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Hombre
01-14-2006, 11:13 PM
After hearing a few comments about lobbying tactics and political rhetoric, I am just curious about a demographic of our membership. I hope everyone participates so that we can really see what our membership consists of . . . no judgement being passed.

Who all are members of the NRA? Who aren't and wouldn't be caught dead having lunch with an NRA leader even if they were paying? Who hasn't really given it much thought?

748
01-15-2006, 12:20 AM
Vote!
(I am a member)

panzermk2
01-15-2006, 02:59 AM
I am a life member. My daughter became one at 3 months, now that she is days away from turning 4 she loves getting her magazine (womens outlook) and seeing all those big girls hunting with thier "shinies" her words.

Snotty
01-15-2006, 10:33 AM
I'm a lifer also. My kid will be lifer once I save up enough money for it (just bought a new 5-7).
Snotty

Medula Oblongata
01-15-2006, 11:33 AM
My wife and myself are both NRA Endowment Patrons and previous to that life members. Both of our daughters (5 and 9) are Junior life members. My wife and I are also life members of Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO).

btown02
01-15-2006, 11:38 AM
I've been a Life Member for a little over 30 years. It may have it's problems but it's still the best game in town.

Fuse
01-15-2006, 11:44 AM
Life member.

Have been a standard member since I was 3.
Got back from a deployment and I spent the cash to become a lifer.

My dad got the american riflemen.
Then he got american hunter from my membership when I was a kid. :D


I get american riflemen now.

RottyJohn
01-15-2006, 12:50 PM
Life member 25+ years and VOTE.

Hombre
01-15-2006, 10:27 PM
Now, I'm sure that not everyone out there holds an NRA membership card. I am not hunting for any trolls out there, but I am certain that some of our non-NRA members have a voice, and it's most likely a valid and caluable one.

The Deviant
01-16-2006, 07:17 PM
Life Endowment Member of the NRA. Been a life member for about 10 years or so.

Also a GOA lifer, and SAF member...

Hombre
01-16-2006, 07:52 PM
Well, I guess that we NRA members are in a majority, but I hope that isn't intimidating anyone else from contributing to the pole.

Mildot
01-24-2006, 08:07 PM
I have been a life member of the NRA for about 40 years. I joined when I was a senior in high school.

I don't always agree with what the NRA does, and I don't always agree with what the President or my Governor or government do. They are the best we have. In the case of the NRA they are the best we have I plan to always support them. I hope all gun people will too.

Mildot :MM

Hombre
01-26-2006, 02:18 AM
Wow, these are some impressive numbers.

NRA and proud of it.

"If they want this rifle, they'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands"

Milehigh
01-26-2006, 02:47 AM
Joined when I was 16, Will be a member until the anti-gun people go away.

btown02
01-26-2006, 03:44 AM
Joined when I was 16, Will be a member until the anti-gun people go away.
Great, another Life member. :)

rips31
01-26-2006, 04:02 AM
considering joining, seeing as how my elected officials make it so hard for me to own a gun, let alone ccw one.

btw, if there's any non-nra members out there, i saw something on outdoor network that had a $10 coupon for joining the nra.

EARS
01-26-2006, 01:16 PM
I'm a life member and like several of you guys have said, I don't always agree with everything also. However, without their lobbying power we all would be in deeper trouble and no guns to defend ourselves. I also like to know how the poll would be divided from where we live (State, etc.) and maybe law enforcement/military backgrounds verse civiliam backgrounds. Just wondering there seems to be alot of experienced people signing on. The information seems mostly valid and if it is wrong, someone is sure to correct it. The people getting corrected seem to appreciate finding out the true facts. I'm glad a found this sight. It was by accident, just search the net.

Rnelson11
01-27-2006, 05:00 AM
I've thought about joining but not seriously. I got a $10.00 off coupon once when I bought a Taurus handgun. It sat on my desk for a couple of weeks before finding it's way to the trashcan. I may give it some thought again.

libertyman
01-27-2006, 06:49 AM
For people who are not members of the NRA - or any pro gun rights group - ask yourself if you would have a 5.7 at all if the NRA went away because of apathy? In numbers there is strength.

