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80 million gun owners and you

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Post by JerryK » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:35 am

Folks, "IF" 80 million gun owners voted for A+ NRA rated politicians we'd be in a totally different situation. "IF" 80 million gun owners peacefully protested at the capital steps relentlessly there'd be different rulings. "IF" 80 million gun owners would join the NRA we would be unstoppable. Why my friends with all these gun owners and pro 2nd folks does the NRA only have 5 million members? Shame on us. I have heard lame excuse after lame excuse. I know a fellow gun owner who will spend thousands on a rifle scope,but makes up excuses for not sending $35 dollars per year to the nra. His excuse they always solicit for more. Well folks it's a never ending fight against freedom grabbers.


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Post by The Wall » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:41 am

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Post by anygunanywhere » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:04 am

Lots of dumbocrats own guns. They do not care about freedom, liberty or the second amendment. They have other priorities. Just because someone owns firearms does not make them our friend.
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Post by JerryK » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:25 am

I understand and that may be true. and reminds me of the quote "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".

Now the reason for the post is to get some up off their... and the fence sitters to JOIN up. There are a lot that will never join but I am preaching to the choir here not the average gun owner unless that is what you consider your self to be. If you are on this forum there is no reason you should not be an NRA member whether you agree with all the policies and procedures or not, they are fighting our opponents!!!

There is no reason the current numbers could not be doubled... I know a lot here have a problem with the NRA, I say get over it because the opposite point of view is not an option!!!

I am also going to Join the TSRA today to help out in states rights even though Texas is doing good in that regard. some other not so much!!!


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Post by crazy2medic » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:57 am

Just a helpful change in your numbers, by FBI statistics there are over 100 million gun owners in the Unuted States, they are in possession of over 300 million firearms, with this many people why are the NRA numbers so low? Why isn't the NRA membership at least 20 million?
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Post by anygunanywhere » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:36 am

crazy2medic wrote:Just a helpful change in your numbers, by FBI statistics there are over 100 million gun owners in the Unuted States, they are in possession of over 300 million firearms, with this many people why are the NRA numbers so low? Why isn't the NRA membership at least 20 million?
Because the many rely on the few to do the hard work of maintaining our freedom.
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Post by C-dub » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:46 am

If the RKBA was a or the top priority for all or even nearly all of those 80M them we wouldn't be having this conversation. Dems or not, some don't place that high a priority on the 2A. Call it ignorance or whatever because they simply don't get the short or long term problems that occur when doing away with or infringing on it.
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Post by bblhd672 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:46 pm

JerryK wrote:I understand and that may be true. and reminds me of the quote "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".

Now the reason for the post is to get some up off their... and the fence sitters to JOIN up. There are a lot that will never join but I am preaching to the choir here not the average gun owner unless that is what you consider your self to be. If you are on this forum there is no reason you should not be an NRA member whether you agree with all the policies and procedures or not, they are fighting our opponents!!!

There is no reason the current numbers could not be doubled... I know a lot here have a problem with the NRA, I say get over it because the opposite point of view is not an option!!!

I am also going to Join the TSRA today to help out in states rights even though Texas is doing good in that regard. some other not so much!!!
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:56 pm

I finally joined the NRA just last month after hesitating to do so for many years. Personally, my reluctance was because the NRA did not push hard enough for gun rights and seemed too willing to compromise. I finally decided to join out of sheer fear at the loss of all our rights if HRH Hillary succeeds BHO.

I don't think it is a cost issue for most people. But to the extent it is, I also think that, as an industry, companies could increase NRA membership by offering discounts on range memberships, firearms purchases, and the like, for NRA members. Just mark prices up a couple percentage points and then offer a 5% discount for NRA members.
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Post by JerryK » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:52 pm

In theory I like your idea but under the practical application in the business world, I don't think it would fly. Money drives our society! Business owners are doing everything to keep their pricing down and still make a descent profit. The internet has changed how most purchase products and even though brick-mortar shops still do well, on-line price comparisons are only a few clicks away.

At most guns shows I attend there is a 5% CC fee, trying to beat the guy at the next booth. Some pay it and others don't!
Personally, my reluctance was because the NRA did not push hard enough for gun rights and seemed too willing to compromise.
The NRA is a political 'business' (realize the NRA is a business) and compromise is what politics is all about. Remember the NRA is a national organization and I felt the same way. But It was pointed out each state has its own firearms association (Texas is the TSRA) that is supposed to handle that (the state organization) for the most part. So when Calif, Mass, N.Y. have firearms related legislation they should be handling, that again for the most part. With 50 states it is like trying to 'herd cats' keeping them in line and opposing Bloomberg and the others. But when there is a fail the NRA is made to look like they let us down when in actuality it was the state organization.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:03 pm

JerryK wrote:In theory I like your idea but under the practical application in the business world, I don't think it would fly. Money drives our society! Business owners are doing everything to keep their pricing down and still make a descent profit. The internet has changed how most purchase products and even though brick-mortar shops still do well, on-line price comparisons are only a few clicks away.

At most guns shows I attend there is a 5% CC fee, trying to beat the guy at the next booth. Some pay it and others don't!
The site could publish pricing that reflects the NRA discount, just like some sites do for a cash payment discount (Buds is one). That way a price search would still show the low price. Midway makes an effort here by including an easy way to add an NRA donation when you buy anything at their site. Of course, that doesn't cost Midway anything other than administrative fees.....
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