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Problems with the NRA

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by carbine85, Nov 9, 2013.

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  1. carbine85

    carbine85 Member

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    Do you guys have a problem with the NRA phone soliciting for donations? They are relentless with the phone calls. They call every week. I have been a member for years and became a life member some time back. I throw in a few extra bucks here and there and use the NRA round up. My wife has been fed with the phone calls and has asked them several times to stop. I have asked them to stop. Yesterday some guy got short with her when she told him to stop. She said she recognized his voice. She called me at work demanding my NRA membership number. I can only imagine what happened after that and I didn't ask. I'm guessing she has an understanding with them if you know what I mean.

    MOD NOTE: 866-725-2769 is a number from The National Rifle Association to call. Call the number and you will be told via recording they will call you later BUT they also ask you to push 1 for more info (do it). After a short message about the NRA, they give you the option of getting off of this calling list by pushing 3 (do it). They'll ask you to input your 10 digit phone number (do it). You should be off the list within 30 days at the latest.
     
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  2. plodder

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    No, the wife and I have both learned how to say No Thank You & hang up quickly to the NRA or any other phone solicitors we choose not to speak with.
     
  3. flphotog

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    Maybe I'm lucky. Get quite a few emails, but never had a phone call. But then again I rarely answer my home phone if I don't recognize the calling number.
     
  4. Kayaker 1960

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    I agree, I let my membership expire and was not a member for about 10 years. I know that the NRA is the leader when it comes to 2A rights but the constant phone calls and mail telling me that the sky is falling, this or that legislation needs be fought right now or we'll lose our rights and we need more money. Well it gets old really fast. Even when I was not a member they were calling me constantly, I guess I finally told a guy off and they removed me from their list. Just a couple months ago I bought a 5 year membership. I've read somewhere that there is a way to opt out of fundraising. So far they haven't called me.
    I guess they figure they get more money by placing all those annoying calls to offset the people that they alienate with them.
     
  5. AKElroy

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    Yep. They do it because it works, and I'm OK with the concept. If you don't want the calls, have them remove you from their list. I did that after last Saturday. OPENING DAY. Cell rang at 5pm. I was sitting in a dear blind.

    I still send them money, and I am still a member. I just do it on my schedule, not theirs.
     
  6. Robert

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    They have yet to call me. All I receive from them is my American Rifleman...
     
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    carbine85, You can turn the tables and ask for his name and report him to NRA by calling them directly. Maybe your wife already reported him. A attempt at a intimidation or even getting short to get a donation is just uncalled for. Ask or have your wife ask if he’s an NRA employee? If he’s a “third party” solicitor, then he’s just a “bottom feeder”. Way too much of that going around. All too often the “third party” only gives some small fraction to whatever the cause they collect for. The rest is overhead and profit.
     
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    I have received calls. I simply say I have no money.
     
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    Years ago, I let my membership lapse due to the same thing. I have since signed back up, and this time around I have had no contact other than the usual junk mail. Maybe I checked a different box on the forms this time. If it happens again, I will be asking for the persons name, and speaking to a supervisor. Every organization has it's idiots and overzealous.
     
  10. carbine85

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    I'm guessing it's a 3rd party fund raiser. I know he crossed the line with the wrong women. I just stepped back and let her take care of it. I'm betting it is.
     
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    I had the same problem. You can go to their web site and opt out on receiving mailings and calls. I did it about six months ago and have not received anything since.
     
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    They were calling a lot a few years ago; always when I wasn't home, and Wife was getting peeved about it. They finally called once when I was there, and I told them to please not call me -- they had my email address, so use it because I read all their mail. It hasn't been a problem since.

    Also, I recently renewed my membership and I left the phone number blank (I don't know if that updates their records or not, but it can't hurt)

    I do wonder about all these threads complaining about the NRA
     
  13. Bighouse Doc

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    If you don't raise money, you can't fight the war!

    "..War is not so much a matter of weapons as of money.."-Thucydides

    -Doc
     
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    I never get calls and very little mail. I do make occasional donations in addition to my EPL membership payments.
     
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    Been a member sense the mid 60's and have never had a problem.
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    Remember the NRA hires a third party call center to raise money. They probably have contracts out with multiple third party call centers. All call centers aren't equally good.

    Blaming the NRA for the actions of bad call center employees is like cursing farmers and the beef industry because you got an undercooked hamburger.

    The problem is that TOO MANY call centers are able to hide behind a wall of anonymity, so they can hide from blame in a way the restaurant who screwed up your burger cannot.
     
  17. Carl N. Brown

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    few problems with the NRA

    I would prefer not to get early renewal notices or donation solicitations, but that happens. I have opted out of a lot of e-mail notices. I have received no phonecalls. That must be a regional or state thing, not necessarily national.

    ADDED "All call centers aren't equally good." :rolleyes: Some call centers make it plain that the callers on the floor understand they keep their job by getting a quota of checks by phone per day. Some institutions--including NRA and BoA--ought to do a thorough job of vetting their call centers (avoid the ones with a collection agency culture and high employee turnover rate, they are rude and foster ill feelings).
     
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    Only time I have ever talked to anyone from the NRA was in person or when I called them.

    As far as mail, I get maybe 2/3 letters from them a year. I get much more from my local Do It Best Hardware store.
     
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    I go one step further (or less, depending on how you want to look at it:evil:).
    I ignore the call completely. It will take a great deal of effort to bother me.
     
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    Nope, but then I know how to have them remove me from the phone solicitation list (thanks to THR).

    866-725-2769 is a number from The National Rifle Association. Call the number and you will be told they will call you later BUT they also ask you to push 1 for more info (do it). After a short message about the NRA, they give you the option of getting off of this calling list by pushing 3 (do it). They'll ask you to input your 10 digit phone number (do it). You should be off the list within 30 days at the latest.
     
  21. TonyInFla

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    I was getting daily calls on both my home and cell. Got tired of it so listened to the script then explained I was unable to send any more money at this time. I then politely asked to be removed from the call list and haven't had another call.
     
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    I know what you meant, but just the same a place to hide from one's "dear" sounds great. Lol.
     
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    Once you respond to a request for a donation, they are on you all the time. I used to send them quite a bit of money on a regualr basis and am looking right now at a Millennium Honor Roll Certificate. At one point, they sent me an 8-track of Wayne making a speach with instructions to buy it or return it. I did neither and after a few hurt letters, they quite asking me for donations. About that time I decided to act like Herbert Spencer's Forgotten Man and compile some money for myself.
     
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    The calls have gotten ridiculous lately. I will be telling them to stop calling me.
     
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    Lifetime member and never get calls, ever. Of course, i never have given them a numer to call. I selected snail mail and in recent years, email. Just tell them not to call. They can uncheck that option with no problem.
     
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