Skip to comments.(vanity)Just bought my NRA lifetime membership today for $600.00
Posted on 07/12/2013 5:51:09 PM PDT by RC one
and I just wanted to share that with fellow freepers and any lurking liberals who may question our resolve. Can't wait to wear my pin and vote for leadership that will continue to protect and defend the constitution of the United States. God Bless America. That is all.
Welcome to the club.
Be prepared for 10,000 bits of NRA mail.... every day... forever
Been a Life Memeber since the mid-80s and American Rifleman is the only thing I get regularly. A fe infrequent pieces of mail, but no more than when I was a regular member.
And 50 telephone calls a week. I’m a lifetime member too since 1972. But I finally got them to quit bugging me. Told them when I saw an issue that I wanted to get involved with, I’d call them. And I do.
I became a life member before they went wobbly.
Now they are touchy/feely and “reach out” to the gun grabbers.
Gone are the days of Charlton Heston
Thanks. I’m curious, how do the elections work?
Life member since 1975 and I think I paid $100.
Welcome aboard! I became a lifetime NRA member three months ago. I don’t own a gun myself, but I want my right to own one protected.
Life Member since 1992.
I remember my dad telling me to become a life member back in the 1980s but I was just a broke kid back then. I had actually been thinking about doing it earlier today and then, as if by fate, the NRA called me up this evening and asked me to join for life. Really kind of a weird coincidence actually so I felt compelled to say yes.
Congratulations and Welcome,
Please allow me to be the first to recite the unwritten code of members to anyone else, “You can have my weapon when you pry it from my cold dead fingers”. This particular statement pre-dates the NRA Presidency of Charlton Heston. I believe it even pre-dates the Vietnam war.
Only cost a $100.00 back 1968, and the only mail I get now is an E-mail couple times a week.
Disabled vets get lifetime membership for 1/2 price. They used to provide the lapel pin now you have to buy it.
Very few solicitations & American Rifleman for life. For that I’m in some Federal database but mox nix.
I appreciate you and my fellow NRA life members. The NRA is America's oldest civil rights organization, and they do great work.
I hope you continue your involvement and help fund the fight to push back those that attack our 2nd Amendment Civil Rights.
Ignore the keyboard complainers that think scoffing and infighting is the answer. Yes the NRA will call sometimes. Most of the time I will give, sometimes I may not. But they are the group I help pay for to fight for my priceless freedoms (and the freedoms of those that complain about the NRA as well), I am happy to help fund the fight.
You are part of a great American Institution. If you can make the annual convention, you will not regret it.
No offense, it’s your $$ to blow, but isn’t this the same gaggle that (recently?) believes and support ‘common-sense gun regulations’?
I would think GOA and the like would be more akin to the ‘..shall not be infringed’ mantra to help/back financially.
I will admit I was a member for quite a few years, no calls, some mail, but their capitulation on an easily read Right (2nd A) didn’t sit with me quite well enough to keep forking over the $$.
I was a life member till the leadership turned rino, so the nra and it’s membership can blow it out their ass.
Good for you.
That could sure buy me some tires for my car........
I think the NRA proved themselves during the recent gun control battle. They held the line. They got the job done and I don’t think there was anyone else out there that could have gotten that job done. Frankly, I think it’s time they get the credit they are due.
Held the line? After capitulating to the point we are today, ‘backing’ the ‘common sense’ controls?
I chalk them up to the disease research, etc. IE: Nobody, and I mean nobody, would be giving penny ONE if they actually did what they laid out to do. In this case, have our Rights protected and the Constitution followed.
Might as well give kudos to the House GOP for only allowing the deficit to rise $800B instead of $1T. /s
I am an Endowment member. I only get a few letters a month that are disguised donations, no calls that I can recall and the American Rifleman Mag. I love the magazine. Their mailings to me are a waste of money.
BS. Gun rights have flourished over the past 30 tears thanks, in large part, to the NRA. I’m happy enough with the game they’ve played hence my willingness to purchase a lifetime membership.
Flourished? Go back 40-50 years. You might remember them. The time when you could order a gun through the Sears catalog? When schools had a rifle team, and practice on grounds. When a ‘Saturday night special’ was only ~$25.
Hey, I was only saying they were also the Judas in the midst with their ‘common sense’ capitulations. Whomever wishes to give out their own $$, I have NO say whatsoever.
You act like they’re the ones who wrote every anti-gun law you’re unhappy with. They aren’t. They’re regularly under enormous political pressure and, at times, they’re under insurmountable political pressure. That kind of insurmountable pressure is becoming increasingly prevalent yet I can still travel about freely with a .357 on my hip and there’s little chance that that will change any time soon. I can still purchase or sell an assault rifle privately or otherwise too which is pretty amazing considering the unprecedented political pressure levelled against the NRA, gun owners, our representatives, etc. The NRA got right out in front and led the charge into that battle and we won and I have no doubt that we won, in large part, thanks to their warcraft. To put it another way, there is NO other gun rights group in America that would have been anywhere near as succesful as the NRA had they been charged with holding the line. I couldn’t be more proud to be a member of the NRA.
And you seem to think you’re the one I’m bashing...geez.
You are correct in one part: I am unhappy with ALL anti-gun legislation :) AND, I AM unhappy with any/all that the NRA backed. That suit ya better? :P
Now, unless you live in one of the few Constitutional carry states, you cannot ‘freely’ travel w/ anything on your hip....w/out permission from the gov’t. You CAN still buy/sell to your hearts desire, again, what the gov’t allows you to own, or w/out a background ground if from Citizen to Citizen. I don’t call that being ‘good enough’.
Your proud, you put up your $$...congrats, I’m happy for ya. But, until, for me, they start pushing Constitutional carry, as per our RIGHTS, they get not one penny more from me than I have given them in the past.
you would throw out the baby and end up with the bath water. I take none of this personally btw. We’re just two FRiends talking about guns here afaic. Anyways, yeah, dirty bathwater and no baby-that’s what we’ll end up with, I fear, if we decide the NRA isn’t pure enough or whatever. And, FWIW, I wouldn’t want Trayvon Martin ordering a Glock from sears. Yeah, that was a code word btw.
Good to hear, me neither.
Back to task: IMHO, we already have the bathwater and baby on the way down. I will stand and demand an acknowledgment of my Rights, and will continue to carry *illegally* if/where/where I feel the want/need. There is only so many ways the courts can verify 1) Police have no obligation to prevent crime/protect Citizens 2) Nor do they have to respond (When seconds count...)
As in all things it seems with politics these days, what is clearly black/white is meant to be blurred into shades of gray. IMHO, proponents of the 2nd Amend would not consider ‘common sense gun control’, let alone support the same.