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I got a call the other day from the "NRA". they asked me to donate $75.00 to help defeat the U.N. global gun ban and asked if i thought 3rd world countries and communist countries should have a voice in American gun ownership.

of course i said NO to the 3rd world and communist countries agenda, but i also said NO to contributing.

I will not contribute to the NRA again, but i will continue my membership.

I will not contibute until they quit sending me stuff that was made in foreign, 3rd world, and communist countries.

late last year i donated $50.00 and in exchange they would send me a Marine Corp commemorative pocket knife in a collectors tin...GREAT. i was going to give this knife to my father who fought in the Korean War and was at the chosin resevoir.

When i got the knife it looked great, going to make a nice surprise gift...NOT. the darn thing was made in CHINA, how do i give that to my father.

better yet, why is the NRA complaining about 3rd world countries and communist countries gaining ground working with the U.N. trying to ban gun ownership in America, when the NRA is actually supporting industries in these same countries by buying these items to be used for fund raising?

by doing this isnt the NRA actually helping to fund the anti-gun agenda against America?

I also got their NRA stone river knife (50.00 donation) also made in CHINA.

i will keep my membership alive with the NRA but thats it until they quit being 2 faced and start dealing with American companies.

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You can always box that stuff up and send it back to them. Tell them you are horrified to find out they are giving out chinese junk. Thats what " I" would do with it.
 

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I don' like it either, but if you donated $50 and got an American made knife as an incentive for the donation, they'd probably get to keep about $10?
 

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I used to be a member,but no more,They constantly hounded me for money,They dont understand the word no. No more NRA for me.
 

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I always contribute to the NRA. They are the one and only one I can count on to fight for me and you to keep our right to bear arms. I don't always think like they do on a few matters, but overall, I'm glad they are there for us!
 

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I always contribute to the NRA. They are the one and only one I can count on to fight for me and you to keep our right to bear arms. I don't always think like they do on a few matters, but overall, I'm glad they are there for us!


The china sourcing issue which is crippling our economy to the point that it will soon be to its knees(or on its back)... goes far deeper than the NRA. Almost impossible anymore to buy US of A made products other than a MickyD burger!
 

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I used to be a member,but no more,They constantly hounded me for money,They dont understand the word no. No more NRA for me.
Same here. I went so far as to send them nicely worded letters requesting to be taken off their mailing lists for additional solicitations beyond annual membership dues.

My last letter was to inform them they lost me as a member because they repeatedly ignored my previous requests.

It's not hard for them for them to click a box on the computer screen to prevent all the junk mailing soliciations.

I'm sure they have lost many paying members because of their aggressive tactics.

I figured they would know that $35 a year is better than nothing. I guess not.

I have not been a member going on 3 years now and I still receive an occaisional package from them. It goes straight into the shredder.
 

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i think they spend way to much on mass mailings.

for example as soon as you join or renew they send another letter asking for you to renew your membership or extend it at a discount.

i will always be an NRA member just ticked that they are supporting a communist countries economy then complaining about those countries trying to help the U.N. gun ban (with NRA money?)

they are on the front line in the fight for gun rights and i will support that. i still think they can find an American company to help with their fund raising.

its like the time the U.S. military had their uniforms made in another country...who's brain fart was that?
 

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You guys still have your gun rights today because of the NRA and other groups.They ALL need to be supported and in turn they support your rights.
 

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Your monies are not going for a cheap chinese knife they are going to fight the Mike Bloomburgs and Obamas.And Eric Holders who believe you should have a toothpick to fight off an armed robber in your home.
 

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I don't like the constant solicitations any more than anyone else. However I am not foolish enough to shoot myself in the foot and stop being a member of the NRA, I just throw them in the trash can. Gun owners would have lost a lot of their 2nd amendment rights if not for the NRA so I can ignore the bad and be thankful for the good. When I make a donation, it is not for a hat or a knife or some other piece of junk I don't need, it is because the NRA is the strongest entity in the country that fights for the 2nd amendment. so to those who no longer support the NRA over niggling reasons, next time you are on a deer stand with a gun in your hands, think about the fact that there is a good chance that you would not be there if not for the NRA. I belong to several organizations, there is not one of them that I agree with on every issue, in fact I don't know anyone I agree with all of the time, but the good they have to offer over rides the small conflicts. Ask yourself what most serves the most useful purpose, being able to say, "I showed them, I quit", or knowing that you are helping to continue our rights under the 2nd amendment by supporting the NRA?
 

