Below is a copy of a response to a recent fundraising email. I tell you that I am an ardent supporter of the NRA mission, but I am becoming disenchanted with the methods and effectiveness. the tops p[ortion my reply, included below that the original email. Chris, Im going to going to give you some unsolicited advise. If you prefer I don’t, reply with “SHUT UP” in the body of the message. You need to stop asking for money at EVERY opportunity, if your intent is to inform the membership of current events; just inform us. Tell us what we SHOULD BE DOING other than give you $50 every two weeks. Some of your life members, who are both recruiters and instructors are dealing on the street level with the aftermath of your unrelenting effort to fill the coffers. Yes I realize you can’t conduct operations without cash ,and you probably realize there is nothing for the organization to do once every member becomes disenchanted by the "send money and we will take care of the rest” never ending cycle of appeals for our hard earned cash. Wouldn’t 20,000 protesters in Connecticut do far more than a million dollars in the general fund? If not you’re doing it wrong! Inform us of events, call us to action but stop asking for money more than 1x/annum. Tell us who to write Give us numbers to call and a script or bullet points Organize a sit-in, march or simply filling the gallery of state legislatures BEFORE the vote infringing the rights of our brothers. Why are you telling me after you lost a well funded lobbing effort that you need more money “next time”? What is that going to do for the good people of Commie-neticut? I was a founding member of the NRA Second Amendment Foundation 20 years ago, have been a life member longer than I can remember, am and Instructor and Recruiter. I am not saying I am doing all I can or should I’m saying I have the address and will send as much $ as I can when I can without you asking me AFTER every failure. Realname@gmail.com There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. ― F.A. Hayek Above was in response to this email; Its hard to take them seriously when they do this twice a week.