Be prepared to get one to two letters a week asking for money or asking you to renew. The NRA is not the worst group out there and they do have a powerful influence on Capitol Hill. Just keep a close eye on how they handle gun rights issues in your state. Does Kansas have it's own gun rights group similar to Virginia's VCDL (www.vcdl.org)? If so, you should join them too. Soon everyone will start telling you how horrible the the NRA is...lol.