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NRA Life Membership, is it worth it?

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  1. solman

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    If you have the money YES it's worth it.
    I did it several years ago when they had it for $300. No regrets its done and paid for.
     
  2. HKGuns

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    I did the same $300 special, probably at the same time, no regrets.

    Worth is relative and personal.

    To me, the reaction of the Anti's to the NRA makes it worth every penny. I contribute separately to the ILA as well.
     
  3. CapnMac

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    It was worth it to me just for reducing the mount of stuff mailed to me by easily. a third
     
  4. gunfighter48

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    It was very much worth it to me. I had wanted to become a life member for many years but couldn't afford it. When the NRA ran a special for a life membership that you could pay monthly on I finally took advantage of it. I paid off the $600 in 5 months. I have upgraded twice since then. If the gun owners of this country don't start supporting the NRA or other pro gun organizations there won't be any reason or need for support. Our gun rights will be a thing of the past!!! The NRA isn't perfect by a long shot but it's the ONE organization the gun banners fear the most. We members pack a lot of political muscle when we band together and let the politicos know their jobs are on the line!!!!!!!!!! We need all gun owners to get into this battle before it's too late. Ask the British and Aussies!!!
     
  5. ThePomel

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    I wanted to up for life about a month ago, but that was before the discount. So instead I got a 5 year membership for about $100 I think. If I knew about the discount I might have gone for life.
     
  6. JTHunter

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    ThePomel - why don't you try calling the toll-free membership number and see if they will apply at least part of that 5 yr. membership towards the discounted Life price?
    Couldn't hurt to ask.
     
  7. Black Butte

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    I just signed up for and paid my first installment of the easy-pay NRA life membership. The complimentary hat will soften the sting of contempt I'll receive from Diane Feinstein and her ilk. :)
     
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    NRA life membership is more "worth it" the younger you are. Get it while you're still in your 20's. Each extra year of life expectancy increases the benefit.

    Actually, to take this to an extreme, give a gift of NRA life membership to a baby as soon as it's born!
     
  9. fouled bore

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    I am a life member now. Just took advantage of the $500 price and the easy pay option.
     
  10. ThePomel

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    That's a great idea, I may just do that!
     
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    At my age, I figure I'm money ahead renewing my membership on a one or two year basis as opposed to getting a life membership.

    So, I do not think a life membership with the NRA is worth it for me.

    Being a member of the NRA is worth it to me.
     
  12. rugerman

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    It has been for me! I have been a life member for around 40 years now, that's 40 years of a good magazine, insurance coverage for my gun collection and me, the magazine kept me informed and taught me a bunch, it also kept me up to date on how the folks in government felt about my gun rights. You don't get that in one source any where else.
     
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    Chuck, that is so funny and yet makes sense. I got my membership when I was young. Today at 65 if I had it to do again I just might consider year to year. Heck, I keep burying friends thinking I could be in the box next.

    Ron
     
  14. Milt1

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    I jumped on it immediately when the NRA offered the Life Membership at $500. With $25 down and $25 quarterly for five years, it's a bargain to help secure our 2nd Amendment rights.
     
  15. aerod1

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    Yes, I did it years ago and have never regretted the money spent !
     
  16. deere140

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    I am now a life member. This is supposed to be the last few hours before the dues increase, get it while you can.
     
  17. pacerdude

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    Well, y'all reminded me to renew my membership, so thanks for posting this thread!

    I opted to do the one year, and donate an extra $25 to the ILA.
     
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    Yes, it is a good deal.
    I purchased mine in the early 70's for about $150. Upgraded to Endowment many years back for another $100. Great bargain.

    It will never be cheaper. The NRA needs all the members it can.
     
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    I signed up for life membership over 20 years ago. I guess it was a good deal as I don't have to renew every few years.
     
  20. Valkman

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    I signed up for Life in '97 and have upgraded it twice - only one more step to go if I ever upgrade again! As to whether the OP should sign up, yes! I have never regretted it.
     
  21. Pushrod

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    That is what I did for my son when he was born five years ago.
     
  22. dekibg

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    rather give money to your favorite charity

    never liked NRA, never will ...
    or would rather support local shooting association than these highly politicized group of people.
    Having people like Ted as their PR person is another story
    (the guy who btw is neither "dead or in jail if Obama gets re-elected")

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g9s95mGhCc
     
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    I just renewed my membership for 5 years. I'm almost 80 so 5 years is being fairly optimistic. :)
     
  24. Poper

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    If it wasn't for the NRA, chances are you wouldn't legally be able to possess a firearm, and neither would I.

    There is no organization or person you will ever agree with 100%. If you cannot accept an organization or person that is imperfect, you will belong to no affiliates or professional organizations and you will be a very lonely person.

    On the other hand, if you can accept a person's imperfections and an organization that is made up of imperfect people, then you may find that you, too, can make a beneficial contribution to the cause. However, if all you intend to do is attempt to do harm to entities or persons you deem unworthy of your attention and affection, it is best you keep your bile to yourself, because what goes around, comes around. Or, as the Chinese proverb says; "He who sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind."
     
  25. Bobson

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    How does me being a life member benefit the NRA? That's what I want to know.

    If I sign up as a 1 year, 5 year, or lifetime member, and never throw any additional money at them, how am I helping? In that regard, seems as though the NRA benefits far more from people who renew a 1 year membership for decades on end, than they benefit from the person who buys a lifetime membership for an infant at a steeply discounted price.

    IME, from what I've been able to see, the only good my NRA membership does is it puts my name on a mailing list for them to ask for additional money to fight specific things as they come up. I'll happily concede there may be other benefits I haven't seen or considered, but that's all I know of.
     
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