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#6187886 - 02/17/16 05:09 PM Am I a Traitor to our loves????
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Ok, I'll admit it, I let my NRA Membership expire for these reasons:

1. Phone calls every day asking for money when I tell them I have other expenses and can't donate.
2. They never publish a spread sheet on the salaries of their employees, especially the executive staff.
3. They are now married to Ruger, who is married to Hornady.

Am I the anti-Christ?????? peep
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#6187898 - 02/17/16 05:19 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4117
Loc: Burleson Texas
I guess they don't like me, have never called. frown
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#6187925 - 02/17/16 05:34 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Slow Drifter Offline


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4253
Loc: Central Texas
I let mine lapse back in the 80's simply due to the amount of junk mail they sent. When I bought a lifetime membership in about '01 I got audited by the IRS three years in a row then every other year for 6 more. No joke. They owed me a couple hundred every time so I really didn't care. Still a PITA, though.
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#6187970 - 02/17/16 06:15 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
luv2brode Offline
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Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 3598
Loc: austin area
I just joined for the first time probably wont stay but I figured try a year
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i am cancelling my subscription, i am tired of your issues!

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#6187981 - 02/17/16 06:23 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
BassCat'99 Online   happy
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 921
Loc: Stratford Texas
Every organization is scrambling for money now a days. I could spend my entire income to groups that I feel really do good for our vets, police, special needs etc. I just do the best I can and say sorry.
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#6187992 - 02/17/16 06:29 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 1992
Loc: Dallas, TX
They're the best we've got. None of these organizations are perfect, but at least the NRA is on our side regardless of any internal self-promotion issues. When you begin to have doubts about the NRA, spend a week or two on the MSNBC or Huffington Post websites. It's a quick cure.
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#6188009 - 02/17/16 06:45 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 441
Loc: Johnson County
I've been a Lifetime member for many,many years. It's real easy to Opt Out of all of their solicitations. I rarely ever get anything but the monthly Rifleman magazine in the mail,and never any phone calls from the NRA.

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#6188025 - 02/17/16 07:01 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 870
Loc: Dallas / Fort Worth Area
I don't get calls.
I only get a few mailers towards my renewal time.
The emails get busy, but you can opt out of those, which I do and they stop.

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#6188044 - 02/17/16 07:13 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
HillbillyDeluxe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 7221
Loc: North Texas
Pretty sure you can ask them to cease the calls asking for this or that. I used to get some, but not so much anymore. Definitely the best we've got and can't imagine where we'd be without them. I let mine lapse a few years ago, but just rejoined again.

And honestly don't really care about their salaries, etc. In fact I hope they're competitive so they can attract the best people.


Edited by HillbillyDeluxe (02/17/16 07:14 PM)

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#6188063 - 02/17/16 07:24 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Txhillbilly]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4153
Loc: Helotes, Hext
Originally Posted By: Txhillbilly
I've been a Lifetime member for many,many years. It's real easy to Opt Out of all of their solicitations. I rarely ever get anything but the monthly Rifleman magazine in the mail,and never any phone calls from the NRA.

I am a lifetime member too. They would call me once a week and it got annoying. I was busy one day when they called and I threw a fit with the guy on the phone (at least he spoke clear English). When he finally got a word in, he said it was no problem to take me off the call list, I just had to ask. I almost felt bad for fussing at him, nice guy. I have never received another phone call from them.
Ever so often I get in a mood to support them, so I'll buy someone (usually a relative) a life time membership for Christmas or a birthday. I told them to make sure that they get removed from the call list, so far it has been no problem.
I get the magazines still, but the junk mail quit. Maybe they quit after you do not respond to the mailers.
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#6188072 - 02/17/16 07:29 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
charlesb Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 1408
Loc: West Texas mountains
I had let my NRA membership lapse for a number of years, then decided to give it a go again, because I remembered liking the American Rifleman magazine a lot. - I used to read it cover to cover, and enjoyed getting that dose of firearms culture.

Then I got to take a look at the more recent American Rifleman, and was pretty disgusted... They peed all over the thing. Now it's almost all advertising, pages and pages of political junk - and if you look really carefully, you can still find a couple of articles embedded somewhere in there. - What a gyp!

After a few issues came in like that, it got to where they went directly into the round file, unopened. Trying to dig out a few articles out of all the BS was not worth the bother. - I figure the umpty-dozen political (money-begging) eMails that I kept getting as a member covered that end well enough... So why SPAM up what was once a perfectly good magazine?

Supporting what the NRA does is a good idea in any case, but I would not recommend that anybody join the NRA for the magazine that they publish.

What they need to get the magazine back up to snuff is some adult supervision. Looks like the current management is not providing that. This is what happens to any good organization when they put dip-tard activists in the drivers seat, and let them start calling all of the shots.
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#6188075 - 02/17/16 07:32 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Like everyone else has stated, I don't get solicitations. And I am fairly certain more of our second amendment rights would have been eroded away years ago if it were not for the work of NRA.

Doesn't make you a bad person or a scab, Buzz. I think you could rejoin and communicate to them that you do not want any solicitations. If you don't rejoin, then that is your perogative.
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#6188078 - 02/17/16 07:33 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21076
Loc: East Texas
When I was in my teens I signed up for both NRA and NAHA (north american hunters association?? I think thats what it was) for life time memberships. I will get a sticker once a year from the NRA and still get magazines monthly from the hunters association. I dont really ever read them anymore except you know where. But have never received a phone call from either, prob cause I have changed my # 5-10 times since I was that age
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#6188083 - 02/17/16 07:37 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4874
Loc: Central Texas
I'm a member, and I send extra money from time to time. Yes, they can be a pain, but they are fighting for us. All I need to hear is Hilary saying how awful the NRA is to know that they are effective. Effective is good.

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#6188143 - 02/17/16 08:26 PM Re: Am I a Traitor to our loves???? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 1281
Yep, I agree with some of the criticism, but I also know that they're all we have to protect ourselves from the "dark side" that wants to take every opportunity to chip away at our 2nd Amendment rights. I holler at 'em when they send me too much stuff, call me, or try to get me to renew my membership one month after I've renewed it. But, with all their warts and scabs, I want them to keep fighting for us and will continue to support them until some new organization rears its head and proves to me that they can do a better job.

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