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30 Year Life Member of the NRA, Canceled my membership
29 Sept 2010 | Self

Posted on 09/29/2010 7:06:26 PM PDT by Robbin

30 Year Life Member of the NRA, Canceled my membership tonight.


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30 Year Life Member of the NRA, Canceled my membership tonight. The short sighted support of Dems that vote pro second amendment, while helping keep in power the political party that wants to destroy the American way of life, was just too much for me. I feel like this is our last chance to save our country, and the NRA is playing back room games. I could understand the NRA supporting a pro gun Dem if the Republican is Anti-Gun. But they are supporting Dems over Republicans when the republican is a strong 2nd amendment supporter… I’m done, canceled my membership tonight after finding out that while they backed down from endorsing Reid, they still wrote him a check. Their checks will never include any money from me or my family. They lost 3 other memberships in my wife, Daughter and son.
1 posted on 09/29/2010 7:06:30 PM PDT by Robbin
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To: Robbin

They supported Reid!!!


2 posted on 09/29/2010 7:08:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Robbin

Good on you!

Might I suggest the Gun Owners of America as a worthwhile replacement?


3 posted on 09/29/2010 7:08:06 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: Robbin

Great! I hope you let them know the reason.


4 posted on 09/29/2010 7:08:19 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Robbin

I won’t be renewing...


5 posted on 09/29/2010 7:09:19 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Robbin

Over twenty year member here, and still am debating whether I will remain a member, or not.

The NRA IS peeing us off too.


6 posted on 09/29/2010 7:09:45 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Robbin

I did the same thing. Chris Cox is the one to blame. He is the one pushing this policy. The NRA is going to pay a terrible price for making deals with Satan.


7 posted on 09/29/2010 7:09:58 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Robbin
I agree with you. It is an incestuous bunch. I wish some of these passed over strong 2nd amendment Pubbies would call the NRA on their incumbent loving.
8 posted on 09/29/2010 7:10:09 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Profit should not be a dirty word in these United States of America)
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To: Robbin

Me and my spouse as well.

In my state, they endorsed both Democrat candidates.

We ousted one ...hopefully the two Republicans will win.


9 posted on 09/29/2010 7:10:54 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Robbin

A vote for any Dem is a vote for a Dem leadership that wants to ban guns. Normal voters may not get that but the NRA certainly should be smart enough to get it. Over the long term, this is like the Capitalist who sells the rope to hang him.


10 posted on 09/29/2010 7:11:48 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Robbin
Sadly, I agree with you. I'm year-to-year, not Life, but I let mine lapse this summer for the same reason -- they're not doing what I think they ought to be doing, and so why should they be doing it with my money?

In my case, they may get me back if they straighten up and fly right, but it'll take a while to overcome my skepticism, and it may never happen.

11 posted on 09/29/2010 7:12:31 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Robbin

Yes, if both candidates are pro 2nd Amendment, then it’s a no brainer to support the Republican. There are other important issues as well and the Democrats are on the wrong side of EVERY issue.


12 posted on 09/29/2010 7:12:50 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: BunnySlippers; Robbin

Just posted a thread on another Dem they endorse: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2598777/posts


13 posted on 09/29/2010 7:12:57 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Robbin; All

There appear to be those within the NRA who have realized that without an ongoing effort on the part of Congress to debase our unalienable gun rights, there would be no need for their jobs as our supposed “defenders.”


14 posted on 09/29/2010 7:13:40 PM PDT by shibumi (Speechless - for the moment.)
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To: Robbin
Probably for the best. Embittered cranks who can't understand that the NRA must be overtly bipartisan to remain effective should all theatrically resign. Looking forward to your next thread celebrating the ideological purity of JPFO or GOA, Byron
15 posted on 09/29/2010 7:13:57 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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To: Robbin

My NRA membership just lapsed and I have no intention of renewing until they change this endorsement policy. I also just ordered some supplies today from Midway and for the first time ever I didn’t give to the NRA Roundup.

Nothing from this point forward until things change.


16 posted on 09/29/2010 7:15:30 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Flavious_Maximus

I sense the ghost of christmas future will be paying Mr. Cox a visit sometime after Nov. 2nd. The ghost will be in that of Charlton Heston.


