Skip to comments.Sign the Petition, Get the Donation Call
Posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:47 AM PDT by dagogo redux
Bigger news out there today, but just thought I'd post a heads up.
Signed the NRA online petition to oust Holder over the Gunwalker/F&F scandal last night. Had to include my email and phone number to sign it.
This morning I get a call from them, telling me I'm one of their "most reliable supporters," and asking for a donation to insure that "Obama is a one term president." I quit the NRA a year ago, partly because of these obnoxious, repeated solicitation calls. I tell the man so, tell him I signed the petition and would do no more, and hung up.
Thought that folks wanting to sign the petition might want to know what to expect.
The continuous ongoing donation emails, phone calls and regular mail solicitations drove me away. There needs to be a “I’ll donate and sign a petition IF you promise not to bother me again for a year and then only one time” section.
I agree that is obnoxious, but you could just hang up on them.
It seems to me that the NRA is a pretty effective organization, single-minded in the pursuit of their mission of defending the precious second amendment. One could argue that they’re highly effective at fundraising too, although that’s probably not going to go over very well with you.
I’m not a member of the NRA, by the way. I have, in the past, admired their effectiveness.
Same here. I believe that is why the NRA loses so many of its members. When it comes to EVERYTHING being a crisis, they make Obama look like an amateur. Every day is doomsday for gun owners at the NRA and they need you to send in more money to fight off the bad guys. Although I didn't want to, I had to quit them too.
I too left NRA after they leaned towards Harry Reid and flat out supported one of Nancy’s boys here in Texas. I called them to let them know why I was leaving and they were very rude.
ALWAYS fill in a fake telephone number unless you really, really, really want someone to call you.
I typically use 111-111-1111.
Also, NEVER use your real email address either. I keep a few throwaway email addresses around just for that purpose.
My standard response now to NRA solicitation calls is “No further donations as long as Harry Reid is in the Senate”
I can tell from their reaction they are SICK of hearing about Harry Reid. They need to get sicker.
I have a free google voice number I use for these types of things.
I set it up, and then unchecked my actual phone from the list of phones to ring. The line still works, it rings for the person calling and then gives them voice mail. They leave a message and I get a transcribed e-mail that i can read when I want.
I can also call them back. IF I want ;)
The NRA has been calling that line for months trying to get money from the voice mail system. Someday it just might pay them. you never know.
Some time ago, I called the NRA membership number and asked them to place a “do not promote flag” (their terminology) on my membership. This has worked so far and I would suggest that everyone try this before they give up on the NRA.
This said, it shouldn’t be up to members to do this.
I stopped supporting them when they endorsed nearly ALL Democrats....
ALIPAC (William Gheen’s immigration group) and Grassfire are notorious for doing this. Pure fundraising ploys. Also avoid anything labeled “Conservative Action Alerts”. Run by Phil Sheldon, the guy behind he Minutemen scandal some years back. AVOID.
I used to think that too until this last election.
Way back when we lived in California, the NRA supported a "mainstream" squish guy with an Okay NRA rating against a superb candidate who was a fire breather WRT the 2nd Amendment.
They defended that recommendation because the really good guy who held a statewide position and was well known and popular had not been in the legislature and thus had no voting track record on the 2nd A. They said they ONLY based recommendations on voting record and ONLY on votes on the 2nd A.
Then in 2010 they supported John McCain, who had an NRA rate of B+ over J.D. Hayworth who had an NRA rate of A. THEY VOTED AGAINST THEIR OWN RATING WITH NO EXPLANATION OF WHY!
My spouse is an NRA Benefactor Member and I am a Life Member. We reamed them thoroughly and told them our money would go to GOA and 2nd Amendment Foundation from now on although we did not quit. They have not bothered us for money since and wouldn't get any if they did.
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