed this advice on the NRA site.

    Q: How can I reduce the amount of mail I receive from the NRA?

    A: Simply email us at [email protected] or dial 800-NRA-3888 and request to be placed on the "Do Not Promote" list. This will significantly reduce the amount of mail you receive without affecting important mailings, magazine service, or your membership renewal.
     
  9. Yosemite Sam

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    ArmsCare firearms insurance has been raised from $1000 to $2500 for all members. I just got the offer in the mail again this year, and I'll help out.


    Please send me a PM with:

    * Name
    * Address
    * Magazine preference (American Rifleman, American Hunter, America's 1st Freedom)
    * NRA number if you're already a member (so they can match it up easier instead of creating a duplicate account)

    Optional:

    * Telephone
    * E-mail address
    * Date of Birth



    I think they're asking for date of birth to clean up their computer database. With 4.3+ million members, there's gonna be some duplicate accounts (people with 2 or more NRA numbers). This will help them match people up. That and birthday will help sort out John Smith Jr. and John Smith Sr. This is just my guess why they're asking for birthday.
     
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    pm sent TY tuckerdog1
     
  11. tuckerdog1

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    Thanks Sam,

    Your help last time around got a lot more members added.

    Response a little low this time around. I still have 9 openings. Who knows, maybe holiday cash will pick up the pace. I think money just may be too tight this year.

    TigerBight, PM replied.

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    Just as an FYI, Tuckerdog hooked me up last time. NRA was a little slow to process, but there were no problems.

    I'm writing because normally I wouldn't send a $300 check and personal information to a stranger I met on the internet, but it worked out fine.
     
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    As mentioned by a later posting, the Armscare insurance has increased to $2500, but for those who are members of private ranges the umbrella insurance offered to the range is probably of greatest benefit.

    I just received my renewal info in the mail today and on that NRA letter the life membership was offered for for $600 as compared to the regular price of $1,000. $600 is better than $1K, but I remembered this deal from last year so the timing was fortunate. At $300, even with the discounted yearly rate of $30 the life membership will pay for itself within 10 years; I'm hoping to get far more use out of it than than!

    I agree that the regular form letters are more than a little abrasive, but for some people that's what it takes to get them to read/respond to anything. I haven't opted out of the promos yet, but thanks for the info posted about removing yourself. And thanks again to tuckerdog for offering this lifetime renewal and taking time out of his own day to organize the submissions.
    -hype
     
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    Last year Tuckerdog1 did the same thing with Lifetime memberships. I sent him the money and I'm now a Lifetime NRA member. You can trust him.
     
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    At the risk of being pounced upon ;), how much of the membership fee goes to the lobbying branch of the NRA?
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    Sam, things are picking up today. Could hit the 20 tonight or tomorrow. So some may just be coming your way after all.

    Tuckerdog1
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    Unfortunately, none. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Your membership fees don't go there. Although they probably need the money more.

    I signed up for the Life Membership "extended pay plan" or whatever they call it about four years ago. The total is $1000, and I pay $100 per year. I have already passed the $300 mark, so I'll just keep on paying. It's worth it. :)

    My wife is a little quicker on the uptake than I--she grabbed the $300 life membership a year or so ago. :)

    I can't believe some of the ostriches on this thread. I have read that there are 80-90 million gun owners in the US, but only ~4.5 million NRA members, or 5% of American gun owners (at best).

    AARP claims 40 million members...almost ten times that of the NRA, and probably 80-90% of retired Americans. As a result, AARP is an unassailable force on Capitol Hill.

    There are twice as many gun owners as there are senior citizens. Yet they have ten times the representation that we do. Something is wrong with this picture. Annual membership in AARP or NRA is about the same...~$40 or so.

    Would that gun owners be nearly so wise, and so unified. Sadly, we are our own worst enemy. This thread contains many examples.

    Think on that.
    Best regards, and Happy Thanksgiving.
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  20. Art Eatman

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    I've been a sort off-an-on activist in the RKBA deal since 1967. A fair while. An NRA member since 1964; my father became a life member back in the 1930s.

    Were it not for the efforts of the NRA in 1967 and 1968, you wouldn't have CHLs: No handguns, if "old" Senator Dodd had succeeded. And all long guns would be registered.

    The NRA is still regarded in Congress as the strongest lobbying group except for the AARP. And even the hard-core Democrats acknowledged that the NRA's efforts were instrumental in their losing control of the House of Representatives in 1994.

    Lobbying takes money. Unfortunately, PETA has more money for that than does the NRA. So does George Soros, who is probably the richest of the anti-gun socialists.

    Folks whine about getting the mailouts. Okay, from a TFL moderator with whom I've been familiar for over ten years: "When I was working for NRA, depending on the mailing, return was as high as $1 per penny. Yep, per penny."

    And for the Olde Pharts, the NRA Plan B health insurance for us Medicare types is the cheapest available. (All the plans are the same, by law; only the price varies among insurors.)

    But one thing I've learned for sure in forty-three years: The anti-gun crowd never quits. Never.
     
  21. Tony50ae

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    Yes the NRA always asks for money. They need it. There are different branches to the NRA and money sent to one does not go to another if they need it. So thats why you get the mailings. Usually its the NRA-ILA that sends the most mailings. They are the lobbying branch and no membership dues get used for that purpose. Its that simple folks. I don't contribute much to that branch but I do contibute through the Combined Federal Campaign at work. I have a small deduction from my paycheck that goes to the NRA Foundation. I like to think I am doing my part.

    Like someone else stated, all these gun owners in America and yet so few that are NRA members. I always hear that the NRA is the 800 pound Gorilla, yet in reality it should be more like a 5000 pound elephant. If you have a real reason to not like the NRA fine. But the most pathetic one I hear is that you get too many mailings. Do what I do, throw them out if you don't want to contribute!

    If you are married and your spouse supports the 2nd Amendment, have him or her join as well. In politics its a numbers game. The more numbers a lobbying group has the better.
     
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    You do realize the Clinton AWB would still be in effect if Congress had opted to try and renew it don't you? Bush said if they sent a bill to renew it, he'd have signed it.

    You also realize that the 2nd amendment could become a moot point if Obama or any President told the EPA to declare ammo components too toxic for regular citizens to own? Or that a still Democrat controlled Senate could vote to ratify the upcoming UN Small Arms Treaty, which will likely attempt to ban civilian ownership of firearms?

    It makes me quite sad that some of the gun culture feels it unnecessary to shoulder the load to keep our 2nd amendment rights intact. See, my dream is to leave this country to my grandchildren with MORE rights intact than we currently have. That's why, with the help of this offer by another member here last year, I became a Life Member of the NRA. And I thank each and every member here who offer to help a fellow shooter get a life membership at a much reduced cost.

    Truly what burns my butt is, many here served this country to preserve every Americans constitutional rights, yet every time a thread starts about the NRA, we get the usual "don't bother me" comments from a few. It tends to make a veteran feel they wasted their time defending such inconsiderate people. People actually make the statement they don't bother to vote? I'd hope your momma raised you better than that. Seems the world has gone to hell since they started taking good old fashioned butt whippings away as a form of punishment for children!
     
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  24. tuckerdog1

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    Would be down to the last two, but a couple folks found a friend with the same offer. So they're having him get their memberships. I do appreciate them letting me know, so two more can get in. So that makes it 4 openings left.

    Tuckerdog1
     
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    Two openings left.

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