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 Post subject: Re: New NRA $$$ Cry!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:01 am 
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GunShy wrote:
"That might be the case, but if so, I'd still rather put my money into matches at the local level or grassroots postal matches than send USAS a dime."

Same here. Free pistol matches in particular.


I won't say I disagree. If you can get enough interest at the local level and there's some contact/interest at a regional level.

I don't know what USAS membership costs, but SFC or FTQ (Fédération Québécoise de Tir) or membership in another organisation here is worth it just for the insurance coverage.

Then if you have the time and energy to organise locally, it's often easier to become the golden example and effect change within an organisation than it is to build an organisation and contacts from the ground up.

The FQT gets the same derision that I see here for USAS for supporting only their elite teams. And ignorantly misplaced derision for not doing the "gun rights" thing. But for $40/yr per member you get $5M insurance and access to a mailing list of thousands of members and a place on their website to announce competitions.

YMMV

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 Post subject: Re: New NRA $$$ Cry!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Xman wrote:
Got a letter from Wayne..he called me his friend right at the start and stated how proud he was to have me as a friend...
I became a Golden Eagle just to get the hat. It comes with a letter from Wayne saying that he'll stop whatever he's doing and shake the hand of anyone he sees wearing that hat. They send a new one every year with a different design, I guess so Wayne can keep track of who his current friends are.

I swear, if I ever attend another big event with him in attendance, I'm going to bump into him so many times he's going to regret that Golden Eagles even exist. :)


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 Post subject: Re: New NRA $$$ Cry!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:08 pm 
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BenEnglishTX wrote:
Xman wrote:
Got a letter from Wayne..he called me his friend right at the start and stated how proud he was to have me as a friend...
I became a Golden Eagle just to get the hat. It comes with a letter from Wayne saying that he'll stop whatever he's doing and shake the hand of anyone he sees wearing that hat. They send a new one every year with a different design, I guess so Wayne can keep track of who his current friends are.

I swear, if I ever attend another big event with him in attendance, I'm going to bump into him so many times he's going to regret that Golden Eagles even exist. :)

Work really hard on your grip so you'll be able to crush whichever hand he uses to primp that ridiculous comb-over.


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 Post subject: Re: New NRA $$$ Cry!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:47 am 
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Another reason not to give money to USAS: I haven't heard one peep from them against eliminating Free Pistol from the Olympics. Seems like they totally caved to the ISSF, and didn't even put up a fight or offer a counterproposal as some NGBs did.


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