I suspect that each person here has reasons for picking particular gun organizations to belong to and perhaps some they will not be involved with. It might be interesting, and perhaps helpful, for people to write about their feelings on the subject. Here are my ideas: I am a Life Member of the following: SASS - I used to compete in their shooting events and it was necessary to join to compete. The Life Membership made sense economically; CMSA - same as above NRA - I am a long-time member. I wanted to be a Life Member to be allowed to vote and because I wanted to give them a larger amount of money. I have not upgraded my membership but instead, funnel money the Institute for Legislative Action because I am more interested in legislative results than anything else; Guns Save Lives An Illinois based organization that organizes rallies and does a lot of grass roots work including posting Burma Shave style signs along major highways that promote the benefits of owning guns for self defense. The Well-Armed Woman - My wife and many of her friends really like this organization. There are a number of national and state pro gun organizations I don't belong to for different reasons. JPFO - I really like their message and their strategies, but, since I'm not Jewish it doesn't make any sense for me to join. (I'm not even sure that I would be allowed to join.) SAF - I don't know enough about this organization to comment. DRGO - Apparently part of SAF. Seems like a good idea. GOA - Not my cup of coffee. NAGR - I know nothing about them. There are many not on this list. Feel free to add them and your comments about them.