Members of both NRA & GOA?

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    Members of both NRA & GOA?

    I like 99% of what the NRA does, and I'm proud to be a card carrying member. They stick to the relevant topic, 2A, and while the politics on the topic can be muddy, they do a good job of keeping it to that topic. I don't always agree with every NRA member on every issue, but I agree with most every NRA member when it comes to 2A. There are times that I may disagree with some nuance on how to move forward on an agenda, but in the end, I agree with the policies they support in light of the politics that are involved.

    I like both organizations. I see one as a guard dog (NRA) and the other as an attack dog (GOA). I just don't like it when they bite each other.

    Has anyone joined both groups?
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    Belong to both hoping one attacks while the other guards.
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    After I sponsored a bunch of family members, we're nearly all NRA life members, along with GOA and SAF. I say the more the merrier.
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    Yup, memberships to both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    I like 99% of what the NRA does, and I'm proud to be a card carrying member. They stick to the relevant topic, 2A, and while the politics on the topic can be muddy, they do a good job of keeping it to that topic. I don't always agree with every NRA member on every issue, but I agree with most every NRA member when it comes to 2A. There are times that I may disagree with some nuance on how to move forward on an agenda, but in the end, I agree with the policies they support in light of the politics that are involved.

    I like both organizations. I see one as a guard dog (NRA) and the other as an attack dog (GOA). I just don't like it when they bite each other.

    Has anyone joined both groups?
    I am a member of both.
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    I am a "Life Member" with GOA, regular member of NRA. I don't agree with either group on every single issue, but value both. I like the NRA because they are big and have clout, and have a lot of "value add" to being a member other than legislative. I like that GOA is very much on top of legislative actions and gives me tools to respond directly via a fool proof interface. (The NRA just says "Contact your legislator" while GOA gives me a link to their system that helps fill out all the contact, provides a form letter and talking points for you to form your own letter and sends it directly to the appropriate people.)

    NAGR is the only group I don't particular care for. I followed them for a while, but they are like a bad telemarketer. I think they nag you more about giving money than they nag the government about policy.
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    Both these organizations have and will be helpful to our second amendment rights. However what worries/upsets me is it appears these 2 organizations and the other 2nd amendment advocate organizations are doing very little to counter the anti-gun propaganda that is being blitzed upon the American public by the anti-gun media. They are hammering away day in and day out with not a peep from our side.

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    Personally I believe that the 4 women orientated gun right organization could do our cause a lot of good if they endeavored to counteract the anti-gun propaganda. They possibly don't have the funding but it would really nice if they could find someone wityh "dip pockets" to fund them...... Just saying........
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    I'm also a member of both. I try to support any organization that fights for our freedom. I've donated and been a member of Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Second Amendment Foundation.
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    I do find it funny when politicians and the media refer to the NRA as the "Gun Lobby." They fail to realize that the NRA represents millions of individual gun owners. Yes, I am a member of the NRA, and I just joined GOA online this weekend.

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    Both here too.
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    I need to get my life membership funds put together for NRA, then I'll but in for an annual with goa. Thanks for posts.
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