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Discussion in 'Activism' started by bluehen59, Feb 18, 2008.

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  1. mindwip

    mindwip Member

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    Yes i can claim that, even as powerful as the NRA is they dont focus 100% on CA were as CRPA does. Thats what i need, they also dont focus 100% in all areas NRA is not the end all, though of course i am going to be a paying member of the NRA anyway lol
     
  2. mindwip

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    please read my FIRST post you will see that i list about 3 or 4 reasons why i did not join them not just one. Its because of all those reasons i dont join not just the one your arguing on.
     
  3. TexasRifleman

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    So if there's a Federal ban of some sort proposed you won't be impacted at all?

    You have no interest in the Heller case?

    There's more to the world than what goes on in California, as hard as that might be to believe.

    Yeah I get that, I said that already however I contend that particular reason is absolutely bogus especially when talking about California.
     
  4. mindwip

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    Um well if i had the money i would join every 2nd origination. But i dont! so i have to choose which ones i join. And the one does the most for me is CRPA. If you would like to send me 10 dollars i will join the NRA right now on your good faith of sending the money.

    CRPA does fight federal issue they yell at our heads of state not to pass federal bills.

    Also you dont think if every state had 2 million members in there own state pro 2nd that it would be just as good as a federal 2nd group. Instead of one call they get 50. I think we need more members signing up for 2nd groups period. Thats what we need. Not only the NRA
     
  5. mindwip

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    Honestly i dont get were you talk about heller and breing me into this. You are making wide claims about what CRPA with out even knowing all they do.

    Clements amicus brief was filed as part of a campaign in which amicus briefs covering various issues were filed. Vice President Dick Cheney joined a bipartisan majority of 55 senators and 250 representatives in filing a pro-Second Amendment brief in the case. This is the largest number of co-signers on a congressional amicus brief in American history! CRPA joined with forty other state rifle and pistol associations from across the country in filing a powerful and significant amicus brief in the case. CRPA’s brief supports the Second Amendment protection of an individual right to keep and bear arms. A companion amicus brief in support of the Second Amendment was filed by: twenty-nine California District Attorneys, the San Francisco Veteran Police Officers Association, the Long Beach Police Officers Association, and other law enforcement groups from across the country. CRPA’s attorneys assisted in writing the brief and in requesting that those district attorneys and law enforcement associations sign on.
     
  6. Redhawk1

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    I am the NRA,
    I am a Endowment Life Member and dammed proud of it.

    I have never understood why anyone that owns guns, would not join. In my opinion, if gun laws get passed, the non NRA member have no reason to complain, after all, they must not of cared in the first place. JMHO.
     
  7. Robo_Railer

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    Right, and as much as the rest of us are willing to help you guys out, we don't pay dues to the National Rifle Association to have it "focus 100% on CA." That's why we support our own state and local organizations.

    State organizations may be concerned about what happens in other states (ever heard the expression "domino effect"?), but their members expect them to largely pay attention to what's going on in their own state.
    Who would you expect to be receiving those "50 calls," anyway? When it comes to national legislation, each state organization can call that state's Representatives and Senators. It'd be pretty foolish for the president of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine to call Dianne Feinstein about anything, wouldn't it? Not just because she's not going to listen anyway, but she was elected by voters in California.
    The NRA can lobby pretty much anyone, and does so. Furthermore, having a national organization pushing for us helps show that "united we stand." We're not "just a bunch of moose hunters from Maine" or "just a bunch of good ol' cowboys from Texas." The NRA can call DiFi or anyone else and tell them that the voters of that state and all of the others are tired of gun control laws that do nothing to control crime. I think we both know how much good talking to her will do, but maybe other legislators will vote appropriately once they have the facts.
    I'm not about to ask that I be exempted from paying a percentage of my NRA dues that might go to fighting ridiculous state laws in your state or any other because "that doesn't affect me." I personally think the PRK has too many Demmies at both state and federal levels, and maybe you're just getting the government you deserve. But stupid laws that get passed in your state might inspire gun-grabbers in other states, including mine, and that's one more reason we need a national organization keeping watch.

    "We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." -- Benjamin Franklin
     
  8. hanno

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    I'm a proud life member of the NRA and bought a life membership for my son when he was still a child.

    The NRA isn't perfect and I don't always agree with their positions/actions. No matter, the NRA is crucial to our RKBA and the promotion of the shooting sports. I wish all shooters joined.
     