17 posted on 09/29/2010 7:15:49 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: rockinqsranch
Same here. The NRA needs to jettison that non-partisan BS and man up. You don't endorse a stopped clock when it's only right twice a day.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

18 posted on 09/29/2010 7:16:11 PM PDT by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: Robbin

I’m done with them as well. They support people who give them money now.


19 posted on 09/29/2010 7:16:55 PM PDT by wireman
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To: Robbin

Congrats my fellow ex-NRA brother. Now come join the Gun Owners of America and truly join an organization that not only follows the 2nd Amendment but also adheres to America and conservative principles....unlike those pukes at the NRA.


20 posted on 09/29/2010 7:17:52 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Robbin

The NRA seems to be working overtime trying to keep Pelosi and Reid in there. The DNC appears to have taken over the NRA.


21 posted on 09/29/2010 7:18:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Josef Stalin - The Father of "Progressive Values"!)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
Since the NRA made a deal with the devil (Shummer) perhaps one of their big donors they're shielding is George Soros.
22 posted on 09/29/2010 7:19:08 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

Maybe they just need a boogiewoman, i.e. Pelosi to sell more “American Rifleman” magazines..........


23 posted on 09/29/2010 7:19:46 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Profit should not be a dirty word in these United States of America)
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To: Robbin

It’s a free country. Do what you want.


24 posted on 09/29/2010 7:20:03 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Robbin
About GD time.

Here's where we've gone:

http://gunowners.org/


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

25 posted on 09/29/2010 7:21:06 PM PDT by The Comedian (Guns, Gold, Food - The guy with the guns ends up with all the gold and food.)
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To: Robbin

The NRA just endorsed Stephanie Herseth-Sandlan (D) over Kristi Noem (R) here in South Dakota....our local Tea Party favorite.

They will never get another dime from us.


26 posted on 09/29/2010 7:21:20 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Robbin

The NRA has gone the way of the GOP.


27 posted on 09/29/2010 7:21:50 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Sandlan should be Sandlin.....sorry.


28 posted on 09/29/2010 7:22:29 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

The NRA cut a special deal to be excluded from the Disclose Act. The hell with free speech for everyone else. The NRA is a fraud. They are not bipartisan, just lackey’s of whoever is power that can cut them a deal. Political expedience trumps principle.


29 posted on 09/29/2010 7:23:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Robbin
They have become or been for a while, A self supporting bacteria. Their roots vanished long ago(check out their founding, it's a great story), and now it really matters. Their roll as a self surviving special interest appears to be #1. If we become slaves, so be it. They live? (or not!)
30 posted on 09/29/2010 7:23:44 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (stand up for principles and values, reeducate with truth. talk to people)
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My husband canceled ours, and both my stepsons are cancelling. The stepsons were big donors.


31 posted on 09/29/2010 7:25:26 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Robbin
Gun Owners of America is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to preserve and defend the Second Amendment. They see the right to bear arms as a fundamental freedom issue. GOA's stance is to "never compromise" and to never accept the status quo.

Join GOA here

GOA on Facebook

32 posted on 09/29/2010 7:26:06 PM PDT by South40 (Filled with hatred for those who disagree, democrats are the most intolerant bigots on earth)
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To: Robbin

This is what happens when there are enough AARP types that have drifted in over the years.

The NRA seems to need its own tea party style infiltration.


33 posted on 09/29/2010 7:27:45 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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Not sure I agree with you. If the NRA endorses no Dems, they lose all influence with them. Plus if Reid loses and the Dems keep the Senate, Schumer takes over as majority leader. Bad to much worse.

Not saying you are wrong, but I intend to keep my membership.


34 posted on 09/29/2010 7:28:42 PM PDT by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: Robbin

Bookmark


35 posted on 09/29/2010 7:28:55 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: LibreOuMort

Leaving lib-NRA ping


36 posted on 09/29/2010 7:31:10 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: mimaw
Since the NRA made a deal with the devil (Shummer)...

Please elaborate, I haven't heard about this...

37 posted on 09/29/2010 7:31:29 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Robbin
The thing that the NRA doesn't realize is that it goes beyond single-issue gun rights. All of the other leftist policies hurt gun owners too. Higher taxes and job losses how are gun owners supposed to purchase ammunition and more guns, for example?

