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Old 12-22-2012, 11:13 AM
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Just floating an idea. My gun range requires membership in the nra to be a member of the range. How about having to show card or member number to do business with an FFL. I am just recently realizing how many gun owners, even Calgunners who are not members in our largest most unified national voice. It is upsetting and pathetic to me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:20 PM
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You may do a lot better by saying you'll pay half their fees for a year long membership if they sign up with the purchase of a firearm. Otherwise they may just leave and purchase elsewhere.


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Old 12-22-2012, 12:22 PM
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Because the NRA is holier than the holy?
Maybe some don't want to be apart of this now bureaucratic organization
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:29 PM
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That seems like a good way to scare away noobs who are just starting to get interested in guns - let them start shooting, get acquainted with reality instead of Hollywood/anti-gun BS, then the NRA membership starts to make sense.

NRA membership, for a lot of people, is a mixed blessing - I think it's important (I am a life member) but I disagree with a lot of what they do, and strongly dislike a lot of the politicians they support. I think the right thing to do - especially now - is for people to hold their nose and join anyway, but it's a lot easier to make that argument once someone gets good and happy with their guns and with shooting and good and disgusted with the idiotic anti's.

What if you offered a discount for NRA members?
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Don't think it would be legal. Violation of the first amendment and 2nd amendment.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:32 PM
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Because the NRA is holier than the holy?
Maybe some don't want to be apart of this now bureaucratic organization
The U.S. government is made up of the two most powerful bureaucratic organizations in history.

Until something happens to de-throne the two party system, you have to fight fire with fire.
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Until something happens to de-throne the two party system, you have to fight fire with fire.
I don't
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If the shopper felt like joining the NRA they would probably be a member already. if the shopper doesn't feel like joining the NRA they'll just go to another store that doesn't make them jump through hoops to spend their money.

Now a discount for NRA members...
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Or hand out NRA literature and offer them a discount if they join the NRA today.
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Very stupid idea. ( from a business side point of view )

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They won't get my business.
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As a business, you can make any requirements you want, unless it violates the law, such as refusing to do a PPT.

I give a discount to members of firearm rights organizations. As long as it is a firearm rights organization, I don't care which one. I don't consider the CRPA to be a firearm rights organization due to their budget and other issues.

This encourages people to join the organization of their choice or I get more money. It is a win either way to me.
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Don't CA gun buyers put up with enough as it is? I'd never require it but I do have all the literature and applications available and in plain sight. I'd only encourage it.
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I like this, but implemented a little differently.

My range ( SLOSA )has a yearly membership fee of $50.

I contend that they should raise that membership fee to $75 with the option to check off a "NRA Membership Request" checkbox.

If the member does not check the box, the range will donate that $25 to SAF, CGF, etc.

For those people who just come to shoot, but not become yearly members, the person working the window should ask if they wish to donate a few $$$.

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I think the best is not to require membership but offer it and a discount if you wish. I recommend options such as membership info for GSSF and NSSF and any other shooting organizations you can find.
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what gun range? sac valley? im also in sac
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Old 12-25-2012, 7:48 PM
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Sac valley. I love that place. Its a little pricey but I get my moneys worth for sure. Me and my girlfriend go all the time.
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I would promote $25.00 off of your gun purchase if you show a valid gun rights membership or, offer to pay for their membership when they pay full price or just no discount and no membership.
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