I'm retired and I'm a NRA Patriot Life Endowment member. Just made the final installment payment on that a couple of months ago. It's all a matter of priorities. That daily Starbucks or energy drink add up real quick. You can opt out of all the mail and phone calls. It's the NATIONAL Rifle Association. They have a limited amount of money. Why would you expect them to waste it on a STATE issue? Especially in states where it's pretty much a lost cause to fight stuff. Join your state gun organization, like the Washington State Rifle and Pistol Assocation. I'm betting they're much more involved in STATE actions. It pretty much boils down to the fact it's much easier to ride in the wagon and bitch about the speed of the wagon than it is to pull the wagon.