This is a discussion on NRA within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by superdamian11 I am currently an NRA member. They are sending me renewal request. Other than standing up for our 2nd Amendment rights, ...
But seriously... if you haven't figured out by now all the important reasons why you should remain in the NRA, I don't know if anyone here can help you.
[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people. ---Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
No doubt the NRA occasionally plays on our emotions and passions to help get their agenda across, but so does every other special interest group out there involving politically charged issues. I just choose to belong to the ones that I believe support my peoples best interests.
The NRA is purported to be the main pro gun outfit in the USA. I probably would not disagree with that. Of the 2 mags I got American Rifleman was better for me. I enjoyed the articles along with the SD stories in the back. Plus you get some cool stickers to stick inside your gun safe.
If you quit the NRA when you tire of all the BS they assault your mailbox with try Alan Gottlieb's outfit or GOA as alternatives. Both are good if not better than NRA. JMHO. YMMV
Whenever I belong to the NRA, I get a renewal statement every month from day one. Calls, emails, notes sent back with uncompleted renewals hasn't stopped the monthly renewal forms. So I let my membership expire for a few months and then start the circus all over again. Maybe next time I'll send in a membership contract stating no renewals until two months prior to expiration.
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
The biggest problem I have found with the NRA is that Wayne LaPierre keeps opening his mouth. He seems to shove his foot in his mouth way too often without considering how non-gun owners might perceive his comments. Without the non-gun owners on our side, things will not get better.
There are other benefits, but isn't the one you stated pretty important.
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The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
I've been receiving lots of mail from them lately. It says re-up your membership. I just joined about three months ago, I'm pretty sure its not expired yet! At least when I signed up I made sure to check if it expired 01/01/2014, it didn't. Now they're offering $500 life memberships with a nice jacket ($120 value).
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So, perhaps NRA sponsorship of a car isn't so awful after all ?!?
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
I'm still waiting on to receive the hat that they have promised me for years yet they always forget to send it.
I got a free bag when I joined :P And they lobby for our 2nd amendment rights so we don't have to as much
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