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Folks, "IF" 80 million gun owners voted for A+ NRA rated politicians we'd be in a totally different situation. "IF" 80 million gun owners peacefully protested at the capital steps relentlessly there'd be different rulings. "IF" 80 million gun owners would join the NRA we would be unstoppable. Why my friends with all these gun owners and pro 2nd folks does the NRA only have 5 million members? Shame on us. I have heard lame excuse after lame excuse. I know a fellow gun owner who will spend thousands on a rifle scope,but makes up excuses for not sending $35 dollars per year to the nra. His excuse they always solicit for more. We'll folks it's a never ending fight against freedom grabbers.

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Gotta agree.....it makes zero sense. 80 million people send in 50 bucks to the NRA annually and our problems would be much less of a problem.
 

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I agree with all but the politician part. I am not a one issue voter, and most of those rated A+ are unfortunately part of "one of the two major political parties" ( trying to keep it as unpolitical as possible Mods). I am also paying towards a lifetime membership in the NRA.
 

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NRA does knocks on the door a lot. I got tired of them calling and gave them up for several years. I knew it was time for me to support them again and joined and did not give them my phone number. I do get emails and mail and I give what and when I want too. We need every one to support them now.
 

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I agree with all but the politician part. I am not a one issue voter, and most of those rated A+ are unfortunately part of "one of the two major political parties" ( trying to keep it as unpolitical as possible Mods). I am also paying towards a lifetime membership in the NRA.

That is where the problem is. They are in one of the two "broken" parties
 

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I've been a member since 2009. When the phone calls and letters started arriving, I called them and asked them not to send me ANYTHING I did not ask for and not to call me. It stopped and has never been a problem since.

However, I almost always add a buck or more whenever I place an order with Midway or other suppliers who have programs that support the NRA.
 

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Yeah. And "IF" your Aunt had ba11$, she'd be your Uncle.
 

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NRA does knocks on the door a lot. I got tired of them calling and gave them up for several years. I knew it was time for me to support them again and joined and did not give them my phone number. I do get emails and mail and I give what and when I want too. We need every one to support them now.
Well , ya shamed me into it . I just rejoined ..................
 

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I was a loyal member of the NRA since 1972 and a, on again / off again member of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association. I paid all the dues, sent in my requested contributions, wrote all the letters, and made all the phone calls. In 2013 we got the Safe Act passed and signed overnight (11 Republican senator turncoats voted for it) as a message of necessity, just like the communists do. I was amazed to see "Very Little" coverage on this in the American Rifleman, so I started writing letters to the NRA leadership, I never received one response from Cox, LaPier, of whoever was the president at that time, not one! I did get a email from some Long Island NRA representative justifying their non support for our rallies in Albany. To be fair Chris Cox did attend our first rally, but that was it. I guess he and Tom King NYSRPA (president) were embarrassed because some of us were wearing camouflage and carrying cardboard pictures of AR's, by the way these were confiscated by the NY State Police. This could have been a battleground state if we had full support of the NRA and the NYSRPA. Instead we have universal background checks, AR registration and bans, future ammo background checks, mag restrictions and much much more all aimed at the law abiding citizens of NYS. I only have one vote and leaving NY is easier said then done. This is why after 42 years I have stopped being a member of the NRA & NYSRPA, I buy ammo instead!
 

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If the NRA did not support the 1968 GCA
If the NRA did not bend over for the 7N6 import ban

Sorry I dont support the NRA much

That said yet people need to stand together on guns not be in the camp of oh I only have a 30-30 you can ban that AR if you let me have my 30-30 aka Bill Ruger thinking
 
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Folks, "IF" 80 million gun owners voted for A+ NRA rated politicians we'd be in a totally different situation. "IF" 80 million gun owners peacefully protested at the capital steps relentlessly there'd be different rulings. "IF" 80 million gun owners would join the NRA we would be unstoppable. Why my friends with all these gun owners and pro 2nd folks does the NRA only have 5 million members? Shame on us. I have heard lame excuse after lame excuse. I know a fellow gun owner who will spend thousands on a rifle scope,but makes up excuses for not sending $35 dollars per year to the nra. His excuse they always solicit for more. We'll folks it's a never ending fight against freedom grabbers.

