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5 years 47 weeks ago, 8:49 PM

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Dose becoming a life time member to the NRA help to protect your gun rights? Should ever gun owner join the NRA? Just put what you think about the NRA.

5 years 47 weeks ago, 8:50 PM

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Not sure I understand your question......bare? As in naked?

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 47 weeks ago, 8:55 PM

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NO YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO

THAT IS WHY WE BUY GUNS AND AMMO.AND THEN PRACTICE!PRACTICE!AND TEACH OTHERS. IS IT BETTER TO GIVE A MAN A FISH OR TEACH HIM HOW TO FISH.

5 years 47 weeks ago, 9:30 PM

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No, I don't think if all of us became life members it would help. There are powers to be that will do all they can both legal and illegal to take our guns away from us.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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NRA rulessssss

The NRA goes over the top protecting us from all the douchbags in major metropolitan areas that want to ban firearms. We need them so Yes, I would say every gun owner should join the NRA. Life membership? Who knows. But the NRA fights litigation every day to protect us. You think the NAACP or civil liberties union will help us?

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 7:15 AM

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my take on the NRA

First of all, lets call a spade a garden tool: the NRA is a lobbyist group. That is all it is. Our right to protect ourselves is derived from the Bill of Rights. The NRA uses their "soapbox" to argue on the side of the Constitution. Because the NRA happens to be the largest "target" of the media, they have two fronts they fight. In order to continue to function as a lobby group, they need money. Joining the NRA will help, but if you really want help the organization, join AND become active; call your representative, donate money, etc.

clint

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 8:28 AM

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hmm

Jurys still out as far as I am concearned. I believe Gun Owners of America may care about us more. However. I believe without the NRA we would not have gun rights at this very moment as they would have been taken away years ago. We owe a lot to the NRA.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

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They are very active in training and certification.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 47 weeks ago, 7:43 AM

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thank you Schuyler

You are correct, what I was trying to elaborate on was why you would join the NRA. Vehicles not only move cargo, they keep us informed via radios. But the main reason we have a car is to get from one place to another. I view the NRA the same way. They are a lobbyist group, that trains and certifies people. But a lobbyist organization first. The question posed was: Does the NRA protect your rights to [bear] arms?
I believe it is the lobbying in D.C. that plays a major role in doing this. There are other organizations that are active in policitcs as well. Perhaps the poster is using us for information to decide where he wants to put his money to help the most people.

thanks for elaborating on the scope of the NRA (pardon the pun)

clint

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 10:04 AM

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I wonder what ole Charleton Heston would have said or done when Obama got the election?

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 7:46 AM

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charleton Heston

scudrunnernrh wrote:
I wonder what ole Charleton Heston would have said or done when Obama got the election?

He would have killed more [edit: I was going to place an animal here referencing one of his movies, but there are people that would think it was racist and try to tie it into a threat on the Presidents life, so I refrain]

clint

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 10:09 AM

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he would have probably built another basement to store more guns!

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
5 years 47 weeks ago, 10:13 AM

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Who's in charge of the NRA now? is this individual doing what their are needed to do? sorry i havent been keeping up with htings as well as i should

We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. Gen. George S. Patton
5 years 47 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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speaking of NRA...

I saw a funny window sticker online a few days ago. It was a caricature of Obama and he is pissing on the NRA. They also had one of his pissing on the USA. I thought it was funny because that is exactly what I think Obama is doing to us. I think I googled "obama peeing sticker"

5 years 47 weeks ago, 9:37 PM

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Read the question before answering I'm not Obama fan but what I'm asking is what is your opinion on the NRA not your opinion on the president that is for another forum

5 years 47 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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Obama peeing

Here is the link, http://revolutiondesignz.com/main.sc My husband loves his. We may get a few extra for all the guys that tell him they want one when they see it. So far he hasn't been shot at, but then again the guys that would hate it shouldn't have anything to shoot with because they think guns are evil.

5 years 47 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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NRA

I recommend that all gun owners strongly support them. Of course they're not the cure for everything, but they do have the time and money (from members like us) to hire full time employees to research gun restriction proposals, hound politicians, draft petitions, and keep us informed (along with many other things). You still need to do these things on your own to be proactive but the reality is that many people are lazy. they would rather take their car to the car wash than do it themselves. pay someone to change their oil, hire landscapers etc... well the NRA acts as the mexicans that trim my palm trees (sorry ebear... well not really). Its basically like hiring someone to do work that many people don't have the time to do.
The ideal situation would be that someone would become a life time member of the NRA and then begin raising awareness/petitioning themselves. I say their is no harm in donating money to them, and it is for a good cause. Its not like their board members are gonna pay themselves $5M in bonuses and take corperate jets to meeting *cough *cough. Im a lifetime member and pround to be one. I suggest the everyone strongly considerate it themselves if the enjoy the "right to bear arms".

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
5 years 47 weeks ago, 11:21 PM

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More on NRA

They are a reactive organization and really are a nutless group. The anti-gunners are afraid of them for all their members and the perception the public has of them. The JPFO or GOA are much more aggressive organizations, but not as powerful in Washington. If the NRA would use the member funds to file suits all over America now, rather than throwing their weight around to stop legislation after it has been proposed, it would be a much better organization. Having said that, It is a strong lobbying organization, so membership is a good thing and I suppose I will renew mine. As for life membership, no. It is not necessary.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 3:36 PM

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Granny

I just bought one.

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