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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by HuckleberryFun, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun Portland, OR. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I finally stopped procrastinating and joined the NRA. (Yeah, yeah, I know...what took me so long?)
    With a recruiter or club discount they are only $600 now. Im a newly minted Life Member.
    I wonder what will come first: the membership packet or solicitations for more money? ;)
     
  2. UserNameInUse

    UserNameInUse SW WA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
     
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  3. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the club! I got the membership packet 2 months before the next solicitation. I called and asked to be added to the Do Not Promote list (again) and this time it seems to have taken.
     
  4. Dungannon

    Dungannon Vancouver, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    It took several times for me. After a couple of times politely asking them to not call me, I ended up blasting the last guy and asked just what it was going to take for them to cut it out. He promised to make a note - I could hear a keyboard clicking in the background and I haven't got any calls since. I love what they do to educate, train, publish, and stay on top of Congress but the soliciting was just getting to me.
     
  5. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    "Say the magic word, win a prize". In this case the enchanted incantation seems to be "Do Not Promote List". In the case of SAF, it seems to be "Please remove me permanently from your database". They claim to not have a way to not send you junk mail. Thanks Alan. Love what you do, hate how you fundraise for it.
     
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  6. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The solicitations, but if you tell them you're retired and on a fixed income they'll mostly leave you alone.
     
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  7. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun Portland, OR. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'll tell them I'm gun poor. Sorry!
     
  8. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a circular file that I use everyday, and online the old delete key, but it does wear on a person. I have donated to the NRA, the NRA ILA and some other branch of the NRA, and I and the Warden are Life members, We give to OFF, 2nd Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, NAGR. Not a lot, but what we can afford. There are many good organizations to fight for our rights and some do better than others. I think the NRA is a little top heavy, but they are the big Gorilla, and GOA no slouch either. Every organization fights in their own way....I think I like it that way.
     
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  9. EPS

    EPS Anacortes Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    The money will come first and it will never stop via email and snail mail
     
  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I must be the odd man out - I'm a life member and rarely get solicitations from them for more money. I did nothing special, just opted out of the extra mailings, etc. About all I get are my monthly subscription plus the insider email and the ILA emails. I get more solicitations from SAF than I do the NRA.
     
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    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I guess I should look for that opt out switch
     
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  12. EPS

    EPS Anacortes Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I never really tried telling them not to ask but I'm not life member five year deal get emails at least 1 a week and letters 1 or 2 times a month but I like the magazine I get every month
     
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  13. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    As I recall, I did my settings online, didn't even talk to them on the phone about it - just selected what I wanted to receive and didn't want to receive. Beyond what I've mentioned, I have received a few postcards from them in the past asking me to write and call my legislators in Salem. I haven't counted, but it's rare I get an email or snail mail asking for more money.
     
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  14. EPS

    EPS Anacortes Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I think where screwed up was they asked and I sent money so they keep asking HEHEH
     
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  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Awesome, we need more members.:)
     
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  16. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Congratulations!!
     
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  17. BrentN

    BrentN Kelso Active Member

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    Re-upped for life last year, when cankles called the NRA a bunch of terrorists. Final straw. I wanted to hack into her closet server and thank her personally for strengthening the NRA.
     
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    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Every penny was worth it after getting rid of Hildabeast. Welcome in.:s0104:
     
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  19. Crohnos01

    Crohnos01 Washington Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club. I jumped up to life about 25 years ago... then they dangled endowment membership and I figured, what the hell, it's for a good cause and then last year they tempted me withe "benefactor" level.... whatever.... it was kind of the same thing for me; if throwing a few hundred dollars their way would keep Hitlery out of the White House, I was all for it.... I don't know that the NRA was the leading contributor to the witch being defeated, but I figured it couldn't hurt.
    Hey, now you get to vote for NRA board members!
     
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  20. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun Portland, OR. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    UPDATE: My membership packet arrived in today's mail. That makes it just over 2 weeks from signing up to getting my card. Not bad. It probably would have been here sooner except the mail doesn't seem to run in snow, sleet...or dark of night. If I had known there were gonna be so many stickers and pins I would have signed up a long time ago. ;)

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