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RoundEye 03-27-2013 6:49 PM

Are you a member of the NRA?
 
If you're not, you should be...

It's OK that you don't always agree with their position, or the their tactics. I know that I don't, and I know that most of us will admit that the whole "The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a guy, is a good guy with a gun" was not the most well thought out PR message either. But, the truth is, they are the largest lobbying body, not only for gun rights, but the largest lobbying body in the US today. Not only that, but they have been fighting for our gun rights since 1871; and this year (2013) especially in California we are in for the fight of our lives, and we'll only be able to beat this together.

So if you're not an NRA member, but would like to join, we're going to make it that much easier for you. You'll be able to sign-up right there on the spot at one of our shooting events for the discounted annual rate of $25. And, you'll get a black and gold NRA hat to boot. If you're already a member, don't feel left out, because we can renew your membership as well.

There are many options available for joining (annual, multi-year, life, ...) for joining, and you'll get all of the following benefits:
  • 24/7 defense of your firearm freedoms
  • Legislative Updates
  • Subscription to an NRA Magazine *Like American Rifleman
  • $2500 in ArmsCare firearms insurance
  • $5000 Life & Accidental Insurance ($10K for Life Members)
  • NRA Shooters Cap, membership card, and decal
  • Invitations to "Friends of NRA" events
  • No Annual Fee Visa Card
  • Special Savings at SavingUSA.com
  • Discounts at over 6K hotels and motels nationwide
  • Access to NRAs hunting, shooting, and safety programs

Pricing

1 Year - $35 $25
3 Year - $85
5 Year - $125
Junior (<=18Yrs) *For the kiddies
Associate $10 (No Magazine)
Life Membership
- Reg. $1K
- Jr. $550
- Distinguished $375 (65+)
*You can pay it all in a lump some or select EPL ($25 down, and $25 per quarter until paid for).

100% of any recruiting commissions generated by memberships sold at one of our events will be donated to the CGSSA.


*Cash, Checks, and All Major Credit Cards accepted.

perezjc2006 05-06-2013 10:50 AM

What has the NRA done for us in CA? What are they doing with the laws that are going to pass? What have they done for New York?

PM720 05-06-2013 7:18 PM

Life member here. They can't be everywhere at once. I'm OK with the job they are doing overall.

Scott

thai562 05-06-2013 7:36 PM

Joined the NRA when I bought my first gun. Will be a member for life.
They have done a lot for America, which matter more to me than California. California is a lost cause, because we are keep voting in the same polititians every election and expecting the state change.

Tripeaks69 05-06-2013 8:11 PM

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Originally Posted by perezjc2006 (Post 11276199)
What has the NRA done for us in CA? What are they doing with the laws that are going to pass? What have they done for New York?

You must be out of california, sir.

Read these link to find out how NRA, together with CA gun groups are fighting your Democrat's politicians currently in office in the Democratic People Republic of Kalipornia.

The NRA, CRPA, FFLGuard and California Gun Owners Successfully Fight Off Proposal to Ban Hollow-Point Ammunition and Impose Mandatory Ammunition Registration in South San Francisco
http://www.nraila.org/legislation/st...francisco.aspx

SB 140 Challenge in the Court by NA and CRPA

SB 140, by Senator Leno, was signed into law despite strong opposition against the bill by CRPA. The bill proposes to allow the State DOJ to use background check fees for purposes other than their authorize purpose. CRPA and NRA have filed a law suit challenging the illegal use of the fees. The court case is pending at this time.
http://blog.crpa.org/?author=1

http://youtu.be/O1vUIhgqUzk


The NRA has been fighting for your right to keep and bear arms in California courts for decades
http://www.nraila.org/legislation/st...itigation.aspx


NRA ILA in California Legistation
http://www.nraila.org/legislation/st...px?s=&st=10469

http://calnra.com/

I am a PROUD Life Member of NRA

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2nd Mass 05-15-2013 10:11 PM

Just received my first membership card today! Honestly it feels good.

