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Just renewed my NRA membership and signed up for OFF - you should too!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by jimboshooter, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I feel terrible about Sandy Hook and was literally and physically sickened by it. I have friends who live in Sandy Hook and they have kids in that school. What happened wrong and unfortunate and extremely horrific, but we simply cannot let the angry mobs reduce the 2nd amendment and our freedom to nothing.

    There is no conversation, no coming together. There is an angry mob that wants a gun witch trial and want to move their agenda forward at warp speed. That agenda limits our rights and assumes we cannot run our own lives. I do not need Obama to reset or redesign my American as a gun free zone where bad guys get guns and law abiding, constitution supporting good guys are demonized. I want the old American back! I want less debt, more freedom, less government and I want the right to purchase, possess and use my gun freely and safely and not be demonized by gun hating mobs.

    These two organizations are on the front lines of this fight and I am throwing my support (money) behind them. I am also going to write and email my representatives and make my voice known.

    I know some do not like the NRA, but name another group who is willing to get out there and fight for our rights.

    I renewed my NRA membership and joined OFF. You should too!
     
  2. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    I re-joined both recently also :thumbup:
     
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  3. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Well said Sir!

    I rejoined the NRA after a 15 lay off, I do hope they don't use up my membership fee flooding my mailbox asking for more this time around

    Joined Oregon Firearms Federation for the first time, had too, they are on the front lines doing several battles at once for us.
     
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  4. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Double post
     
  5. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    I would actually like to get a refund for my life membership, and then rejoin with annual one once they stop acting crazy.
     
  6. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    NRA: check
    OFF: check
     
  7. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Add Gun Owners of America to your list.

    These guys will fight. Look at the way their spokesman handed Piers Morgan his *** this week.
     
  8. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    What specific achievements do they actually have ? Like I know Second Amendment Foundation got us wins in Supreme Court, Illinois and some others.
     
  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The original 1934 gun ban included bans on any mag over 10 rds. NRA got that removed, what did the rest of the organizations do at that time?

    Oh, that's right, they didn't exist.
     
  10. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Consider that the NRA took a very ill-timed vacation last week. Meanwhile this guy from GOA was out there on national TV kicking this limey gun grabbing turd in the nuts. I'm sure you can check out their website and get a feel for their goals and accomplishments. For my dollar this video was worth a lifetime membership all by itself. Just my opinion. Give to all of them and while you're at it write a few simple letters to every Rep in your state. Something like: Hi, if you go along with further gun legislation you're done. I will personally see campaign in your district for anyone else. It won't matter who the opposition, only that you lose. Sincerely, X Citizen

    Here's that video: Piers Morgan Schooled By Larry Pratt On Gun Control 2012 - YouTube
     
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  11. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    You know what - no group is perfect. I am throwing support and money at any group willing to take the fight on. The more the better.
     
  12. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Talking on modern TV never accomplished anything useful. I want to know what bills GOA helped to author, what laws they fought in court, what innocent gun owners they defended from prosecution.
     
  13. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    That is actually a pretty silly approach. Take NRA and SAF for example. SAF had been working McDonald from the start, and had a very important line to work there. NRA jumped the wagon the last moment, and took away half of Gura's time at oral arguments. NRA can now claim a win in SCOTUS, but at what cost ?
     
  14. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    fd15k, I relate to your skepticism. OFF is the org I trust the most. You'll have to investigate GOA yourself and decide, as with anything.

    I throw them out as another option.
     
  15. Boomerang

    Boomerang Portland area Active Member

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    Don't forget SAF.
     
  16. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Btw, when NRA started messing with SAF in McDonald, I shot them a message (as a life member). They didn't even bother to respond. No wonder they're stuck at 4M while there are 100M gun owners in the nation.
     
  17. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Here is some more information about NRA:

    Keep and Bear Arms - Gun Owners Home Page - 2nd Amendment Supporters

    I have not verified the source, but citations are provided from the third party sources, so should be easy to verify.
     
  18. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    I renewed or donated to NRA, SAF, GOA and OFF. None of them are perfect but i think its a better investment than a inflated magazine or two.
     
  19. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    Just joined GOA after watching that video. Wow GOA guy handled that well. :thumbup:

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  20. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Glad I posted it then.