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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Robert J McElwain, Jan 6, 2006.

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Are You a Member of the NRA?

  1. Yes

    266 vote(s)
    79.2%
  2. No

    23 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. Not Yet

    24 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Used To Be

    23 vote(s)
    6.8%
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  1. PATH

    PATH Member

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    Just answering the original question. Yes. I am a life member!
     
  2. gp911

    gp911 Member

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    Endowment member here...

    gp911
     
  3. OtG

    OtG Member

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    Lifer

    Went easy-pay life last year. Only $600 more, and I'm in for good!
    :)
     
  4. medmo

    medmo Member

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    I'm a life member who owns guns and hunts. If you own guns and hunt and are not a member than you suck. That Simple. Just my opinion.
     
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Life Member
     
  6. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter Member

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    see the tag lines below
     
  7. enfield

    enfield Member

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    . . . for about 30 years now. Money WELL spent.
     
  8. Wllm. Legrand

    Wllm. Legrand member

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    That simple? More like simple-minded.
     
  9. 45Broomhandle

    45Broomhandle Member

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    ANOTHER PROUD NRA MEMBER...

    MAN! Hard to believe how much verbiage can be generated by a simple poll. Couple of you writers not only wrote long dissertations in response, but repeated and repeated and repeated your arguments!

    I have a short comment on my Annual Membership in the NRA. I first joined in 1952, the year I graduated from high school in a small Hoosier town. I owned 152 firearms. Shortly after that I discovered girls and a lot of my guns were quickly converted to cash. Girls or not, I remained a collector, shooter, and hunter. My gun inventory has suffered, I'm down to a third of that now, but I no longer hunt, and shoot very little. Mainly a collector.

    No, I never signed up for a Life Membership. I figured the NRA could better use the ever-increasing dues I would pay each year than the small amount I would send them up front back then. Five decades later I still sign up and pay up every May. And, yes I have an NRA decal on each end of my car.

    Yes, I get aggravated at their constant solicitation of funds. Same with Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, but I still send each of them a couple of ten spots at least a couple of times a year. I happen to appreciate what they've already accomplished and what they continue to do for their memberships. I regularly tithe to our church - same reasons.

    Would appear some of you don't believe in the old saw, strength in numbers. Like one poster said, the Brady Bunch - and their anti-gun ownership ilk - have no fear of ANY gun bunch except the NRA. But, you gladly support those OTHER gun groups. Hmmmmm??? Sound like you might be driving your ducks to a mighty poor market.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Stevie-Ray

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    Proud member for over 25 years. Give to the ILA several times a year, also. Money well spent. Sure would be nice to see over 5 million members.
     
  11. IndianaDean

    IndianaDean Member

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    I just upped my membership, and also renewed to NRA-ILA.
     
  12. medmo

    medmo Member

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    "That simple? More like simple-minded." Wllm. Legrand

    Yup, that simple. I have heard your long spiels before yet you have sold nothing but disdain for everything beyond the bounds of your extremely narrow mind. You eat from the trough ungratefully only because folks like me fill it with extra for folks like you.
     
  13. CajunBass

    CajunBass Member

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    My wife and I are both members. Plan to be for a long time.

    We have also found a sure fire cure for all the "junk mail" we get from them.

    On the way to the house, from the mailbox, we pass a wonderful device called a "trash can." We simply drop any mail we don't want to read in there. Problem solved. :neener:
     
  14. AStone

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    Voted 'not yet'.

    But very close to becoming a member
    (seems that membership in my local range requires it),
    & reading every word of this thread looking for reasons
    to be or not to be,
    pro or con.

    You, too, can influence my decision.

    (Hand on the checkbook...)

    Nem

    (Right now, with 80%
    (223; interesting caliber) voting 'yes',
    I'd say the 'yes' votes have it.)
     
  15. PX15

    PX15 Member

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    Member..

    I'm an old fart but I crack up when I wear my "NRA" baseball cap and see the different reactions.

    Fortunately I'm in SE Ga. and most folks are "gun friendly", but it's very seldom I don't generate a sneer from somebody.

    Funny tho, those who don't appreciate the NRA don't seem too anxious to stop and chat about the reason for their attitudes.

    I don't agree with everything the NRA does, and getting mail 4 times a day from the NRA does get a bit much, but the NRA is basically the "only game in town"...

    There are probably several other groups out there doing good work for "us" regarding the 2nd Amendment, but for press recognition purposes the NRA is the biggest dog in the pack.. NRA membership isn't that expensive, and I think they do enough good work for us that I always felt guilty when I wasn't a member..

    Go ahead and join. It'll make ya feel good, and the next time you read where the NRA has done something good for gun owners you'll know where your monies going....

    Best Wishes,
     
  16. bowfin

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    Member.
     
  17. Robert J McElwain

    Robert J McElwain Member

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    Ditto here. I especially like wearing my hat when I go fishing in
    Canada.
     
  18. Skipper

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    PATRON LIFE MEMBER for past several years. Been a "lifer" for about 30 years. I wish they were more hard core, but they are the only pro-gun group that the politicians fear. With 80 million gun owners in this country, if only 20% of them joined the NRA and voted, we'd NEVER have to worry about gun legislation.
    Regards,
    SKIP
     
  19. Robert J McElwain

    Robert J McElwain Member

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    Very true. However, I suspect that a large part of the power of the NRA is that, although only a small percentage of the gun owning public actually belongs, our politicians know that the views of the NRA extend far beyond it's membership. I think the NRA represents the views of the overwhelming majority of those 80 million gun owners.

    Bob
     
  20. brentwal

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    Yes, and co-chairman of the local FNRA.
     
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