Hombre
02-05-2006, 09:54 PM
All great perspectives. Glad to see all of the interest in membership.

bob650
02-06-2006, 03:04 PM
the price of one gun pays for a life membership. i don't quite understand people who spend thousands on guns and ammo, thousands on a safe to put them in, buy separate insurance for the guns, but won't contribute to the people fighting anti gunners everyday so they can keep those guns. lifer, 3 yrs.

cerebrus
02-08-2006, 01:24 AM
I am not a member at the moment but have been in the past and will be in the future.

BUT I do not like the NRA as a whole. Not because I think they are bad(like I said I will be a member again an a lifer at that once i pay up) but because they are political. To steal an idea from the matrix they are "part of the system and thus also an enemy"(paraphrased) of the 2nd amendment's purity. I like them standing up for me I really do but I wish they did it in a more ABSOLUTE manner. No politics, no give and take, no negotiation, no "putting the frog in the water then boiling it".

The people who wish to take my guns wish to take ALL of them they may target 50's now or my AR or my 10+rd magazine. But in the end they will want the dropblock 45/70 my dad had built, and the mauser 96 I am getting as an heirloom, and the old single shot 22 that all of us have in the closet from god nows when that make us smile with nostalga every time we pick it up. We need people on our side with that kind of commitment otherwise the anti-gunners will win simply because they want it more.

Sorry about the rant. This is a topic near and dear. In the end though I guess we will all just have to take the entrope(sp) and hope the NRA slows it untill long after my kids are gone. For that alone they(NRA) deserves my money and will get it.

iexplorer
02-08-2006, 12:14 PM
Hey there, was just browsing the forums to catch up (just registered today :D).

I hope to join the NRA as soon as possible as a life member, just need some $$. Of course, my parents never had a thing for guns, so I never had much encouragement as a child.

Just had one quick question regarding membership. It says on their site they send a 'bill' of sorts, and that upon payment accumulated in full your membership will be upgraded to 'Life Member'. Does this mean if I pay $750 over the course of however (reasonably) long, I am automatically a life member?

panzermk2
02-08-2006, 03:42 PM
Just had one quick question regarding membership. It says on their site they send a 'bill' of sorts, and that upon payment accumulated in full your membership will be upgraded to 'Life Member'. Does this mean if I pay $750 over the course of however (reasonably) long, I am automatically a life member?


Yes you will be an extended pay life member and when you pay it off at 25.00 every three months you get a bunch of swag. When you signup though you will be in the system as a lifemember. I did many years ago for myself because of not having any $$. I did this again with my daughters that is paid off and currently am pying for my 14month old son and my 2week old son on this plan.

taliv
02-18-2006, 04:19 PM
i'm a GOA life member for the politics
i'm an NRA yearly member for the shooting sports

i'll never be an NRA life member because then i can't tell them i'm not renewing my membership next year when they do something stupid (which is, sadly, habitual for them)

zman
03-31-2006, 08:38 PM
Upgraded from annual to Life Member during the Millennium (Y2K) membership drive. God bless Mr. Heston!

gunsho919
03-31-2006, 11:15 PM
the NRA is the deference between gun ownership and outright gun confiscation. They have stood ground on the local, state, federal and even international level, time and time again. Look at how many anti gun bills have been proposed...obviously more than we can count, but each time the NRA is there.......I have been a proud member for going on 7 years and eventually plan on becoming a life member

Paratrooper117
04-01-2006, 12:00 PM
First joined in 92, I am a life member now. Also a life member of TSRA, and an annual member of FCSA and I'm sure it will be upgraded to life here this year sometime.

btown02
04-01-2006, 12:04 PM
i'll never be an NRA life member because then i can't tell them i'm not renewing my membership next year when they do something stupid (which is, sadly, habitual for them)
If you were a Life Member you would be able to vote. Just like in the real world if someone didn't do the way you thought they should. then you could help vote them out.

Prometheus
04-02-2006, 12:34 AM
I was until I realized how non-blackgun they were.

Since then I joined the GOA and let my nra expire.

FWIW I've been a member of either the nra or GOA since I was 19.

Paratrooper117
04-02-2006, 01:26 PM
I was until I realized how non-blackgun they were.
What ever gave you the impression they are against blackguns?

btown02
04-02-2006, 01:57 PM
I was until I realized how non-blackgun they were.


Yep, you're way off base there.

namekid
04-13-2006, 01:17 PM
I am a LIFE Member. Too bad the People In Charge still don't listen to us any more than the Republican't or Democrap Party's do.