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What situation would we be in? Where is the NRA every time California passes another draconian gun law? Im a lifetime NRA member, only because I was able to get a lifetime membership for like $125, but aside from that, Im in that group who is willing to spend $1000+ on a rifle scope and never give any thought to donating to the NRA. Yeah, it sounds so easy to get 80 million gun owners to vote for A+ politicians. The harsh reality is there are over 200 million eligibile voters in this country. Barely half of eligible voters take the time to vote, and even this forum has members who are "a gun owner but..." so the sad reality is that not all gun owners are going to vote pro gun. Meanwhile, of those 80 million gun owners who are registered voters, many helped to nominate a Republican candidate who has an anti gun history.
 

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I am a life NRA and I agree with what New Yorker has to say. But the NRA does some good as does NYSRP. But I could not wait for things to get better in NY. So last year I moved to Tennessee. Should of done it a long time ago.
 

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Creek, I was in Tennessee this spring, very nice and free state. I still have some ropes holding me down up here. Once I get untied I may be headed down there for keeps.
Wrongrecroom is right on. We have the "I only have a 30-30, and I don't care if they ban AR's crowd" up here also, we call them FUDDs. And believe me, a lot of them have voted in the democrats & RINOS that have shoved the safe act down our throats! I hate to say it, but I will experience pleasure when the day comes they have to pass a background check to buy their box of 30-30's.
 

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I have been a life member with the NRA for many years and while they are influential at the national level it is important you support your states gun rights groups to get local laws changed.
 

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I am a life NRA and I agree with what New Yorker has to say. But the NRA does some good as does NYSRP. But I could not wait for things to get better in NY. So last year I moved to Tennessee. Should of done it a long time ago.
Welcome from another "naturalized" Tennessean.

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If the NRA did not support the 1968 GCA
If the NRA did not bend over for the 7N6 import ban

Sorry I dont support the NRA much

That said yet people need to stand together on guns not be in the camp of oh I only have a 30-30 you can ban that AR if you let me have my 30-30 aka Bill Ruger thinking
This is what I'm saying. We can pick at each other. Or we can stand together. Because believe me the anti gunners are standing as one to get their way.

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Unfortunately, there's a huge number that are not registered, or never vote, or rarely get off their backside to vote.
I'm ashamed to say that some of them are my neighbors, or otherwise, people that I went to school with.
 

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The NRA has a pretty big job to do in fifty states. I support them. At the very least, they are out there trying to accomplish something for gun owners. A lot of gun owners need to get out and vote this year because it is an important election year. It will decide whose Supreme Court justices will set on the court and make rulings for the next forty or fifty years. For those former NRA members that left because they received a few mailings here is what I do. I give what I want to, when I want to, and the rest of their mail goes in the trash. I realize that by myself I would have little or no impact, but by joining and supporting others that feel as I do maybe we can make a difference. If you are not supporting the NRA and your state organizations, what are you doing to help in this years elections?
 

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If the NRA did not support the 1968 GCA
If the NRA did not bend over for the 7N6 import ban

Sorry I dont support the NRA much

That said yet people need to stand together on guns not be in the camp of oh I only have a 30-30 you can ban that AR if you let me have my 30-30 aka Bill Ruger thinking
Ask yourself this, despite the one or two decisions that you did not agree with, are we better off and will we be better off if the NRA never existed or if it was disbanded tomorrow?

What I find odd about Republicans and gun owners alike is that it's 100% all or nothing with them and they hold a grudge for years. What's even more mind boggling is that many who don't support the NRA because of some of their stances through the years have no problem supporting Trump despite his support for antigun legislation in the past along with his support or many other left leaning issues...

A pro gun group makes one or two decisions that we might not like, and gun owners will hold a grudge for almost 50 years as well as forget all the good that they've done and continue to do. Just seems like we eat our own. I can name a dozen national groups that are anti gun, but the NRA is about the only pro gun group that I can think of that's fighting for our rights. It's not like we have that many national organizations that have any clout and money to back it up to begin with. The antis have several...
 
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