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four years ago i joined NRA mostly for gun insurance on line. got a e-mail from them thanking me. then e-mail almost daily asking for more money. NO membership stuff in the snail mail. after three months and four e-mails to them i used the phone. transferred two times before i got someone to understand they should send me membership paper work. still many e-mails asking for money. got the papers, filled out request for additional insurance information [no money]. never heard from NRA again except e-mail begging for money.
when the NRA gets back to there roots i may go back. they need to clean up there act, stop having reports of corruption and do what they were started to do years ago. i must not be alone.
sorry to vent. it had to be said.

rick
 

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My patriot life membership came today!
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While everyone else is running the NRA down, I have a quick question. Did you pick the endowment, the patron, or the benefactor level? I am an endowment member and proud of it!
 

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I am also proud to be an Endowment Life member.
Everybody has their right to feel as they do.
That is their right.

However, no matter where the NRA sits today in the minds of millions you can be 100% sure that without the NRA, the 2A would be history. It is still the 5000# gorilla to the antis. Their hatred towards the NRA makes it all worthwhile. It shows the NRA still has a strong voice.

Of course, this is my opinion and my right to state it.
 

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Congratulations! I've been a Benefactor for a few years, and I can tell you that the whining about needing more money for Wayne LaPierre's fancy lifestyle are never ending. Still, they remain the most significant defenders of our 2nd Amendment rights in the fray. If you live where it's cold, you can save the junk for kindling in the winter.
 

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Question, does anyone know how the NRA was established and for what reason?
Just curious.
As I understand it the NRA was founded to promote rifle marksmanship per TIME’s Richard Lacayo explained in a 1990 feature about the group, “The N.R.A. was founded in 1871 by a group of former Union Army officers dismayed that so many Northern soldiers, often poorly trained, had been scarcely capable of using their weapons.”

So to promote the shooting sports, familiarity with firearms, and marksmanship.

-Ron

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Yes, it's disappointing when organizations lose sight of their customer base. I was very disappointed that Chick-fil-A gave in to the liberal mob. Then most church pastors have given in to the State tyranny and have not defended their right to peaceful assembly, while pot dispensaries, liquor stores, casinos, and abortion clinics are "essential" businesses. Now I have to find a new church, one that grows cajones! Finally, I'm disappointed at the lack of protest against Governors that enjoy being a little king and are destroying their states, i.e. Californicate. So in the end you have to ask yourself are they worse or better than the alternative? Good luck with that.
 

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As I understand it the NRA was founded to promote rifle marksmanship per TIME’s Richard Lacayo explained in a 1990 feature about the group, “The N.R.A. was founded in 1871 by a group of former Union Army officers dismayed that so many Northern soldiers, often poorly trained, had been scarcely capable of using their weapons.”

So to promote the shooting sports, familiarity with firearms, and marksmanship.

-Ron

Benefactor Life Member :D
And they fought for the rights if the freed slaves to own firearms to protect themselves and hunt for food for their families. That's what I was told.
 

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I stopped supporting the NRA simply because I started supporting the TSRA, (Texas State Rifle Associaton). As a Texan it is the right thing to do, as an American I served this country.
 

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The NRA has problems. I hope they correct them soon. Nevertheless, I am a supporter. If it wasn't for the NRA in Illinois we still would be the only state without a concealed carry program. They took it all the way to the Supreme Court for us.
 

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I went Life in the early 80's and progressed up the ladder until I'm as far as I can go. Funny thing is, without looking I can't remember if that's Endowment or Benefactor. I figure that pays me up for life.

No, they aren't perfect. Neither am I.
 

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Over the years the NRA has done a lot of "compromising" that I didn't agree with. However, I try to remember that with about 5,000,000 they aren't going to keep each one happy. I still find them the best game in town.
 

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However, I try to remember that with about 5,000,000 they aren't going to keep each one happy.
You are right, it is impossible to make each of us happy apart from missteps and compromises they did, I still would have continued to support them even though LaPierre makes a million dollars a year from our donations, but the straw that broke my back was the constant barrage of phone calls asking for more money even after I politely and rudely asked them not to bother me with phone calls and also, them asking to renew my membership years before it came due.
 
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