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$35 to Join the NRA for 1 year. I just did it.
NRA.org ^ | 12/19/12 | SFF

Posted on 12/19/2012 9:09:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Allowed my NRA membership to expire a few years back. Got a little irritated with them over a few issues.

I joined up again today.

We have to fight the communists PLUS the morons like Marg Helgenberger and even a few well-meaning hand wringers.

Oh, and the media.

I'll stand with the NRA.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns
I encourage the rest of us to do the same. $35 is not a lot of money.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 9:09:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Barry is having a presser on Guns right now?


2 posted on 12/19/2012 9:10:53 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I want to re-up too but hope they don’t bend me over when they have their big news conference...


3 posted on 12/19/2012 9:12:33 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not interested. They haven’t come close to doing what they should have politically and we’re in even more trouble now.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 9:12:44 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm a life member of the GOA.

I've had an anual NRA membership before.

I'll see what they come out with at their major announcement on Friday. If it is pro-second amendment, I'll purchase a membership.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 9:16:04 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Never again. Gun Owners of America are my representatives now.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 9:17:12 AM PST by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Not interested. They haven’t come close to doing what they should have politically and we’re in even more trouble now.

Whatever - pick your favorite RKBA organization and send money. Or, just keep bitching about the NRA and see where that gets us.

7 posted on 12/19/2012 9:17:12 AM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Gun Owners of America is a better place to put your money.
8 posted on 12/19/2012 9:18:57 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Regardless of which organization you join, NRA or GOA, join one or both. Gun owners need to get vocal and exercise our considerable economic power against businesses that spit on our rights.

Letters to the editor, physical and online, letters, emails, and calls to our congresscritters, municipal meetings and such all need to be used.

The time for live and let live (so to speak) is over. We need to find a method for holding persons who attack our rights accountable. Whether that is politically or economically I really don’t have a preference.

We need to use any method that will work IMO.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 9:21:55 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As a political organization the NRA has long demonstrated its willingness to ‘compromise’. I’m not compromising any more of my rights.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 9:23:58 AM PST by Ed Story
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To: Washi

LOL...GOA was a non-entity around here last year because they ranked Santorum higher than Newt.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 9:26:43 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Ed Story

Disliking the NRA is fine, but now is not the time to not support them.

A principled stand against an unprincipled enemy, by attacking the largest organization of gun owners in the nation, will lead to total political defeat and loss of our rights.

Attacking or bad-mouthing, the NRA weakens our voice with the politicians. It gives them the idea that we are not unified and therefore can be ignored.

If you cannot support the NRA then get vocal through whatever organization you do belong to. We need to show a unified front as much as possible.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 9:33:30 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You know that the NRA gives money to Democrats, right?

When it comes time to choose between NRA interests and advancing the Liberal agenda, who do you think these Democrats will side with?


13 posted on 12/19/2012 9:38:31 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Sounds like we need another march on Washington. We need more than 5000 of us to show up this time. We also need to ban “Gun Free Zones”. Most of the gun control make me feel good idiots with laws that do not work will not put these signs in their yard so why would they put them where our kids go to school. That sign did not deter that psyco path the other day.
14 posted on 12/19/2012 9:39:35 AM PST by Chaos
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To: SoFloFreeper
Congrats and welcome aboard!

We need 5 Million NRA Members and at least 500K GOA Members. Time for all to step forward. Now or never. Join. $upport. Get active.

15 posted on 12/19/2012 10:05:17 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You can join Second Amendment Sisters for just $25.

I’m just sayin’......


16 posted on 12/19/2012 10:05:35 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Chaos

Plan it, and they’ll come!


17 posted on 12/19/2012 10:07:17 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: donozark

“Time for all to step forward.”

From the estimates that I have heard that there are 80 to 100 million gun owners in America, the fact that there are only about 4.5 to 5 million that support gun advocacy groups disappoints me. If our rights are eroded its the gun owner not the groups that have allowed it.

If 80 to 100 million gun owners belonged to gun groups you would not hear a peep out of these politicians.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 10:26:17 AM PST by GreatMan
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To: SoFloFreeper

I encourage the rest of us to do the same. $35 is not a lot of money.

For the $35 you also receive a ton of junk mail about twice a week from the NRA asking for more money they seem to spend allot on trying to get into you wallet. It has to be costing a small fortune for the mail outs and printing.Maybe they can cut out the junk mail and have enough without asking for more more more.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 10:42:45 AM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Post your favorite gun rights organization here!


20 posted on 12/19/2012 10:44:57 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: txnativegop
Regardless of which organization you join, NRA or GOA, join one or both. Gun owners need to get vocal and exercise our considerable economic power against businesses that spit on our rights.

Letters to the editor, physical and online, letters, emails, and calls to our congresscritters, municipal meetings and such all need to be used.

The time for live and let live (so to speak) is over. We need to find a method for holding persons who attack our rights accountable. Whether that is politically or economically I really don’t have a preference.

We need to use any method that will work IMO.

Hard to say it any better than that. We need to be vocal and bring big numbers to the table and we need to do that now.

And fwiw, you can get the NRA membership for $25 on Tom Gresham's GunTalk site. Link's at the bottom of the page. Go hit it.

