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    Default official New member NRA thread.

    Im going to start a new member NRA thread. Im hoping to promote some positive influence that will have long term effects and let the new government know that we are here and watching.

    This will be better than stockpiling and buying and giving the press more reasons to report that we are a bunch of black helicopter fearing conspiracy theorists.

    I Enrolled myself, wife and 10 month old daughter with associate memberships They are only 10 bucks apeice, but you dont get a magazine. Basiclly it gets your name on a roster wich is good enough for me.

    Go here for 10 dollars off a membership http://www.guntalk.com/site15.php

    Post up after you sign up or renew!

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    I just signed up a week ago for the 5yr plan. I don't agree with all the NRA has to say or in some of their dealings but, we need a loud voice and they certainly have that.

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    Yeah, i feel the same way about what the NRA does sometimes too. But They are definitly the strongest tool we have right now.

    I have resisted joining for along time. But I was listening to Guntalk today and tom made some real valid points about joining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    I'm going to start a new member NRA thread. I'm hoping to promote some positive influence that will have long term effects and let the new government know that we are here and watching.

    This will be better than stockpiling and buying and giving the press more reasons to report that we are a bunch of black helicopter fearing conspiracy theorists.

    I Enrolled myself, wife and 10 month old daughter with associate memberships They are only 10 bucks apeice, but you dont get a magazine. Basiclly it gets your name on a roster wich is good enough for me.

    Go here for 10 dollars off a membership http://www.guntalk.com/site15.php

    Post up after you sign up or renew!
    I'm a lifetime member... however the people spoke and voted for the folks who weren't hiding their intentions so I don't see how the NRA will stop them anytime soon. And if begich wins it will make it even easer for them to screw us.... cross your fingers on that one.
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    Have to admit I signed up after a few years lapse. I just wish you could opt out of all the crap mail the membership brings. I know they make money that way but wholy crap does the junk mail fill up the box.

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    Default Congrats

    Congrats on the new memberships.

    I recently made my final ELP payment. So I am a new paid in full life member.

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    You know I bet more than a few gun owners voted for obama and begich. Undoubtably the democrats know they snuck some votes in from people who normally would not vote for them after the shenagins they pulled during the clinton era. All they need to know is that we are watching them and they better think twice about how much they value their jobs

    One of my Beagle forums there is alot of hunters and gunowners from The new england states. Pretty much all of them bit on the democratic ticket this year.

    Gun control was not as big of a blip on my radar as it usually is during elections. I bet it wasnt on alot of peoples minds either. And no I didnt vote for one democrat, but that wasnt because of gun issues

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    Thumbs up Great Thread

    I'm a life member scince about 1990. Haven't always agreed with the NRA but without them we would be hurting and I'm convinced our gun rights would be just about completely gone.

    I think we need to support this organization and let all the politicians know where we stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Buster View Post
    I'm a lifetime member... however the people spoke and voted for the folks who weren't hiding their intentions so I don't see how the NRA will stop them anytime soon. And if begich wins it will make it even easer for them to screw us.... cross your fingers on that one.
    The NRA will be able to at least slow them down and maybe even stop them. Obama did run the "I'm not after your guns" promise and that will make it a lot easier for the NRA to call them on the carpet. They are a watchdog and strong lobby and will make it impossible for slick politicians to hide legislation and vote anti gun without alarms going off.

    There are few democrats, especially in the West that usually vote for gun rights and a big reason is the NRA, because most of their constitiuants are pro gun regardless of party.

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    I am a life member and donated $100.00 when they call for help a month before the election. It was the first time I donated to any kind of political fund I felt I needed to support NRA suport McCain/Palin. For what it is worth I will continue to support them for helping me stand up for our rights

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    I sighned up my 12 year old grandson as a life member and boosted mt life membership to Endowment. We need a voice.

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    Thanks Matt for starting a thread which provides an opportunity for individuals taking supportive actions for our collective gun ownership interests to share their efforts with us, and thanks to those who already have and those who will take action. My son recently joined the NRA.

    Joining the NRA is an example of useful action, as is sending letters to our elected members of government letting them know of our watchfulness, talking intelligently to those who don't understand our point of view, and educating those who want to learn more about firearms, hunting and the shooting sports. I personally think our interests will require many forms of thoughtful and purposeful actions in the years to come.

    I'm especially encouraged to see people like my son and Matt and his family joining the NRA, and I hope that their personal actions are representative of a trend that will occur with younger gun owners across the country. I'm one of the older guys who has been an NRA member for a long time, and I suspect that the general public expects people like me to fight against gun ownership restrictions and preserve the status quo. However, I believe that as younger gun owners increase the membership ranks of the NRA, as well as take other supportive actions for the Second Ammendment it will have a more noticable and useful impression on those who do not share our views.

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    I am a NRA Member! Lets all speak up and be heard whether a member or not but whom still believe in the principals to the rights to bear arms. If your not a member please consider joining.

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    Thirty year + Life member of the NRA and TSRA. If every gun ower was a member we would not have any talk of takeing guns away. Like most things in America though its 10% doing all the work and in the NRA case maybe 2%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
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    I'm especially encouraged to see people like my son and Matt and his family joining the NRA, and I hope that their personal actions are representative of a trend that will occur with younger gun owners across the country. I'm one of the older guys who has been an NRA member for a long time, and I suspect that the general public expects people like me to fight against gun ownership restrictions and preserve the status quo. However, I believe that as younger gun owners increase the membership ranks of the NRA, as well as take other supportive actions for the Second Ammendment it will have a more noticable and useful impression on those who do not share our views.

    Doc hit this on the head.

    For along time I didnt bother joining the NRA, cause I didnt think I needed too and there were people out there like Doc who were members. That needs to change. If you like your guns, spend a couple of bucks and get your name on a list that lets politicians know you are out there and that you care about your second ammendment right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspecialus View Post
    Have to admit I signed up after a few years lapse. I just wish you could opt out of all the crap mail the membership brings. I know they make money that way but wholy crap does the junk mail fill up the box.
    I myself let mine lapse and rejoined last week. I created a yahoo mail account that I use for anything but personal use. Seems everything you sign up for these days they want more as well as selling your email address.I check my yahoo account maybe once every 10 days to delete all the Viagra ads and other crap, seldom is there anything important.
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    I'm a lifer.

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    Default The NRA

    Iíve been an annual member of the NRA for the last 20 of my 36 years. Iím now holding another NRA membership renewal letter.

    My personal beef with the NRA is that they always want renewals ($$) right after I renew! Yet I never even see the NRA in the news fighting the good fight! Granted the biased news media probably will never air a segment concerning the NRA but as a political organization the only activity ďI personallyĒ see is pressure on existing members for more money.

    But maybe Iím just a lazy American looking for ďsomeone elseĒ to fight the good fight via my $25 yearly contribution.

    Is this what freedom has been reduced to?

    Maybe itís time for some personal sacrifice? Maybe itís time to get ďActivelyĒ involved in the NRA and demand significant action from our executive board members. If their not willing or able, then maybe its time to demand their resignation and maybe itís time to step up and carry some of that incredible burden myself??

    I donít know if Iím even capable? But Iíll never know anything if I donít tryÖ..


    I do know that NRA members are the largest body of organized Americans who share my beliefs on the second amendment! This is POWERFULL and deserves some serious consideration!

    Iím going to sign up for a life membership to the NRA. Iím also going to get involved! Then Iíll demand moreÖÖÖ..

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    Whats a life membership going for these days? Any discounted rate going?

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