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WHY SHOULD SHOOTERS OVER 65 GET A PRICE BREAK?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    i was at a area gun club today and over heard a conversation that i thought was interesting as i never heard this point of view before. two shooters talking were in their 30's. they were talking about gun clubs that give shooters over 65 either a free yearly membership or a reduced rate membership. they felt the price break should go to anyone under the age of 65, not 65 and over. they said most people under 65 are either just starting out or have family and children to be responsible for. they felt if you are 65 and over, you probably receive a nice retirement pension. they felt with workers losing jobs in today's economy, people under 65 deserve the break not them. they complained not only about breaks on memberships but across the board at fast food chains, movie theatres etc. i am going to be 58 in july, and i am looking forward when i turn 65 to get some type of break on prices. what do you think?
    steve balistreri
     
  2. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Still getting your threads in the lights huh smoke?! Whatever?! Tom Rhoads
     
  3. KENENT1

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    is that rapala a floater or a diver?






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  4. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    vern- i feel the same.
    steve
     
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    It is interesting to me that WRETA, (Western Regional Elks Trapshooting Association) chose to lower the Veterans age from 65 to 60. This happened two years ago when I was 66. I guess the yuppie generation and those under expect everything to be given to them with out waiting for it. Sign of the times I suppose for the younger generation. I no longer shoot WRETA targets. Post-2
     
  6. jdsfarms

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    The things us young people(48)and our children learn from them is payment for the discount.Jerry
     
  7. halfmile

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    Because little kids get in the movies for less.

    HM
     
  8. hmb

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    Because they paid their dues. HMB
     
  9. cubancigar2000

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    I am 67 in sept and I enjoy every cost saving offer that comes along. The other day I was at a farm supply store and purchased an item for $1.27 and noticed at checkout a sign stating every tuesday was 10% of for people over 60. I asked for it.
     
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    I'm 66 & I don't believe in any discount based on age. I don't like, the claim of all the seniors I know who scream they are on a fixed income. Most of us don't have any mortage or debt. Don't have to send kids to college. Don't have any medical expenses after age 65. Trying telling a person who is under age 40 they're not on a fixed income. The only discount any club should give is free membership if you burn through 5000 targets a year. Or what ever amount of targets your club decides. Kind of like frequent flyer program. I know people in NYC who are multi-millionaires--go to the senior centers for $1.50/lunches & live in rent controlled apts & they say they are on fixed incomes.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  11. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    "I'm a senior d@mn it, where's my discount!?"

    Greedy geezers, the original entitlement generation.
     
  12. phirel

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    If not a discount, shooters over 65 should be given some considerations. If they were required to begin every event on post one, they would not have to walk quits so far. This could help both the seniors and the gun clubs.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Because they have grandkids for whom they are paying full price, thus keeping the sport alive.

    Joe
     
  14. shot410ga

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    I've never seen a discount at a gun club for seniors. If someone is doing that, they are the exception not the rule.
     
  15. below 0

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    I guess that I've never recieved a discount for being in my Golden Years, but would rather see either a major discount or even free targets to our returning military people who have given us all more than we can ever repay...What do you think? Dale
     
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    When trolling you should not use stink bait it tends to be very transparent. I think you should contact Tron and take a lesson. Since you are not a true senior you will have to pay full price. JIM
     
  17. Bruce Specht

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    Steve, I just turned 58 and am in no hurry to be 65! Not in that big a hurry to save 10% or so. The discounts are great and people that reach retirement age deserve a break on the cost of goods and services. I think that if your a property owner you should receive a break taxes. Not having had kids and owning a home for thirty seven years I'd like a break now. The cost of education in my area is huge as I'm sure it is every where. We all need to pay for quality education but once you reach 55 I think a tax break is in order.
     
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    West Virginia has a couple of percs for those 65 & up; free hunting and fishing. All that's needed is a drivers license or other state-issued photo ID.
     
  19. hard8s

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    The club I belong to has a very good policy for seniors, After 20 years as a dues paying full member, and reaching the age of 70, you become a paid up Life member.
     
  20. letts

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    I am 64 years old. I do not need a discount, I do take it when it is offered. What I do need, is credit for two kills in each round of trap. It would be much eaiser for me to shoot a 100 then! I have a hard time doing better than 23 dead birds.


    Letts
     
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