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Old 06-03-2019, 8:59 AM
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The Compton Hunting and Fishing Club held its FNRA dinner on Saturday, and attendance was much lower than previous years. We are usually a High Caliber Club and often win Top Net accolades. Instead of 100-120 people, there were perhaps 70.

Regardless, the food was great - many appetizers including deep fried turkeys and the main meal of a heavy salad bar, slow smoked brisket, baked beans, au gratin potatoes and cheesecake was enjoyed by all.

From what I have heard, all the FNRA events have been down this year....
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Old 06-05-2019, 4:27 PM
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This may be a rough time till something good breaks for the NRA.

The flack from the sleaze bag NYC lawyers and politicians is heavy.
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The San Jose attendance was also down. Though our table of 8 went home with 6 or 7 firearms. About the same haul as last year.
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Until they get their sh straight I'll save my money and time for other things. Funding WLP's suits and travel and all the internal squabbling and being more an industry lobby than citizens' action committee has turned me off.

Also, I spend a ton of $$ at dinners like this and never win anything good. I always see top prizes go to head tables and I know it's probably not rigged but I still feel like a mark at the end of the night.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:18 AM
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The big spenders do win more prizes as they buy more tickets and thus increase their odds. At our dinner, we also have games to win specific guns (as I am sure most of dinners do, too.) Our dinner does have a couple smaller raffles where the odds at better - like a sponsor raffle for several guns where each sponsor gets only 1 ticket and an Early Bird raffle for a gun, where if you buy your ticket early, you get one ticket.

So are you going to contribute to CRPA, Gun Owners of America or some other pro-2A group rather than the NRA?
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I have never wanted to be part of the NRA.
They do to many pro gun rallies with in a week of a shooting. That's just poor taste. They also dont do much for members. A local shop owner was arrested in 2006ish for selling assault weapons. He had lowers with mags and mag catches in and a 1/4 nut on the catch. The nut was welded to the catch. The Madison society helped him and his family. All charges were dropped. The NRA never returned his wife's calls. This happened in Modesto. The owner is now in free America. Working in the gun industry .
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I missed the Big Bear one this weekend.
Unexpectedly had to go into work but I heard it was a little lower that usual and it was in a smaller venue this year...
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The 'flack' from the 'sleezebag' NY Lawyers and politicians seems to be richly deserved. The 'Royalty' of the NRA have run it is their personal fiefdom for a generation. Why because they're the 'NRA' and who's gonna' say otherwise. They, like our political class, have capitulated entirely to the interests of the industry. The NRA has staked out such extremist policy positions, again serving the interests of the industry, that the majority of their membership doesn't even support them. These policy positions are, to my thinking, precisely what has lead the rest of the population of the US to see anyone that owns a gun as a 'gun nut'. They've ignored and knowingly and with full intention violated dozens of laws governing non-profits, co-mingling of funds, transfer & use of those funds etc. for equally long. There's an old saying about the law 'traveling on a leaden foot but striking with an iron fist'. It is only because it is the NRA that this took so long to happen.

No one but the NRA is to blame for what is happening to the NRA. It just couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people too.

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