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NRA worthless?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by springwalk, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. springwalk

    springwalk Member

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    Like the ACLU, I get bombarded by e-mail or regular mail by these two D.C. based special interests ALWAYS asking for money. When I was young and dumb I use to give to the NRA, especially when Clinton was occupying the Whitehouse, but when they still cried wolf when Bush was Prez I figured they were just another business looking for money. Do you give the NRA money today? why? Obama hasnt done anything bad I'm aware of except for the bogus ATF Fast and Furious plot that didnt work . I figure if the 2nd Amend cant stand on its own then we are all screwed anyway. What do you think?
     
  2. floorit76

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    I lost my job 7-8 years ago, and was going to school while trying to get by. The NRA called one night looking for a donation. After I explained my situation, the caller said that even a small donation would be appriciated. I asked how much a "small" donation was. She said that even as LITTLE as $500 would by fine. I hung up, and let my membership lapse.
     
  3. Yo Mama

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    Ok, number 5 anti-NRA bashing thread this week here we go! Thanks OP.

    If you want to enjoy your gun rights on the backs of those that support the largest progun lobby then at least show some respect. Sorry they bother you by asking for your financial support.

    ... Hey how are those 2 new Supreme Court Judges working out? Wake up.
     
  4. M-Cameron

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    hahaha....im sorry, i had to laugh...

    "well obama hasnt done anything bad......other than aid drug cartels in smuggling illegally obtained weapons over the border, leading to the death of at least one American, and countless Mexican citizens..........but other than that, nothing bad..."
     
  5. 22lr

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    If you have any idea how congress works you know that the NRA is one of the largest and most powerful organizations in DC. Yes the requests for money can be annoying, just call and ask to be taken off the mailing list.
     
  6. hso

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    Since the value of the NRA has been discussed several times before I'll provide the synopsis of those discussions and how this one will go.

    Yes

    No

    Sometimes

    Like the 2nd stood on its own during the AWB or in DC or in Illinois or New Jersey or in NYC or ...? You have to defend your rights or they'll be taken by those that think they know better than you how you should live.
     
  7. M-Cameron

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    the thing i dont get is why people find the "junk" mail to be so infuriating........?

    its only a letter for goodness sake.....its not like it costs you anything.....you dont want it, throw it out and be done with it.....

    i mean, are these people actually ragging over the fact that they got a letter.....or are they just trying to justify not joining?
     
  8. Yo Mama

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    And can we please close the thread now. :)
     
  9. JohnKSa

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    I think you don't remember the 1968 GCA.

    I think you don't know what things were like between the passage of the 1968GCA and the 1986 FOPA.
     
  10. browneu

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    I'm a member but this type of situation is one of the things that bothers me about the NRA. The way they write some of their correspondence is the other. However, I firmly believe that we would have more of our 2A rights restricted without them.
     
  11. springwalk

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    Taking the "highroad" excessively can lead one to be a stooge or unrealistic fool. The NRA needs to moderate the shakedown process of gathering funds. Its does no good to rally folks with redmeat when all is well on the homefront. It does a huge disservice when the time comes we really need them in dire situtation as some may question the previous "cry of wolf" motive and not aid when in need. Like the ACLU, NRA is useful at times.
     
  12. JohnKSa

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    So what do you suggest they do during the times you think they're not useful?

    A large and effective organization, particularly one that needs to maintain a network of contacts to be functional, can't just shut down to save money for years at a time until they're needed.

    The bottom line is that if you want them to be useful "at times" they have to be funded ALL the time. You can't just send them into hibernation when you think they're not needed.
    But fortunately you're above all that, right? :rolleyes:
     
  13. jcwit

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    Just another worthless NRA bashing thread.
     
  14. RNB65

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    I love the NRA. Am I a member? Yes. Do I give them money? No. But I do love them! :)
     
  15. rcmodel

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    All I can tell you is, the NRA is the ONLY reason we are setting here tonight on a gun board bitching about & defending them.

    Were you able or willing to remember what all went on after 1962, you would know we would not be able to own guns today were it not for the NRA.

    So we wouldn't even be on a gun board talking about it now.

    Yes, I agree they and the ILA beg, whine, and beg some more, way too much.

    But it is all we have, so join and get used to it.

    Like the old guy said:
    As gun owners, We either hang together, or we hang separately.

    rc
     
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    "I figure if the 2nd Amend cant stand on its own then we are all screwed anyway. What do you think?"

    I got another mailing from the NRA and I was going to toss it. But no, because of you I'm going to send them the $350 to upgrade my membership to Benefactor.

    Thank you.

    Whatever your objective was with your post, it backfired. :neener:
     
  17. col.lemat

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    NRA Who knows?

    I have been a 1966 life member as a Christmas present from my father. You needed a sponcer back then and a neighbor sponsered me in 1965. The two times that I requested semple help and imformation they let me down. Maybe they help me in some way that I dont know about. At least I hope so.
     
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    Yes I donate, but rarely. I'm also a Life Member. I also support SAF and GOA along with the NRA. Why? Because they are more effective in fighting the fight in D.C. than I am...
     
  19. JohnBT

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    "Its does no good to rally folks with redmeat when all is well on the homefront."

    What the hell country do you live in?

    Geez, I might send them some extra bucks too.
     
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    I sometimes give money to the NRA. I am a Life Member. With 70 million gun owners and only 4million of them members of the NRA, it is a wonder that we have any rights left. If you wish to bash the NRA I respectfully ask you to sell your guns.ll
     
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    NRA ain't doing much to combat GCA and its prohibited person clauses. That's the main issue. Not AWB's, not permits, not licenses, or open carry bullcrap.

    The main issue is how easily you can end up a prohibited person, and the NRA isn't doing anything about it.
     
  22. JohnBT

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    A year ago he was bragging that he'd quit voting.

    Man, how old were you when you were "young and dumb"?
     
  23. Larry Ashcraft

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    I call BS. Membership is $35 per year.

    I own a business and talk to fundraisers at least once a week. Most will ask for $50 and settle for $35 (or in my case, nothing).

    NONE insist on, or even ask for, $500.
     
  24. floorit76

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    It wasn't a membership, I was already a member. She was looking for a donation. Please don't call me a liar.
     
  25. springwalk

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    I think theres more need to give the NRA cash when all the stubborn GOPers vote in Romney than a need to give during Obama. Either way, if the 2nd cant stand aon its own then as I said we are all screwed. NRA isnt that vital.
     
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