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#1 SycamoreRuger

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:32 PM

https://membership.n...aignid=XM032313

 

For a limited time, including life memberships for $600



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:13 AM

Back in late 2013 the NRA ran a promotion if you were sponsored by a Life Member the cost was $300.00 for a Life Membership. IIRC.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:09 AM

Back in late 2013 the NRA ran a promotion if you were sponsored by a Life Member the cost was $300.00 for a Life Membership. IIRC.

I believe that sponsorship still exists but it was $600 the last time I checked for someone.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:15 AM

I'm ready to bump my membership up past life member. I passed on a deal I got a while ago to move to the next level and now regret it. I can't remember what is past life membership. Benefactor or endowment. I actually don't know how to do it, can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

I'm ready to bump my membership up past life member. I passed on a deal I got a while ago to move to the next level and now regret it. I can't remember what is past life membership. Benefactor or endowment. I actually don't know how to do it, can anyone point me in the right direction?

There is Endowment, Patron and Benefactor I think but dont recall what the sequence is. On sale you can usually get each step up for $300 iirc instead of $1k+. The link I had for 2018 discounted upgrades is expired but I received a phone call this week offering an $300 upgrade so they are still out there. If you dont find a link, maybe try a call to the membership line.

https://membership.n...s/superlife.asp

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:44 PM

Both the NRA and ISRA do these special offers periodically.

What are the benefits of the various levels other than getting another pin and certificate?  Why does the NRA send a new life membership card every year?  

I have been a life member of both and of the California Rifle and Pistol Association since the late 1980s.  

What difference does it make to the running of the organizations if I do an upgrade, or every few years send in a donation? 


Edited by Quiet Observer, 15 April 2018 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

I'm ready to bump my membership up past life member. I passed on a deal I got a while ago to move to the next level and now regret it. I can't remember what is past life membership. Benefactor or endowment. I actually don't know how to do it, can anyone point me in the right direction?

There is Endowment, Patron and Benefactor I think but dont recall what the sequence is. On sale you can usually get each step up for $300 iirc instead of $1k+. The link I had for 2018 discounted upgrades is expired but I received a phone call this week offering an $300 upgrade so they are still out there. If you dont find a link, maybe try a call to the membership line.
https://membership.n...s/superlife.asp

 

You got the sequence correct IB.  It starts with "Life" as the most basic Life membership, followed by the 3 you mention.  I've been Endowment Life for about 15 years (don't remember exactly when) when they had one of those "half price specials".  They keep trying to get me to go higher but having started SoSec. early, I have to be more careful with my money.

Besides, with their "support" of the bump stock ban (and other things), I'd rather send some funds to the Second Amendment Foundation (saf.org) and Gun Owners of America - on general principles.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:09 AM

As a recruiter for the NRA I will say this... It's getting harder and harder to promote memberships under this current leadership backing so many gun control legislation such as bump stock bans and order of protection etc... I actually want a gun rights organization to stand up for my gun rights, not compromise those rights away. If I weren't a life member I would not renew this year. I joined GOA a few weeks ago.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:16 AM

As a recruiter for the NRA I will say this... It's getting harder and harder to promote memberships under this current leadership backing so many gun control legislation such as bump stock bans and order of protection etc... I actually want a gun rights organization to stand up for my gun rights, not compromise those rights away. If I weren't a life member I would not renew this year. I joined GOA a few weeks ago.


The NRA could start by distancing themselves from crazy Ted Nugent, as long as he is a board member they’ll never get a penny from me.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:43 PM

Renewed....it's the without fault but the best we got right now.



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:54 PM

I let my membership expire and will never go back after the garbage the NRA has caused recently as well as in the past. Hopefully GOA continues to grow and can be our new voice.

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:26 AM

NRA memberships are on sale again. These were gone for a while but are back until August with a supposed price increase coming.

https://nra2018.org/SignIn

1-(855) NRA-2018 (672-2018)

https://membership.n...aignid=XR018983

1/3/5 years $30/$85/$100

Life memberships for $600

Endowment ?, Patron $300, Benefactor ?

