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I just quit the NRA!

I just quit the NRA and signed up for the GOA. I did it because the GOA recognizes that Ron Paul is a champion of the second amendment while the NRA just tries to scare us gunowners to get legislation through that benefits the powerful. The lobbied against Rand Paul's gun legislation and sent members an email bragging about passage of the NDAA because of a provision they attached to it allowing active duty military to have guns in their homes without having to register them. While this is admirable, they made no mention of the indefinate detention clause and to top it off, let Mitt Romney address their convention in St. Louis!

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Thanks for being awake.

I did the same thing after the Newt spoke at their convention. I am a firm supporter of Gun Owners Of America. I also recommend the book "Boston's Gun Bible". A Libertarian's gun book full of philosophy and great information about firearms and the philosophy behind them. Check out the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (Appleseed Project) for the best rifle marksmanship training out there. Great for families. Learn the story of Concord and Lexington while learning the essential fundamentals of rifle marksmanship. All for a pittance.

And they attack Justin Amash, too

The NRA is a joke!

I think they spend more money

I think they spend more money lobbying states to require NRA training for pistol licensing than they spend defending the second amendment, assuming they even know what the second amendment protects. Like the SPCA, they actually think they have governmental authority.

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Welcome aboard!

I quit NRA after the "Winning Team" staged a coup, ejected Neal Knox and his group, and began working with pseudo-conservative politicians to sellout our rights while pretending to protect them -- in a fashion much like we see today with Establishment Republican hacks.

The Winning Team has saddled NRA with enormous debt. If true patriots ever succeed in retaking control, I believe that debt will be called to sink the organization.

Today I'm proud to say I'm a Life Member of Gun Owners of America (GOA).

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should also check into

Firearm Owners Against Crime

FOAC is a huge Political Action Committee
Thanks to Kim Stolfer and a host of people too numerous to mention, Pennsylvania enjoys significant gun freedom compared to many of its anti-gun neighbors like New Jersey, Maryland, and New York.


Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association

NRA sold out the first

NRA sold out the first amendment with their support of the Disclose Act. They are less than tolerable. All they care about is their own influence and power. GOA needs a lot of support right now. The second amendment is the only reason we still have a Bill of Rights. And the globalists are attacking it vigorously right now.


I quit NRA about two years ago when they showed their true colors by supporting the DISCLOSE act. There were a lot of excuses from the NRA after that one. They were traitors and a lot of people called them on it.
I immediately joined the GOA, and have also found the National Association of Gun Rights worthy of supporting.

I'm glad

you woke up!! Congrats!!

When freedom is at stake, silence is not golden – it is yellow- Tom Anderson writer patriot. 1910-2001

"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

NRA is a fifth column

NRA is a fifth column, which means they appear to be your friend but are actually working for the enemy.

george III

I quit this year, for two reasons

1. I'd rather send money to Ron/Rand and not support NRA,
2. The reason I quit it was because they did not endorse true defender and keep bringing Romney and Newt who is not even coming close, meaning it turned into political party puppet verses real defender of the 2n amandment.

Peace, GOA +_++++++ time to switch.

Respect, Peace

The NRA is ran by GOP Hacks and so is the

National Right To Life. They will endorse candidates with records of F on 2nd Amendment and Pro Life issues, rather than A candidates like Paul.

I figured this long ago when I backed Buchanan while everyone else voted Bush (YUK).

Gun Owners of America is the best and The American Life League is the best Pro Life Organization.

Good for you!

If I was a member I would quit too.

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

Mitt Romney Flip Flops on Gun Control

Mitt Obomney (R) Flip Flops on Gun Control

Gun Owners of America - Ron Paul A+ | Gingrich C | Obomney (R) D-

Ron Paul or NO VOTE

I never joined

It's just another lobby group.

Obama Just Joined Holders Group..Yea, its called GRA...

Gun Runners of America......Ha!


Sweet just joined GOA. thx for heads up.

Their site is not the prettiest but the content is awesome.

Also they make it easy to petition your state reps as there is a formail already setup to do so for each of the issues.

Email and tell the GOA to endorse Ron Paul

Email and tell the GOA to endorse Ron Paul


My wife and I were already

My wife and I were already NRA Life when the big gun rights vs. sporting-stuff-only flap hit their internal politics, years ago. We're not quitting because then they could stop spending money sending us gun magazines, but we haven't contributed for years. IMHO their political activities are not particularly useful but their gun education and training programs are superb. (Which seems reasonable since they were started as a "Gun University" for training people and got sucked into gun-rights politics when the anti-gunners started gaining traction on total gun bans.)

We're also GOA, GOC, CCRKBA, SAS, and especially SAF. These organizations get the bulk of our contributions that don't go to specific candidates. (I don't recall if we've contributed to JPFO but that's a darned good organization, too.)

I find the SAF particularly worthy of support. They fund and support lawsuits challenging anti-gun laws, with considerable success.

So I'm not all that down on the NRA (except for their ILA lobbying organization). I go to actual gun rights organization for promotion of gun rights, and to the NRA for expertese ABOUT guns.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

Please put the Gun Owners of America link in your post.

Thanks.And for those of you that don't know Ron Paul's endorsement of this organization is top right of the front of their main website page.

