I did a whois check on NRA.org, NRAHQ.org, and NRA-2013.org and found no problem.
NRAHQ.org is the admin domain for NRA.org and of NRA-2013.org.
NRA-2013.org was created in september of 2012, probably intended for a 2013 campaign.
There should be zero issues with using that web site, but if in doubt, call them.
Called on the 10th of December. 15 minutes max and all was done. Website updated within a few days. Today (10JAN13) 10 X 13 envelope arrived with credentials and items.
Thank you Michael.
Anyone looking for my help:
Long time lurker, first time poster. I'd love to get in on this.
Tom Gresham, of the nationally syndicated radio show Gun Talk, has set up his own membership call in number for the NRA $300 lifetime. Here is his tweet from this morning (you can confirm the legitamacy of this on twitter on Tom's feed):
@Guntalk: OK! *This will work now. *For the $300 NRA life membership, call 1-888-678-7894. *No waiting on hold! *Don't need my member number. *RT.
sent from my rotary dial phone using tapatalk
Just posted this in the other sponsorship thread in General Firearms Info - copying it here to be sure that those looking for a sponsor see it.
I just spent over 30 minutes on the phone before I got through - 11:00 am.
I needed to identify a specific person I was sponsoring.
Now He'll have to spend similar time on the phone to complete his signup.
While I was at it, I asked why I had to be on the phone or call in for each person.
I got a reasonable explanation (though I don't really agree with it), but they have now noted in my account that I can sponsor without calling in again - the member number will be sufficient.
If that doesn't work, you can email me and I'll call again, but it may take a day or so.
I really encourage you to do it online at the nra-2013.org site. It's faster, and I personally think it's completely safe. It's faster, and a LOT less hassle.
Life Member 39014129
Zip code 34210
Please post if you use it.
This is getting to be a win-win, both for the individual and the NRA!
Well I got my Life packet in the mail today... now I know why it hadn't shown up on their website yet... they upgraded the wrong membership. They upgraded a Life of Duty membership I also received. Now I need to call them and see if it can be switched to my real membership.
Just joined using the number from Tom Gresham's twitter feed. No wait.