I just signed up for the NRA on impulse, are there really any benefits to it? Is it legitimately worth the 45$ or would that money have been better spent on ammunition?
Well said brother. And you are so right about people just wanting to pay their money to a Pro 2A org and then not do nothing else to help the cause.These days, regardless of which organization you join, remember they are truly "Grassroots" and can't get much done without your participation. On a recent trip to Olympia for legislative hearings on firearms bills, I was amazed at how well financed and organized the Bloomberg crowd was compared to our side. Big charter buses, paid meals, nice sweaters and scarves, and plenty of paid testimony. Sure, the NRA was there, but not as many grassroots backers made the trip as should have. Just because you "belong" to an organization doesn't give you a pass to have others do the heavy lifting. At the very least, if you can't make it to legislative hearings, constant correspondence with your elected reps via email or phone calls is in order. Our local rifle club is always ready to rent a van or two to help get folks transported and involved. There should have been many more 2A supporters there than there was, and it wasn't because the NRA failed to get the word out. NRA-ILA is very good at getting action notices out, but it's up to us to act on it.