Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by steve_podleski, Jul 2, 2019.
I agree 100%
The anti-gunners are getting their rocks off over anything negative about
the NRA----exactly the kind of encouragement they need to pump it up
The pro-2A folks had better find a way to stand together to withstand the
growing onslaught against our 2A. There is zero hope for us if we bicker
If we truly are 5M+ members-----and remain together, we can remain a force
to be reckoned with.
The very high NRA salaries reported aren't the issue with me. If they lead us
to 2A victories they might be worth what they're paid. If we lose, the money
Hopefully the NRA leadership will prove themselves to be worthy of representing
and fighting for us-----the 5M+ rank and file . This is a terrible time for theses issues
to surface but hopefully we won't destroy ourselves internally.
This just happens to be "our" birthday-----time to be proud !
Yes we should all ban together. I agree. All my posts weren’t said with mean intent or directed at forum member. I appreciate everyone’s response to my posts.
I posted to just say I’m upset with the NRA. They aren’t the end all. My solution is to continue teach, train, and mentor future generations, vote for pro 2A politicians, and join the GOA until the NRA gets their act together. I’m a lifetime member so I’m stuck, but I still want the NRA to perform in OUR interests.
We need to also figure out how to support stuff like the CMP and become instructors. The more people learn, understand, and respect firearms the more likely these antis will go pound sand.
Too true. Everyone's goal in life should be to NEVER end up in the crosshairs of the government or any LEO. The power they have is really really scary. Innocent until proven guilty hasn't been true ever. They all operate under you're guilty, now prove to us that you aren't.
So Dick's gets bashed, Cabela's gets bashed, Bass Pro gets bashes and now the NRA.
NRA IS OUR ONLY HOPE, like it or not, lets stand together.
I opted out of all the emails and mailing and phone calls long time ago. Haven't been bothered by them in years.
Well to be fair dicks sold out on us. Their CEO made a “promise to no longer sell weapons of war from our stores.” So yeah bash them. I hope they go out of business.
Also, even if the NRA is our only hope, then we demand reform and action on their part. Clean house and get back to supporting gun rights.
The NRA is not our only hope .
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Please don't fall into the trap being set by the gun grabbers and the liberal media. They have us fighting amoung outselves. "We must hang together, or we will surly hang seperately"
In spite of it's short comings, the NRA is not only the best game in town, it's the only game in town.
Supporting this off brand nra ive never heard of is akin to a television evangelist. Sure they may have good ideas but they dont have the in like the nra does. So like it or not the nra is the only game in town. They are the only one that can do anything in washington 2a related- no matter how much you dislike them they are the only thing between us and a gun grab.
Negotiating rights away since 1934...
Im kidding, yes, your point is too true. I dont want the NRA to fail at all! I just want some accountability in their leadership, a focus on increasing shooting events and NRA certified training, and actually assisting in defeating anti-gun bills instead of making compromises.
For some reason, this thread struck a nerve with me. I am super passionate about this. Dont mind me gents. I cant convey my mood through posts. I promise I'm not trolling or trying to be rude. Its just my opinion formed on some facts. I dont mean to disaude or be mean to anyone. Everyone has great points.
I am and have been a NRA Life Member for over 30 years.. I wrote a letter questioning some of the business practices and wasteful spending of the NRA. I have thought asking for my membership money back. I also considered filing a class action lawsuit to address these issues. In my opinion Wayne LaPiere has been in control and let the NRA deteriorate to its present condition. He needs to retire/resign without a Golden Parachute or be fired by the remaining board. As a Manufacture I have moved to the NSSF "National Shooting Sports Foundation". Mr. Santini is doing a much better job.
Nathaniel G. Lambeth, Sr.
I'm glad to see this thread as it is making me research options. Anyone that fights in court for us is a plus or they'd walk all over us. No, they are not as big as the NRA, probably because everyone is being told the NRA is the "only" one who can win. Last time I heard about a choice that was "the only one who could win" was with Romney and that didn't turn out well.
I also noticed that there are no gun advocate sites on the accurate shooter page, or did I miss them?
https://www.saf.org/ Second Amendment Foundation
https://gunowners.org/ Gun Owners of America
Edited to remove a scam site.
If you look carefully over the last 30 years at what the NRA says they are doing versus what they have actually done you will get to it eventually. Follow the money if you can. They talk a good talk but they do not walk the talk. they do about 1/10 what they claim they will do and do not give attention to the other 9/10th. Many at the top enrich themselves with out doing much of anything for the cause. If they where a charity they would be one of the charities were only 1/10th of each dollar given makes it to those in need. Think Bono of U2 fame charity type program for comparison. Tons of corruption at the top and most of the way down. Trying to keep this non-political so a lot of self censorship is taking place on my part. Do some homework a middle school from the 1980's with no internet access could figure this out.
As long as they fight for my 2nd Amendment Rights, I could care less what they do with the money !
How about spending more of that money on fighting for the 2amend than for themselves?
NRA does s lot outside of politics, many school shooting programs are sponsored by the NRA.. Club events for kids are sponsored by the NRA.. I just hope they come out the other side of this leaner and meaner..
They don't do it free. The instructors are frequently volunteers, but the NRA (and the range if it's private) gets paid.
The first two linked groups - SAF, and GOA are first rate, aggressive organizations worthy of your support.
It's been several years since I've donated any money to the NRA, but I support SAF, and GOA.
Now about the NAGR...
Before you send them any money,
Google " National Association for Gun Rights scam"
read the following links:
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That's the money quote, literally. I'm a Life member, and a regular contributor to the Golden Eagles, but no more, not until a major reform is done and LaPierre is gone. After seeing the expense reports for which he was responsible, which included private jets, custom tailored suits, high end restaurant bills etc., all on my dime, I say no more. Reform or die, as far as I am concerned. As has been pointed out by others, money needs to be spent on defending the Second Amendment with NO compromises, and the SAF and GOA seem to be much more effective in doing this than the NRA, especially in its current iteration.
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