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This is a discussion on The NRA, my confession within the Businesses For Firearms & 2nd Amendment forums, part of the Main Category category; Old saying: NUMBERS talk and are listened to. Individuals talk and are generally ignored. Welcome to realpolitic. Better to be ...

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    Old saying: NUMBERS talk and are listened to. Individuals talk and are generally ignored. Welcome to realpolitic.

    Better to be a number in a group that fights for what is right (as far as 2A goes), than to be a lone voice wailing the blues in the wilderness.

    Think of the "political pull" the Pro-gun (2A) lobby would have if EVERY legal gun owner in the US was an NRA member. (Remember, we are talking some 46% of American households here. Now THAT is political pull!) (Why, we'd be just as powerful a lobby as the legions of "Governmentally Dependent" in this Country are!)

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    I won't join, they endorse people like Harry Reid. Charlton heston would be rolling in his grave if he had seen what the NRA has become. If you want to join a organizing, do something like the National association for gun rights. They actually fight for your rights.

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    I am a member. I don't necessarily like all the compromises they make but they do more good than harm overall, IMHO.

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    The NRA is a one issue organization. As such it endorses those politicians who support the the 2nd Amendment. That is how Harry Reid got endorsed. The NRA just does not consider anything but its core issue. The NAGR is mostly bluster with little action from what I gleen from most gun writers.

    I know this is a sensitive issue, but there is no need to become hostile. Reasonable people can disagree without vitriol.

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    Except Harry Reid votes for more gun control contrary to what he will tell you in a campaign

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    Harry reid supported Elena Kagen and Sonia Sotomayor for supreme court justice, supported veterans disarmament act of 2007, fought against Rand Paul's amendment to protect gun owners from provisions in the patriot act. So I guess if the NRA only supports one issue, the second amendment, it seems to me there not doing a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider-3 View Post
    I won't join, they endorse people like Harry Reid. Charlton heston would be rolling in his grave if he had seen what the NRA has become. If you want to join a organizing, do something like the National association for gun rights. They actually fight for your rights.
    I'll pass. However I do wish all twenty five of them good luck in their pursuits. LOL!

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    Can you imagine how gun control would be kicked in the teeth if either of the non-compromising groups, the GOA or SAF would have had the N R A's 4 million or so members all these years? Who knows though, perhaps with that many members paying dues any organization might get a bit used to it and also fight only just hard enough to ensure the fight continues, along with thier jobs of course.

    I do have an N R A membership, only because our local outdoor gun club requires it for membership, likely due to financial help from the N R A. The N R A does do good things and can when needed stop draconian gun control bills and file suit or join in law suit when needed, don't misunderstand. It is only wished they'd fight tooth and nail against gun control and NOT just enough, seemingly, to keep the fight and thier purpose alive. I do not donate to the N R A above membership dues. www.saf.org and www.gunowners.org are organizations I belong to AND donate to as they are truly in the fight to erradicate gun control, even if the membership numbers don't approach that of the N R A's.

    The N R A, some feel, is tied too closely to some of our government agencies and many police organizations and therefore cannot serve the freedom concerns of the Constitution loving people in our quest for killing gun control and elevating our Bill of Rights. -Remember, this is all my opinion and you are welcome to yours- Visit the letter exchange between the N R A and JPFO via my signature below for just ONE example of the N R A's sympathy for (some)gun control, or at the very least supports the BATFE as evidenced by thier correspondence.

    Incidentally, JPFO is not a lobbying group, but an educational group that wants you and I to learn more about our Bill of Rights and to spread that knowledge. I purchase materials from them on a regular basis to pass out and leave behind in waiting rooms, etc, not to mention having a membership with them.

    I can't resist, here's another: http://www.infowars.com/articles/us/...l_democrat.htm

    http://keepandbeararms.com/informati...em.asp?ID=3643 Make it stop!
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider-3 View Post
    If you want to join a organizing, do something like the National association for gun rights. They actually fight for your rights.
    No actually that orginization does basically nothing but send out emails and ask for money. It's a one man show run by Dudley Brown or whoever. We already had wannabe lobbyist Neal Knox try to create division amongst the troops to further his personal ego, we do not need another one of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    The NRA is a single issue orginization. As long as you support RKBA they support you. As long as they staya single issue orginization they will remain effective. As for the liberal gun grabbing scum here is some food for thought.

    Paul Helmke Republican
    Josh Sugarman Republican
    Sarah Brady Republican
    James Brady Republican
    Michael Bloomberg Republican

    Richard Nixon Republican


    Ronald Reagan Republican


    Rudi Giuliani Republican





    Yup it's those damn libs you gotta look out for
    The Establishment Republican Rino's are no different then the Democtrat Party. As was said before "One Government system with a two party Pozie Scheme"
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."Frederic Bastia

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