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  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    Agree with much of what's been said on this page..
    Also keep in mind you can donate that 5$ to the NRA Foundation, and that money will go directly into the actual shooting sports side (the forgotten side of the NRA), if you don't think money going to the ILA side is worth your second amendment preservation...
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    NRA, GOA, 2nd Amendment Foundation, take your pick of at least one and support it. If you are a NRA Life member, your yearly dues are paid. Send them a few bucks now and then. Same for the other two if you are a member.

    Think long and hard about this one thing, and think hard. What silly stuff do you spend money on each month? Are you REALLY going to miss $10-$20 bucks every month or two? Doesn't seem like much, but when you have a few million members, it means a LOT.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    Absolutely , instead of that bottle of pop on the way to work, set that money aside to send in...It all helps.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    A little rough on delivery but right on the money.

    That's right on Wambli. I don't always agree with Gene but he tells it as he believes it and you can't ask for much more. But I find myself agreeing more with him on these subjects. He's one of us for sure. If fact, I'm proud to be associated with the likes of both of you. You know that old saying, United we stand-divided we hang together (or something like that),

    :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    :up:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    I'm a life member. I'm retired and not rolling in the dough like I was when I was working, but I can still afford $10-$20 every once in a while. If we all thought like we're talking here, The Second Amendment would be a very secure part of the Constitution.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,573 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    That's right on Wambli. I don't always agree with Gene but he tells it as he believes it and you can't ask for much more. But I find myself agreeing more with him on these subjects. He's one of us for sure. If fact, I'm proud to be associated with the likes of both of you. You know that old saying, United we stand-divided we hang together (or something like that),

    :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    :up:

    I think the saying from the American Revolution is, "We must hang together or surely we'll hang separately."
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Ranch13 wrote: »
    Absolutely , instead of that bottle of pop on the way to work, set that money aside to send in...It all helps.

    What I did and still do; I have a change jar I dump pocket change into every week. It doesn't accumulate like it did before I retired, but it does accumulate. Every month or two I take that change to the bank and run it through the change machine and have that deposited in my checking account. I write a check rounded up to the next whole dollar and send it in. Kind of like my own personal 'scrap metal drive' to help the cause. Get creative, fellers.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    I save up a few hundred thru the year, and then we hit the local Friends of the NRA banquet.. That way I know that half that money is coming back to benefit the shooters here in Wy. and the other half goes to HQ to the shooting programs.
  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I've never been more proud of my gun nut family :tooth:
    I know the feeling, especially when at the banquet the Foundation hands out nearly 40K in grants to the local 4H shooting sports program,,, It's a reassurance that the shooting sports will be around for another generation..
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    It is also done for legal reasons.

    Key among these things is the percent of revenue generated that goes into the organization versus what is skimmed off the top.

    Giving the matter second thought, it's likely that the NRA folks at the home office create and generate a lot of their own advertising or publicity & fund raising efforts, on their own (NRA staffers for the magazine and such are professional writers, after all) and then they let an advertising and PR firm do the legwork and the raw mechanics of the job.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    Key among these things is the percent of revenue generated that goes into the organization versus what is skimmed off the top.

    You do realize skimming is tantamount to an accusation of malfeasance or misappropriation of funds ?

    Giving the matter second thought, it's likely that the NRA folks at the home office create and generate a lot of their own advertising or publicity & fund raising efforts, on their own (NRA staffers for the magazine and such are professional writers, after all) and then they let an advertising and PR firm do the legwork and the raw mechanics of the job.

    In any type of work as advertising, there must be accounting for funds and it is easier to hire outside firms to limit accusations of misappropriation of funds etc.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    In any type of work as advertising, there must be accounting for funds and it is easier to hire outside firms to limit accusations of misappropriation of funds etc.

    True, but big orgs like the NRA regularly submit to audits. And besides, they have always been efficiently run (since when Charlton Heston put them straight) and they keep a straight organization. Independent groups who survey large companies and organizations continually rate the NRA as tops.
  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Are you kidding me? Cant even get most gun owners to pony up the $3 a month it takes to join!! :tooth:

    OH the china hat was not a deal breaker......also at Cabelas they ask if you want to round up to the next dollar and contribute it to the NRA.........why sure I do.
    USMC 80-84
    -96 lbs
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    True, but big orgs like the NRA regularly submit to audits. And besides, they have always been efficiently run (since when Charlton Heston put them straight) and they keep a straight organization. Independent groups who survey large companies and organizations continually rate the NRA as tops.

    Key word: Obtuse.
    Easier, less complicated, in networking, it is often hard to separate friendship from business, hence allegations of cronyism often abound in business deals, this way with an outside firm, it is simpler and often cheaper to deal with an outside firm that is established, legally and ethically it is a better situation.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    What I did and still do; I have a change jar I dump pocket change into every week. It doesn't accumulate like it did before I retired, but it does accumulate. Every month or two I take that change to the bank and run it through the change machine and have that deposited in my checking account. I write a check rounded up to the next whole dollar and send it in. Kind of like my own personal 'scrap metal drive' to help the cause. Get creative, fellers.

    Good Idea Mike, Thanks I'll do it!
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,663 Senior Member
    Donate that 5 buckaroos to the NRA whydoncha?

    I am an Endowment Member of the NRA........ I'm good
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,032 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    I'm a life member. I'm retired and not rolling in the dough like I was when I was working, but I can still afford $10-$20 every once in a while. If we all thought like we're talking here, The Second Amendment would be a very secure part of the Constitution.

    I'm in the same boat as you, anytime I order from Brownells, Midway, or Cabelas, I always tell them to round up and add $5.00
    Every little bit counts.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
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