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Old 05-09-2013, 3:09 PM
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Old 05-11-2013, 6:28 AM
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Oh that's sad to hear.... That's one reason I never been a fan nor member of the NRA... They appear to be for our 2A rights.. but always at a price... They are just like every other corporate entity... $$$$$
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What exactly is a Vietnam Era Veteran?
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Old 05-11-2013, 7:25 PM
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Huh. I would have been interested in going, too.
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Corporate greed. Even the NRA president, CEO, COO, etc. want to get paid way more than the average employee. Profit is not a dirty word, but greed is.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...t_Expenditures

It is reported that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre made over $900,000 a year, circa 2007. [2]
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What exactly is a Vietnam Era Veteran?
Google is your friend.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2009/07...m-era-veteran/
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It is reported that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre made over $900,000 a year, circa 2007. [2]
You don't want a fry cook from McDonalds in charge of a multi-million dollar company.
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At a price? No way, tell me it ain't so!

Doing what they do is not cheap, it all cost money. And if you are not a NRA member (directed at second poster) then I don't ever want to hear you *****ing about anti 2A gun laws!
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^^^ This Exactly ^^^ What other organization would you support that is pro 2A. That or you are a troll
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900,000 to run a 5+ million member multi million dollar company. Thats not a lot.


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Corporate greed. Even the NRA president, CEO, COO, etc. want to get paid way more than the average employee. Profit is not a dirty word, but greed is.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...t_Expenditures

It is reported that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre made over $900,000 a year, circa 2007. [2]
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Thats what I was thinking. A CEO not even bringing in 1M to run a nation wide company to help preserve the most important amendment on the most imortant document that keeps this country free?
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Not this crap again for anyone that does not like the NRA Please start a better organization to preserve our 2nd amendment rights! While your at it do it for free so no one will complain about the money your making.
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Old 05-26-2013, 7:37 AM
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The politicians charge thousands of dollars per plate for compaign funds and people that can afford to attend for what they feel is a good cause.
What do you think he NRA has been doing?

Time out cry babies and go sit in a corner.
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Corporate greed. Even the NRA president, CEO, COO, etc. want to get paid way more than the average employee. Profit is not a dirty word, but greed is.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...t_Expenditures

It is reported that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre made over $900,000 a year, circa 2007. [2]
That is nothing compared to the average income of CEOs at banks, investment houses, auto companies, defense contractors, health insurance providers, hospitals, universities and more. All of those are somehow supported by the government. The NRA is hated by the government and is 100% grass roots and look what they have accomplished.

I say good job Wayne and Co!

The people who complain about petty crap the NRA does and and the fundraising remind me of the girl in school who tells her parents she is staying home because the popular kids ignore her.

If you don't like the NRA, join another group or start your own. Sitting it out and pouting is handing victory to the other side and is exactly what they want. They know they won't convert you, they just know they can make you forfeit. Don't let them out smart you.
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I'd say that's a pretty reasonable salary for what he does and considering his mission is of the utmost importance. If 2a falls, ALL the rest fall.
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I believed in the NRA for 35 years, then I came to my senses.
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The politicians charge thousands of dollars per plate for compaign funds and people that can afford to attend for what they feel is a good cause.
What do you think he NRA has been doing?

Time out cry babies and go sit in a corner.
Sounds like your the one crying just because everyone does not agree with you.
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I believed in the NRA for 35 years, then I came to my senses.
Hahaha. Believing the NRA is protecting your rights is like believing your insurance company wants you healthy.
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Old 06-14-2013, 4:21 PM
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Wayne LaPierre only makes 1 Million a year...

