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The NRA is a PATRIOTIC Organization

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by U201491, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    My answer to the other thread.
    Keep posts to listing all the good things the NRA has done for this country since its inception.

    Please keep negative comments off this thread.
     
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    The NRA has done more for the 2A than any other organization!!! Thank you NRA!!!!!
    That's why I am a Life member! !!
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Starting to show it's age as some of the numbers given are low but still.....

    Deen
    NRA Life Member, Benefactor Level
    Defender of Freedom Award
    NRA Recruiter
    Second Amendment Foundation Member
    Washington Arms Collectors Member
    Arms Collectors of SW Washington Member


    "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. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Teaching gun Safety across the Nation

    Eddie Eagle GunSafe|Eddie Eagle GunSafe



    http://le.nra.org/training

    The Law Enforcement Division (LED) of the NRA was established in 1960 specifically to provide the
    law enforcement community with a means to certify law enforcement firearm instructors. Over the last
    50 years, we have trained more than 55,000 law enforcement firearm instructors and currently have over
    11,000 active certified instructors.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Civilian Education and Training

    Education and Training|Education and Training

    In civilian training, the NRA continues to be the leader in firearms education.
    Over 50,000 Certified Instructors now train about 750,000 gun owners a year.
    Courses are available in basic rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading firearms, personal
    protection, and even ammunition reloading. Additionally, nearly 1,000 Certified Coaches
    are specially trained to work with young competitive shooters.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    NRA Hunter Services Division

    NRA Hunter Services Division|NRA Hunter Services


    When it comes to hunting and skills training, America's 13.7 million hunters have known for years
    where to go: The NRA. Working in cooperation with the State of New York in 1949, we developed
    hunter safety training as it's known today. Since then, as our proven hunting education principles
    have been adopted by one state and province after another, we've expanded our services and assistance to hunters.

    Advanced training for young hunters. The latest research and tactics for hunting success.
    Public works that benefit hunters. A 52-square-mile hunting and shooting paradise. With all
    this and more, it's easy to see why NRA is the number-one hunters' organization in America.
    For more information, call us at (800) 492-4868 or email bdavis@nrahq.org.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The NRA Institute for Legislative Action

    NRA-ILA | About NRA-ILA

    The Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Established in 1975, ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    ILA’s ability to fight successfully for the rights of America’s law-abiding gun owners directly reflects the support of NRA’s nearly 5 million members—a number that has more than tripled since 1978. When restrictive “gun control” legislation is proposed at the local, state or federal level, NRA members and supporters are alerted and respond with individual letters, faxes, e-mails and calls to their elected representatives to make their views known.

    In 1986, the NRA and millions of gun owners nationwide applauded as the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. ILA worked for more than a decade to secure passage of that historic legislation to reform the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    Combined with the strong grassroots efforts of NRA members and NRA-affiliated state associations and local gun clubs, the Institute has worked vigorously to pass pro-gun reform legislation at the state level.

    These efforts include enacting laws that recognize the right of honest citizens to carry firearms for self-protection; preemption bills to prevent attacks on gun owner rights by local anti-gun politicians, and fighting for legislation to prevent the bankrupting of America’s firearms industry through reckless lawsuits.

    The Institute is also involved in educating the public about the facts concerning the many facets of firearms ownership in America. Through the distribution of millions of printed fact sheets, brochures and articles annually and the posting information and the latest news daily on its Internet site (www.nraila.org), the Institute provides facts about responsible firearms ownership, the Second Amendment and other topics.

    In NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and in offices in Washington, D.C., and in Sacramento, Calif., the Institute employs a staff of more than 80, with a team of full-time lobbyists defending Second Amendment issues on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and in local government bodies.

    While NRA is a single-issue organization, the Institute is involved in any issue that directly or indirectly affects firearms ownership and use. These involve such topics as hunting and access to hunting lands, wilderness and wildlife conservation, civilian marksmanship training and ranges for public use, law enforcement-related issues, product liability, trapping, crime victim rights and criminal justice reform.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    So far I barely touched on all the good things the NRA does.
    This thread is just about the NRA, but It might be good to do
    threads on the great benefits of every pro gun group, Like GOA,
    Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Oregon Firearms Federation, all
    the Washington groups and really let people know who does the fighting.
    It is the members and staff of all of them that keep our rights intact.
    All of them are WE THE PEOPLE.

    Please continue to add the positive side of this organization and the good
    things they have accomplished. I will also.

    Lets keep all of them alive and well and help them grow.
     
  11. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    At 11 years old (1964) my hunter education class was sponsored by the NRA, long before the state of Ore. took over, still have my manual and patch. One of the students in the class was messing around with a 22 rifle while watching a show with a lion on it and accidently shot the tv and then had to come to the class and tell us about it. Never forget that one, lol
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    People that talk badly about the NRA, know absolutely nothing about its history, purpose and all the good things they have done.
    I only touched the surface of their involvement so far.
    They cant comprehend that the NRA is the citizens that are behind it.