Moto 05-15-2013 10:26 PM

Yes I am a member.
Why would anyone that values the importance of the 2nd amendment not be?

anthonyca 05-15-2013 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by perezjc2006 (Post 11276199)
What has the NRA done for us in CA? What are they doing with the laws that are going to pass? What have they done for New York?

The NRA has a full time lobbyist in CA. I believe that is their only full time state lobbyist in any state. The NRA has beat or helped to beat some laws in court, (SF housing ban, SF hand gun ban, CA internet ammo ordering ban) they got a kid reinstated who was expelled for having his hunting shot gun legally in his truck off of school grounds, they got us work arounds inserted to bad laws like the hand gun roster, they helped to limit as much as possible the lead ammo bans due to the condor zones, and some more that I am too lazy to think of now.

The NRA did this in a with a state government who puts much effort into destroying our rights while millions of freeloading California gun owners sit in the proverbial wagon as a few of us pull their fat @$$(# up the hill.

Join the fight.

ConcreteJungle 05-17-2013 9:14 PM

Finally got my membership card. Sweet!

DustyAR 06-02-2013 9:22 PM

Lots of good points. We in Cali, have a culture here that has seen eras of gun violence by less than law abiding citizens. Insomuch as this has led to a lack of understanding and ostensibly a population that can only associate gun ownership with violence and nefariousness behavior.

IMHO, we as gun owners can mitigate the lack of misunderstand by doing what Ted tried to do with that hack Pierce Morgan, educate them taking them shooting and explaining to them that firearms and not machines of sadist, apropos a tool for self defense against all those that wish to deprive you of your rights.

DustyAR 06-02-2013 9:24 PM

I hear that. Look forward to ascending to that level soon.
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Originally Posted by PM720 (Post 11280456)
Life member here. They can't be everywhere at once. I'm OK with the job they are doing overall.

Scott


RGCelestine 09-20-2013 4:30 PM

I'm an NRA Life member. But have yet to purchase my own pistol or rifle. At the back of my car, it has the "NRA Supports our Troops" magnet bumper and an NRA license plate frame.

So far no one has thrown eggs/etc at me or someone purposely damaging my car.

Darryl Licht 09-20-2013 5:07 PM

Yes, but not a lifer... cant afford it right now or I would!

2nd Mass 09-21-2013 9:17 PM

Don't always agree with their position but, they are the biggest dog I can have in this fight so yes, I became a member this year. I also think we would have lost many of our rights a long time ago without them.

Highlander01 09-23-2013 8:29 PM

Just signed up... New to Calguns as well... Just bought my first gun from a Calgun guy.... Looking forward to taking full advantage of the site...

valdier 09-25-2013 8:35 AM

Life member here and the NRA has been notable in their lost cause efforts for California.

johnniezombie 11-02-2013 2:14 PM

I'm wondering when the annual membership expires. If i join today will it expire in a year or June etc?

JohnnieZombie

Black_Talon 11-02-2013 6:24 PM

Yes. Been a member since the early 1970's, when I was a teenager.

I renew my membership on a year-to-year basis, so that the NRA actually gets more of my money than if I joined as a Life Member.

RFBIII 11-03-2013 3:12 PM

NRA Membership
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnniezombie (Post 12678446)
I'm wondering when the annual membership expires. If i join today will it expire in a year or June etc?

JohnnieZombie

Typically an annual membership expires a year after you started it, or expires on that date in succeeding years if you choose to join for multiple years; for example expiration three years from now if you join now and choose the three year membership.

I started out as an annual member for a year or two, upgraded to Life, and in recent years upgraded to Benefactor Life. I am proud to be a member!

I hope you join at some level. And get involved in the fight for our rights as much as your time and money allow. Once our rights are gone it will be very difficult to ever get them back!

RFBIII 11-03-2013 3:35 PM

NRA Membership
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by perezjc2006 (Post 11276199)
What has the NRA done for us in CA? What are they doing with the laws that are going to pass? What have they done for New York?