I just think the NRA is really becoming a poor-man's NAACP.

38 posted on 09/29/2010 7:31:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: Robbin

I dropped mine 6 years ago. And AARP at the same time, when I began to realize that the AARP magazine was just an echo chamber for all the democRATS talking points and playbook!


39 posted on 09/29/2010 7:31:43 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: tickmeister

I think you may be on to something insightful there.


40 posted on 09/29/2010 7:33:25 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Robbin

Supporting Democrat power-mad candidates now so we can work harder to defeat them after they sell us out - a la Mike Synar. Yeah, makes a lot of sense to me. {/sarcasm}

I am still very appreciative of NRAs past achievements. I fear it is returning to an organization of elitists.

{they lost me a few years back - seems they were embarrassed by us evil assault rifle enthusiasts}


41 posted on 09/29/2010 7:33:42 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Robbin
Canceling mine too.
42 posted on 09/29/2010 7:33:56 PM PDT by liberalcide1
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To: Robbin
"... 30 Year Life Member of the NRA, Canceled my membership tonight. The short sighted support of Dems that vote pro second amendment, while helping keep in power the political party that wants to destroy the American way of life, was just too much for me."

Do what you feel like, but if it were up to you the NRA would be a 2nd Amendment group that no elected politician would have any reason to fear. It would be regarded as nothing more than just some new conservative 'Focus On The Family' group that doesn't have any muscle at all on Capitol Hill.

There are plenty of Republicans who are shitheels on your gun rights. PLENTY. And there are plenty of pro-RKBA Democrats who make many Republican politicians look like a mincing little fairy when it comes to gun rights.

With an NRA like *you* want, you'd quickly find out that either you're not even 'conservative' enough for them, or that you'd be eliminating so-called conservatives from your ever-dwindling NRA to the point that the NRA would be composed of just you and maybe one or two of your several kids.

Pretty soon, no Republican would care about your endorsement, or your threats, and no Democrat would even acknowledge that your NRA even exists since there's not a chance in hell that they'd ever get your approval anyway.

Boy, you sure showed us a thing or two.

43 posted on 09/29/2010 7:34:31 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Rushmore Rocks
They are supporting idiot Debbie Halvorsen over a true military and civic hero, Adam Kinzinger. They have sold out to the highest bidders.

Adam Kinzinger Bio

44 posted on 09/29/2010 7:34:33 PM PDT by MamaLucci (RIP NRA)
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To: Robbin

I would rather the NRA “stick to their guns” rather than pander to one political party or the other. The second ammendment is my “pet issue”. It trumps pretty much everything else for me. When both candidates suck equally, it’s their gun record that gets my vote. period. I don’t want the NRA clouding this issue with political BS. Just show me how they voted on the issue. Furthermore, they have been absolutely instrumental in the increase in gun ownership rights observed in this country over the past decade. As such, I’m not cancelling my membership and I’m not berating them. They’re doing exactly what they’re supposed to do, protecting the second amendment.


45 posted on 09/29/2010 7:35:02 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

I’m neither a gun owner or NRA member and am astonished that they are supporting Dems.

I just assumed the NRA would always be there fighting for us.


46 posted on 09/29/2010 7:36:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Robbin

I’m actually surprised this move hasn’t already been done and repeated and advocated a thousand times here on FR. If it has and I’ve missed it....apologies.

Good for you.


47 posted on 09/29/2010 7:38:48 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: sargon
I was referring to the Disclosure Act authored by Shummer after the latest SCOTUS decision on campaign finance. Shummer included the NRA with a few other groups to be shielded from this supposed reform. They would not have to disclose their donors.
48 posted on 09/29/2010 7:40:09 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Robbin
while helping keep in power the political party that wants to destroy the American way of life

Oh come on. Their goal isn't some amorphous "American Wa Of Life" mantra. It's simple. It's "we support candidates who support the 2nd amendment," with priority given to those already in office who have proven their 2nd amendment devotion through some sort of action.

Guys, it's not a bad algorithm for determining how to throw support.

49 posted on 09/29/2010 7:40:18 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Robbin

Good and stay out.

The NRA doesn’t need stupid, short sighted people.


50 posted on 09/29/2010 7:41:07 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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