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NRA MEMBERSHIP INCREASING FAST

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 1oldtimer, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. 1oldtimer

    1oldtimer TS Member

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    On the news this morning. 250,000 new members join NRA. Since Obama's latest rant and rage, more Americans are trying to salvage their constitutional rights.
    I've been in for many years. How about you? Clyde
     
  2. Scott Johnson

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    Both my wife and I. Scott
     
  3. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Added my grandkids a couple years ago...

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  4. MKillian

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    So the NRA now represents 5.7% of all US gun owners instead of the 5.4% it representd a month ago?

    MikeK
     
  5. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Life member since 1968
     
  6. RLC323

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    Mkillian:

    As it is in many endeavours a few do the work, while many benefit.

    Proud to be a part of that 5.7 % NRA since 1974.
     
  7. Tripod

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    As with funding the endeavors of the federal government. Only about half of Americans(or those pretending to be Americans) contribute to the federal coffers. Some folks are just along for the ride.
     
  8. Dave Berlet

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    My wife just signed up this week.

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  9. STOS

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    What gets me is why in the hell should 5.7% have to carry the load for the rest of the gun owners that damm sure would not enjoy the rights they have now if it wasn't for the NRA.If we could get all the free loaders off there ass and join the cause Odumbass would not even attempt what he is trying to do now.
    Bruce Herby
    PATRON MEMBER.
     
  10. trapgeek

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    My husband and I are both life members.

    Trapgeek
     
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    Joined up today for 3 years, used to be a member for years but dropped out a few years back , was giving alot to DU and MWA, but after listening to Osama , I had to get back in......
     
  12. Jerbear

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    Reported the other day, they are gaining membership by 8,000 a day.



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    Jerbear
     
  13. kenf

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    The NRA has also opened up the Life Membership program without a sponsor for $300 and upgrades from life at $250. If someone needs a sponsor, pm me.
     
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    Life Member since 15 minutes ago.
     
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    Lou Tenant Active Member

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    Upgraded to Life member today.
     
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    So MKillian are you one of the 5.7%?
     
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    upgraded to life member
     
  18. Fla_native

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    1871
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) is organized around its primary goal of improving American civilians' marksmanship in preparation for war.

    1927
    Congress passes a law banning the mailing of concealable weapons.

    1934
    The National Firearms Act of 1934 regulating only fully automatic firearms like sub-machine guns is approved by Congress.

    1938
    The Federal Firearms Act of 1938 places the first limitations on selling ordinary firearms. Persons selling guns are required to obtain a Federal Firearms License, at an annual cost of $1, and to maintain records of the name and address of persons to whom firearms are sold. Gun sales to persons convicted of violent felonies were prohibited.

    1968
    The Gun Control Act of 1968 - "...was enacted for the purpose of keeping firearms out of the hands of those not legally entitled to possess them because of age, criminal background, or incompetence." -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms The Act regulates imported guns, expands the gun-dealer licensing and record keeping requirements, and places specific limitations on the sale of handguns. The list of persons banned from buying guns is expanded to include persons convicted of any non-business related felony, persons found to be mentally incompetent, and users of illegal drugs.

    1972
    The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is created listing as part of its mission the control of illegal use and sale of firearms and the enforcement of Federal firearms laws. ATF issues firearms licenses and conducts firearms licensee qualification and compliance inspections.

    1977
    The District of Columbia enacts an anti-handgun law which also requires registration of all rifles and shotguns within the District of Columbia.

    1986
    The Armed Career Criminal Act (Public Law 99-570) increases penalties for possession of firearms by persons not qualified to own them under the Gun Control Act of 1986.

    The Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act (Public Law 99-408) bans possession of "cop killer" bullets capable of penetrating bulletproof clothing.

    1989
    California bans the possession of semiautomatic assault weapons following the massacre of five children on a Stockton, CA school playground.

    1990
    The Crime Control Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-647) bans manufacturing and importing semiautomatic assault weapons in the U.S. "Gun-free school zones" are established carrying specific penalties for violations.

    1994
    The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Public Law 103-159) imposes a five-day waiting period on the purchase of a handgun and requires that local law enforcement agencies conduct background checks on purchasers of handguns. (ATF's Brady Law web site.)

    The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322) bans all sale, manufacture, importation, or possession of a number of specific types of assault weapons.

    1997

    The Florida Supreme Court upholds a jury's $11.5 million verdict against Kmart for selling a gun to and intoxicated man who used the gun to shoot his estranged girlfriend.

    Major American gun manufacturers voluntarily agree to include child safety trigger devices on all new handguns.

    1998 - June
    A Justice Department report indicates the blocking of some 69,000 handgun sales during 1977 while Brady Bill pre-sale background checks were required.

    1998 - October
    New Orleans, LA becomes the first US city to file suit against gun makers, firearms trade associations, and gun dealers. The city's suit seeks recovery of costs attributed to gun-related violence.

    1998 - November 12
    Chicago, IL files a $433 million suit against local gun dealers and makers alleging that oversupplying local markets provided guns to criminals.

    1998 - November 30
    Permanent provisions of the Brady Act go into effect. Gun dealers are now required to initiate a pre-sale criminal background check of all gun buyers through the newly created National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) computer system.


    1998 - December 5
    President Clinton announces that the instant background check system had prevented 400,000 illegal gun purchases. The claim is called "misleading" by the NRA.

    1999 - May 20
    By a 51-50 vote, with the tie-breaker vote cast by Vice President Gore, the Senate passes a bill requiring trigger locks on all newly manufactured handguns and extending waiting period and background check requirements to sales of firearms at gun shows.

    1999 - August 24
    The Los Angeles County, CA Board of Supervisors votes 3 - 2 to ban the the Great Western Gun Show, billed as the "world's largest gun show" from the Pomona, CA fairgrounds where the show had been held for the last 30 years.


    Refresh my memory about what the NRA HASNT compromised away???


    EdH
     
  19. noknock1

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    You obviously don't understand how the United States federal government works or individual state governments works.. I am unwilling to supplement your lousy education, however I will explain that the NRA does not pass laws. The NRA is not actually a branch of government, it is not a political party, the NRA does not compromise, the NRA is a LOBBY group...

    Erase the NRA from history and guess what... around the year 1934... Congress with no lobby pressure whatsoever from the NRA... passes a complete and total gun ban with MAYBE the exception of single shot rifles and double shotguns....

    THAT IS WHAT THE NRA HAS NOT COMPROMISED AWAY!!!
     
  20. Fla_native

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    If that makes you feel better then Im happy for you.
    However, before you start making comments concerning education et al, it would be prudent to not assume things concerning someone you know nothing about.
    That being said, are you not using the exact same argument that Obama used concerning his stimulus scheme? Namely, " If we hadnt done it, it would be worse than it is!"
    A goose/gander thing wouldnt you agree?
    Can you deny that the NRA has a vested interest in maintaining the status quo?

    EdH
     
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