I should have bought my life membership when I was a kid - only $50 at the time. Did spend (I think $250) later, then upgraded to benefactor.
After the recent election, I upgraded to PATRON!!!
Just remember this - the NRA is the LARGEST, private, safety-oriented organization in the U.S. Be part of the solution... join or upgrade!!!
"Si vis pacem, parabellum"
Mike (NRA Patron, ATA Life, MTA Life)
Happy New Year.
i just called and upgraded. they're running a special for $500. it's still $750 for easypay, and confirmed $1000 for life membership starting jan 1. if you opt for the $500, any years you have pay ahead due not count as credit against the $500.
I think the discounts are being offered to get a quick influx of cash. After the way the last election turned out it will take a strong campaign and turnout to turn the tide. Once your a lifer you're less likly to donate. If your an annual member theirs a steady stream of cash. Without it things could get much worse in two years.
"any deals for upgrading from endowment to patron?"
I received a letter a few weeks ago offering a good deal (and a 'free' windbreaker.) They got me to upgrade from Life to Endowment a year or so ago with a letter (and a 'free' pocket knife.) I love free stuff.
I bought my Life Membership over 30 years ago and they send me a reminder to renew my membership about twice a week except during the holidays when I get one almost everyday ... You can move all you want and they will still find you ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
Bulk mail rates are cheap and mass mailings DO bring in money. Nevertheless, here's the phone number from the FAQ in the Member Services section of the NRA site:
Q: How can I reduce the amount of mail I receive from the NRA?
A: Simply email us at [email protected] or dial 800-NRA-3888 and request to be placed on the "Do Not Promote" list. This will significantly reduce the amount of mail you receive without affecting important mailings, magazine service, or your membership renewal.
Bulk mail is not cheap!! It is like 17 cents each. Like WPT said,, mailbox full of the stuff. amounts to a bunch of wasted cash. The computer could generate a cleaner list. I hate for them to spend the money they beg for so follishly!! PAUL
What shooter said. The NRA has done nothing short of preserve our Second Amendment rights. Send them a donation now and then. It's the least a respectable gun owner should do. I just re-upped for 5 years and will receive a nice looking shooters bag.
I am by no means saying the NRA is not doing its job.But come on I literally get junk from them everyday wanting me to join or rejoin and I just did 2 months ago.Everybody that owns a gun or thinks people should own guns should join.I just wish they would use their resources more wisely.I bet I get a ream of paper a year.I will take the advice of one of the previous posters and try to get off their promotions list.I donate alot to this org. and I don't need them sending me b.s. sales pitches to do it.We should see more tv commercials about young shooters on olympic teams or women that enjoy shooting or the elderly lady that saved her own life by owning a gun and being trained to use it.The charities and organizations that benefit from gun clubs,shooters and even the "evil" gun maufacturers.When they send me crap letting me know what they are doing for me they are preaching to the choir.I have a good 30 years left to enjoy shooting and I trust the NRA to keep me doing it.I just wonder about some of their methods and choices thats all.
Gun owners are either pulling the wagon and contributing, or sitting in it getting a free ride from those that just happen to believe that the NRA is responsible for the correct interpretation of the Second Amendment.