Kahrdoor and Bigpoppa,
Thank you, will check them out!
This is a discussion on NRA self defense insurance within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by cmoe25027 Please forgive me if this is a beat to death topic, but I will soon be a CPL holder in Michigan ...
to your attorney in the form of expert witnesses. I am a member and have no other connection with the fund. Suggest you read about it. armedcitizensnetwork.org/
Kahrdoor and Bigpoppa,
Thank you, will check them out!
I clearly stated that I appreciated and supported the NRA's cause (and mine), but that the much-needed money spent on mailings could be better spent supporting that cause. I don't, nor does anyone else, need to receive membership renewal mailing starting the month after they join and continuing each month thereafter.
As you said, "The NRA is not here for our entertainment, our time, or easy reading. The NRA is here to protect your way of life, your [I]right to keep and bear arms.[I]" Then let the NRA put its efforts where they belong. It doesn't need to have a contest giving away 17 guns to some lucky winner (who probably can't afford the $10,000 of taxes it would incur). It needs to listen to its members (when they say stop mailing junk, then stop) and look for the most efficient way to support its stated cause--to support our right to keep and bear arms.
I have opted out, I have called and complained, both times being ensured the mailings would stop. They haven't. Apparently, there are others who feel the same.
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If there are any attorney's who are members and would like to be placed on their recomendation list, let them know at the above URL.
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You might look at, Armed Citizen's Legal Defense Network, LLC (Armed Citzen Legal Defense Network LLC.). My understanding they do not provide you with an attorney as such but have attorneys that assist your chosen attorney in pro-gun related matters should you need one. I think the NRA insurance is "after the fact". I want a team on my side during the fact!
I 100% agree with very item you and OldVet noted, and I have my own list of additional historical issue with the NRA as in it's practices per the past ~35 yrs. with it's repositioning of itself as being a political centre point (it was not so prior to roughly the 70s).
My membership is annual only...And year to year I get annoyed and even pissed with them over a multitude of items.
I keep telling myself I'm going to go ahead and sign up for a life membership but then they go and do something (or choose to not do something) that reminds me of why I hadn't last year and for some time period years back dropped them altogether.
And don't even get me started on the soaking they give as toward their 'certification' process (!).
Definitely agreed a refresh is in order with them internally.
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I agree that it is annoying getting all the junk mail and donation begging....and that is from ANY organization...not just the NRA.....but they are still the only game in town, and I support them when I can and I always fill out the ILA questionaires. I will send an occasional 5 or 10 bucks....but we are all hurting economically right now.
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Do any of you have the Arm Citizens Network deal? I agree with Kyle18, I would like them on my (our) side during the entire process rather than the 'wait and see' procedure. I tell myself everyday carrying is what I need to do to protect myself and loved ones, but I know I can't afford the legal costs if things were to go south for whatever reason.
I too am interested in the NRA self defense insurance or Armed Citizens, and I would love to hear more insite. I read the Armed Citzens site and they do infact cover $5000 (deductible) for your lawyer to get the process rolling aparently. But after that, it is a gray area to me.
I contacted NRA, to try a get a recommendation for a good 2nd-amendment lawyer in my area. The name I was given seems to be out of date...I repeatedly called the number, and it was constantly busy. I also couldn't find his name in the phone directory, or on the web. I tried to get the NRA's response to that, but haven't heard from them.I have recently been researching Lawyers in my area and believe I have found a solid candidate.
Re: the NRA's voluminous mailings: Yes, they ARE annoying. But the work they are doing for ALL of us is critical. For example, the 2nd amendment case that is about to be heard before the US Supreme Court was filed by the NRA. There are MANY other examples.
If you can't tolerate their mailings, or their magazine, at least contribute to the NRA-ILA and the NRA-PVF...they both have web pages that make it (fairly) easy. Far too many people, who value their gun rights, aren't pulling their own weight in trying to preserve them.
I don't know a thing about these insurances or such, have done some reading on the links provided, but not enough to make a decent comment on them but I can say, it's refreshed my memory to go look them back up to see what's out there again.
As far as the NRA, it's the biggest game in town for what we need. I don't agree with everything they do or support, but they do have the clout and political backing to ensure we "gun owners" are not left high and dry. Could they be better, sure they could, but heck folks, what organization can't be better? I'll stick with them until something better comes along.
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Post # 20 by member Pax explains the function of ACLDF a bit more for those that might be interested. (The above link is a thread on this forum)
Regarding the NRA--biggest group of complete hypocrites outside of Captiol Hill. I applaud their intentions, but their methods are flat out Un-American.
I reading about folk having x, y, z insurance -- including comments about what their salesman "said", from time-to-time.
My question is has anyone experience on the use/need/reimbursement side of such insurance.
I've never had an experience with firearm insurance, but I have had claims with other type of insurance and (with the exception of car insurance) have found that the adjusters have a whole different view of details than the salesmen did.
Anyone had a claim? Did coverage live up to your expectations?
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
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