He needs your support.
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Hahaha. Believing the NRA is protecting your rights is like believing your insurance company wants you healthy.
Back in the days it was a good thing, now it's just about salaries. One should visit the Whittington center at least once and get a good feel for what's really going on, make sure to visit the employee parking lot while your there as well..
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Back in the days it was a good thing, now it's just about salaries. One should visit the Whittington center at least once and get a good feel for what's really going on, make sure to visit the employee parking lot while your there as well..
Agreed 100% I was a card carrying member forever. Now, not so much.
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No NRA = NO guns. I have been around long enough to say the NRA is doing better than ever protecting your rights to keep and bear arms.
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Good luck finding the perfect and effective organization.
It's industrial strength stupid to not be a member right now.
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A new perspective - if you've been sending out invites to people and got no response save that dollar toward your cause and drop the non participants from your list. Holding your meal at a hotel? Expect $45-50 a plate. Don't forget to add a little to each meal to cover the free meal you'll be giving your guest speaker and his wife. Probably another one or two for the manufacturers rep that put together the deal to get you a nice gun for your bidding or drawing. Hope you make the bar minimum or you'll have to ante up a little more at the end of the evening.
I wouldn't baby sit 5,000,000 members for less than $1 each - yep easy math 5mil a year. LaPeirre is doing it for less than 20 cents a head - kudos.
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Its worth adding your name to the membership roster for the basic dues. They are a force that pisses off the anti gunners and gets the attention of lawmakers for now by the pure membership numbers, although not Ideal. I just don't like being solicited for next years dues the month after I renew. It takes a lot of money and lawyering to mount a constant push-back effort.
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Hahaha. Believing the NRA is protecting your rights is like believing your insurance company wants you healthy.
HAH!

Nice one.
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Hahaha. Believing the NRA is protecting your rights is like believing your insurance company wants you healthy.
Who is trying to "take" your health?

Insurance companies lose money when you get sick.

The NRA probably pulls more donations when dems attack, but it only has one objective to my knowledge. Preserve 2A.

The NRA exists only because libs and commies continue to do what they can to erode our rights. HaHa? Nope.
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Agreed 100% I was a card carrying member forever. Now, not so much.
It's how the current system works. Period.

Help create a new system if you like. But, until we have a better advocate on our side, please stay on board.
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The big gorilla in the room that the anti's hate goes by the name of NRA!

If every gun owner were a member, we probably wouldn't where we are right now.
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Make no mistake in thinking my post is anti NRA, far from it, I'm a lifer . Anyone who owns a gun should be too.The NRA is our biggest lobby in D.C. If you have a gun don't bash the NRA (kind of like dissing farmers when you have a mouthful of food)
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$900,000 is a lot,
I'm a little shocked by this
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900,000 to run a 5+ million member multi million dollar company. Thats not a lot.
On top of that people don't understand what he has lost and given up thanks to the position he holds.

I would do it but I don't think there are many willing to put themselves in such situations.

He gets death threats, his family and himself is under constant attack, his name/family name has been dragged through hell and back, he is constantly being bad mouthed and compared to a less evil DEVIL all while having to defend your point of view as well as trying to keep 5 million members satisfied who ALL think they have a direct line to Wayne who MUST satisfy their needs and theirs alone otherwise its a big FU to the NRA.

So many idiots in this world and the NRA and gun owners are not immune to it.
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I just am sick of them trying to get money from a dry well. I have no more to give. They call the house and want $300. coffee comes out my nose.
I tell them I have no money to give and they keep talking like they didn't FKN hear me until I'm forced to use expletives.
That's all, carry on.
I don't usually get into it with anyone but I call BS. I get calls from the NRA. And if I don't have the money to donate I simply say I'm sorry I cannot afford to do it at this time. I have NEVER had any NRA rep ask me to donate a specific amount. I donate when I can. And I am a life member too. If they bother you so much go cancel your membership.
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Pro NRA. If you don't like the NRA, join another pro 2A organization.
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I really believe in the FNRA and I would write to them with your complaint.
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To the OP, to my knowledge, Friends of the NRA events are put on by volunteers who wish to help raise money and awareness for the NRA and its endeavors. They are not controlled by the NRA. Think of them as "booster clubs." So, if you have a problem with how a particular "Friends" group is operating, you should take it up with the leadership of that group. I do not mean to minimize your dispute, just wanted to direct your focus to the proper entity.

To all others who are claiming the NRA does nothing with your money in California, the NRA spends more money in California than it take in from here. Besides having a full time lobbyist with a team in Sacramento, and a team handling local grassroots activities, here is what the NRA has had our firm do in the last few years for its California members:http://www.calgunlaws.com/wp-content...lishments1.pdf
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I am a life member and have been paying off my memberhship on their payment plan. Sorry to say that I paid full price and now they offer lifetime memberships for $300.

With that said, I will continue to pay until finished, but the NRA will not get another dollar from me either through events, store purchases and will not pay for my boys memberships.
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What are your rights worth. I have not bought any new guns for many years though I have spent lots of money for what I believe is right. Sometimes it really pays off.
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