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NRA Scams #4659988
02/08/18 01:38 PM
02/08/18 01:38 PM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline OP
Al  Offline OP
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Getting a bit sick of their solicitians.

Got one yesterday that implied it was my membership renewal.

It said. "So please, rush your 2018 renewal statement back to me along with a generous contribution of $26"
Of course this is dead minimum..they want more.

I had to get my card to insure it was not my "Membership Renewal"..which it wasn't.

Dont get me wrong. I supporrt their aims but.............


Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660001
02/08/18 02:04 PM
02/08/18 02:04 PM
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+1 smile Its the new normal. Everyone is on TV asking me for just 19.99 a month.. For the kids For the Dogs For the orphans. The sad music playing. I change the channel

Last edited by Kestas; 02/08/18 02:36 PM. Reason: no need to completely quote the first post in the second post.
Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660002
02/08/18 02:05 PM
02/08/18 02:05 PM
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Soviet State of Washington
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Soviet State of Washington
Destined for the lock bin.


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Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660006
02/08/18 02:14 PM
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Occupied Virginia
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It's not a scam, it's just a shady form of solicitation.

Re: NRA Scams [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4660025
02/08/18 02:40 PM
02/08/18 02:40 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Online content
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Magazines have employed subscription and renewal notices which look like bills for years.

How many magazine subscriptions have been renewed by bored office workers assuming it's a legitimate bill.

Re: NRA Scams [Re: PimTac] #4660039
02/08/18 02:53 PM
02/08/18 02:53 PM
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Eastern Seaboard
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Destined for the lock bin.


Why?

Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660044
02/08/18 02:58 PM
02/08/18 02:58 PM
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Texas
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I took out a life membership back in the 1970's , when I was just making peanuts . As far as I am concerned , if the NRA has squandered that money , they are not getting any more $$$ out of me .

Do not get me wrong , we are better off with the NRA than without it . However , that does not mean they have done a very cost effective job of doing what they are suspose to do .


Wyr
God bless
Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660056
02/08/18 03:32 PM
02/08/18 03:32 PM
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After the way Chris Cox and Wayne LaPierre screwed the pooch after the Vegas tragedy combined with a board full of sunshine patriots and fudds (Marion Hammer), they won't be getting my money.

Get people like Adam Krautt (mispelled to keep from getting censored) on the board of directors and kick Wayne and Chris out of the organization and I will sign up as a life member. As it stands now the Gun Owners of America and the Second Amendment Foundation are the two national groups that get my money.

Last edited by Robenstein; 02/08/18 03:32 PM.

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Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660064
02/08/18 03:40 PM
02/08/18 03:40 PM
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Glendale, Arizona
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Originally Posted By: Al
Getting a bit sick of their solicitians.


These threads always start up from time to time, and they are all so unnecessary. If you are an NRA member and you do not wish to be contacted, simply call them and ask to be put on their "Do Not Call List". It's fast and easy, and it's a lot better than complaining. I've been a Life Member since 1976, and NEVER get bothered by them.

" You may ask us to remove you from the lists by: (1) emailing from our Contact Us page; (2) calling us at 1-800-672-3888; or (3) writing to us at National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road; Fairfax, VA 22030."

https://membership.nrahq.org/privacy.asp

Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660069
02/08/18 03:45 PM
02/08/18 03:45 PM
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I just subscribe to their associate membership which is like $10/year and has no magazine or junk mail component. I have to keep a membership with them for my gun club eligibility.

The SAF and GOA are also worth donating to if you care about your rights that shall not be infringed.

Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660086
02/08/18 04:13 PM
02/08/18 04:13 PM
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Michigan
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NRA is not to blame here, these are private donation solicitation puppy mills, they call for other orgs like American Cancer etc. They keep a portion as a fee. Quite the racket.
If you want to donate to your favorite charity, just go online and do it.


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Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660103
02/08/18 04:49 PM
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n.c.
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n.c.
I got a packet in the mail from them a few months ago with a free knife offer. Youtube search revealed the knife was made in China. I did keep the free sticker.

Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660147
02/08/18 05:39 PM
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Buyer beware. Years ago, my mom got a renewal for Reader's Digest in April. She had just renewed for 3 years in January....so reading the fine print showed that it was a year extension from the third year ahead....


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Re: NRA Scams [Re: Al] #4660166
02/08/18 06:03 PM
02/08/18 06:03 PM
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Iowegia - USA
MolaKule Offline
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Iowegia - USA
How about one I received recently telling me that my automotive driveline insurance was due for renewal if I wanted continued coverage?

Huh? I don't and never had signed up for any coverage of that type.


Last edited by MolaKule; 02/08/18 06:03 PM.

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Re: NRA Scams [Re: stockrex] #4660169
02/08/18 06:06 PM
02/08/18 06:06 PM
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One Step Beyond
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One Step Beyond
Originally Posted By: stockrex
NRA is not to blame here, these are private donation solicitation puppy mills, they call for other orgs like American Cancer etc. They keep a portion as a fee. Quite the racket.
If you want to donate to your favorite charity, just go online and do it.


So very true.
When they call on the phone, ask them "how much of my money would actually go to the Charity" ?
The Charity generally gets 15% ...... The Solicitors keep 85%.


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