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There is no question that the Left will make an immediate gun control push. It's already in full swing.

There are 226 million adults in America. 127 million voted in the last election, 66 million of those voted Obama. 100 million stayed home.

We need an immediate grassroots push against new gun legislation.

By far the simplest effective plan is to swell the ranks of the biggest existing gun lobby to unimaginable numbers.

Today I wrote the editorial linked below. Save it, print it, email it, distribute it. Write your own. Most importantly, go find some inactive Americans and get them to register to vote and get them to pay $10 for an associate membership in the NRA. Do it in your neighborhood, or at work, or wherever.

http://www.pr3gun.com/Spaugh_editorial.pdf

The NRA has 4.3 million members. If they can stand and say they have 50 million paying members, the gun control debate would evaporate overnight. Why can this not happen? What stands in the way? Nothing, that's what.

The NRA is the obvious choice. They have the infrastructure, the history, and the presence to make an immediate and effective political statement.

This isn't about whether they have been right or wrong on some certain issue. It's not about who is already a member, or what type of member.

It is about getting more people to join. It's not about huge donations. It's about numbers. Swelling the ranks.

Don't squabble over minutiae.

Stand together against gun control. Join. Get other people to join. Act now.
 

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Those ones who did not vote will not even make the effort to protect their liberties but will howl the loudest when they are infringed upon..
There has always been a sort of "entitlement" faction among gun owners. They feel that the NRA already has enough $$ and
membership, they don't need to join. They would rather let others take up responsibility for the fight, while they sit back and
watch, then will complain that enough wasn't done, after the dust settles. There are also a large number of folks who have
issues with the NRA. Thankfully, these folks will aid the cause by joining another group, such as the GOA.

What we really need is a gun lobby "Dream Team". The NRA, the GOA, the NSSF, and every other pro-gun organization needs
to sit down and figure out how to work together for this common goal. They need to do it fast.

The fight is on and the gathering storm is ready to hit. Just on the news this morning, it seems like every other story is about impending
"Gun Control" actions. There have also been a number of groups started with the sole intention of lessening the power of the NRA. Gabby
Giffords' (The new Brady?) new group has stated this, although they are trying to come off as a more gun friendly and sensible alternative to the Brady bunch.
 

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There is no question that the Left will make an immediate gun control push. It's already in full swing.

There are 226 million adults in America. 127 million voted in the last election, 66 million of those voted Obama. 100 million stayed home.

We need an immediate grassroots push against new gun legislation.

By far the simplest effective plan is to swell the ranks of the biggest existing gun lobby to unimaginable numbers.

Today I wrote the editorial linked below. Save it, print it, email it, distribute it. Write your own. Most importantly, go find some inactive Americans and get them to register to vote and get them to pay $10 for an associate membership in the NRA. Do it in your neighborhood, or at work, or wherever.

http://www.pr3gun.com/Spaugh_editorial.pdf

The NRA has 4.3 million members. If they can stand and say they have 50 million paying members, the gun control debate would evaporate overnight. Why can this not happen? What stands in the way? Nothing, that's what.

The NRA is the obvious choice. They have the infrastructure, the history, and the presence to make an immediate and effective political statement.

This isn't about whether they have been right or wrong on some certain issue. It's not about who is already a member, or what type of member.

It is about getting more people to join. It's not about huge donations. It's about numbers. Swelling the ranks.

Don't squabble over minutiae.

Stand together against gun control. Join. Get other people to join. Act now.
I am not sure you are on the mark here... the latest feeding frenzy regarding the 2nd Amendment has NOTHING to do with the 2nd Amendment... it is a smoke screen to keep the American public from focusing on the things they were focused on (supposedly) prior to the election... jobs, the economy and national debt. The NRA is effective in only one area because it is a single focus organization and I am a member and supporter but the long term answer to America's sickness is:

1. individuals develop personal integrity, character and self reliance
2. the Republican party be put in the ash can of history as it gives us NOTHING but ineffective bumblers
3. a conservative party based on Constitutional principals develop as an alternative that will energize that 100 million sleeping majority who see the two parties available now as a joke
 

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George,

A govt cannot create jobs. That is not it's funtion. When we believe otherwise, we come to rely on something that is guaranteed to fail.

A govt cannot create or sustain an economy. That is not it's funtion. When we believe otherwise, we come to rely on something that is guaranteed to fail.

A govt cannot be relied on to check its own growth and spending. When we believe otherwise, we come to rely on something that is guaranteed to fail.

All of the above are our responsibilities. We are responsible. We must join and act, rather than quibbling over nothing.

This currency will likely fail, because interest rates cannot be suppressed forever, and when they rise, indirectly our ability to service debt will vanish.

When this happens, you'll need a few guns for a few months because things are gonna get ugly.

A govt CAN take your gun, unless you stand in the way.

Join the NRA. get 5 other people to join. When the NRA has 50 million members, gun control will go away. We don't need gun control. When the American people see political success, maybe they'll redevelop a tatse for it, and start other needed improvements.
 

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Also - register at popvox.com, and take 5 minutes per day to voice your political view on every bill introduced to Congress.

Do it!

Engage the democratic process using the available tools and take this country back!

There are 75 million gun owners. If we quit squabbling over nothing and unite and organize, we would run the country!

DO IT!

And bump this thread to encourage others to do it!
 

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I'm really ashamed at the amount of gun owners that don't belong to the NRA! This is like driving without a license! This is like claiming to be a conservative but not voting. This is the least expense per year $35.00 for me, I spend more than that a week on misc garbage. Stand up and be counted! When they come for your stuff don't complain if you didn't walk tall. 315 million in the USA and only 4.3 million NRA members, something is wrong, seriously wrong! If felons outnumber law abiding citizens, something is wrong, seriously wrong! Are you getting the picture yet? Pass this along.
 

