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ATA and the NRA

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gjmen, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. gjmen

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    My local gun club requires a NRA membership to join and renew. How many of you out there think the ATA should require a NRA membership to join and renew? gjmen
     
  2. Uncle Sam

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    What does the ATA have to do with the National Restaurant Association ?????...Uncle Sam ,Pa.
     
  3. JBrooks

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    Looking at most ATA shooters, I would say a lot.
     
  4. DocJim

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    Not a bad idea. See the editorial in GUNS & AMMO, Febuary issue.
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  5. JJJ

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    I believe it should be Mandatory for membership in the NRA before you join ANY shooting club. The NRA is the only reason we still have our guns.
    JJJ
     
  6. Trap4

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    JJJ--I second what you said.

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  7. RogerNRA

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    It would be fine with me, but what would become of all the freeloaders???????Roger
     
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    Let me see if I have this straight. The majority of the gun grabbers are Democrats the party that is one seat away(in the Senate)from a Filibuster proof Senate. The same party that that has majority rule in the House of Representatives also has a setting President.

    Now you people feel that those that have gun rights and the ability to enter a competition need more restrictions. You don't like it when you are told you need a special permit to own certain types of weapons and by the look of things soon certain types of ammunition(that which will be numbered and taxed).

    Yet you are willing to tell people that they must join the NRA before they can shoot ATA targets. Do you also believe that this type of action will encourage new shooters to join the ATA?

    Will refusing to join the NRA then allow them to exercise their second amendment rights. No you are all advocating more second amendments restrictions. Something that is as far as I am concerned out of the question it will make us no better than the gun grabbers.

    I suggest you all think about what the words require and mandatory mean when used in ways that they should not be.

    Bob Lawless
     
  9. JohnBT

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    "No you are all advocating more second amendments restrictions."

    I believe you are incorrect. The Second Amendment only pertains to government restrictions.

    John
     
  10. Trap4

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    lET ME GO ONE STEP FURTHER ON WHAT JJJ SAID, AS THE NRA IS THE ONLY ONE THAT I KNOW THAT IS FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS TO OWN FIREARMS, WHY NOT MAKE IT MANDATORY TO BE A MEMBER TO PURCHASE A FIREARM.

    TRAP-4
     
  11. ivanhoe

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    JohnBT

    "I believe you are incorrect. The Second Amendment only pertains to government restrictions."

    Good point so are you saying that if the government clears you to purchase a firearm(nics check)that you feel that it is proper for the governing powers of all disciplines of shooting to require each individual to join the NRA in order to shoot what ever discipline they wish to shoot in competition?

    Tell me why the NRA should have any bearing on the ATA and their shooters ability to register targets?

    Better yet just what the )@%& are you saying?

    Bob Lawless
     
  12. phirel

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    The ATA should encourage membership in the NRA (it does do this) but not require it. And, the NRA should not require membership in the ATA before becoming an NRA member.

    I remember fondly the cattle man from Missouri (Willis C.) who healed many of the festering wounds between the NRA and the ATA.

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. below 0

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    Perhaps if the NRA didn't beg for handouts several times a month, they would hold on to their existing members. Dale
     
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    I did not become a member of a local club specifically because NRA membership was mandatory.
     
  15. Trap4

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    Skeet2Day, Just what are your Philosophies on Gun Ownership that the NRA does not represent? Would like to know.

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  16. bigbore613

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    If you cant afford $35 dollars you cant afford to shoot targets. Nobody made me do anything. Been a Life member 25 years. Still send them money. Jeff
     
  17. ivanhoe

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    bigbore613

    "If you cant afford $35 dollars you cant afford to shoot targets."

    Is that your opinion or is there some unwritten law that you are quoting. It isn't bad enough that those in this thread want to tell others than the must join the NRA.

    Now you take it upon yourself to decide how they should spend their money. There is no limit to the Balls that you people have with no right to have it.

    Bob Lawless
     
  18. bigbore613

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    If you dont have enough sense to already be a member theres no hope in trying to talk sense to you anyway IMHO. Jeff
     
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    Pat Ireland has it right.

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  20. 90Tshooter

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    I here the words "I'm a gun owner and I don't agree with the NRA on alot of there issues" all the time. There's also the people who don't own/shoot handguns that can't see the need for them. Then there are the people who don't know the difference between "assault rifles" and there Remington 742 or 1100 trap gun. These are the people the gun grabbers love to focus on. I myself can't say that I agree with everything the NRA says or does but that doesn't stop me from being an NRA member and supporting them. It is the ONLY organization that has the power to stop bad legislation. To require membership to join gun clubs is not out of line. To require NRA membership to join ATA is. That being said I think anyone who is into the shooting sports enough to be an ATA member should be smart enough not to fall into the groups I mentioned before.

    Joe Kipper
     
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