Being a member of the NRA Members Council of San Gabriel Valley I can tell you that the NRA is very involved in the Second Amendment fight here in California. There is a full time lobbyist who works very closely with the CRPA lobbyist. Top law firms such as Michel and Associates are constantly involved in litigation here in California. And many of the things that the NRA does are intentionally under the radar when that is the most effective approach.

The NRA truly is the largest gun rights organization in the USA. An NRA Board Member, Joel Friedman, has intimated on more than one occasion that we likely would effectively not have a Second Amendment if not for the likes of Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox.

Insofar as legislative losses go I can only say that I know the NRA does not give up. I wish that the NRA was as all-powerful as its critics always assert!

So join the fight! There is strength in numbers. Become part of the oldest civil rights organization in the United States.

If you want more input and influence on what the NRA does then participate in your local Members Council, communicate with the organization, and go to the annual convention. The annual convention is outstanding and I recommend going to everyone!

As Eldridge Cleaver said "If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem."

HapaMan 11-03-2013 5:15 PM

Life member.

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sigsour223 11-06-2013 8:33 AM

hell yes been for years even when all my guns where stolen i chose to renew just renewed last month and got a made in china pen that i wished they would spent the funds elsewhere but i understand free swag is a must for some people

catmman 12-07-2013 7:44 PM

Good solid organization. I am a Patron Member and wish more people would join them instead of just complaining about them. I am also a volunteer for the foundation by working at about 6 Friends of the NRA dinner/fundraisers a year. The end of the year grant process is great because most of the money stays in the local community and is used directly for rebuilding ranges, purchasing equipment for organizations like the boy scouts and teaching women to shoot.

Armando de la Guerra 12-07-2013 7:46 PM

NRA thrives on anti gun legislation. Creates fear in the masses. The masses then throw $$$$ at NRA.

funnybookz 12-07-2013 8:25 PM

Signed up today for the first time. mrsfunnybookz is signing up next paycheck.

CYNICALifornia 12-11-2013 7:50 PM

EPL... On my way!

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BajaJames83 12-11-2013 7:55 PM

Have been since my first gun purchase.
Always round up.
donate an extra 25-50 semiannually.

USAsawger.com 12-28-2013 1:33 PM

If you’re a gun owner you should definitely join the NRA or GOA and if you live in California there is The California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) if every gun owner in America would join an organization like these we would have a much better chance at protecting the 2nd amendment

Garyson1311 12-28-2013 1:46 PM

I have been a member for a few years now. Plan on being one forever.

Rickrock1 12-28-2013 2:02 PM

Yes all day long

thmpr 12-28-2013 2:11 PM

see my sig below

JLM Ranger 12-30-2013 10:20 PM

Yes I am. Soon to be a Life Member.

RobertSmith 12-30-2013 11:02 PM

16 year member and counting.

downrange67 01-04-2014 8:01 PM

member

BB-Stacker 01-04-2014 9:16 PM

You betcha! Just renewed for three years. Card carrying and proud of it!!!

BumBum 01-05-2014 8:19 AM

Upgraded to life membership last year, been an annual member since 2001.

Josh3239 01-05-2014 12:05 PM

Hell yeah. Will probably upgrade to lifer this year whenever I have extra cash.

KingChiron 01-05-2014 12:30 PM

I'm joining NRA next paycheck. Joined up with NAGR last paycheck.

YZFNYC 01-06-2014 8:47 PM

I'm waiting for the $300 Life Time Membership Promo they have every so often. Missed the last one...

jeffyhog 01-06-2014 9:06 PM

For the naysayers out there- obviously the NRA hasn't been as successful in defending our gun rights as we would like, but where do you think we as a nation would be if the NRA hadn't been fighting all these years. The NRA is the largest, most known gun rights organization we have. I don't agree with everything they do, but I certainly believe they have done the most of any organization to defend our 2nd ammendment rights. It baffles me that every gun owner in this country doesn't fork over the few bucks a year it takes to become a member, be counted, and lend support.
I have been a life member for at least a dozen years, I've gifted a couple memberships in the last year, and just renewed my girlfriend's membership this past weekend for another 5 years.


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