Skip to comments.NRA "benefit"
Posted on 04/20/2013 4:26:47 AM PDT by CPONav
My email to the NRA;
So how are they going to charge you if they don't have any bank account information?
They can either bill me or use the acct that I paid my membership dues with.
This is news?
In correct and a basic “we gave you something” so you owe us BS. I’m a huge NRA fan but if you receive “anything” in the mail you didn’t ask for then it’s yours to keep no questions asked.
I got one of these a year or so ago.
I never replied.
I never heard from them.
Don’t worry about it.
send to me.will give you my address in private email
Bingo. Holds true for anything you receive in the mail. And if they charge the credit card you used to pay your membership fees, tell the card company.
If you are sent something unsolicited, it’s yours. You neither have to return it, nor pay for it.
i love the NRA, but they treat their members like they all have alzheimers. each time i have joined, i have gotten bills for renewal within 3 months.
Did they actually say that they would “bill you” or did they just say something like, “This is a $29 value, please send your $10 today.”
Also, did they specifically say that you had to return CD if you didn’t pay?
This sounds more like the envelopes with a $1 bill in them, the are working on the hope that you will respond.
I am a life member. I also paid for my 3 sons life membership 5 years ago. I have gotten these “gifts” in the past and purposely ignored them.
However 2 weeks ago in the hoopla building up to the senate bill I wrote the NRA ILA a very generous check. I can’t do this on a regular basis since I am now on a fixed income. I pick my battles and this is a huge one we are in the middle of.
If you are going to donate, make sure it goes to either the PVF, or the ILA.
Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
True Grit / Life Member
NRA membership represents about 2% of gun owners in the USA. Their prime directive is generating revenue and consolidating control of the firearms discussion.
The NRA wants, no demands, a 100% monopoly on firearms training, gun ranges, CCW training and certification, and whatever other segment of the firearms market they can get.
People used, bought, sold, traded, made, and trained with firearms and related equipment long before the NRA existed. People discussed firearms ownership long before the NRA enter the conversation.
The NRA has some useful training materials and info, but it is only ONE of MANY sources for such training.
Any group trying to establish a monopoly on any segment of a free society should send up warning flags for everyone.
I got one of these a year or so ago.
I never replied.
I never heard from them.
Dont worry about it.
I threw the disk away and, when they dunned me, I threw that away.
Courts settled that LONG ago — unsolicited mdse is yours to keep.
Seems simple and upfront if this is same DVD pack ya got from NRA ...
I do wish the NRA would send some of its mail in evelopes that are less official looking.
Everytime I see one in my mailbox, my first thought is its from the government and what did I do now!
If you read the materials closely, you’ll see a “you don’t actually have to pay for this thing” bit on the bottom of the letter. You’ll also probably see that it really isn’t the NRA sending it to you, but a third party company acting on behalf of the NRA.
As said in several previous posts, you are not obligated to respond, however that company likes to pretend it’s collecting on a bill and may send you another reminder, and another, all with that small print at the bottom.
It doesn’t encourage me to continue support for the NRA, and significantly erodes my trust in the organization. I’m already a life member, so there’s no annual dues to cancel or effect of cancelling my membership. They won’t see any more money from me though, not with these behaviors.
We (seamstresses) have received the same sort of “benefit” from Sew News. We are legally able to keep the dvd. It was not requested by you...Of course the co. doing this sent several letters demanding $$$$. Sew News told us to ignore.
This is most likely through the magazine, not directly the NRA.
Just why do you think the President was so quick to blame the NRA for defeat of the latest gun legislation?
Not to worry. Ignore the demand for payment, and keep the DVD. They cannot win on this. You just got a free DVD. You may also want to be absolutely sure was from the NRA. I find this highly unusual.
If ya got time, check out the video at post #18
They have to fund the lobbyists
The left uses the NRA as a talking point precisely because it is such a small minority of gunowners, and can be demonized as a small vocal minority of gun owners and citizens.
Alinsky's Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Dont try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
The problem for the anti-gunners with Rule 11 is that their target actually is 150 million autonomous individuals, with no particular leader or representative that can be thusly targeted, frozen, personalized, polarized, and destroyed. We are the kind of diversity the left dreams of: men, women, children, and other creatures from every conceivable background, and not all belonging to any particular group that can be easily targeted and destroyed. We are that crazy, whacky super-majority of citizens and voters. No, that doesn't work so well as a talking point.
The "NRA" and its president can be individualized and attacked as such. That crazy, whacky organization of about three million people, led by this one crazy, whacky person. That works a little better for the leftist talking points, even though their whole side of the issue is a long string of losing arguments.
That is also why they have to attack "the gun", an inanimate object.
“if you receive anything in the mail you didnt ask for then its yours to keep no questions asked.”
Yep, that’s been the Federal law for several decades.
Not to mention you can simply purge any CC charge that might have been made by calling your CC company.
It makes me wonder if the NRA simply had really tricky wording that just made it SEEM like you had to pay for it. I get all kinds of scam letters like that all the time.
“i love the NRA, but they treat their members like they all have alzheimers. each time i have joined, i have gotten bills for renewal within 3 months.”
Yeah, and their supposed benefits and discounts are a joke too, just like aarp. In either case, call about their supposed wonderful auto insurance discounts, spend several hours giving your life history over the phone, and then find out the insurance is Hartford, and their “discounted” costs are double what you are already paying to State Farm or whomever.
“Everytime I see one in my mailbox, my first thought is its from the government and what did I do now!”
Actually, I know how you feel. I’m an FFL and occasionally receive official mail from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), ATF or the Treasury Department. My heart always skips a beat before I realize it’s probably just some form letter with some reg change.
BTW, those skipped heart beats are a symptom of living in a fascist society.
I recently received a DVD from you on home defense/combat shooting. I did not request this and don’t want it. However, after reading the accompanying information, I see that I have to take time out of my day to return it or I will be charged for the DVD.
The VFW did this to me. That’s one of the reasons I’m no longer a member. I wrote them a scathing letter and included it in the return envelope. I told them if the DVD was offered in their magazine, I might have ordered it.
I suggested they shift their advertising from hearing aides, stretchy slacks and luggage and try to target the demographics of today’s war vets.
NRA currently claims a membership of 4.5 million. While magazine subscriptions suggest this number a tad inflated most agree on a number around four million and growing. Add to this number those thousands of nonmembers who generally agree and support the NRA agenda and you have a political force few politicians choose to ignore. If not for NRA supporters current laws regulating gun ownership would be much more restrictive.