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This is one of our last options to protect our rights and the right's of our children. Only 2% of gun owners are NRA members. Tell your friends too whats a few bucks compared to the ability to get new things or transfer old ones to your kids? If your real patriotic join the GOA too. Memberships make great stocking stuffers. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
 

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Devil Doc - I'm a long time NRA member, and am in no way bashing you - but where did a statistic like that "2%..." come from?

My issues with the NRA have to do primarily with their HUGE WASTE of money trying to get "us" to send "them" more money.

I've written them and asked that they quit sending me junk mail, that I am a dedicated 2nd Amendment supporter, donate whenever I can - and as much as I can afford - and would appreciate it if they limited their correspondence to a monthly/quarterly review of their successful legislative actions. I still get junk mail several times a month...

I preach safety and work diligently to convert the "anti-gunners" I work and associate with, so that they understand guns are not evil, and are an essential element of not only our past - but key to our ability to remain free.

I further realize I am preaching to the choir here - but that percentage is either wildly inaccurate - or the math formula used to determine the percentage has some sort of variable I don't understand.

Again - not a criticism - just a casual point and no offense meant!
 

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Who is the GOA?

BTW: I am an NRA mamber. 1redgmc has a point about the NRA wasting money. Also they sold us out in 94 with the Assault Weapon ban, who's to say they won't do it again.

I'll keep supporting them but if they sell me out then all my support stops.
 

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1redgmc- To you good sir, I'll buy you a bag of cookies and sorry for my poorly grounded statistics. Buy a parakeet for all your junk mail. After reading that I wouldn't want to join, it kinda hurts the overall cause. $35/yr is really nothing to bitch about.


MickeyC- GOA- gun owners of america. Those blokes won't let you down.
 

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Chocolate chip!

But seriously, I'm not against spending $35 on the NRA membership - and in fact, I give gift memberships (4 or 5) every year to people I meet who seem to have an interest in guns but don't have a clue where to start. As such - I figure I'll "donate" to the cause, and if just ONE of those I sign up decides to join the fight - then I feel a sense of accomplishment. My girlfriend was (mostly) anti-gun, so I got her an NRA membership. SHe too was inundated with junk mail - so my volume doubled.

She also commented how the mail seemed "propaganda like" - so in an effort to tone it down, I toss the NRA-ILA stuff and make sure she only sees the NRA magazines. She likes them, because they are not as aggressive from a political standpoint.

Am I filtering her NRA mail? Yup - but what I am filtering is the flyers that scream "THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR FREEDOM" aspect. You see, she is a stone cold democrat, and this should be about protecting our rights, not about what political party you affiliate yourself with. I know plenty of democrats that are strong 2nd Amendment supporters - and probably an equal number of republicans that could care less.

I should save the NRA junk mail for a whole year, then drive down to NRA HQ (about 55 minutes from me) and show them what the results are. I'd venture to say they spend way more than $35 on pruducing that stuff...

Still, I'm pro-NRA and was a GOA member for a while (can't recall exactly why I dropped them), but I believe that if ALL the 2nd Amendment support organizations narrowed their focus to the issues at hand, and told us how they are fighting, and how we can help - I think we'd all be so much better off. :2cents:

I appreciate the dialogue with you, and I'm stepping down off the soapbox now.

Thanks!
 

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A girl friend? And here I thought you where flirting with me. Enough horsing around, I think it is good that you too attempt to win the hearts and minds of those who don't understand the 2nd amendment. It is not an easy fight, it takes long drawn out conversations while treading on egg shells about a right which is also a favorite past time. Keep up the good fight. Knowledge is the battlefield equalizer so spread it like mustard. Now for the GOA they do push slot of anti-dem propaganda, with that said yes there are Dem's which support the 2nd amend but most are adamant about suppressing it through spreading fear to the public. If anything the NRA shows numbers and there is strength in that, dems tend to respect the numbers.
 

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Actually, SAF, JPFO, and GOA are MUCH more active than the NRA.

Remember, SAF nailed municipalities for doing wrong, and years later the NRA joined with them.

GOA has much-much-much more spine than the NRA. The NRA attempted to derail Heller so the SCOTUS would never hear the case! As well, remember that the '94 AWB was NEGOTIATED by the NRA - the GOA stood steadfastly against it the whole time La-P-U was "negotiating" away our rights!

As soon as the NRA joined on the '94 AWB, THAT was when all the congressmen folded and went for it!

And JPFO puts out great videos and pamphlets to combat ignorance - the NRA has board of directors that HAVE PUBLICLY STATED THAT PEOPLE LIKE US SHOULD BE LIMITED TO 10 ROUND MAGAZINES!!!

For what it's worth, I gave my NRA membership up twice already. I *WILL NOT* be part of that organization again, until they become a pro-gun organization! Read that as "when La-P-U is thrown out".

The NRA is NOT pro-gun, they're pro-NRA. Any similarities between pro-gun and pro-NRA are purely coincidental.

God Bless the Knox household, I (and most Patriots!) sure do miss Neal!
 

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Yes, the unfortunate truth is that the NRA doesn't represent me as a gun owner. I am a life member, have been since I was 10. My wife is a life member also. My kids will probably be members too. The point is, I support them because as a whole I think they cater to the average gun owner (if you have 6 AR lowers in your safe waiting to be built you probably aren't average). I hardly ever donate to the NRA. I would rather give my money to my local grassroots organization, in my case Georgia Carry.org. They have done more for georgia gun/carry rights in the past year than the NRA in the past 30 years. They actaully went against the NRA on H.B. 89, the NRA finally jumped onto the GCO bandwagon when they realized that it was better than the bill that the NRA was backing.

I guess my point is we all need to do our part. if it means taking a non-shooter to the range for the first time, do it. If you buy NRA memberships for all your friends for christmas, great. We all need to do our part.
 

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The only reason I'm an NRA member is because my club insists on it.

It's good to hear other organizations are trying to back up our rights.
 

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Yes, the unfortunate truth is that the NRA doesn't represent me as a gun owner. I am a life member, have been since I was 10. My wife is a life member also. My kids will probably be members too. The point is, I support them because as a whole I think they cater to the average gun owner (if you have 6 AR lowers in your safe waiting to be built you probably aren't average). I hardly ever donate to the NRA. I would rather give my money to my local grassroots organization, in my case Georgia Carry.org. They have done more for georgia gun/carry rights in the past year than the NRA in the past 30 years. They actaully went against the NRA on H.B. 89, the NRA finally jumped onto the GCO bandwagon when they realized that it was better than the bill that the NRA was backing.

I guess my point is we all need to do our part. if it means taking a non-shooter to the range for the first time, do it. If you buy NRA memberships for all your friends for christmas, great. We all need to do our part.

Me, i think the NRA best represents the Elmer Fudd's out there and the old guys shooting benchrest/bullseye and giving you the stick eye when you load more than 3 rounds in a gun.
 
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