Like most new gun owners, I signed up for the NRA blindly thinking they were going to have my back to keep my rights. That was my fault for not investigating them first. Over the years I’ve received numerous calls asking for more money. Tons of mail from them asking for more money. The amount of paper, ink and postage they go through must cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Money they could’ve kept by doing email campaigns. Granted they’ve done that too.
They are like a badly run church. Always pleading for more money. Though when you start to look at the pastor, he’s in a nicer car, a nicer house and nicer clothes. But the church is still in disrepair. So when I watch the news, it seems the NRA don’t always have our best interests at heart. I hear bad things about what the higher ups have done with the money they get from members and donors. There was a period at the start of Bloomberg flipping Virginia and the beginning of CORVID-19 stuff that the democrats started running the gun grabbing game hard and the NRA was no where to be found. I wasn’t the only one who noticed.
I’m sadly sometimes lazy, but I finally started to take a good hard look around and found that the NRA isn’t what I had hoped it would be. They also are not the only game in town to defend our Second Amendment rights. There are a few out there. The one that got my attention is the Gun Owners of America (GOA). These guys aren’t playing around. They are a no nonsense, no compromise association to defend our rights. At least I hope they are. Actions speak louder than words. I like what I see so far. So when my NRA membership comes due, they’ll cancel me because I closed out that credit card. I’ll then start backing the GOA and see how they lead us to hopefully victory over the gun grabbing democrats and liberals. I’ll also be joining the USCCA to protect myself in the event I use my gun to protect myself and/or my loved ones.