Wow is all I can say. Funny thing is I really did not address too much about about whether I agree with the NRA or not. Just the fact that I do not like their tactics. But I will heed the advise of the forum and go see a shrink, close my membership here, and stay home on voting day. That seems to be the advice you get if you dare tread on the holy shrine of the NRA and say something negative about them.
I am starting to think in the forum rules under the topics not to talk about because passions go high they need to add any negative discussion about a pro gun organization along with politics and religion.
The fact is that many folks don't have the time to be involved directly in the democratic process... Older folks join AARP, to give them a voice... the individuals may not agree with all that the organization does... but with many of it's practices and definitely with it's clout.
NRA gives voice with clout to many of us who favor the Second Amendment... But it is also the organization that, early on, fostered "reasonable restrictions" on the Second Amendment. When they realized that in so doing they had, in fact, "stepped in it"; they started acting to correct their actions.
You can't have perfection for each individual... Just like your congressman cannot (for the most part) represent you and everything you want as an individual... his responsibility is to his entire constituency. Unfortunately, representatives in government respond to the $$$... large groups donating small amounts make for a rich, and powerful organization... almost as large and powerful as industry groups.
I respect your right to freely express your opinion and hope you will continue to do so...we all benefit from the diversity of thought presented on this forum!
If you choose not to renew that is entirely your call. And if you are planning to vote for OB I still suggest you stay home that day! :-)
I quit supporting them after they sent me 4 bills for a cd I never requested or received. Took 9 phone calls to get it resolved.
Hey Suntzu...good luck with your move hope all goes well! We'll look forward to hearing from you when you return!
Oakchas and packinnova: There's an entire industry built around getting people to pay others for their services. Doctors send out appt reminders and do calls all the time - do ya'll look for new ones each year when your yearly checkup date comes around?:gah:
Funny, I just got an invoice and letter saying PLEASE PAY FOR OR RETURN YOUR DVD TODAY which refers to the unsolicited DVD that they sent me a few weeks after joining. I just sent them an email back telling them I'm keeping it and not paying for it since it is unsolicited merchandise and, by law, I can keep unsolicited merchandise without paying for it. I also told them if they sent me another notice I would be contacting my attorney, and I do have one available through prepaid legal which is great. I've had to use them a few times and they seem to get good results.