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Just canceled my NRA membership.

I received my latest issue of Freedom 1st magazine from the NRA today.

Plastered on both covers and saturating the inside is their endorsement of Rmoney.

They go far as to say you must vote Rmoney or Obama will take your guns.

When I called to cancel, I asked the rep if she knew what Rmoney's stance on the Brady bill or the assault weapons legislation. She said no but he can't be worse than Obama. She actually said the lessor of two evils crap. I asked her if that was still voting for evil? She said I guess but Obama is worse.

I'm going to sign up with Gun Owners of America

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i did the same almost a year

i did the same almost a year ago

The NRA is a neocon shill organization...

haven't they helped draft gun control bills in the past? They don't really care about the 2nd Amendment, they're just another fearmongering arm of the GOP, just like the EPA is for the left.

I don't play, I commission the league.

I didn't have to join

the NRA sent me by mail, a membership card and a sticker for my car with an enclosed letter saying by sending in money I can officially join. but I'm like f-that you just sent me a card with my name on it and a sticker! They did this of their own volition I never signed up for anything NRA.

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The NRA has gone

the way of so many other civil rights groups and movements. They start out pure, gain some success and then they are infiltrated by the enemy and neutured. That is how the enemy operates and they have become extremely successful at it...just look at what they did to the "tea party" movement and are currently attempting to do the same to the Ron Paul movement...whether or not they are successful remains to be seen. That's why ultimately the only way to succeed is to have a core set of principles and not budge on them, no matter what. Anyone who is asking you to compromise or waiver on your core set of principles should be looked at with suspision and distrust...

GOA is a much better organization and has been successful so far at keeping the infiltrators at bay.

I agree

Like I tell some folks. I vote for a candidate that aligns closest to my positions. I don't vote for a candidate to compromise on those positions. In fact if I figure they are going to compromise at all, I won't vote for them...
People tell me they must compromise to get things done. I ask why? Why must "things" get done? For me I am happy when they are deadlocked and do nothing. That means they cannot erode more of our rights away...
I don't have this incessant need to see hundreds of Bills getting passed in the name of getting "things" done...

My moment with the NRA came in 2008

When they gave John McCain an A+ rating I just about lost it. The previous Senate election they gave him (if I remember right) a C+ rating because of his positions on assault weapon restrictions. As an Arizona resident, I had written to him about his gun control stances and had received one particularly condescending letter back. So when the NRA suddenly fell in love with McCain as a presidential candidate because he had an "R" by his name, I knew I was done with them.

District of Columbia vs Heller

Personally the NRA's actions during District of Columbia vs Heller really did it for me. I was a long time member and supporter of the NRA up to that point. Now I mostly just argue with them on facebook posts.

“Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain

"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world."

Heller

For those who don't know, the NRA declined to provide any support to take this to the Supreme Court. The NRA actively tried to persuade Heller to not take this case to the Supreme Court.

The NRA drains resources of the liberty community by taking time energy and donations. They use the donations and membership count to buy access to politicians, without making progress on real issues.

Was thinking

about joining the NRA until I heard they endorsed Mitt.
Not a chance now...

The

GOA could always use more members.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

Click Here To See The Candidates On The Record

Oh, that's just sickening.

Really...what the heck???

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

2012 Presidential Candidates

http://gunowners.org/2012presidential.htm

Ron Paul A+
Rick Perry A
Rick Santorum B-
Newt Gingrich C
Mitt Romney D-

Time To Move To Gun Owners
Of America Which Supports Him
NRA BETRAYAL

Ron Paul has been excluded from the NRA's online list of GOP Candidates! This cannot stand. Either they include Paul or pro-gun rights people should dump the NRA for good and back Gunowners of America.
http://rense.com/general79/outst.htm

What has Obama done to make

What has Obama done to make one think he will take away our guns?

He's even extended gun rights in many places.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

I'm not supporting Romney,

I'm not supporting Romney, but if Obama got a second term, he could try something like that without any actual voter reprisals as it will be his last election.

Support Rand, Amash & other liberty candidates? Check out: http://www.LibertyConservatives.com/

Romney is a gun grabber

Romney is a confirmed gun grabber. Plug this into a search engine to find his press release when he signed gun-grab legislation as Governor.

"ROMNEY SIGNS OFF ON PERMANENT ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN"

Why?What makes you think

Why?

What makes you think this? What makes you think that he is so anti-gun?

The premier pro-gun control agency in the nation gave him an F rating on practically every single count.

No serious attempts at restricting the rights of Americans to have guns has been made in a long time.

Heck, the federal courts decided a few years ago that states banning guns in churches, bars, schools, and libraries (I think this was in Colorado, Louisiana, or Nebraska) was unconstitutional, even though polled NRA members thought repealing the ban would be insane...

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

He had a reason in his first

He had a reason in his first term, he needed to get re-elected for his second term and being strongly anti-gun would ruin any chance he had. Of course he doesn't want EU-style gun control, which is what the gun control organisations want, but he's no friend of gun owners. If Romney is elected, we would likely face the same risk when he runs for a second term.

Support Rand, Amash & other liberty candidates? Check out: http://www.LibertyConservatives.com/

Romney is a confirmed gun

Romney is a confirmed gun grabber. I can't find that Obama ever signed gun control legislation.

Up is done and left is right when you vote for the 2 parties. Take a look at GJ.

Bravo

GJ is the only one for the gun rights.

Q: Where do you stand on gun control?
A: I'm one of those who believe the bumper sticker: If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. The first people who are going to be in line to turn in their guns are law-abiding citizens. Criminals are going to be left with guns. I believe that concealed carry is a way of reducing gun violence.

Q: Do you carry a gun?

A: I don't, and I don't own a gun, but I'd still just as soon have the concealed carry law. If the guy who is going to hold up a car knows there is the possibility of a concealed weapon, he may think twice. We don't have that law here.

Q: But the statistics show that people don't use guns to stop crime. They use them to hurt themselves or innocent people.

A: Yeah, but there is deterrence in the legality of guns. It's also part of the Constitution.

Q: The NRA disagrees with any limits. Do you?

A: I don't believe the laws regarding guns are effective. We're allowed to bear arms. It's part of a free society.
http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Gary_Johnson_Gun_Control.htm

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thanks for the reply and the

thanks for the reply and the info, but im writing in RP

I respect that

But how will you feel when you learn that RP voted for GJ?

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That has been discussed, not

That has been discussed, not going to fall for that.

Not to mention

the NRA pushed for the 2012NDAA because it gave the vets a right to "own guns.) Perhaps the 2nd amendment was not sufficiant enough for the NRA?

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

Awesome! The final straw for

Awesome! The final straw for me was when the NRA opposed constitutional carry in Arizona.

Yep...

That was it for me too...cancelled my membership right a way!

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Do it, the 1st newsletter i

Do it, the 1st newsletter i got from GOA, Front Page "U.N. Small Arms Treaty" Did the NRA mention that at all? The MSM certainly didnt....

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"