NRA needs a good "challenge coin" with the NRA seal on it

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    NRA needs a good "challenge coin" with the NRA seal on it

    I know that the NRA sells a coin that has the NRA seal (or at least, they did, but I don't see it in the catalog that just arrived).

    The problem is, while it has the NRA seal on one side, the reverse side has Charlton Heston on it. Hey, I love the guy, but he's not "emblematic" of the NRA in a universal sense.

    I think that the NRA needs to issue a new coin with the eagle emblem on one side and perhaps a scroll with the 2nd Amendment on the other. Something that is generically NRA; not having to do with one guy who is not all there is to the NRA. I'm not knockin' Mr. Heston, I'm just saying that he is not the founder, or the head honcho, or anything other than a one-time president of the organization. I'd like to own and carry a generic emblem of the NRA.

    A pure silver coin with the NRA seal and the 2nd Amendment is called for.

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    I'd buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intentional Flincher View Post
    What's the NRA?
    I keep saying that all that Mickey Mouse stuff makes for weird people in Central Florida.

    I'd like to see one with the NRA logo on one side and the Minuteman on the other.
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    I see absolutly no need or use for one , so needless to say i wouldnt waste a cent on one no matter what was on it .
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    A challenge coin? What was the challenge, sending in your money?

    Challenge coins are earned, not bought.

    But, to answer the question... I think its arrogant and goofy for Heston to be on a coin... he isnt even dead yet.
    I like Miggy's idea of the minuteman though.
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    I'm confused.

    What is the purpose of such a coin?

    I carry a firearm, extra ammo, a knife and a flashlight.

    The coin just seems like something else to carry.

    If the purpose is to broadcast the fact that I support the NRA, my oral diarrhea does that quite nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    I keep saying that all that Mickey Mouse stuff makes for weird people in Central Florida.

    I'd like to see one with the NRA logo on one side and the Minuteman on the other.
    Dunno about "Mickey Mouse" -- and I don't consider myself a "Floridian" because yeah, they're weird -- but I agree, the symbol of the Minuteman on the reverse of the coin would be good -- with the text of the 2nd Amendment around the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    I keep saying that all that Mickey Mouse stuff makes for weird people in Central Florida.

    I'd like to see one with the NRA logo on one side and the Minuteman on the other.
    I'm good with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    I'm confused.

    What is the purpose of such a coin?

    I carry a firearm, extra ammo, a knife and a flashlight.

    The coin just seems like something else to carry.

    If the purpose is to broadcast the fact that I support the NRA, my oral diarrhea does that quite nicely.
    It's not for broadcasting anything to anyone. It's kind of just a "just to have it" thing. A hard symbol of something in which you believe. People wear crucifixes -- do they have to in order to get salvation? (Yeah, I know, please don't go there, but you get the analogy, right?)

    I didn't say I "needed" it any more than I need the NRA shot glass I bought, or the NRA Zippo lighter (I have enough Zippos already and I don't even smoke!). I'm just saying that if they are gonna have such a coin, it shouldn't have an "idol" on it like Heston; NRA should have a general commemorative coin that just speaks "NRA".

    I used the term "challenge coin" because that's what I'd heard them called. When my brother was in 10th Mtn, he gave me and my sister each one with our initials. Said something about if someone slaps his down onto the table, you have a few seconds to put yours down too (implying proud membership in the unit, I assume) or you're buyin' the next round of drinks.

    YMMV.

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    I too think the coins look nice, but what's the point in buying one? Using them as gifts and awards is where I see the value.
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    OK so we design coins for CC.Com and Bumper has to make them and give them to us!
    Just kidding!

    Explanation of the Challenge Coin
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    I'm confused.

    What is the purpose of such a coin?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenge_coin
    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.

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    Speaking Of Symbols...

    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    OK so we design coins for CC.Com and Bumper has to make them and give them to us!
    Just kidding!

    Explanation of the Challenge Coin
    Bumber and CC.com...

    Just when is the name change from Combat Carry, to Defensive Carry going to take place?
    And...how about those Defensive Carry.com hats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    It's not for broadcasting anything to anyone. It's kind of just a "just to have it" thing. A hard symbol of something in which you believe. People wear crucifixes -- do they have to in order to get salvation? (Yeah, I know, please don't go there, but you get the analogy, right?)

    I didn't say I "needed" it any more than I need the NRA shot glass I bought, or the NRA Zippo lighter (I have enough Zippos already and I don't even smoke!). I'm just saying that if they are gonna have such a coin, it shouldn't have an "idol" on it like Heston; NRA should have a general commemorative coin that just speaks "NRA".

    I used the term "challenge coin" because that's what I'd heard them called. When my brother was in 10th Mtn, he gave me and my sister each one with our initials. Said something about if someone slaps his down onto the table, you have a few seconds to put yours down too (implying proud membership in the unit, I assume) or you're buyin' the next round of drinks.

    YMMV.
    Gotcha'. As something to keep around the house or office to start a "conversation", I can see myself getting one.

    I like the game, too. Better than quarter bounce! Of course, these days I would mainly be drinking tea.
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