I am a member and support the NRA but if they would stop the early renewal mailings tey would have a lot more money to fight bad legislation. I also find it crass to ask for an amount of maoey as a donation, especially when the amount is large.
whenever i would get a nice overtime check back in the day i used to kick them some booty,man when the overtime was stopped they bugged the heck out of me for more dollars which i didn't have,even called and told then if i get to the position where i can kick them a few bucks i will.they are persistant i must say and it gets to the point of annoying.since retired & grandchildren don't have it anymore.membership is the best i can do.
Fairly brisk business at the NRA membership booth on the two days I was there during the show and quite a few new members, who were worried enough about current threats to the Second Amendment, to finally join.
We’ve received many queries about this chain e-mail, which refers to a proposed United Nations treaty to regulate the global trade of conventional weapons.
Much of what this e-mail claims is simply false. A "complete ban on all weapons for US citizens" isn’t possible under our Constitution, according to the Supreme Court, which held just last year that:
District of Columbia v. Heller, 26 June 2008: (T)he enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. These include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.
Furthermore, if an arms trade treaty ever materializes, the administration won’t be able to "bypass" Congress, as the e-mail maintains. All international treaties require the approval of two-thirds of the Senate before they are considered ratified and in effect.