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NRA - Are you a member


State Researcher
Apr 10, 2007
, Alabama, USA
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XD Owner wrote:
I probably need to do more research, but I think we should repeal the NFA of 1934 and GCA of 1968 for starters.
While I agree with repealing the NFA and GCA, do you really think that the NRA would ever help repeal something they helped craft?

From http://www.patriotpages.net/nrafraud.htm
"The NRA supported The National Firearms Act of 1934 which taxes and requires registration of such firearms as machine guns, sawed-off rifles and sawed-off shotguns. ... NRA support of Federal gun legislation did not stop with the earlier Dodd bills. It currently backs several Senate and House bills which, through amendment, would put new teeth into the National and Federal Firearms Acts." —American Rifleman, March 1968, P. 22"

Another NRA "nicety" from the above site....
"The attorneys involved in litigating the case have stated that the NRA acted as an obstruction. Attorney Alan Gura has commented on the NRA's "sham litigation" to have Parker consolidated with NRA controlled litigation, and stated that "the NRA was adamant about not wanting the Supreme Court to hear the case".[6] Cato Institute senior fellow Robert Levy, co-counsel to the Parker plaintiffs, has stated that the Parker plaintiffs "faced repeated attempts by the NRA to derail the litigation."

Back to the OP......never have been and likely never will be....some of my reasoning can be found at the links below.....

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/NRA/NFA.asp ......this one makes the hair on the back of my neck stand tall

While the NRA has helped in some ways, I feel that they have cost us more of our Rights than they have preserved.


Campaign Veteran
Jun 10, 2008
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
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Listen, I agree that the NRA has had a dubious past. They have made some seriously poor decisions against what the Second Amendment stands for.

If you want to change that, the best way to do it is join, then make your voice heard. Sitting on the sidelines, complaining that the NRA is betraying gun owners DOES NOT CHANGE ANYTHING.

Joining the NRA, and bitching to those in charge, and attending meetings, is an active position that can make things happen.

The NRA is just like any other organization. Its leaders can easily lose sight of where they should be, and sometimes need to have a bit of a reminder of what the objectives are.

The main point is that we should not see the NRA as completely useless, since there have been previous mistakes made. We should instead work to have the leaders learn from those mistakes.