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Why NRA ?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RustyL, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Shinytop


    Sep 5, 2012
    I think I am not the whiny one, Tous. Why are you are on a discussion board if you do not like discussion?
  2. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

    Jan 7, 2001
    Plano, Texas, Republic of
    Those to whom I responded were not discussing, they were whining.

    Asking why one should join the National Rifle Association is somewhat like asking why one should step out of the way of a speeding car.

    The answer is obvious.

    Okay, I wil admit to some bias. I have been an NRA member for more than 50 years, have actively participated for a lot of those years, and have been a Patron member for the last 10 years and an NRA istructor for longer than most of y'all have been alive.

    I don't spend that kind of money on dubious efforts.

    I've likely seen more vicious attempts to disarm the American citizen thwarted by the NRA than most and I remember how it used to be before the hippie socialists decided guns are bad for children and other living things,

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  3. Mushinto

    Mushinto Master Member

    The NRA is one of the largest lobbying organizations in the nation. Their marketing people are smarter than you or I am.

    If sending out mail, DVDs etc. did not raise tons of money for gun rights, then they wouldn't be doing it.

    For the OP, join or be a scab.
  4. rednoved

    rednoved NRA Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    I'm a member of the NRA and I'm about the join the TSRA.
  5. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

    Jan 7, 2001
    Plano, Texas, Republic of
    About to? :shocked:

    What's keeping you, amigo?

    We'll be honored to have you, sir.


  6. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

    Jun 25, 2002
    Anniston, Alabama
    There you go! They do this for the yearly price of a nice steak dinner.
  7. Skeet732

    Skeet732 NRA Life Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Rhode island
    Life member here, became one after Hiillary Clinton shot her mouth off about gin control when Slick Willie was POTUS. I'll always be a member, especially after they pin back the ears of the NOPD after Katrina. Remember; "turn in your guns because we say so!!!"
  8. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003
    I am a Life Member of the NRA, and an instructor for many of their disciplines, across different categories. I teach/hold workshops at least 10x a year (on average, over the past 10 years), sometimes for less than break even. I am passionate about our 2nd Amendment rights, the sport of shooting, and gun ownership (they are not always mutually inclusive, or the same).

    From a legislative/lobbying/fund-raising perspective, the NRA has the best engine for applying pressure where it is needed.

    From a perspective of court cases in the judicial arena, they cannot hold a candle to the sunlight of the SAF.

    If you want to chip away at gun restrictions in the courtroom SUPPORT THE SAF.

    If you want to make your voice heard in Washington DC at both congressional levels, SUPPORT THE NRA-ILA and the NRA.

    If you want to help bring about changes to gun laws in your state JOIN A LOCAL GUN-RIGHTS organization, and more important, TEACH YOUR KIDS AND YOUR NEPHEWS/NEICES/GRAND-OFFSPRING to shoot, and foster a love of shooting in them.

    Every thing else is just fluff.

    If was running the NRA (or Congress, or IBM, etc), just imagine how efficient they would be. MOST naturally occuring organisms have a finite life - there is a reason for that. Human cells cannibalize older, bruised cells, and at some point all human cells simply quit. It is in OUR best interest to have a new, leaner organization rise from the ashes of what exists today, to defend and support our gun rights.

    Unfortunately, so many people (many here) are afraid of real non-Obama change, it most likely won't ever happen.
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  9. LOVE FOR GUNS is there anything else better ? this post is over ................
  10. Diesel_Bomber


    Oct 25, 2008

    When the left wing talks about "the powerful gun lobby" blocking "an important piece of gun legislation", they are talking about the NRA and NRA/ILA.

    Shoot your .22's a little more and your 9mm/.45/etc a little less and pony up the cash and join.

    Edit: I am also a member of the Oregon Firearms Federation. No compromise!
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  11. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

    Feb 28, 2003
    Finally made 1000 posts
    I have to as a requirement for my club.

    But they send some nifty free gifts from time to time. I recently got a Personal Defense Network DVD, and I didn't even ask or pay for it.
  12. Shinytop


    Sep 5, 2012
    I am 64 years old and joined the NRA for three years about ten years ago. I did not even own a gun at the time. If available I was not aware of the ability to turn off the flow of offers. I will rejoin and I thank those who let me know of that option. I am being printed and photographed Monday for my FL ccw.
  13. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Nov 4, 2007
    Life member, here.

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  14. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

    Jan 7, 2001
    Plano, Texas, Republic of

    :elephant: <--- celebratory heffalump

    Join you state rifle club as well.
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  15. badge315


    Aug 14, 2008
    Middleburg, FL
    The NRA is probably the most powerful and effective lobbying group of all time. There are other groups that also do good work (e.g., the SAF), but the NRA is the big dog. Every gun owner should join. :wavey:
  16. porschedog


    Sep 29, 2009
    The short answer to your question is Hells Yes!!
  17. coqui33

    coqui33 NRA Instructor

    Jul 16, 2009
    That is correct. Nevertheless, I recommend that the person complaining watch the DVD first. It is Rob Pincus teaching his combat focus method. Interesting and informative. Then, just trash the DVD or send it back in the prepaid mailer.
  18. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    I called their helpdesk number and asked to be removed. I haven't received a single piece of junk mail from them since. Give it a try.
  19. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    One thing I love about the NRA - today I received the latest issue of American Rifleman. The cover said "Defend Freedom. DEFEAT OBAMA". No wishy-washy BS about it. I like that. I hope it signifies a trend.

    The best thing about the NRA, and I'm a member of several gun-rights organizations, is that the NRA strikes fear in the hearts of anti-gunners more than any other. That alone makes them worth joining.
  20. TheJ

    TheJ NRA Life Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 24, 2011

    The more members the NRA has the greater their influence and the more selective they can be with who they put their support behind. Also the SAF is an excellent group. I support them as well in additional to several local group.

    There is something like 80 million gun owners in the US but the NRA only has something on the order of 4.3 million members.. If only half the gun owners in the US were a members of the NRA, we would have very very little to worry about from politicians infringing on our right of self defense.

    Just imagine if every gun owner in the US was an NRA and SAF member..

    There are two types of gun owners, those who are riding in the wagon and those who are pulling it. If you are not a member of at least one of the great groups that support our rights then you are just free loading on the work of others.