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[–] mynewaccountagain 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

Most of the donations, $1.9 million of the $2.4 million total, came from small donors who gave less than $200.

That's me. I'd like to thank March for Our Lives getting me to join the NRA and GOA.

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[–] daserlkonig 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

After the stupidity following Parkland I was happy to join the NRA. Still don't like them too much though. All they seem to want to protect is hunting rifles. The NRA should be pushing to repeal the NFA and the Hughes Amendment.

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[–] NorthernMan 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

We should be pushing them to be more assertive/aggressive. The members make up the organization - we are the NRA

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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Look up GOA when you get a chance.

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[–] MelatoninDreams 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The NRA isn't perfect, but it is the largest association of supporters of the Second Amendment in America. I mean, I would've preferred it if Ron Paul was POTUS, but that doesn't mean I didn't vote for Donald Trump.

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[–] crapiforgotmypasword 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

We need to make sure we have good judges and politicians in place before we go ham on reversing regulations, otherwise it may ultimately backfire on us. Better to push hard for those things first so the pro firearms push will be assured.

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[–] mrany 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Maybe GOA is all right, I haven't looked into them. But the NRA is a fake front organization instrumental in every bit of infringing gun control legislation since 1934. See my comment here.

I've just learned much of this myself, and it's fucking sickening. Another fake institution designed to fool the rubes while doing the exact opposite of what it claims, I suppose I shouldn't be shocked.

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[–] mynewaccountagain 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm no expert... I've seen people advocate for GOA over NRA since they have more balls. https://gunowners.org

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[–] RoBatten 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree with @mrany . . .

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[–] rvbb3rn0tn33d3d 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Same. I've bought guns before but that was when I was a thoughtless idiot that believed the NRA was like all the other organizations then I realized it's about the only thing that stopped Congress from pulling guns last summer. If they didn't take a stand not one politician was willing to take the heat, only the Trump

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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Still waiting on NFA repeal, Hughes Amendment repeal, 9022r repeal, and GCA 1968 repeal. If you must give your money to someone give it to the GOA.

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[–] mrany 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

The NRA is a fake shill organization and has been for almost 100 years. Below are excerpted from archived Time article.

The NRA assisted Roosevelt in drafting the 1934 National Firearms Act and the 1938 Gun Control Act, the first federal gun control laws.

Not only was the legislation unanimously upheld by the Supreme Court in 1939, but Karl T. Frederick, the president of the NRA, testified before Congress stating, “I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.”

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. He shot the president with an Italian military surplus rifle purchased from a NRA mail-order advertisement. NRA Executive Vice-President Franklin Orth agreed at a congressional hearing that mail-order sales should be banned stating, “We do think that any sane American, who calls himself an American, can object to placing into this bill the instrument which killed the president of the United States.” The NRA also supported California’s Mulford Act of 1967, which had banned carrying loaded weapons in public in response to the Black Panther Party’s impromptu march on the State Capitol to protest gun control legislation on May 2, 1967.

The article goes on to claim they've changed their tune since the early 70's, and now have learned to read and understand the 4 words "shall not be infringed". However...

They supported the Brady Bill and the institution of universal background checks (from the NRA's own site):

In fact, the NICS – the National Instant Criminal Background System – was the legislation that the NRA supported at its very inception and has consistently supported since.

It only gets worse; they've been a fake front-group run by East Coast liberals since their inception:

When was the NRA founded? In 1871, by two Civil War veterans in New York — one of them a former New York Times reporter. They, along with the National Rifle Association's first president, Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside, hoped to improve the dismal shooting abilities of the average Union soldier. (Yankee troops fired 1,000 rounds for every bullet that struck a Confederate soldier, according to an official study.) Their original mission focused on hunting, conservation, and marksmanship; there was no mention of protecting the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Indeed, for nearly a century, the NRA actively lobbied for gun control — ​co-authoring gun restrictions with the government right up until the 1970s.

NRA statement on bump stocks after Las Vegas:

the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.

This is all classic Problem-Reaction-Solution: wait for some false-flag (or random) attack to occur, come out in favor of "reasonable" illegal and unconstitutional infringement, then rinse and repeat every couple of decades until there are enough "reasonable" people who want to repeal the 2nd Amendment. Almost reminds me of the media, or academia, or the federal government: promising to provide one thing, while actively and subversively working toward exactly the opposite result.

The NRA has been instrumental in the passage of every government-led infringement campaign since the 1930's. Stop supporting the NRA, and find some non-subverted group to support instead.

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[–] Faelwolf 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I am sad I can only give this one upvote.

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[–] Shilly_Mc_Shillface 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

NRA is double-dipping. All or nothing.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why not both? Plus any local ones that are in need of funds, like Calguns!

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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Scarcity and comparative advantage. People have a rather limited number of dollars that they're willing to earmark for groups like the GOA, and a dollar given to the GOA will do you more good than a dollar given to the NRA. Thus, it makes sense to specialize in your donation and give most to the GOA.

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[–] NorthernMan 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Marion Hammer, the NRA's powerful lobbyist in Florida, recently circulated a letter to members titled "It's Time to Name the Betrayers Who Voted For Gun Control," an attack on Republican members of the Florida Legislature who helped to pass a gun bill that raised the age to legally purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, instituted a three-day waiting period for purchasing rifles and shotguns, and banned devices called bump stocks that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire at a higher rate.

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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

GOOD.

It's time the right uncucked themselves and became less tolerant of traitors.

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[–] totes_magotes 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Not enough.

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[–] Lobotomy 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Maybe instead of loudly voicing your own hubris, you might want to take a look into this organization that you have put on a pedestal. They don't give a shit about your second amendment rights. They have co-authored nearly every major piece of gun control legislation for the past 140 years, including the NFA, and bumpstock ban.

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[–] Doglegwarrior 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And I still have not donated yet because I need to sell a God damn house then I can donate.. I will ad my 2 bits when I can!

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[–] mrany 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

They are a fake money-making front group for gun control; their entire history is that of advocacy for infringement against the Constitution. See my comment here.

I knew about the bump stock thing, recently learned about the JFK/mail order issue, and found the other stuff just now. Who knows what else they've done to subvert the Constitution. Fuck the NRA - founded by a New York Times reporter!

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[–] ot_to_know 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Man the USPS is going to be busy with all the new mailings begging for more money. I say this because it’s the primary reason i stopped my annual membership, sick of all the mailings, phone calls, emails. I just want to be a straight up member, leave me alone and just tell me when to renew. I need a proxy NRA account.

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