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5 years 14 weeks ago, 10:42 AM

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as a novice to gun ownership, i was wondering if this is a thing to do.
should I join the NRA..any downside to it..???

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:03 AM

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ivan, downside

is that they NEVER stop asking for more money. I know it takes money to make back-door deals and agreements with the democrats, but I let my membership expire and I don't know if I'll ever renew it. I might do it so I can get my Personal Defense Outside the Home instructor certification, as I'm going to try to start low-no cost classes on post for service members, their families, and civilians in Sierra Vista. The NRA is an extremely powerful lobbying organization, but they are too reactive for my tastes. They should be hammering the entire country with grassroots brushfires to start rolling back current gun control laws now that the Democrats have admitted to being worried about this issue. I know that the problem for both sides is the potential for a winner-take-all court case going one way or another, but if what they are doing is truly the right thing, they should be fully comitted nd I haven't seen it. The upside is a window/bumper decal that tells potential car thieves that your vehicle is more likely that others to have a gun inside, so they get the bonus of that when they steal it.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:22 AM

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Join this group

http://gunowners.org/

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:44 AM

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nitris..thanks

lot to read here..do that tonite

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:25 AM

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nitris

I agree, GOA does some good stuff

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:34 AM

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but you don't have to contribute more than you feel is appropriate. A basic membership is not very expensive and you do get some benefits. Join the NRA because it is important to show strength in numbers, but you don't have to give in to their money raising scare tactics.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:36 AM

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I like the JPFO

but like I said, I probably will renew my mmbership to the NRA. Right now I'm a member of the USPSA and Tucson Rifle Club, so I have to limit what other memberships I get. Maybe NRA, maybe NAMBLA. I don't know.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:39 AM

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runaway

when you resistered as a sex offender, does that count as a membership?

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:41 AM

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NAMBLA>??

rubbing elbows with democrats, oopps well not elbows really

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 11:42 AM

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NAMBLA

wow, they really have a club for that?

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 12:09 PM

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The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a New York City and San Francisco-based unincorporated organization in the United States that advocates the liberalization of laws against sexual relations between adult and minor males - resolving to "end the oppression of men and boys who have freely chosen mutually consenting relationships". NAMBLA also calls for "the adoption of laws that both protect children from unwanted sexual experiences and at the same time leave them free to determine the content of their own sexual experiences."[2] NAMBLA's webpage claims that: "NAMBLA does not provide encouragement, referrals or assistance for people seeking sexual contacts" and that it does not "engage in any activities that violate the law [or] advocate that anyone else should [violate the law]."[3]

NAMBLA holds an annual gathering in New York City and monthly meetings around the country.[4][clarification needed] In the early 1980s, NAMBLA was reported to have had over 300 members, and was supported by such noted figures as Allen Ginsberg.[5] Since then, the organization has kept membership data private, but an undercover FBI investigation in 1995 discovered that there were 1,100 people on the rolls.[4] It is the largest organization in the umbrella group Ipce[6] (formerly "International Pedophile and Child Emancipation").[6]

Since 1995, public criticism and law enforcement infiltration have heavily impaired the organization. Its national headquarters now consists of little more than a private mail box service in San Francisco, and they rarely respond to inquiries. Some reports state that the group no longer has regular national meetings and few local monthly meetings, and that as of the late 1990s to avoid local police infiltration, the organization discouraged the formation of local chapters.[4][7]

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 12:57 PM

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But I'm still pluggin' away at underage brown eyes. Wait a minute, I'm runawaygun, not ebear. I gain new personalities from casual contact. It's fun.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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Bye all

Time to go to work. So I'll be logging in on a g-computer in a couple hours. "Work". Hee hee hee.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 6:54 PM

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ivantank and the NRA

Ivan,
What has been posted is true. The NRA will ask for money, there are other organizations out there. The question I would ask if I were you: Which organization can I contribute to the most. If you do not mind giving money to a lobbying group, the NRA is great. If you do not mind calling your representatives, or writing emails, or getting involved in some way, the NRA is great, but so are the other groups listed. If you are just asking because you are feeling left out of a club, do not waste your money. These organizations need people that are active in government. Although that argument is true for a citizen as well...

just my $0.02

clint

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