NRA and the GOV

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Brokor, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    In order to keep the GOV bandits in check, we need a collective arm up on the hill. We need a group who will lobby and help to knock down any unconstitutional acts of Congress. That job belongs with the NRA and no other.

    In light of recent events, and the sneaky methods being employed by the GOV snakes -I highly recommend every American to sign up, renew, and support the NRA. We need them now more than ever before.

    Believe me...numbers really do count. The larger our pro-gun rights group is, the more weight we have to throw around. How weak and pathetic would it appear when the NRA presents the membership numbers to Congress and it's nowhere near the actual number of registered gun owners? We need to stand together, we need to move as ONE.
  2. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    renewed this year already :) Ready to take the anti-gun-nuts head on!
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Life Member for 30 plus years. Join the National Rifle Association !
  4. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Been a member for years, and renewed my membership for 5 more years last month.
  5. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    NRA got a $60 Million firearms facility in the Las Vegas area "donated by Harry Reid". This was completed last year just in time for HR's re-election.

    Guess who the NRA didn't support?

    I'm still a "bitter clinger" when it comes to the NRA; it's going to take a lot to get me to consider them anything but money-grubbing weasels.

    My money supports Gun Owners of America or Jews for the Preservation of Firearms. Haven't ever seen their votes bought.
  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Those are also great organizations.

    The NRA is just another way we can consolidate our voices. For about 30 bucks per year, I get to have another card stacked in the deck for gun owners to be protected from the snake charmers in Washington. Not a bad deal, so I don't care about personal grudges some may have. Every bit helps.

    If you have a problem with the NRA, fine. But don't harm other people and OUR cause in the meantime by flaming an organization that has already proven itself. ;)
  7. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    There was a man I highly respected that used to do good deeds. One day he did something that looked like he took a bribe, explaining he needed to support an evil person because someone more evil would take over if he didn't.

    I can respect his past good deeds and good deeds he may do in the future, but I can't trust him further than I could throw him.
  8. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I'll do it. My renewal just came in the mail. Where I wasn't worried about more gun legislation 3 weeks ago, the situation has changed from a single event.

    I have hope that common sense will prevail. For every knuckle head congressman that has mentioned more gun control, there is another that has mentioned that it's not the answer to this situation. It's hard to judge right now. The house is in our favor. The senate is hard to judge at the moment. The swing right last NOV may have saved us. Only time will tell.
  9. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    This is what I need to do ^
  10. Joseph Thomas

    Joseph Thomas Monkey+

    Stuff like this has always bothered me about the NRA. For that reaon I have never joined. Instead I joined my statewide version of the NRA.
  11. thePeege

    thePeege Monkey+

    Just signed up today at an outdoors expo. $250 off the lifetime membership for signing up at the show brought it down to $750. Easy-pay option lets you pay $25 4x a year until you pay it off. Not a bad deal to protect our rights.
  12. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Just read this in my Inbox:

    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="newsHead1" align="center">Tucson Tragedy Prompts Renewed Calls For Gun Control</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="copy">Friday, January 14, 2011</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="copy"> This week, the NRA and countless Americans offered prayers and condolences for those killed and wounded during the senseless assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
    Yet while those of us who defend the Second Amendment were respecting the heartache of the people of Tucson and waiting to learn the full facts of the case, anti-gun activists were renewing their push for more gun control laws. ("In the wake of these kind of incidents, the trick is to move quickly," the Violence Policy Center's Kristen Rand told MSNBC.)
    Rand and other gun ban advocates were quick to push several schemes.
    The most widely publicized is the proposal by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) to re-impose the 1994 ban on new manufacture of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and to criminalize the transfer of existing magazines between law-abiding gun owners. These magazines are standard equipment for self-defense handguns and other firearms owned by tens of millions of Americans. Law-abiding private citizens choose them for many reasons, including the same reason police officers do: to improve their odds in defensive situations.
    Also, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) proposed to ban possession of firearms within 1,000 feet of the President, Vice President, Members of Congress or federal judges. Obviously, this proposal would be ignored by anyone who intends to harm a government official. But it would impose extraordinary burdens on honest gun owners, creating potentially hundreds of square miles of roving "gun free" areas throughout the United States.
    There's no question that the debate over gun control will continue after the Tucson attack. Please rest assured that the NRA will, as always, stand front and center in defense of the rights of gun owners. And, as always, watch your NRA-ILA alerts for the latest news and calls to action on these critical issues.

    NRA-ILA :: Tucson Tragedy Prompts Renewed Calls For Gun Control

    Don't stop at joining the NRA, contact your reps today and let them know how you feel. You can bet the other side is doing that right now.
  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Life member of NRA, GOA, OHA, NAHC, NAFC, and yearly supporter of OFF in Oregon.
  14. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Awesome, MM! I have been to one of the annual NRA meetings (Orlando) a few years back, it was great.
  15. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium Monkey++

    I went to pick up applications for FOI cards, the place had pamphlets. The NRA has done much good in the past.... think Chicago and.... they'll hopefully do good in the future but.... the end doesn't usually justify the means and all I've got is my vote and what's left of my dollar so I'll let them speak for me. I'll join the GOA and a local NRA chapter. This concerned me, YouTube - Dana Loesch Interviews the NRA on DISCLOSE
  16. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I resigned my Life-time Membership after the NRA refused to do anything pro-active after Katrina. Thousands of us resigned then and will not forget that the NRA refused to do anything at all until after the GOA filed suit and they saw how their numbers were declining. The NRA did not offer to reinstate any of the memberships (including paid in full life time memberships) that resigned in protest of their inactivity, even though I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBTS THAT NOTHING WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE HAD WE NOT MADE AN ISSUE OF IT. The NRA allowed Rangel's rider on the "Firearms Owners Protection Act" that now prevents us from being able manufacture machine guns for our personal use and enter them into the registry or to import new ones for civilian ownership, thereby creating an inflationary value to all privately owned machine guns that place owners of $16,000.00 present market value M16s as the single biggest obstacle to owing a weapon that we could build for $700.00 and a $200.00 tax. I will not be re-joining that political money sponge.
    GOA Life member
    2ond Amendment Foundation Life Member
    USPSA Life Member
    SASS Life Member
    former NRA life member
  17. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    I quite the NRA, way back, when they kicked out Neal Knox. One of the few real Patriots, back in the day. I am not much of a Joiner, and certainly would not rejoin just to provide that outfit with more money. I spend my Political Cash DIRECTLY to the causes that have meaning to "Me".... Kind of like sponsoring when I find something that is doing good things I INVEST in those things.... YMMV...
  18. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    That's great guys, thanks.
  19. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Patron Life Member here, wife is annual and I need to renew that one.
  20. NRA Benefactor Life Member
    Texas State Rifle Association Life Member
    National Guard Association of Texas Life Member

    - But I am THOROUGHLY pissed at how the NRA 'report cards' have been manipulated, and the organization's endorsement of Harry Reed - we can already see that he's turning around to work against us...
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