“If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying - that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 - establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.”
by Orrin Hatch




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

thank you, gun control extremists

For providing me the motivation to do this: 


And thanks to Fill Yer Hands for making his discounted life membership deal available to me. 

Lord knows I do not always agree with the NRA or what it does, but the honest truth is that they are the largest organization dedicated to fighting for our rights, and all of their power comes from the number of people they represent.  In the end, politicians care about votes more than they care about campaign donations; after all, without votes, they lose those donations, period.  Plus, now I can vote in the NRA general elections for their board, and maybe when I tell them they are being idiots, they might listen… 

10 comments to thank you, gun control extremists

  • Congrats. Now eventually you’ll get an offer to go to Patron for $300. If you take that one, eventually they’ll offer Endowment for $300 as well. I didn’t take them up on the Endowment the first time, but I will the next time.

  • Mussorgsky

    I’m glad I’m not the only bloke to jump on that offer. I too have had huge problems with the NRA, but the money was right. Plus, I balanced it out with a 2AF membership and a few other orgs for civil rights (10th AC, among others)

  • Mussorgsky

    @ The Freeholder:
    Do the different levels of lifetime membership mean anything other different patches/decals/etc. and bragging rights?

  • Nathan

    I got mine, and I live in New Zealand, for Christsakes. Welcome to the club! 🙂

  • MAJMike

    Welcome! I’ve been a Life member since about 1976 and have gradually bumped up my level to Endowment, then Patron via NRA special offers.

    Also joined the 2nd Amendment Association and the Gun Owners of America. This was done with the money I used to donate to the RHINO/Stupid Party. Need to support as many civil rights organizations as possible.

  • SirBrass

    It’s looking like I’ll either take another training class or purchase the NRA Life Membership, SAF membership, and AZCDL life membership. Decisions, decisions.

    I definitely need to jump on the Life Membership thing for $300 while the offer lasts (Tom Gresham opened his up for folks to get in on w/).

  • @ The Freeholder: Is there an actual point to those membership levels, aside from giving the NRA more money and getting the associated bragging rights?

    @ Mussorgsky: Yeah, I need to decide what other organizations to toss money at, given the way things are going…

    @ Nathan: Hey, I have been an on-again-off-again yearly member for a while now… I just decided to bite the proverbial bullet, is all ;).

    @ MAJMike: I am still debating whether or not I want to financially support an organization that goes out of its way to award plagiarists and thieves, and, honestly, GOA can twist. I like the idea of supporting the 10th Amendment Center, though… will have to look into them.

    @ SirBrass: And that is the other thing I need to do sometime – invest in some more training. Unfortunately, training takes ammunition, and it has gotten to the point where that is actually more expensive than the class.

  • Mussorgsky

    If it helps you any, here’s a list of organizations to which I belong on the national level (state ones excluded since few enough readers on this site are from Connecticut). Most of these I joined within the last year, but I’ve belonged to a few for longer, even years now.

    NRA – now life member
    Jews for the Protection of Firearm Ownership
    Second Amendment Foundation
    Tenth Amendment Center
    Oath Keepers
    Judicial Watch
    Fully Informed Jury Association

    These are all orgs that I believe in enough to have purchased a membership for at least one year. Plenty of other good ones exist, but these are the ones I’ve chosen for myself after research; they also fall in line with some of my priorities/beliefs on the national level. Not sure if it will help you any, but it’s a good place to start.
    Also good even though I haven’t given any money: Ludwig von Mises Institute and LewRockwell.com

  • The membership levels do determine what events you get invited to at the National Meetings. I think at Pontifex level you get to comb Selleck’s mustache.

    Glad you got your stuff. I was getting worried.

  • Ah. I guess I will need to make it to the national meetings one of these days…

    As am I :). Fair bit of money to toss into the ether like that!