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Old January 19th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #16
 
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What are the real benefits of joining?
Like many other group mebership things such as AAA or AARP or USPSA, they have discounted member services and negotiated discounts.



things like car rentals, firearms insurance, travel package disocunts, etc.



then there's secondary benefits. The NRA makes avialable a lot of resources for designing and building ranges, and a attractively priced range insurance. There are usually membership requirements attached to the latter. Which means i have to be a NRA member to join my local clubs, but my membership is likely cheaper because of the NRA.





SO yes.. I am.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #17
 
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Endowment member of NRA and member of Texas State Rifle association. Basic concept is that I can't go it alone so there is strength in belonging to an organization. I don't have to agree with them all the time any more that I have to agree with my friends, I just respect the work they do.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #18
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[quote name='Jeff 9mm M&P']What are the real benefits of joining?
Like many other group mebership things such as AAA or AARP or USPSA, they have discounted member services and negotiated discounts.



things like car rentals, firearms insurance, travel package disocunts, etc.[/quote]



I get this throuch AAA. Most places will not let you use more than one discount (i.e. AARP AND NRA discount, AAA AND NRA discount). It's usually one or the other and they usually pick the better one.



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then there's secondary benefits. The NRA makes avialable a lot of resources for designing and building ranges, and a attractively priced range insurance. There are usually membership requirements attached to the latter. Which means i have to be a NRA member to join my local clubs, but my membership is likely cheaper because of the NRA.


Like I said in my first post, they don't offer anything in my area. The range is state operated and I truly never see NRA members showing off any insignia of membership. I understand they help out a lot and they are 2nd or 3rd largest with membership (AARP is 1st, Sierra Club might be 2nd). Maybe I'll join when I can write a check for the $750 at once. I don't want to pay for 2.5 years, although that is a really great option especially since they do not charge extra for it.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #19
 
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I hear they send out a lot of mailers asking 4 money....they should spend less money on that and put it towards protecting us and our rights.



living in illinois it seems like our gun laws just keep on getting worse, especially compared 2 a lot of other states..I'm really glad I don't live in chicago..



If I heard of more NRA action taking place in IL I would join, until then I doubt that I will



but I guess that's still my right



and please don't hate me 4 my choice....I guess this would be someones chance to change my ways
Has it occured to you that if you are a member, you will know of events in your area and legislative matters occurring too? NRA mails out political "reccomendations" with gradings for your representatives in Congress. If someone is an "A", keep them in, if not...

My point is: if you don't join, all you will know about us is mere conjecture and information from gossip. What's 25 bucks a year for your freedom?
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Old January 19th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #20
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What's 25 bucks a year for your freedom?


Or 35 a month for 30 months for a lifetime of protected freedoms.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #21
 
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I joined last week. I got a cap in the mail along with a congratulatory letter and of course a request for a donation. Am I supposed to get a card or something?
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 05:18 PM   #22
 
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NRA has been protecting gun owners for 136 years. If it weren't for them, we wouldn't be having this forum because we wouldn't be owning handguns. Your dues go towards your magazine you pick and the rest is used for NRA sponsered events and what little is left goes toward gun lobbying. Our gun lobby is all that stands between us and Ted Kennedy and his ilk. For more info, please visit: www.nra.org
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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #23
 
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just joined 5 minutes ago...

been putting it off because I'm cheep - plus my father's a member so I just read his magazines...



then I saw what TXRedEye wrote

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Our gun lobby is all that stands between us and Ted Kennedy and his ilk.
and that sealed the deal for me. First year is only $25 when you use the card that came with your M&P (recruiter ID# xm016881)!
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Old January 28th, 2007, 12:54 PM   #24
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I joined the NRA when I was in High School, and that was a very long time ago!
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Old January 29th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #25
 
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I am a member. Thought it would be nice to be kept informed, plus I hear they have a really nice range in nearby Fairfax.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 08:54 AM   #26
 
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I am a member. Thought it would be nice to be kept informed, plus I hear they have a really nice range in nearby Fairfax.


I am a 1yr member and living in VA you get the lovely benefit of a discount at their range which happens to be fantastic. I shoot there almost weekly. Great people at a great place.



By the way, if you dont want all the magazines and such you can get a $10/yr membership. If there is nothing in your area from the NRA atleast you know that you are supporting an organization that is defending your rights.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 09:47 PM   #27
 
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I am a new member. signed up for the epl program, lifer. I have a ffl dealer locally who does free transfers for nra members, just another perk.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 10:55 PM   #28
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Okie-carbine: You are lucky. I get charged $25 a whack everytime. I'm an Okie too. Where are you at, if you don't mind telling?
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 06:32 PM   #29
 
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I'm a member.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 09:06 PM   #30
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I am a new member. signed up for the epl program, lifer. I have a ffl dealer locally who does free transfers for nra members, just another perk.


Who do you use that does transfers for free??

I use Bob Morris. He only charges me $5 to ship and $10 to receive.
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