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    Member Array jetspeed8's Avatar
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    My wife and I both joined a while ago. Glad we did after reading how the present administration is trying to do an end run on our gun rights.
    Kimber Custom TLE II, GLOCK 19C, Walther PK380,
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    I am not all that fond of some of their policies but the money I spend for membership is well worth the realization to political foes that there is one more number watching them.

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    Wife and I just joined this weekend...

    Good organization, been meaning to join for years, I've just always found something else to do with the 25-35 bucks
    You live and learn. At any rate, you live. -- Douglas Adams

    GI Special 1911, Kahr CW45, PT140, LCP, Rem 870 and so on and so on...

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    I will be joining soon. I for a long time disagreed with some of what they have done, but, I gotta flow power to them for all they have done. I will also flow dough to GOA and JPFO too. Gotta cover my bases!
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

    Patrick Henry
    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    Member Array 4evrinblujns's Avatar
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    I have been a member off and on over the years and just rejoined 2 months ago. Lots of e-mails. just got my second Am. rifleman today. Maybe I'll get my membership card by the 4th of July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I'm a faithful member, but man I'd like to see some better executive management from them.

    The marketing is pure harassment at worst and at least an atrocious waste of valuable funds (thru excessive, poorly-directed and expensive mailings) at best.

    I remind myself that these issues are inherent to a non-profit orgs, and this is still the best representation that we have. However, I'd love to see a real business person come in and take over.
    I was a member in the 80's & 90's and got mad because of the weekly calls begging for money and daily mail begging for money, then when the Clinton ban happen I said I had seen enough and I didn't renew, fast forward to last year I am now older and realize that nothing in life is perfect and if I don't belong to the biggest group I am no help in the "cause". i joined again as a life member this time.

    So now as a life member I am able to vote and possible get rid of the people that are not making the decisions I think they should, and I also called them and said please don't call me or mail anything that is begging for money. In the past year I get nothing except the monthly magazine, and the e-mails I signed up for from the ILA.

    So to address the highlighted parts of your comment, if you are a life member or at least 5 year member you can vote to change the management you do not like, and any member can request they not bother you with solicitations.

    Hope that help.

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    Member Array Handgunner's Avatar
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    Joined recently myself during a visit to a local gunshow in Middletown. The NRA rep caught my attention, said his piece and I signed up immediately. Prior to being a gun owner (pistol), I had believed the NRA to be a "hunting interest" organization which I think is the attitude of many people not associated with firearms, you know - "...for them folks what likes to shoot turkeys and stuff...". Since becoming aware of the choke hold of state and federal governments, I am more than an avid supporter of any association in the business of 1.educating the general public and eliminating much of the ignorance surrounding legal gun ownership beyond an over/under shotgun; 2. educating the government bodies that purposefully make laws at the bidding of the general public without caring of the effects of such laws regarding legal ownership of firearms by those who are familiar with crime statistics and police response times.
    I will never forget that I am an American, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

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    Lol, your mailman and mailbox will hate you, but wtg. They are looking out for our interests.
    Socialism: A great Idea...'til you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

    "A man without a gun is a subject, a man with a gun is a citizen."
    ~Ted Nugent

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    Thanks for joining! As others have mentioned, they are not perfect, but the are the "big dog" in the Second-Amendment world.
    If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.--Samuel Adams as Candidus, Boston Gazette 20 Jan. 1772

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    Thanks for joining, they try to sell you stuff but all you gotta do is say no. They are one of our best chances for retaining our constitutional rights.

    I'd been an on-again off-again member since the middle '80's. I realized that although you may not totally agree with certain stands and/or decisions that are made, ultimately this fight for our 2A rights is a VERY LONG TERM fight and the NRA has been fighting for those rights for many years.

    Sorry for the 'soapbox'.

    My uncle left me some money when he passed a year ago and I felt that purchasing a Life Membership was a good way to honor and remember him.
    NRA Life Member since 2010

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    My wife is a Life Member and I'm a Patron Life Member. I also support the NRA-ILA.
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    http://www.nrahq.org/FreedomAssoc/default.asp Try it out for free first. Youll get more e mails than u can shake a stick at...

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    Thanks for helping to push the cart.
    One Riot, One Ranger. Long live the Republic of Texas.


    "It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf." -- Thomas Fuller

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    I am a EPL Life Member, have been for a few months now, I joined as a regular member then realized I wanted more, and signed up for a Life Membership in May 2010 19 years old and a NRA Life Member, makes me proud to stand for something I believe in
    "The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."

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