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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Tim Drake, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Tim Drake

    Tim Drake Vancouver, Wa New Member

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    I have been told by a few that I should joint the NRA. I am just wondering if it is worth it? What are the major benefits of joining such a large association?
     
  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The biggest benefit is that you'll join your voice with that of 5,000,000 other members to help exert pressure at a very high level to help protect our 2nd amendment rights. That, and you'll get a magazine ;)
     
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  3. Three Bars

    Three Bars Active Member

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    The NRA is the biggest pro 2nd Amendment organization we have, they have the loudest pro firearm voice in DC.

    I firmly believe every gun owner should belong to the NRA, I have even paid for the first year membership of a couple of friends to get them started.

    There are other benefits such as no cost firearm insurance, up to a certain amount, discounts for many types of ins. and other items, and
    I look forward to their magazine every month...always good reading.

    Go to their web page to see what it's all about. If you look around on firearm related web sites you can find discounted membership fees starting at $25. with a free range bag for signing up.

    Just be sure to join! And remember, we would not be enjoying our 2nd Amendment rights to this degree without them.
     
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  4. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    Part of the 1934 federal gun laws was a limit of 10 rd magazines, the NRA got it removed so today you ARE enjoying their presence.
    Plus 8 Presidents have been NRA members.

    Deen
    NRA Life Member, Benefactor Level
    NRA Golden Eagle member
    Defender of Freedom Award
    NRA Recruiter


    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I watch Shooting USA on the Outdoor Channel! They advertise that they will pay the first ten dollars for new joiner. Might want to check them out.

    PS: The libs are always snarling at the NRA! That alone makes membership worthwhile!
     
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  6. oneharmonic

    oneharmonic Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Unless you want Bloomberg bringing NY style gun control to Oregon, I suggest you join up.

    The NRA does advertise a lot of benefits for your membership fee, but I personally joined for one reason: to exert some heavy pro-2A pressure on state and federal lawmakers.
     
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  7. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    In addition to what has been stated already, the NRA will inform you of threats to gun rights locally and nationally. The price per year is such a small sacrifice to support and be counted amoung the strongest force working to preserve the second amendment.
     
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  8. GrpCapMandrake

    GrpCapMandrake Vancouver Active Member

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    You might get a hat along with hat everyone else said.
     
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  9. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So long as you can ignore/deal with the constant barrage for more funding, then sign up, at least you are contributing and helping out where it's needed.
     
  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    all you have to do is to op out the calls and mail stop but some people are to lazy to make a call but would rather complain on the net.
     
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  11. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Others are too busy to realise there's an option to do so.
     
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  12. GrpCapMandrake

    GrpCapMandrake Vancouver Active Member

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    It's fun to complain. :D
     
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  13. Three Bars

    Three Bars Active Member

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    From my point of view, all the solicitations are a small price to pay, after all, they carry the biggest stick in DC.
    And the NRA isn't alone, every pro gun organization I belong to have their hands out for contributions.

    All in all, I think the NRA gives more bang for the buck. I doubt if they could be half as effective on membership fees alone.
     
  14. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Please be sure to donate to NRA-ILA too. This is separate from the NRA itself and is the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action - they are the ones that fight bad legislation and so forth. Regular dues don't go towards this effort, apparently due to tax laws/regulations/whatever. BTW, the NRA Roundup program at MidwayUSA donates to NRA-ILA. I'm pretty sure there are other firearms businesses who do the same.

    Thanks for supporting the 2nd amendment and welcome to NWFA!
     
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  15. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    The Anti gunners are always calling the NRA a special interest group they are wrong the 5,000.000 members is the voice of American People.

    Where would we be without them? Not here cause this board would not exist cause none of you would own a firearm.

    If you don't want to sign up at least donate you don't need to send them your name send them a money order. Join the battle cause thats what it is.

    Preaching to the choir won't help and if your too busy to get off your butt and protest or write letters to your politicians at least support the NRA cause they support you as a gun owner weather you support them or not.

    I opted for electronic messages and told them when i signed up i did not want solicitation and they complied.

    wouldn't it be great if all gun owners were NRA members . then we could finally shut the anti gunners up once and for all when they finally see the real numbers.
     
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  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey Tim, you might consider becoming a supporting member of this site too.
    Just sayin'!:D
     
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  17. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  18. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Don't stop there. In addition to the NRA, consider the Second Amendment Foundation and/or Washington's equivalent to Oregon Firearms Foundation.
     
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  19. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I almost forgot. Also join the Gun Owners of America.

    Just google up and check out what ALL of these organizations do and have done for the 2A.
     
  20. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    I joined OFF earlier this year and have been an NRA member for years. They're not perfect and some times the NRA frustrates me with solicitation, but all in all I'm glad they are there for me.
     
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