21 posted on 12/19/2012 10:49:35 AM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The NRA helped write the 68' Gun Control Act, no thanks.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 11:23:21 AM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Theoria

+1 for JPFO


23 posted on 12/19/2012 11:26:04 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SoFloFreeper

You just gave money to the company that wrote and supported every major gun control law on the books and many that got shot down. That’s right, the NRA wrote and supported the 1934 NFA and the 1968 GCA and other laws.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 11:36:41 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I joined Saturday afternoon.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 11:38:45 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: SoFloFreeper

P.S. The NRA also backed that Democrap liberal mob bastard Harry Reid.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 11:39:37 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: basil

You all got anything planned or thinking of planning this go around?


27 posted on 12/19/2012 11:49:40 AM PST by Chaos
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To: Theoria

JPFO is an educational org. A 501 (c)(3) org. Statutorily precluded from engaging in most political/lobbying efforts.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 12:09:39 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: bikerman

I agree with you about the excess NRA mailings. Especially during a “political year.” However, you can contact them and have them remove your name from such mailings.


29 posted on 12/19/2012 12:11:34 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: CodeToad
You just gave money to the company that wrote and supported every major gun control law on the books and many that got shot down. That’s right, the NRA wrote and supported the 1934 NFA and the 1968 GCA and other laws.

Total horsesh*t and a red herring - The NRA was forcibly restructured under Neal Knox and Harlon Carter in 1977 expressly because of the previous organizational leadership's support for gun restrictions.

The modern NRA-ILA has nothing in commmon with the pre-1977 version except the name.

30 posted on 12/19/2012 12:15:14 PM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: Chaos

Oh yes!

We are teaching ladies to shoot in lots of different places. Nancy in South Dakota has taught literally hundreds in the past several months. She is our ladies’ learn to shoot class “queen”—LOL!

We hold these classes in Texas, Tennessee, Massachusetts and several other places around the country—where we have state coordinators. We usually charge $35 for these one on one classes, and that includes a one yr. membership in our organization.

In most states, we are able to get the range, NRA qualified trainers and ammo donated. Then we get the loan of lots of different handguns so each lady can try out several guns and find the best one for her. One of the biggest mistakes a woman can make is to buy a gun without trying it out. If it’s wrong for her, she might can return it, but usually she takes a big loss, because now it is a “used” gun.

Of course we aren’t yet the NRA, but our membership is really growing, and most members renew every year.

We have quite a few males members also—we don’t discriminate. Of course, they don’t have voting privileges, but that doesn’t seem to matter to them.

We also offer family memberships for $50 no matter how many are in the family.

We put out a very nice Newsletter 3 or 4 times a year and mail them out to all our members.

The other way we are different from the NRA is that we do not spam your mail box asking for donations. We have had 2 fund raising letters in our 12 year history. About the only snail mail a member receives from us is once a year we send out renewal letters.

We are all volunteers and work mainly in cyberspace. There are no big salaries in this organization.

Our purpose is to do our part to help save the 2A. The more women we train to shoot, the more they will work on the effort to save our rights.


31 posted on 12/19/2012 12:26:47 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: xsrdx

That’s total horsesh*t! Same company but they reforged so they are let off the hook??!! When the NRA fights to repeal the NFA and GCA let us know but until then they are still responsible for their actions. What an idiot you must be to fall for some bz like that.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 1:00:16 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CodeToad
What an idiot you must be to fall for some bz like that.

The pro RKBA cabal staged a hostile takeover at the 1977 annual meeting, it wasn't a minor realignment.

Harlon Carter and and Neal Knox have done more to preserve your RKBA than anybody else you can name and you don't even know who they were.

33 posted on 12/19/2012 1:16:40 PM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: CodeToad
What an idiot you must be to fall for some bz like that.

The pro RKBA cabal staged a hostile takeover at the 1977 annual meeting, it wasn't a minor realignment.

Harlon Carter and and Neal Knox have done more to preserve your RKBA than anybody else you can name and you don't even know who they were.

34 posted on 12/19/2012 1:16:59 PM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Join them all. Now is no time for half measures.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Virginia Citizens Defense League

Liberty Belles

National Association for Gun Rights

Law Enforcement Alliance of America

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Gun Owners of America

California Rifle and Pistol Association

35 posted on 12/19/2012 2:43:12 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

After being a gun owner for many, many, years and not being a member of the NRA, I finally joined last year. Almost immediately I received unsolicited merchandise from them in the form of a DVD. I had decided not to be inconvenienced by sending it back since I didn’t ask to be sent it in the first place. That resulted in a series of nagging letters asking for payment. Sleazy practices like that really irk me. I eventually did send it back, but I decided that I would not renew and didn’t renew when I got my renewal notice a couple of weeks ago. I’ll probably end up joining the GOA.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 4:37:27 PM PST by FreedomForce (Living in the Age of American Soft Despotism)
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To: basil

What I mean is you all planning a march on Washington this go around?


37 posted on 12/19/2012 4:44:28 PM PST by Chaos
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To: Chaos

We haven’t spent a lot of time discussing it. Money is always a problem. We will make a decision before long.

Do you know of anyone else that is planning a march on DC?


38 posted on 12/19/2012 5:02:39 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

No not at the moment. Hopefully someone with money will and thousands will show up.


39 posted on 12/19/2012 8:27:51 PM PST by Chaos
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Gun Owners of America is a better place to put your money.

Better? Why? What have they accomplished on their own? Why don't the leftist gun grabbers fear them like they do the NRA?

40 posted on 12/19/2012 8:38:03 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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