If you are an NRA member please consider quitting and joining the GOA and help make them the premier 2nd amendment lobby instead of the NRA which has done nothing but compromise for decades.


November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Dear DrACP, due to your post I will look into the GOA.

I've never been a member of the NRA because I've always suspected their motives just as I do AARP.

For the NRA to suddenly support Romney after yelling for years about his stance on gun ownership as governer of MA shows the disingenuous and hypocritic nature of them.

So thanks for this.

I will most likely join the GOA now.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I called to ask them about

I called to ask them about the Harry Reid endorsement, Mitt Romney speech and why the Champion of the Constitution is not mentioned on their website. The lady was unable to answer any of these questions. I told her that since NRA does not want to discuss their position, I would like to cancel my membership. At the end of the conversation she said that she knows where I am coming from. Not sure how to interpret this, but I am no longer an NRA member.

I appreciate all of the comments here. This is truly invaluable information.

Lesser of two evils

NRA scares me because they actually write anti-gun legislation to beat out liberal (even worse) anti-gun legislation. They rationalize it by saying that with their legislation; at least gun owners get to keep some of their rights. This lesser of two evils approach is a losing strategy only will only delay the day that all guns are banned. I will never be an NRA member for that reason. I want my money to go to an organization that will draw a line in the sand and not cross it, even if it is a losing fight. No compromise!

This lesser of two evil strategy is also the GOP has gotten so bad. “Better bush than Gore” “Better Bush than Kerry” “better McCain than Obama” Better X than Y (even though both are worse than the previous guys).


Anybody who is a supporter/member of the NRA is asleep as any neo con who supports Bush/Romney, et al. Like any major organization (like the GOP or Boy Scouts for that matter), the NRA has been bought and paid for LONG AGO.

The real, no compromise, pro Liberty, anti tyranny, pro 2nd Amendment gun lobby is the GOA (Gun Owners of America). The GOA, like Ron Paul, cannot be bought.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Smart move

The NRA became irreverent years ago when it began to care more about collecting dues and having elitist gun shows for a privileged few than protecting the rights of the common gun owner.

Speaking of the NRA, look at this UK's version.


UK's NRA only concern is with government sanctioned target shooting events, and nothing at all concerning private gun ownership. The Brits lost their personal gun rights a long time ago when their government ordered all private firearms to be turned and destroyed--or else. Fat lot of good the all the dues paid to the UK NRA did for private gun owners. Hence the difference between subject and a citizen, and rights given versus rightsinalienable.

This is what the US NRA will eventually become as it continues to compromise the RBKA to keep its elitist organization safe with it fancy engraved firearm collection and financially secure for a chosen few.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

The NRA is *not* about gun owner rights

My father was a life member of the NRA. I joined as a young adult. I noticed, come election time, they endorsed the Republican candidates exclusively. I wrote to the president of the NRA asking why they don't at least acknowledge the national and local Libertarian candidates who champion Second Amendment rights greater than any candidate. I got the typical reply that, if the Libertarians ever look like they might win an election, they would look more closely at their position. I replied that they won't win any elections unless organizations such as the NRA point out their strong position on gun ownership rights. I got a similar mushy reply - and never renewed my membership.

The NRA is a fear-mongering organization that keeps its membership stirred up so they can send in more donations. Raising money is their #1 goal and the issue of gun ownership rights is a means to that end. And that's all.

Due to personal reasons I

Due to personal reasons I haven't owned a firearm until this past year. I now own 5 and looking to pick up 2-3 in the next couple months. I joined the NRA because I thought they fought for the second amendment, but have quickly become annoyed with their marketing tactics. Being asked to renew when my membership is current, constantly being asked for money, and after I renewed the last time I was supposed to get a range bag gift. Instead I get a little post card saying if I wanted the gift I had to confirm and send the postcard back. After having the same cell number for over 10 years with no telemarketing calls, I now receive them regularly. Coincidence?

Now if I go to the NRA home page I see quotes from Grinch, Mitt, and Frothy...no good doctor. GOA that is not the case. Aside from this I don't know much about how the two compare. But just the fact that the NRA would show Mitt in place of Dr. Paul when it comes to firearm rights is reason enough for me to not renew my membership and join GOA. I think I'll join up when their site comes back online..

Tried to visit GOA website

Got this message "Website is currently overloaded -

Thank you for your interest in the Gov. Scott Petition.

Please try again later this afternoon"

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

Sounds like good news

for the GOA organization.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

And how about the fact that

And how about the fact that they support this National CCP! 1) They'll make a bundle offering courses so folks can comply with the requirements of getting one, and 2) The Feds will end up with a National database of CCP carriers which is none of their business. Just another step toward taking away 2nd amendment as far as I'm concerned.

The NRA's mantra used to be

The NRA's mantra used to be "Registration equals confiscation". Of course, that was about a dozen years ago when they showed Rudy Ghouliani and McCain as a couple of fiends, even though they were Republican. They ended up endorsing McCain, no doubt they would've endorsed Ghouliani if he'd made the nomination.

I one night got a fundraising call from them which ended with me screaming my lungs out at some poor, innocent telemarketer to remove me from their roles. I'm out!

I used to be a regular at keepandbeararms.com. According to them, NRA stands for Negotiate Rights Away!