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Likewise, John. I also use caller ID to screen calls and don't answer any from that guy "Not Provided."

I don't like getting solicitations in the mail, but that is a minor annoyance compared to having guys like Chuck Shumer or Fat Eddie Rendell decide what guns if any I can have.
As to the "made in China" issue, I assume those who are all adither about this have stopped shopping at WalMart?
 

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some facts to think about. 1. the mailings always turn a profit so they will continue. 2. friends stuff is almost always from overseas. 3. do you believe that that $35 covers cost of the membership? 4. the actual monies for lobbying cannot come from membership dues. irs looks otherway for unions etc.. but for nra??? 5. big city politicos are anti-gun. blame their failed cities on our firearms. will do ANYTHING to disarm us. 6. who else has clout in this arena but nra? 7. on the other hand we are our own worst enemy and maybe cultivating the seeds of our own demise ala england and australia.
 

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1. never said i was quiting or stoping my membership.
2. i will always be a member of the NRA
3. i will support the NRA
4. i always try to buy "Made in America" even at wal-mart

5. they replied to my e-mail and said that they will try to offer more items made in America when soliciting.
 

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I always contribute to the NRA. They are the one and only one I can count on to fight for me and you to keep our right to bear arms. I don't always think like they do on a few matters, but overall, I'm glad they are there for us!
My thoughts too. I am a life member paid in full many years ago, but I still make some additional contributions every year to help keep the 2nd amendment in tact.
 

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The NRA has done alot of good in the past, but new Organizations are stepping up to the plate like GOA, JPFO, and SAF.

on the state level, you have an Organization I work with to protect your gun rights and that is Firearms Owners Against Crime: http://www.foac-pac.org

And the Allegheny County Sportsman's League: http://www.acslpa.org/

These Organizations have done more lately than the NRA has, the NRA Jumps onto lawsuits that GOA/SAF have started to try and throw their muscle around.

Here in PA we have House Bill 40 that the NRA totes as their own. I have the papers here and have talked with the lawyers that wrote the bill that the NRA has done nothing with authoring or sponsoring House Bill 40. Allegheny County Sportsman's League and Firearms Owners Against Crime are the Author and force pushing this bill through. the NRA is riding their shirt tails soliciting for money stating they are the ones who are pushing this bill though.
 

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Sorry, but the Allegheny County Sportsman's League is nothing more than the USP light - they might do well on gun issues, but harm the hunting community overall.

My opinion.
 

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For those of you who do not support the NRA, shame on you. Anyone in this county who enjoys, hunting, shooting or the basic right to self defense should be a member. They are the largest and most powerful lobbying organization solely committed to preserving our second amendment rights. Without them we would be dictated by a socialist gov't with no way to defend ourseleves when things get out of hand. Sure, they are pesky when soliciting for extra dollars but you have to understand that their funds are also being used to endorse progun legislators and other progun officials who play a part. They are the ones who make the laws. Their progun campaigns not only attempt to promote the second amendment but also attempt to protect the Bill of Rights and our Constitution which is under attack more now than ever. Be proactive and be a member. When they call me for donations and I cannot donate I simply tell them.."I appreciate your call and your cause but at this time I am unable to contribute. I will continue to be a member and a soldier for our cause." Everytime I get..."Thank you for your time and for spreading the word." and thats it no big deal. Be a member!!!
 

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Bluetick said:
Sorry, but the Allegheny County Sportsman's League is nothing more than the USP light - they might do well on gun issues, but harm the hunting community overall.

My opinion.
do you have hard facts or just "Opinions"
 
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