Gun Rights Group Memberships

Gun Rights Group Memberships

This is a discussion on Gun Rights Group Memberships within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I am just curious on everyones thoughts about joining a Gun Rights Group, such as NRA, National Association for Gun Rights, ETC? If you are ...

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    Gun Rights Group Memberships

    I am just curious on everyones thoughts about joining a Gun Rights Group, such as NRA, National Association for Gun Rights, ETC? If you are a member, do you feel it is worth it? If not why?
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    NRA sends me a lot of junk mail. but I think its for a good cause for sure.
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    NRA is a good org. to join they protect our rights better then any orginization . IMO Do a membership you can afford . But i will warn you that every day you will get aleast 2 or 3 emails from them everyday for the rest of your life . lol
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    Some suggestions for some worthy groups to consider:

    • Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) -- the group behind many of the solid court cases in SCOTUS and elsewhere over the past 10yrs.
    • Gun Owners of America (GOA) -- no-nonsense lobbying and legal full-court press.
    • National Rifle Association (NRA) -- nonsense, in some respects, but knows the "beltway" two-step unlike any other.
    • JPFO (Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership) -- hard-core focus.
    • plus whatever local/regional/state type lobbying group floats your boat (ie, Virginia Citizens' Defense League, or Oregon Firearms Federation) -- can be more effective at the state level, depending.
    • Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network -- for legal assistance, help navigating post-situation realities)
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    GOA to me made some silly staments that made me wonder on there non wavy

    I am in the NRA just for the fact that despit some of the bad decsion they have made/supported they are one of the bigest dogs in the fight .. You never hear oh darn SAF veto that bill maybe they did maybe not


    But yeah the NRA is a bit spammy ...

    I do like the SAF too


    The NRAIL is the pure legal arm of it

    Also look at local groups my state has AZCDL very good local only groups that helped spear head a lot of great local laws
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    NRA is the biggest and most known gun rights group. I also gave some money to GOA, SAF, and NAGR this year. The NRA is the only one that I will definitely maintain a membership with. The others were mostly because they had booths at various gun shows and I got a hat and membership for $20.
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    The NRA is the 'Big Dog' Lobby towards protecting your Second Amendment Freedoms. Much Wisdom written above.
    I became a life member in 1971 and have made annual donations ever since. Especially to the NRA-ILA division. "IF" you wish to protect your 2nd Amendment Freedoms, then you should belong to one of its lobbies.

    I also maintain memberships with the SAF & GOA and donate to the NAGR when I think it necessary. Since I follow them online, most of their mail never gets opened.
    Somehow, I manage to cough up about $500./year to split between all of them.
    I consider it an "investment" in my kids & grand-kids' future. I only wish I could do a lot more.
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    I belong to the NRA. I'm looking into the WV Citizens Defense League for a more local group.
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    As is evident from my signature, I support both NRA and SAF (and Defensive Carry). Additionally, in MD I contribute/belong to Maryland Shall Issue and Maryland Shooters. I believe in putting money where my mouth is. Money talks, BS walks.

    There are likely other worthy groups that I just haven't connected with yet.
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    I don't have the money or the smarts to fight all the battles and I have a really tight budget so the NRA and GOA I think is $45 a year well spent but that's just me.
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    The NRA supported most of the restrictive federal legislation currently in force today.

    Personally I am a member of a local 'gun rights' group that is currently over 7,700 members strong, and I will be attending a meeting tomorrow (tuesday) at a local restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zralou View Post
    The NRA supported most of the restrictive federal legislation currently in force today.

    Personally I am a member of a local 'gun rights' group that is currently over 7,700 members strong, and I will be attending a meeting tomorrow (tuesday) at a local restaurant.

    Sara Lou
    How does one find a local gun rights group?

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    To make this short, Yes

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    One person CAN help in the fight to keep our second amendment rights. However, thousands or millions (NRA) of people working together DO help - in ways one person cannot.

    YES - pick a group or groups and join. And sign up for their email newsletters. That will help keep you informed of what you - that one person - can and should be doing to help all the rest of us in this battle.
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    GOA Second Amendment Foundation.
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