OK, I joined after a many year lapse brought on by the NRA's support for anti-gun legislation back 15-20 years ago. I figure that the media and politicians are afraid of the NRA so the more members, the better. Well, It was over two months ago that I joined at the Central Florida gun show. Since that time, I have received two communications from the NRA, both by regular mail. The first was a promotion to join at a discount. No problem, they haven't updated their marketing database yet. The second I received today asking me to renew my membership that is both new and that I have received NOTHING indicating my membership. No welcome packet, membership card, nothing. I know the membership went through because the renewal mail says "Member in good standing." As far as I am concerned, the NRA is nothing but a money racket leaching off gun owners. Even when nothing politically is happening, the NRA makes wild claims about the government trying to restrict our gun rights. While the threat is currently very real, I still don't believe the NRA will hold the line in the end. Like many times in the past, they will compromise. While they do not have the political power of the NRA, I personally like the GOA and JPFO for their no compromise stance. Frankly, ANY compromise at this point takes us that much closer to a full ban. This is like compromising with someone that wants to kill you. Would you agree to only loosing a toe? Compromise is NOT AN OPTION. Your thoughts?