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Old 10-14-2012, 04:33   #51
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Do you happen to know why you no longer get bright orange tags on the outside of your luggage when you fly with a firearm? Did you ever wonder who lobbied for there to be a sunset in the Assault Weapon Ban instead of it being permanent from the get-go? Have you considered why there is no permanent 5 day waiting period on all firearm purchases and the instant check became the standard instead?

Yeah, other places (SAF) tend to initiate a lot of the lawsuits but for the lobbying, it's the NRA above and beyond anyone.

Oh yeah, a lot of people got and get down on the NRA for being a Johnny come lately to the McDonald case and some even think the NRA horned in and came close to blowing the case entirely after the SAF started it. One day really read the McDonald findings, all of them, and look at who brought up what arguments (2d amendment, 14th amendment, etc) and what the finding for the defendant actually hinged on. Just to put it out there for consideration, it was the NRA's argument that the majority ruled on, NOT any one else's.

So, yeah, they do stuff. The SAF is excellent for lawsuits and I'll give them money every day of the week but the NRA is the one actually lobbying in the congress as well as the state houses, where the SAF is not. Two organizations that do different things.

Did I already not say this???
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:47   #52
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Did I already not say this???
Yeah but I was giving specifics
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:05   #53
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Well I took the plunge and got the Lifetime Membership. The country will be a better place if ours guns rights are kept. Hell I have spent well over a grand on golf balls and jigs in the last 4 years, may as well give them some money....
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:38   #54
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NRA is aggressive in raising funds, and sometimes it seems they ask too often. I honestly believe, however, that NRA is the only effective barrier to losing many/most of our gun rights. NRA is our voice in Washington and state houses. If we weren't too lazy to do the heavy lifting as individuals, the need for NRA might not be so great; but we are lazy and have no organization to apply concentrated leverage. Thus, support NRA or accept the consequences.

I wish you younger guys would consider becoming Lifetime members. I've been renewing on an annual or two-year basis for decades, and now at 72 I'm preparing to become a lifer. It will save NRA member renewal costs, it will be cheaper for you over time, and it makes the organization visibly stronger. Think about it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:01   #55
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Well I took the plunge and got the Lifetime Membership. The country will be a better place if ours guns rights are kept. Hell I have spent well over a grand on golf balls and jigs in the last 4 years, may as well give them some money....
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:59   #56
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Old 10-14-2012, 21:02   #57
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Old 10-14-2012, 21:23   #58
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...., Why did you join the NRA?
Because the NRA is the only heavy weight gun lobby capable of pushing back when the anti gun advocates act up in order to take down the 2A.

The NRA is big enough to develope the political, financial and litigatious force to succeed. All three elements are essential in that regard.

I urge every gun owner to join the NRA to make sure that it remains big.
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Old 10-14-2012, 21:30   #59
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Old 10-14-2012, 22:40   #60
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Little sensitive eh? Must be on the NRA junk mail committee.
My membership cannot expire, I am a life member. If you don't think sending offers for life insurance etc. 2X a week if stupid then I guess we will just agree to disagree.
There is a telephone number on the back of your card that you can call to end the unsolicited mail.

That said, you are still a whiner that annoys everyone.
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Old 10-14-2012, 23:32   #61
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NRA: Not perfect, but worth it.
+1! Would like to become a life member when finances permit, till then it's yearly. I don't agree with all the NRA says and does, but who else is trying to protect my second amendment rights?
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Old 10-15-2012, 17:37   #62
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The NRA is one of those necessary pests that tirelessly defends our right to own and bear arms. They can send me all the junk mail they want. The USPS desperately needs the business.
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Old 10-15-2012, 18:07   #63
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I don't know what it's like by you guys, or by where I live, but when I lived with my grandparents, the mail carriers got paid for each piece of mail they carried. They said they loved the holidays, when everybody got lots of catalogs. So I'd be more than happy to get all the junkmail the NRA will give me, if I was still living with my grandparents. They had nice mail carriers, I liked them, and would be more than happy to help them out by getting tons of junk mail.
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Old 10-15-2012, 18:14   #64
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Little sensitive eh? Must be on the NRA junk mail committee.
My membership cannot expire, I am a life member. If you don't think sending offers for life insurance etc. 2X a week if stupid then I guess we will just agree to disagree.
That's weird. I am also a life member and I never hear anything from them. Wonder if they lost my address?
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Old 10-15-2012, 18:16   #65
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I just joined the NRA. I know ... (there goes the neighborhood!) Apparently they have a very laxed background check if they're letting liberal left-wingers like me join, but it was a free one year membership offer with a new handgun I just purchased.

I don't agree with some of there politics, but I do recognize their importance in preserving and defending the second amendment. What the hell ... I get a free magazine subscription, if nothing else.
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Old 10-15-2012, 21:55   #66
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I just joined the NRA. I know ... (there goes the neighborhood!) Apparently they have a very laxed background check if they're letting liberal left-wingers like me join, ...
As long as we both can still bear arms, we won't be able to force the other one into changing their world view.

Something the rest of the left should think about.
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Old 10-16-2012, 00:54   #67
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I am a life member and proud to be one. For the money you spend you sure get a value. First and formost is the fact that they watch the law makers in each state and our wonderful Fed Gov. They help us keep our rights. You get a great magazine each month, insurance on your guns and life insurance. Heck of a deal if you ask me. If you tell them to stop sending the junk mail they will. Just call the toll free number and ask. They also support a seperate organization called Friends of NRA which is a fund raising group where all the funds raised go to young folks and help them in their shooting sports. It also helps 4H and Boy Scouts.
We are lucky to have them fighting for us and helping the shooting sports in general.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:56   #68
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I just joined the NRA. I know ... (there goes the neighborhood!) Apparently they have a very laxed background check if they're letting liberal left-wingers like me join, but it was a free one year membership offer with a new handgun I just purchased.

I don't agree with some of there politics, but I do recognize their importance in preserving and defending the second amendment. What the hell ... I get a free magazine subscription, if nothing else.
Congratulations on joining.
Curious what specifically you find disagreeable about the NRA politics?
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:34   #69
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Congratulations on joining.
Curious what specifically you find disagreeable about the NRA politics?
Excluding the systematic histrionics, distortion of truth and infrequent hyperbole, nothing really.

Wait, that was not political, that's just my perception of their operandus modi

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:25   #70
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I could be a life member, but I prefer to send more money over time. I kind of like getting those occasional mailings from the NRA. I have never received a phone call.

PS Please do not send me your mail from the NRA. I have my own.
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If someone like me from NYS can join and pay dues, so can you.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:57   #72
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Just keep the DVD, legally you're not required to pay for or return unsolicited items that are sent to you.
I did that with a book from The History Channel that was sent unsolicited. I still have the book and never paid them.

I never become a "life member" of anything. I always want to be able to stop sending money to an organization if they #### me off bad enough.

That said I believe my membership has lapsed. I need to get on that.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:37   #73
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I'm a member for two reasons:
One, for all the good reasons given so far.
Two, it really bugs my very liberal brother.
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Old 10-16-2012, 15:02   #74
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As a point of information, many groups offer discounts for NRA membership.

Here is one from Human Events: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/s...ignID=XR020829


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Old 10-16-2012, 15:40   #75
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I am proud to be an NRA member, every member makes up the NRA and we are very powerful
Ditto that....! While we do NOTHING , they are our voice , so
the answer is quite obvious.........! NRA all the way......!
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