Took the Life Membership plunge

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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby TomsTXCHL » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:35 pm

Just a month left before the price increases, which are significant.

For all you fellow geezers out there, the over-65 (and Military too, I think) "Distinguished Life" membership is going from $375 to $750.

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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby Skiprr » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:09 pm

Just a note that our membership dollars are vital to the NRA and its mission. Thank you, all.

Though I'm proud to be a Benefactor member, those monies are a one-time thing, and do not go directly to the political lobbying effort necessary in this climate of overreaching Executive Decisions, constant rhetoric from Soros and Bloomberg factions, and more-visible-than-ever presidential campaigns.

It isn't feasible for everyone, but additional contributions to the NRA-ILA are essential. We are a grassroots organization--small in wealth but large in numbers--trying to preserve the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution against leftist billionaires and the candidates, PACs, and shill organizations they fund.

The Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Established in 1975, ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment...

These efforts include enacting laws that recognize the right of honest citizens to carry firearms for self-protection; preemption bills to prevent attacks on gun owner rights by local anti-gun politicians, and fighting for legislation to prevent the bankrupting of America’s firearms industry through reckless lawsuits.


Contributions to NRA-ILA are not tax deductible. But they are important. You can donate from the link above or, as I do, setup your home banking service to automatically send a contribution to NRA-ILA in an amount and frequency you specify. Easy; one and done.

The NRA Foundation, https://www.nrafoundation.org/, is the non-profit, 501(c)(3) of the NRA.

Funds granted by The NRA Foundation benefit a variety of constituencies throughout the United States including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers, hunters, and competitive shooters.

Your donations are tax deductible. And if you shop on Amazon, consider AmazonSmile. It's completely free, you have available all the same products and services, but .5% of every eligible purchase goes to the NRA Foundation if you select it as your charity.

That .5% may not sound like much. But the NRA has well over 5 million members. If only 10% opted for AmazonSmile and spent only $200 per year...that's $50,000 each year for the NRA Foundation. Don't know about you, but I spent a boatload more than $200 just last Christmas.


I interviewed a recent college graduate Thursday for job. Quite capable. But I was reminded, looking at her resume, that she was only 15 years old when President Obama assumed office. That she had no real memory of the Bush administration; that she was only 7 years old when the World Trade Center towers were brought down by terrorists.

The majority of us active on this Forum, and CHL/LTC holders in general, are...of a certain age. I'm unconvinced we've done enough to pass down to future generations understanding and respect for the Constitution, and understanding and respect for the ownership, use, and care of firearms.

The NRA Foundation can do more, and we can all do more as individuals.
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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby Smokey613 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:49 am

We have been NRA members "on and off" for over 40 years. When we recently received the Easy Pay Life offer we both took the plunge and changed to it.
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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby misterlarry » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:18 am

Congrats Scott! I jumped on EPL early last year too.

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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby Scott B. » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:10 pm

Thanks Larry,

I figured that as a fellow instructor, the least I could do was step up to a life membership.

Shoot me a note if you want to hit Shiloh this week for some lunchtime :fire , or actually get some grub.
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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby allisji » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:12 am

New life member here!

The cost is $500 until March 1. Then it goes up to $1500.
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I have contacted my state rep Dennis Paul about co-sponsoring HB560.

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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby Skiprr » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:58 pm

allisji wrote:New life member here!

Congrats!
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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby mbschne » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:27 pm

Scott B. wrote:Had been thinking about upgrading to a Life Membership and the recent mailing on the price increase successfully pushed me into pulling the trigger.

Went with the $500 installment plan just to make it a little easier on the budget.

http://nra2016.org/


Same here. I took the plunge yesterday at the NRA website.


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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby atx2a » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:39 pm

I started the smaller installment plan a year or so ago...waiting on my tax return and will probably go ahead and pay it off, and then some.
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Re: Took the Life Membership plunge

Postby DevilDawg » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:15 pm

Well I went ahead and took the quarterly payment plan to take advantage of the current pricing. Once I get a job I will go ahead and pay it off, but for now I can sell plasma if needed to get the quarterly nut made.

I had just given my son a 1yr Gift Memebership, and would upgrade his too but no NRA number and packet has arrived yet. So if they hurry we can both be life members.


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