Gift memberships 1yr/life $25/$500

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:04 AM

NRA memberships are on sale again. These were gone for a while but are back until August with a supposed price increase coming.https://nra2018.org/SignIn
1-(855) NRA-2018 (672-2018)https://membership.n...aignid=XR018983
1/3/5 years $30/$85/$100
Life memberships for $600
Endowment, Patron, Benefactor $300
Gift memberships 1yr/life $25/$500

Not sure about Endowment and Patron, but when I log in it shows $350 for Benefactor. Still a bargain, though...

But I already have soooo many backpacks lol
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:16 AM

NRA memberships are on sale again. These were gone for a while but are back until August with a supposed price increase coming.https://nra2018.org/SignIn
1-(855) NRA-2018 (672-2018)https://membership.n...aignid=XR018983
1/3/5 years $30/$85/$100
Life memberships for $600
Endowment ?, Patron $300, Benefactor ?

Gift memberships 1yr/life $25/$500

Not sure about Endowment and Patron, but when I log in it shows $350 for Benefactor. Still a bargain, though...

But I already have soooo many backpacks lol
I seem to never have enough backpacks or gear bags for some reason!

Thanks. I did make an assumption as my Endowment was $300 and the web page/mailer I received is offering Patron as $300 so I made an erroneous assumption on Benefactor. Edited my post.

Edited by InterestedBystander, 29 June 2018 - 10:33 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:29 AM

As a recruiter for the NRA I will say this... It's getting harder and harder to promote memberships under this current leadership backing so many gun control legislation such as bump stock bans and order of protection etc... I actually want a gun rights organization to stand up for my gun rights, not compromise those rights away. If I weren't a life member I would not renew this year. I joined GOA a few weeks ago.

 

Sooooo, I guess you're not a recruiter anymore? That would be kind of hypocritical, no?



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 01:57 PM

Both the NRA and ISRA do these special offers periodically.

What are the benefits of the various levels other than getting another pin and certificate?  Why does the NRA send a new life membership card every year?  

I have been a life member of both and of the California Rifle and Pistol Association since the late 1980s.  

What difference does it make to the running of the organizations if I do an upgrade, or every few years send in a donation? 

 

I've never seen ISRA offer the "life membership" discount.  If they ever did, I would certainly take it...


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 05:02 PM

As a recruiter for the NRA I will say this... It's getting harder and harder to promote memberships under this current leadership backing so many gun control legislation such as bump stock bans and order of protection etc... I actually want a gun rights organization to stand up for my gun rights, not compromise those rights away. If I weren't a life member I would not renew this year. I joined GOA a few weeks ago.

 
Sooooo, I guess you're not a recruiter anymore? That would be kind of hypocritical, no?
agreed. Which i alluded to. While ibhave bot deactivated my recruitsr account in hipes the NRA improves, i also have pretty much ceased any recruiting efforts.

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:17 PM

Both the NRA and ISRA do these special offers periodically.
What are the benefits of the various levels other than getting another pin and certificate?  Why does the NRA send a new life membership card every year?  
I have been a life member of both and of the California Rifle and Pistol Association since the late 1980s.  
What difference does it make to the running of the organizations if I do an upgrade, or every few years send in a donation?

 
I've never seen ISRA offer the "life membership" discount.  If they ever did, I would certainly take it...
Don't recall ISRA life discount either, only some multi year discounts although there is a senior life discount but I am not senior enough yet

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:58 AM

I think we should begin gifting membership to people who call the NRA a terrorist organization. $25 for a mental meltdown once their membership card arrives? That's priceless.

Let's sign up a certain mayor or two from the burbs first.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:04 PM

 

Both the NRA and ISRA do these special offers periodically.

What are the benefits of the various levels other than getting another pin and certificate?  Why does the NRA send a new life membership card every year?  

I have been a life member of both and of the California Rifle and Pistol Association since the late 1980s.  

What difference does it make to the running of the organizations if I do an upgrade, or every few years send in a donation? 

 

I've never seen ISRA offer the "life membership" discount.  If they ever did, I would certainly take it...

