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NRA: 100,000 New Members After Sandy Hook Shooting
http://www.politico.com/ ^ | January 10,2013 | Katie Glueck

Posted on 01/10/2013 9:21:56 AM PST by Biggirl

The National Rifle Association has gained more than 100,000 new members in the last 18 days, the organization told POLITICO’s Playbook on Thursday. The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million in that time frame.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; nra; rkba; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 01/10/2013 9:22:04 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

LOL! I can hear Obama and Biden behind closed doors: “B-but how can this happen? Why won’t they lay down? Why won’t they surrender?”


2 posted on 01/10/2013 9:23:40 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Biggirl

I had let my membership lapse. I renewed.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 9:24:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Biggirl

The monies that I used to give to the Repulsican party now augment my NRA dues.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 9:26:21 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SoFloFreeper
I had let my membership lapse. I renewed.

Ditto here.

5 posted on 01/10/2013 9:27:54 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: Da Coyote
The monies that I used to give to the Repulsican party now augment my NRA dues.

so they can lobby Repulsicans?

i dropped years ago - too many late evening begging calls for $- figured my dues were being burned up on call center fees.

6 posted on 01/10/2013 9:31:36 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Biggirl

Thank you. Thank you, very much.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 9:31:43 AM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: Da Coyote

A good number of NRA lobbyists and donations go to Dummycrats like Harry Reid, as an example. For the past 3 years, most of my $ go to non-GOP orgs like SarahPac, Heritage etc. Mostly PAC’s for TP members.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 9:35:47 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Biggirl

I just joined.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 9:39:18 AM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

When the economy rebounds a little bit because of gun and ammo sales, O and his cronies will claim they were responsible for it.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 9:44:59 AM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: max americana

I read your tagline and started laughing. I wish I could do that without going to jail.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 9:49:14 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Biggirl

Plus 2; Joined last week along with my daughter


12 posted on 01/10/2013 10:00:27 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: noexcuses; SoFloFreeper

“I had let my membership lapse. I renewed.”

“Ditto here.”

Ditto, ditto.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 10:00:49 AM PST by ryan71 (Water, food and ammo.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I had let my membership lapse. I renewed.

Same here.

14 posted on 01/10/2013 10:02:07 AM PST by BullDog108 (FUBO)
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To: Biggirl

Which means probably 10-20 times that...bot guns. Or more guns and ammo...........


15 posted on 01/10/2013 10:04:09 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Biggirl
I had been a member on and off a dozen times over the last 30 years. I dropped my membership 10 years ago when the NRA stopped fighting for my gun rights in California. We have had to deal with the most draconian and useless feel good gun laws in the nation, such as a bullet button for our H-Bar (AR-15)rifles that require a tool to release the magazine which can only hold 10 rounds. This California assault weapons ban is still in affect because the 9'th circuit court said that there is no right right for individuals to keep and bare arms under the 2'nd amendment. Than the SCOTUS ruled finally last year that it is what it obviously states as an individual right. So, why has the California ban not been overturned since than?

Now the whole nation is facing what we have had to deal with in California. Worst case is the Obama administration tries to enforce another unconstitutional edict and gets a lot of people killed before the SCOTUS stomps it down with prejudice. Or the congress to appease everyone to get along passes the same draconian laws we deal with on the whole nation. This too could start another revolution and or just everyone ignoring such infringements or long battles in court to overturn. So now everyone that made fun of California are now facing the same assault on your freedom.

For this reason I rejoined the NRA for two years knowing that what they let lapse and happen in California they are now going to have to fight and defend for the whole nation, which should still ultimately help undue illegal laws in California. They are still one of the best organizations to support that protect our 2'nd amendment rights. God help them to help protect our freedoms and protect us from tyranny of evil men thirsting for power.

16 posted on 01/10/2013 10:12:39 AM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: Revelation 911

“The monies that I used to give to the Repulsican party now augment my NRA dues.

so they can lobby Repulsicans?

i dropped years ago - too many late evening begging calls for $- figured my dues were being burned up on call center fees.”

You can select the level of contact you wish. I recieve 0 (zero) phone calls and only selected emails.

NRA lifer about to upgrade...
New GOA lifer


17 posted on 01/10/2013 10:17:20 AM PST by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: Wilum

Good idea...

My daughter contributed to the current craze by purchasing a Bushmaster AR15 in .223. The least I can do is further frustrate “The Ass With No Class Behind The Armored Glass” with 1000 armed guards is buy her a NRA gift membership.`

I gave all of my kids a gift certificate for an Appleseed shoot for Christmas and added two 10/22’s for their use.

NRA and GOA Lifer


18 posted on 01/10/2013 10:31:17 AM PST by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: Biggirl

Please let all of your ,or any active military friends and family know that can have a FREE one-year membership to NRA.

NRA offers troops free one-year membership

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Aug 14, 2007 17:07:55 EDT

Active-duty military personnel are eligible for a free one-year membership in the National Rifle Association.

A one-year membership typically costs $35. This offer will run indefinitely, said Zach Price, workplace giving coordinator for the NRA Office of Advancement. It is also open to Guard and Reserve members who have been called to active duty.

Service members can sign up for the free year’s membership online.

Benefits of membership include a subscription to an NRA magazine, $5,000 worth of accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and $1,000 of ArmsCare coverage for firearms, air guns, bows and arrows against theft, accidental loss and damage, as well as other benefits.

“NRA wants to emphasize the partnership between itself and the military,” Price said. “There’s a lot of overlap with the military in shooting sports, training classes, and a lot of present NRA members are current or former military.” The NRA’s ties with the military reach back to 1871 when the association was founded by two Union army veterans.

“We want to give a big thank-you to our active-duty troops,” Price said.

As with all similar association memberships, he said, members are asked if they want to renew at the end of their membership, as paid members.

http://nralifeofduty.tv/#/home

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/08/military_nra_070814w/


19 posted on 01/10/2013 10:34:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: CenTex

will have to reconsider


20 posted on 01/10/2013 11:14:27 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Me, too Shortly after I heard about the shooting.

2 years worth.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 11:22:08 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Biggirl

I also just renewed my membership after having let it lapse.
Memberships at this time are just $25/year rather than the $35 normal rate.
Join or re-up now ... It’s a quite important time in the history of this country.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 11:57:16 AM PST by ~Peter
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To: Biggirl

I also just renewed my membership after having let it lapse.
Memberships at this time are just $25/year rather than the $35 normal rate.
Join or re-up now ... It’s a quite important time in the history of this country.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 12:03:15 PM PST by ~Peter
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To: ~Peter
Memberships at this time are just $25/year rather than the $35 normal rate.

I just went to the site. I didn't see the $25 offer. Still, at $35 it's a good deal. We all need to make a statement.

24 posted on 01/10/2013 12:23:24 PM PST by sand88
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