I've been getting a call per month asking me for more money, and they offer that China made knife or some other crap.OK, I get the point that it's their job to maximize the dollars we contribute to the cause, but I recently purchase a hat from the NRA and the damn thing was made in China. I don't know why but I was really disgusted and disappointed. I think for that alone I won't re-up my membership.
It's starting to get irritating.
Not to mention, I was an NRA certified instructor on a few things, for Boy Scouts. It costs a ton, and they make no allowance, its not like I do this to get people to pay me for training, but you must pay to get certified, or you don't get certified. And they have the BSA totally under their thumb, so if you have no NRA cert, you can't do the shooting with the boys. So, in my AO...no one can go shooting unless they go to a camp where the instructor is a paid employee.
It's like the ONLY thing the NRA is about, is the money. If those high priced lawyers and lobbyists all believe in our rights...why do they need to be paid so freaking much? How about when they visit DC, they stay in a Motel 6 and eat some delivery pizza like the rest of us? Seriously, I could cut their budget overnight. Quit paying people to call me, quit sending out mass mailings every few weeks, and lets cut wages to the guys getting rich running the show. Did you know that LaPierre makes about $840K a year base pay, plus another $120K in other pay?
THAT'S a crock of you know what.
They only spend about 18% of the money raised on the bosses and fundraising...that's not too bad, but still...