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).
My number is already on the "do not call" list, and I have been extremely polite with them. They just will not stop calling.
Micah, I would but I don’t think any amount of showering would ever make me feel clean again if I did that.
to JD and DJ, whether it’s the NRA harassing me or a company hired by the NRA to harass me, it’s still a representative of the NRA doing the harassing.
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.