Before I get started let me say
1. I am a Benefactor Member of the NRA
2. I am the father of 5 life members of the NRA aged 15 moths- 10 years
3. I am a life member of the Second Amendment Foundation
4. I am a life member of Gun Owners of America
5. I am a member of CCRKBA
6. I am a member of a grassroots Alabama group trying to get up and going Alabama Gun Rights
7. I probably make less money than most.
Now that that is out of the way, I would like to encourage everyone to join the NRA. I can sponsor you as a life member (any life member can sponsor someone if they know it or not) for 300$. I have sponsored over 350 life members this year online at various forums mostly at Calguns, gunboards and the cmp forum. A little over 200 of those were at calguns. Here is the thread
Now with all that being said I would like to point out that the greatest gains for the 2A in the last 5 years have been made in the courts, sometimes in spite of the NRA. I ask everyone here to take a good hard look at the Second Amendment Foundation. They are litigating the second amendment in federal courts, and this litigation is being done by or under the supervision of Alan Gura. Alan is the man who handed us DC V Heller and McDonald v Chicago. The Second Amendment Foundation is not in competition with the NRA, but they have a different approach- effective litigation.
The NRA is great and important, and I dont know where we would be without them. I support them. However SAF is toting the water in Federal Court. Their membership fee is 15$ and is tax deductable. They are not a lobbying organziation. Currently they have 2 dozen cases in Federal Court, and they are winning. Take a look at www.saf.org
Support the SAF.
Oh yeah, check out my feedback at the cmp forum, and calguns where I have signed up the most NRA lifers- all under the same username- and give me a shout if you want a NRA life membership for 300$