  9. Buttermilk

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    Okay,
    Let's all join a real fighting team. Each of us needs to join the NRA AND our state organization. Are we going to let the pro crime forces(anti gun)go unchallenged while we fight amongst ourselves?
    Let's use our time wisely and join forces and fight stronger!! Don't you know the pro crime people are sitting back and laughing at us, while reading, and rubbing their hands together, while chuckling, and saying,"Now we got 'em goin".
    We are smarter than this and we need to fight smarter and tougher. Don't look for a reason to not join and be a part of the problem. Realize that there will always be differences of opinions BUT the common goal is to be part of the solution that gets things done.
     
  10. TexasRifleman

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    Nevermind
     
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    If the NRA and a few other fine organizations did not exist the shooting sports and firearms ownership would be something we'd be reading about in a history book. Every gun owner should be a member of and reasonable financial contributor to the NRA and to keep the 2nd Amendment alive.
     
  12. Redhawk1

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    aka108, how true...
     
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    The NRA is the only group that closely tracks proposed gun-related laws in Congress and the individual states...and many citys...and alerts members by EMAIL, including action contact information, so they can take appropriate action. That is an essential activity in order for us to retain our gun rights, and I am proud to support it.:D
     
  14. Troutman

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    Did anyone bring up, that a $25 dollar membership (1-year).
    You will receive a “special gift”, from the NRA.
    And it’s not a calendar and a handshake either.
     
  15. Robo_Railer

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    Psst--it's $35 a year now. I just looked here to be sure, but I thought that's what I had seen when I got back into it recently.
    Associate ($10; no magazine), Junior ($15.00 to $24.95), and Distinguished (age 65+ or Disabled Veteran, $30) Memberships are also available.
    Well worth it, IMHO.
     
  16. Titus

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    See the link in my sig. You should still be able to get the annual at $25.
     
  17. Robo_Railer

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    Doh! I've seen your sigline before, but it just didn't register with me. :eek:
    I stand (sit) corrected. slap.gif

    That's a good opportunity for somebody to join up!
     
  18. mindwip

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    Ok maybe i am slow today, whats the "special gift" because if its a joke i dont get it lol?

    Whats the difference between the magazines?/Are they well writen, thinking about getting the American Rifleman

    Titus Thanks for your sig! how come its cheaper?
     
  19. wideym

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    I put off checking out this thread for awhile now just because any "NRA" title will have the "I love the NRA" and "I hate the NRA" posters. Guess what, it was worse than I thought. Expecially the "freeloader" crap.

    If you do not publish a book, magazine, even newspaper article does that mean you are a freeloader to the 1st amemdment and reporters are carrying you on their back?

    What about all the war in Iraq? If you haven't fought over there does that make you a freeloader and your opinion not only doesn't count but is subject to ridicule? That would be 99% of the country, including most posters here.

    You never win over anyone by calling them names. The NRA has RECUITING DRIVES not I'LL CALL YOU NAMES AND MAKE FUN OF YOU DRIVES. We need more members, not pissed of people who will bad mouth the NRA at every turn just because NRA members call them freeloaders. If they don't like Wayne, tell them about local NRA activities like Friends of the NRA banqets. You are an NRA member and don't do any local NRA activies? Only send in your membership dues once a year? Then you may not be a freeloader, but you are close, and the active members carry you on their back.

    P.S. I am a life member of the NRA even though they piss me off sometimes.
     
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  20. Redhawk1

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    wideym , no matter what you say to someone that is anti-NRA, they don't care. You can talk nice and kiss there backside all you want, but they have there minds made up.
    I personally don't care if they are NRA members, but at least be part of some pro gun organization, if you are a gun owner.
     
  21. RTFM

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    Here's a hint from someone that will probably never join the NRA, it's not the NRA that's turning them off it's you sparky, your badgering them to death on joining.
    There good enough friends to NOT tell you to drop it, but internally there sick-to-death of you badgering them about joining.

    Your a life member - good for you, leave it at that.

    If they are to ever join, let it be THEIR decision, not your hounding.
     
  22. wideym

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    Redhawk1: I was one of the anti-NRA guys who would not re-join no matter what. Until a local NRA cordinator invited me to Friends of the NRA Dinner. It opened my eyes to what the real NRA is, my neighbors. It changed my perception of the NRA as a huge lobbying corporation in Washington that only watches out for themselves. Do not discount the value of a freindly talk and an invitation.
     
  23. American_Pit_Bull

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    If they are close friends, I would purchase them memberships... At $25 a piece, you would get your point across.

    You can still get them for $25
     
  24. TurboJeff

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    I have been a member of NRA for most of my adult life. About 5 years ago, I had to declare personal bankruptcy. One of the the things I had to let go was my membership in NRA.

    Now that I'm back on my feet again, I just recently rejoined. My NRA card and packet arrived in the mail last week. I think I'll buy a membership for my wife. She's also an enthusiast and has her HCP.
     
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