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  •  Allegedly, 100K more Americans have recently (8+ / 0-)

    joined the NRA. I write "allegedly" because like everything else NRA, one should be very skeptical about the honesty and integrity of everything NRA.

    In gun forums across the net, many are recommending joinging if, for no other reason, one wants to support the "do absolutely nothing" NRA approach, in fact actually an effort to not only DO nothing, but rescind (through courts or legislation) what already has been done.

    So, for many, DO NOTHING but rescind existing regs is, indeed, a position. Sadly.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:25:30 AM PST

    •  I have seen reports that (3+ / 0-)
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      gun manufactures are sending in a free membership for everybody who buys one of their guns. I have not yet been able to find clear documentation of that.

      •  Wouldn't surprise me. Keep looking. That would (1+ / 0-)
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        be good to know.

        They can pick any number they want as new members because there's no way to tell.

        I just don't believe anything they say.

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:41:27 AM PST

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    •  keep in mind the NRA is an organization (5+ / 0-)
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      that regularly uses bogus statistics - and lobbies against scientific study of gun violence.

      In other words, though I imagine they've gotten an uptick in membership from this, take anything they claim with a giant grain of salt. Numbers are not their strong suit.

      •  Oh I do take them with a grain of salt. Probably (3+ / 0-)
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        the whole shaker.

        Additionally, any group that would have Ted Nugent as a board member isn't even deserving of serious attention. It just makes them even more (is that possible?) absurd.

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 11:04:25 AM PST

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