So I joined the National Rifle Association with a one year membership last year. I quickly grew tired of the calls and junk mail asking for more money so I let the membership lapse and never looked back. but now I’m getting phone calls constantly, at least three a week, asking me to renew my membership. I keep telling them to stop calling, but they won’t. I’m so desperate that I’m tempted to answer the phone with “vote Hillary” (not really; that would be stupid).
A few years back my husband joined the NRA, when their thing was to “fight against those in favor of gun control”. When he sent the money (for one year), he wrote a letter asking them to keep their hats,and other joining gifts, and use the full amount of money to fight gun control.
I don’t think the ink was dry on the check before they started sending all sorts of crap, and begging for more money for one thing and another, plus the phone calls.
They did send the magazines, after being asked not to, and the junk mail postage they sent probably exceeded the amount he sent for membership, so I guess you realize, no more money from this address.
Although the NRA does do some fine and needed work, they cause themselves too much grief and lost members by their stupid actions
I have been an NRA Life Member since 1972 and an Endowed Member since 1992 or 3…The only time I was called by someone from the NRA was back a few when some of the other folks were trying to ‘change’ the NRA. The call was a political poll but did end up with the money question. Other than that time I have never received a call from the NRA. However I have received a ton of mail from them. I really wish that they would not send out the mass mailings because they are wasting money. However if you look at the amount spent verses the amount received in these mailings, I guess that they pay for themselves. I just wish that they had a system of removing those that want off and those that never send in contributions. But I guess the thought “Hope springs eternal” is true.
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I love what they do, but will not join them because of the same reason. When I was young and joined I got two to three letters a week and like others here, I politely asked that they save the postage and not send 25 letters to tell me who I should vote for or the cap, or the sticker…etc. They just do not get it. How can you really fight if you are spending millions of your contributors’ entry fees.
It took 10 years to make them stop writing to me and since I bought a new rifle they ‘ve started again. How DO you stop them? I have been sending everything back as “no longer at this address.” I wonder if they get it back?
I get calls from the NRA Mon-Fri at 9:08am. I told them I am on the “do not call list” they said that they do not apply because it is a non-profit organization. I told them they are harassing me and I want it to stop. He said “thank you for talking with me and supporting the NRA” They keep calling. I will never support the NRA for this alone.
Just like DJ has already advised, ask to speak to a Supervisor if they call back. With the political tensions as they are with all the debates consuming the TV lately..Everybody is pushing for votes and contributions. I’m not saying or offering this as an excuse or justification, as there really are none, and there is no excuse for telephone harassment like this..
You have to realize that the calls you are getting are not actually from the NRA, but are from an outsourced tele-marketing company working to solicit funds for the NRA.If you talk to a Supervisor, get a name and write it down for later should you need to reference it…..
I’m going on 30 years as a Lifetime Member of the NRA, and I too can tell you I have NEVER received a call from the NRA. I still get lots of mail from the NRA-ILA, but never any calls……
Source(s): Gunsmith/Gun Shop Owner
Firearms Appraiser & Collector
Lifetime Hunter-U.S. and Canada
35 Years Firearms Experience
For those who swear they have never rec’d a call from the NRA, I don’t believe you for one minute.
Interesting. I have been a NRA member for years. I don’t get any more junk mail from them then I do from banks wanting me to take their credit card. I have never had a phone call from them.
I’m another surprised member. I get some junk mail and junk email, but I’ve never had a phone call, even when I let my membership lapse a few years ago. [I prefer to pay year-by-year: they get more money to fight Hillary that way]
I’ve been a member for 20 years and cannot recall ever getting a call from them…..but then I’m very particular about who gets my phone number.
Next time they call, demand to speak to a supervisor immediately. Be polite but firm…..keep repeating “Put a Supervisor on the phone right now!”
When you get the supervisor, ask for their name, their company name and a number you can reach them at, write it down and then demand that your name and number be removed from the call list. This is simply a telemarketing company calling you….it’s NOT the NRA.
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Why won’t the NRA stop calling me?
Have you ever donated to a cause and then found yourself bombarded with phone calls and emails from that organization asking for more money? It can be frustrating, especially if you don’t support the cause anymore. In this article, we investigate why the NRA continues to contact its donors, even after they’ve asked to be removed from the list.
The NRA’s history of marketing
The NRA has a long history of marketing to its members and potential members. The organization has used various tactics over the years to reach its target audience, including direct mail, television ads, and online marketing.
Most recently, the NRA has come under fire for its use of aggressive marketing techniques. The organization has been accused of using fear-mongering and scare tactics to sell guns and ammunition. Additionally, the NRA has been criticized for its failure to stop calling members who have asked to be removed from its contact list.
Critics say that the NRA’s marketing practices are irresponsible and dangerous. They argue that the organization is more interested in making money than in protecting the safety of its members or the general public.
What do you think? Is the NRA’s marketing practices responsible or dangerous?
How the NRA targets its victims
The NRA has a history of targeting its victims. In 2012, the NRA targeted then-congressional candidate Gabrielle Giffords in a campaign ad. The ad showed Giffords being shot in the head, and included the line “She’s not dead yet.”
The ad was widely condemned, but the NRA didn’t stop there. In 2015, the NRA targeted then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an ad that featured a voiceover saying “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
And in 2017, the NRA targeted survivors of the mass shooting in Las Vegas with an ad that mocked them for calling for gun control.
The NRA’s ads are not only tasteless and offensive, they’re also dangerous. By constantly reminding its members that there are people out there who want to take their guns away, the NRA is stoking fear and division. And that’s exactly what the gun lobby wants.
The psychological impact of being called by the NRA
Have you ever been called by the NRA? If so, you’re not alone. The NRA has a history of calling its members, and even non-members, with a variety of messages. Some of these messages are meant to be educational, while others are designed to be persuasive.
But what is the impact of these calls? Do they make people more likely to support the NRA? Or do they simply annoy people and turn them off from the organization?
It’s hard to say for sure, but one thing is certain: the NRA’s calls can have a psychological impact on the people who receive them.
For some people, getting a call from the NRA can be frightening. The thought of being on the receiving end of a aggressive phone call from a stranger is enough to make anyone uneasy. And if you’re already skeptical of gun rights organizations, getting a call from the NRA can only reinforce your negative feelings.
But it’s not just negative feelings that can be stirred up by an NRA call. For some people, getting a call from the NRA can be empowering. It can make them feel like they’re part of a larger community that is fighting for an important cause.
No matter what your personal
What to do if you’re being harassed by the NRA
If you’re being harassed by the NRA, there are a few things you can do. First, try to ignore them. If that doesn’t work, you can try to reason with them or ask them to stop. If that doesn’t work, you can always report them to the authorities.
The NRA’s ultimate goal
The NRA’s ultimate goal is to have complete control over the nation’s firearms. They want to be the only organization that is allowed to manufacture, sell, and possess firearms. This would give them a monopoly on the industry and allow them to dictate the terms of gun ownership in the United States.
The NRA has been extremely successful in achieving this goal so far. They have managed to get Congress to pass laws that make it very difficult for new gun manufacturers to enter the market. They have also lobbied for laws that make it illegal for most Americans to own certain types of firearms.
The NRA is not going to stop calling you until they get what they want. They will keep harassing you until you give in and join their organization. If you’re not careful, they will eventually succeed in their goal of taking over the firearms industry in America.
The NRA’s incessant calling can be frustrating, especially if you’re not interested in their products or services. However, there are a few steps you can take to stop the calls. You can try asking them to stop calling, blocking their number, or even filing a complaint with the FCC. Whatever you do, don’t just ignore the calls — that will only make the problem worse.
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