 

I got an email from ISRA today about upgrading to life at a discount (valid through 9/30 for current members only). The PDF with the upgrade form in attached.

If you didn't get the email and would like me to forward it to you, just shoot me a PM


 

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:36 PM

Upgrade your ISRA membership. offer ends 9/30

http://archive.awebe..._Membership.htm

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:54 PM

NRA has another discount membership upgrade offer ongoing for a limited time through 12/31/2018

https://www.nra2019.org/SignIn

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:41 PM

NRA has another discount membership upgrade offer ongoing for a limited time through 12/31/2018https://www.nra2019.org/SignIn


Offer extended...I think until end of March.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:37 PM

I wish GOA had a sale on life memberships.   They're $500 now. 


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

Ive been a Life Member for a number of years, and rather than upgrade, I make donations to the NRA-ILA. I am also a member of the GOA but I dont think they have even a fraction of the clout of the NRA with policy makers.

My guess is the NRA, in playing for the long run, decided on supporting the bump stock ban on the basis that one, very few people even had them (most people probably had never heard of them prior to the Las Vegas mass shooting) and second, it gives them the ability to tell critics and those on the fence that the NRA is not just an organization opposed to anything new. As to the reg flag laws, the NRA has always supported the idea that it was permissible to infringe on gun ownership if that infringement was to deny guns to criminals and the mentally ill. The concept of these laws is not the problem, it is the lack of due process. The NRA has supported the concept only when acceptable due process protections are part of the law. They are fighting a trend across the country to pass such laws, often with little or no due process protections. Due process would include the need for some evidence, not merely an allegation, of unfitness to own a gun by the complainant, would give the accused a chance to defend themself, with legal counsel, before the order to seize the guns was issued, and would ideally contain criminal penalties for anyone making knowingly false and malicious accusations.

If we as concerned gun owners fail to support the NRA, I fear that we will lose everything in short order. And once lost, the chances of regaining our rights is slim to none. Once guns are in effect banned, the public gets used to being helpless victims that loss the belief in their own fitness to own firearms. Talk to most anyone in NYC. Generations of these people have been denied the right to own, let alone carry a gun without enormous effort, cost and the need for political clout. The proof that this public has bought into the rightness of their lack of freedom is shown in their endless re-election of those intent on an ever increasing environment of gun rights restrictions. We have to fight the good fight while we still have millions of 2nd Amendment supporters, and the NRA is our best resource for this.

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 06:25 PM

Well said Vito



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

My guess is the NRA, in playing for the long run, decided on supporting the bump stock ban on the basis that one, very few people even had them (most people probably had never heard of them prior to the Las Vegas mass shooting) and second, it gives them the ability to tell critics and those on the fence that the NRA is not just an organization opposed to anything new.

Regardless of how you feel about bump stocks the way Trump went about banning them sets a dangerous precedent that should have everyone worried. Sadly the NRA has only expressed a dislike for the lack of a grandfather clause, not the method of enacting the ban

 

I do still support the NRA for the reasons you mentioned, but I'm afraid this one will bite us if it doesn't get struck down in courts


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:33 PM

Personally I'm done with the NRA for good. No more money from me, ever. They've sold us out far too many times in their history. That's not what I pay them to do. I don't pay them to recommend bans.

I can get that for free from the dems..


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:00 AM

Wasn't it the NRA that lobbied our behalf to shape the concealed carry law we currently have in IL?

Sure the NRA has made some questionable moves, but I don't think we should write them off completely.  They do far more good than harm.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:22 AM

I can only vote with MY wallet, no one else's.

 

I renew my NRA membership annually because that method suits MY meager retirement budget best.

 

Do I agree with all their positions? Nope. Do I stand beside all their spokespeople? Nope. More vital to the cause, is there a bigger gorilla in Washington trying to keep the 2nd Amendment alive for us all? Nope.

 

As hickok45 always says at the start of his youtube vids (and HE offers an NRA membership discount too), join the NRA and as many other gun organizations as you can afford. They are there for US, warts and all.


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