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What are the benefits of being an NRA member?

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  1. GMK

    GMK New Member

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    I joined a number of years ago. BHO's admin kept me going. Now, I am rethinking, what has the NRA done for us lately. Also, all of the internal problems coming into view. What have they done for us? What rights restored as per the Constitution? I am in the mind to locate a better organization that fights for our rights and wins.
     


  2. roadrunner

    roadrunner Well-Known

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    You may want to have a look at the GOA.
     
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  3. GMK

    GMK New Member

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    Yes, I already have checked them out.
     
  4. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    Take a look at the Second Amendment Foundation. They have brought more successful legal challenges against gun laws in the last decade than anyone else.
     
  5. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    I think thye've done a lot more in the last decade than any other org for 2A rights.
     
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  6. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    So where does one find the numbers for this claim?
     
  7. Big Green

    Big Green Well-Known

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    I support them through the Amazon Smile program. Got an email just today that said Amazon made a quarterly contribution to Second Amendment Foundation for just over $10k. Makes me Smile to know they had to cut that check.
     
  8. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere

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    I've been using the Amazon Smile thing for GOA this go'round. Just like you, makes me smile knowing that they cut that check to a Gun Rights organization.
     
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  9. kbaxter60

    kbaxter60 Gone Gun Crazy

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    I didn't part ways with them, but I did stop making contributions to the ILA side. We lived in WA state for many years. A few years back, the anti-gun crowd got an initiaive on the ballot (I-594) to REQUIRE an FFL on all transfers, even private sales. They had some big money supporters and they did a lot of mailings to our house in support of I-594. They were slimy. They made them each look like they came from a different group, but if you read the fine print it was the same meddling billionaires. Then they got a NRA Llife member to do an endorsement ad.
    What did the NRA do to fight off this insidious bill? All I ever saw was they ran a "NO" bumper sticker in the American Rifleman. Sure it was something, but amounted to preaching to the choir. I expected them to AT LEAST run a TV ad refuting that life member. I saw ZERO on TV against the bill. No glossy mailer (we probably got six or seven from the pro crowd).
    The initiative passed. You couldn't even GIVE a gun to a family member without running afoul of the law.
    Every time they called me after that, I asked them why they had done so little to keep that crap from passing. A few took time to argue their case. Most are volunteers and just said "yeah, that sucks". I told them to pass it along up the chain. I had thought they would be there if needed, but was sadly disappointed.
    Now, I know they do plenty on the large scale. I am still a member and would recommend them to any shooter. They need to figure out how to do more at the grassroots level, though. These laws get passed one at a time, in one state after another, and pretty soon our rights are gone.
    End of my rant for today.
    Short answer: it's worth the membership just for the American Rifleman magazine. It's well done and they cover lots of guns I might never have looked at otherwise.
    Party on.
     
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  10. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    I'm a patron member of the NRA. I'm a member for the same reason I have donated to the Trump campaign. You have to put-up or shut-up, and I believe the erosion if the 2A will be the downfall of this nation if we don't stand firmly for it.
     


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