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Well, everyone I know (personally - not internet acquaintances) who is a gun owner is already a member. I was not aware that they were delinquent in membership. I know I recently re-upped for a 3 year instead on 1 year as the lifetime amount was a bit steep. I am saving up for another gun, though, and if they remain as invisible on the shelves as they are now, I will probably apply that money towards NRA lifetime.
 
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...We need an immediate grassroots push against new gun legislation.

By far the simplest effective plan is to swell the ranks of the biggest existing gun lobby to unimaginable numbers.

...The NRA has 4.3 million members. If they can stand and say they have 50 million paying members, the gun control debate would evaporate overnight. Why can this not happen? What stands in the way? Nothing, that's what.

The NRA is the obvious choice. They have the infrastructure, the history, and the presence to make an immediate and effective political statement.


This isn't about whether they have been right or wrong on some certain issue. It's not about who is already a member, or what type of member.

It is about getting more people to join. It's not about huge donations. It's about numbers. Swelling the ranks.

Don't squabble over minutiae.

Stand together against gun control. Join. Get other people to join. Act now.
Thanks to your challenging message, today I renewed my NRA membership which had elapsed over six months ago.
 

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Thanks to your challenging message, today I renewed my NRA membership which had elapsed over six months ago.
Outstanding! Thank you! I'm inspired by your message!

Thanks to everyone who has replied here already.

You'd be amazed how many gun owners are not members. Ask around. Talk to people.

Tell them: It doesn't matter whether you own 2 o/u shotguns, or an AR and a Glock, or just a bolt gun for deer hunting.

A very serious anti-gun push has already started! They are doing this right now.

As gun owners, we number enough to run the country if we only unite.

If you think it is okay if they go after "assault rifles" and hi-cap magazines, you are wrong. Once they gain traction, they will impose gun registration laws and animal-protection laws and eventually they will take all the guns because there is no use for them anymore, and the Amercian democratic republic will die under the governance of tyrannical morons.

The 2nd Amendment right has nothing to do with duck hunting. It's purpose is a civilian militia that cannot be bullied by authoritarian govt. They are attempting to revoke that right as we speak, and they are moving very fast.

Draw the line now. Join the NRA. More importantly, go get 5 other people to join. This is the simplest, fastest route to an immediate political voice against gun control. AND - you can become an NRA associate member for $10 per year. That's all it takes to add to the rolls of paying NRA members. We need MILLIONS of members!

We must act now, or lose our rights!
 

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The socialists will never stop their attack on the constitution, even if 200 million more joined the NRA.

The fight to keep America free will never end, sad as it may be.
 
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Joining the NRA is not the answer. Contacting your elected officials and holding them accountable is.
We all complain about lobbyists and how they buy Congressional voyes and here he are endorsing lobbyists. We complain about how much money is spent on elections and here we are urging people to spend their money in orser to buy more influence in Congress.
Politicians far being voted out of office more than a lobbyist.
By comparison what was everyones response to the AARP supporting Obamacare?
Yep, I thought so. Damn lobbyists spending all that money trying to get obummercare passed.
But, I guess that was different, right?
 

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Lee and Beeg - you are both wrong, and as such, you are part of the problem rather than taking the ultra-simple step of becoming part of the solution.

The left pushes gun owners around as though we were wimps. They succeed in this because we refuse to unite and stand against them.

Look at yourself. You are doing it right now.

Stop squabbling and find a way for 75 million gun owners to unite in extremely rapid fashion to make an effective political presence and stop the erosion of our 2nd Amendment right.

WAIT! It already exists! Become a $10 associate member of the NRA. If the NRA can stand and say it has 40 million paying members, no elected official will dare attempt gun control. They won't because they will realize that they have finally awakened the sleeping giant and that giant (the American People) will steamroll their ass out of office.

It really is this simple.

No, the left will never stop trying to kill America. But if America steamrolls their ass, who will care what they do?

Why is it that 100 million adults declined to vote in the last election? How is this related to that fact that stupid people win political office?

It is time for grassroots America to wake up, stand up, and buck up. We do not have to be ruled by morons.

The left is steamrolling our ass because we squabble rather than unite. Stop squabbling. DO SOMETHING! ACT! JOIN! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

I posted this on several other forums. It is really starting to run on some of them. Do it! What are you waiting for?

Nothing speaks like popular support. If you read this thread, join the NRA, get others to join, and then post a reply here that says "I'M IN!". What if this thread exploded to 20 pages? Why doesn't it? This is a gun board!

Make no mistake. Very soon it will be too late.
 

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Make no mistake. Very soon it will be too late.
Unfortunately, your last statement is all too true.

If we give them an inch, they will take all 5,984,000 yards (estimated width of the continental US).
 

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I've been dragging my feet; literally for years. Just now I signed up for a 1 yr membership. I've not joined previously because of fairly semantically differences in opinion on certain subjects. No, joining is not "THE" answer, but the OP is right, the fastest way to make an impact is to come together in numbers and leverage the influence the NRA has in Washington. I'll continue reaching out to my reps, as we all should.
 
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When I renewed last night, NRA was offering ten dollars off the normal fee of $35, which brings the membership fee down to $25.

I elected to not receive their free magazine, which meant that the $3 plus dollars that the NRA normally spends on the magazine subscription could be used to fight those who seek to do away with the liberties we now have.
 
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