National Rifle Association

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Many people badmouth the NRA, but although I'm not a Member, I feel that it is the most Patriotic organization in the Country.

    Hal
     
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    It seems like the members of this Forum are too timid to want to voice their opinions on the NRA either way.

    Perhaps I should not have introduced so controversial a topic!

    Hal
     
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  3. Chrissy Cross

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    It's not controversial on here. I'm a lifetime member but my husband bought me that many moons ago.

    He had lots of guns, I don't have any.
     
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  4. Ken Anderson

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    I don't think the NRA would be too controversial a topic here. I was once a member of the NRA. I didn't renew my membership because they seemed too willing to compromise on the Second Amendment, trying to find some middle ground. I am a member of Gun Owners of America, but I do believe that the NRA has done far more good than harm.
     
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  5. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Hal, most likely if I would have done this thread, then it would've been pretty controversial:D

    We were members, when we lived in Colorado, but stopped the membership. Not that we didn't like the NRA, just didn't want to be a part of it anymore. Is that understandable??

    And, to let you know Hal, there are some (note, I did say "some") pretty timid members on here, especially with certain topics. At least that's what I've come to learn.
     
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    I'm not timid, my views probably don't fit into the conservative agenda but not liberal either.
     
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    Thank you for your replies!

    Hal
    Here...have some!
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    Reminds me of my husband's rifles. I had forgotten about the rack. Every time we moved we argued about where he was going to put it. :)
     
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    I just read where Oliver North is going to be the new head of the NRA. The Liberals are having a field day. Bless their hearts. ;):D
     
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  10. Frank Sanoica

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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    If they're "timid", they may be allowed to "fit in" under circumstances not being argued, no?

    "Not that we didn't like the NRA, just didn't want to be a part of it anymore. Is that understandable??"

    No, it's not understandable. "Didn't want to be a part of it anymore" indicates some kind of derogatory feeling, some dissatisfaction, some dislike for the organization. Tell us about that.
    Frank
     
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  11. Bobby Cole

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    How about, "I really do not wish to put out the bucks any longer?" Just like belonging to the American Legion. "I really do not wish to put out the bucks any longer."

    If either one needs a little extra cash, they email me and if I feel that they really need it, I donate.
    I also do not belong to:
    The Christian Children's Fund.
    The ASPCA
    The United Way
    MADD
    NAACP
    VFW
    Mensa
    The Dream Foundation
    The Ford Foundation (One of my "family" was the CEO)
    The Shriners nor Masons

    Get the picture? Anyone who wants to take money out of what little I have, every month and for the rest of my life is just going to have to go it without me.................
     
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  12. Cody Fousnaugh

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    When we had our house in Parker, CO, we had our gun/rifle case next to the wall, just a few feet from our front door. First thing anyone who came in our front door would see was that. Just seemed like part of living in Colorado to us.
    Our gun/rifle case now is in our spare bedroom closet. It's in our Rental Agreement that displaying any firearms in the apartment, where people can see them, isn't allowed. So, it's in the closet.
     
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  13. Cody Fousnaugh

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    LOVE your reply, Bobby! That's it though.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    Surprising the firearms are allowed at all. Almost every homeowners' insurance policy, for example, lists as an exclusion from payoff of claim, possession of gas welding equipment on the premises. Of course, mine are in the garage: is that premises?
    Frank
     
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  15. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Guess you’ve never been in a home in parts of Colorado, all of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, the Dakota’s and any of the Plains Starts. Very common to have/see a gun and/or rife glass case in a home and even rifles on display on a wall in living room.

    Didn’t you see the photo of the one member showing the rifles displayed on a wall?
     
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  16. Cody Fousnaugh

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    I keep forgetting that some folks on here have never been in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, the Dakota’s or the Plains States. I have been and seeing firearms displayed in homes in not unusual at all.
     
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    When I was growing up, my dad always had a couple of guns, a rifle, and a shotgun, I think, leaning up against the wall by the door, and I think they were loaded. There was zero concern about any harm from people. The guns were there in case a fox was in the chicken house or some other critter was threatening any of his livestock. A river went through our land and it bordered on a woods. In Maine, it's not unusual for people to display their guns, particularly when they have something they're especially proud of, but probably less so than there used to be, the worry there being theft.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh
    Cody, you're talking about two different things. I'm referring to RENTED premises, not a residence owned by the occupant. Renting encompasses different rules of occupancy. I have no doubt at all about the homes in the states you mentioned being well-armed. But, it seems ratyher unusual that you have been witness to folks home interiors ..in all those states........You must have moved often.
    Frank
     
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    During the time that I was in Texas, I rented a few houses and a place in a condominium, and as far as I am aware, there were no restrictions on gun ownership. I suppose it's likely that there are apartment complexes that don't allow guns but I think it's just as likely that most people renting houses don't have those restrictions.
     
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    I'm a life member of the NRA. I've been a member since 1969. As for being timid, Cody, there are some of us who don't speak until we have something to say.:D

    I've been trying to count how many guns I have. Hmmm, I count six handguns of various types and calibers, three 22 caliber rifles, two .270 caliber rifles, one .303 Savage rifle, four shotguns and one "Tommy" gun. OOPS, make that two 22 caliber rifles, I gave one to my cousin. I think that's all, I'll have to look around the house and shop to make sure.
     
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  21. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Ok, Frank. Sorry.
    Anyway, the term "well armed" isn't used for homes in those states. People who live in, or around, big cities where high crime is, use that term. Families in those states have firearms for fun and enjoyment much more than for protection. Just letting you know this.
    There are shows on tv that have shown the interiors of ranch homes, and other homes, that are displaying firearms.

    Frank, I did travel, and in those states, like Ken stated, it's not uncommon at all to see firearms displayed in homes and/or apartments. For one thing, people just don't sell their firearms because they are going to rent an apartment or house. My one neighbor told me that she has a 9mm in her apartment and an previous neighbor had a shotgun in his. When he was moving, I seen him carry it our in a case. I would tend to believe that there are many, many apartment and house renters that have firearms in their homes and also have home insurance covering the firearms and other possessions in the home. Most folks who live here have firearms in their homes for protection, whereas we have them for protection as well as going to the range for some shooting fun.
     
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  22. Cody Fousnaugh

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    The word "timid" to me would be like someone who would never pick up a firearm, let alone shoot one. Both of my SIL's are just like that. My wife is somewhat timid, but owns and shoots her own rifle and handgun. IOW, I guess, the word "timid" can cover how some folks react to different things.
     
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    People here where we live have firearms much more for protection than pleasure. Another reason we want to move! Where we are looking at, firearms are kept for protection, but the main thing is for pleasure in hunting or target shooting at a range.
     
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    YEAH! Good for you, Bobby!
    Hal
     
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    I don't know who's timid or bold. Some may not have had their hot button punched hard enough, yet. Or maybe like someone has already said, they may not say anything until they have something to say. There's always been a gun or two around my house, usually a rifle and a handgun. I've never been a member of the NRA but considered joining at one time. I figured I needed the membership money more than they did.
     
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