Poll: Are you an NRA member

Poll: Are you an NRA member

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    Poll: Are you an NRA member

    if you were and stopped, why?
    if you aren't but plan to, why?


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    The only way I would join is if a local shooting range I wanted to frequent required it, some do.

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    Yes, but the organizations annoys me with the constant requests to renew--3 weeks after receiving my renewal package, and this happens constantly regardless of "opting out" and calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward7 View Post
    The only way I would join is if a local shooting range I wanted to frequent required it, some do.
    The NRA funded an AWESOME pistol and long-range rifle range by my in-laws' house in northern WI. It's open to the public for free. I think it's awesome they do stuff like that. (probably wouldn't work well in Milwaukee though :) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Yes, but the organizations annoys me with the constant requests to renew--3 weeks after receiving my renewal package, and this happens constantly regardless of "opting out" and calls.
    haha yeah that's annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Yes, but the organizations annoys me with the constant requests to renew--3 weeks after receiving my renewal package, and this happens constantly regardless of "opting out" and calls.
    haha yeah that's annoying.

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    NO. I don't pay for junk mail to be sent to my home.
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    Yes, as a Lifetime Member. I am also member of a shooting range that carries NRA Liability insurance which requires all members of the club to be NRA members. As a prior member of the Board of that Club we studied the insurance matter closely and believe it was an excellent policy, so I do not want a debate on that matter.
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    Hell yeah! Lifer!

    They are not perfect but they fight for our 2nd amendment rights and pack a pretty big punch.
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    Yes I am (Life Member). Don't like the "marketing" stuff (email, mail, etc.) but I just delete or throw it away (recycle).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward7 View Post
    The only way I would join is if a local shooting range I wanted to frequent required it, some do.
    That's how they got me. I do like American Rifleman. I learn a lot about guns I'll never own in there.

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    I read Rifleman online but get the print subscription to First Freedom. I love the "armed citizen" stories.
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    If you were and stopped, why?

    Answer: Almost became a life member when the dollar cost of becoming a life member was a joke, in
    present day dollars, but too much for my wallet when gas cost 2 bits or less a gallon. I belonged for several years but dropped membership based on their magazine/published views on two issues:

    Even 50 years back they took extraneous political positions or supported
    positions on guns which were not reasonable.

    1) Opposition to control on mail order rifles which was proposed
    after it was found out how Lee Harvey Oswald got the weapon he used to kill President Kennedy. In those days there
    were no background checks and you could buy a rifle at a hardware store or from a mail order catalog. Let's just
    say I supported the local hardware store/ LGS.


    2) Positions taken by them in support of the nascent Viet Nam War.

    NRA as others (even comic strips dating to the mid 1950s) were beating the war drums.

    I can not specifically recall if I dropped my NRA membership before the Aug 1964 Gulf of Tolkien Incident (which totally changed our involvement) or shortly thereafter. I was not at that time opposed to the war or to conscription--which seemed a fact of life and a right of passage. I just didn't like the mixing of various difficult policy issues with gun owner rights issues, and felt the two didn't need to be conflated with each other.

    Gun owner's rights stand on their own as an issue and have nothing whatsoever to do with your desire or lack thereof
    to be a warrior, or to think various thoughts on economic, social, and cultural issues: and yes, those things
    were all in play then as now. Nothing really has changed.
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    Another lifer, joined at the reduced rate due to being on disability.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
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    They do some good things but about 50% of the products they sell in the NRA store are from China and the American made stuff most of the time you can find for less on other web sites. I try to buy American made products and when 2yrs ago NRA sent a pocket knife for renewing early I sent it back because it was made in China. Maybe thats silly but why give them money when there are a lot of small companies in the US that they could contract with and thats my 2cents
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