GUN Is an NRA membership worth it?

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    As most of you know (from the 1000's of threads i've made over the past few days) I just ordered my first firearm yesterday, a Bushmaster :bigthumb:.

    Anyways, I need to decide if I should join the NRA, is it worth it?
     
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    Once you join they will call you all the time asking for donations.
     
  3. hsmith

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    i get shit all thet ime in the mail asking for donations. but i don't give them anything.


    $35 a year helps the cause
     
  4. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I don't think so, they always want you to donate more money and the magazines you get both suck.
     
  5. PC Principle

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    :werd:
     
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    I've been meaning to just send them an anonymous money order soon since I think they help with progun legislation. I'd also like to support http://www.gunowners.org/
     
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    If you like to have the right to own firearms, I'd suggest supporting them. Even if it's only a 1 year membership, you're still helping them out. They're the biggest gun lobbying group in DC. They helped stop legistation that would allow lawsuits to gun manufactures. I think they cause is just. Plus the magazines aren't that bad. Though they are highly in favor of almost everything they review.
     
  8. krott5333

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    is it worth owning guns? if so, you should have a membership already.. I wouldnt want to think where we would be without them..

    you can get a $25 yearly membership by clicking on the link at www.gunsnet.net/forums

    straight from NRA its $35
     
  9. Bigsnake

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    :werd: I need to get the money and join up just for that reason.
     
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    I'm a life member, I encourage everyone to join the NRA along with any groups for your state such as the TSRA here in TX.
     
  11. Ford4Life

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    NRA membership is a requirement for the range I shoot at. I don't mind, it gives them more cash and clout (though membership #'s) to fight off the idiotic shit from the Feinstein's of the world.
     
  12. Ryno

    Ryno Gun in hand

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    It's worth it. No one fights harder than they do to keep our 2nd amendment rights. I am a lifetime member. They have a easy pay plan where they charge you like $25 every 3 months until it's paid off... that way it's not such a big chunk of change at once.
     
  13. Dranian

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    Freedom isn't free. I would definately recommend joining. I got a free leather jacket with my life membership but I dunno if you want a jacket or if they're still giving them out. The membership benefits are pretty good. You save money on hotels, rental cars, prescription medications and lots of other stuff. The magazine I get (americas first freedom) is a pretty good magazine. Also definately join their mailing list. They'll send you emails telling you about important legislation and how you can make a difference. I've called and wrote to my senators and state legislators a number of times thanks to the advice in those emails.
     
  14. krott5333

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    opt for Americas 1st Freedom, over American Rifleman.. better mag IMO.
     
  15. RRTX

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    Probably any %, give them a call and ask.
     
  16. Accord

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    I think I might do that lifetime membership thing where you pay $25 each quarter.
     
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    If you get this, do they still call you for donations?
     
  18. Dranian

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    they'll probably ask for money no matter what. i paid in full for my lifetime membership and i've never gotten a call. i get mail from them sometimes asking for money though. sometimes if you donate they'll give you stuff though. i donated money to help stop hillary clinton from winning in the next election, they're sending me a hat for my donation.
     
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    :rofl: :bowdown:
     
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    Here are the two biggest benefits to being an NRA member that no one ever thinks about:

    The NRA automatically insures your firearms in case they're somehow destroyed. May also cover theft, but I don't know. I believe the policy is just for $1000, but think about that- that's $1000 more than most homeowner's policies will fork out for firearms.

    Number two- Do you shoot at a range? If you shoot at an organized range, you can thank the NRA, because almost 100% of the public ranges in the US are insured through the NRA. Without that liability insurance and the NRA, you wouldn't have more than a handful of ranges nationwide. They also supply a ginormous book for potential range builders that has everything you would want to know, from business plans to blueprints. I looked through that book tonight at the range. It's about 6 inches thick, on a 3-ring binder.

    Those are the reasons to keep joining and renewing memberships to the NRA, among others.
     
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    You got anymore info on that book? I'll be joining the NRA very soon, but that book would be an interesting read too..

    EDIT: Nevermind, found some info.. http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/sourcebook.asp
     
  23. Dranian

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    its a decent jacket though, if you can pay $750 all at once the membership practically pays for itself..i mean your getting a leather jacket thats probably worth a good amount plus all the savings from discounted hotels/rental cars/life insurance/other benefits. you really get the most for your money when you pay all at once. but no matter how you pay, your money is going to a good cause and defending your rights is the most important membership benefit.
     
  24. krott5333

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    I never get called :dunno:
     
  25. hsmith

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    neither do i, even if they do, i would ask them to stop calling
     

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