I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights. I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA. If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift.
The main reason to join the NRA is to protect our rights. When a city passes an unconstitutional gun law, the NRA is there to defend our rights in court. When the Supreme Court took the landmark D.C. v. Heller case, the NRA was there, just as the NRA is involved in the currently pending McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court case. When a municipality tramples the gun rights (and therefore self defense rights) of minorities, the NRA is there. In short, the NRA is the gun owner’s answer to anti gun groups like the Brady Campaign. Those anti-gun groups are well funded, and have many lobbyists working to make our city, state, and federal officials pass anti-gun rights laws. The NRA has lobbyists too, but lobbyists don’t come cheaply. Neither do lawyers, which is why we all need to do our part and join the NRA.
In addition to helping protect our constitutional right to gun ownership, NRA membership has many other benefits:
- With all regular memberships, you will get a choice of subscription to American Rifleman, American Hunter, or America’s 1st Freedom (Junior members receive a subscription to Insights)
- Annual members receive $5,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at NO COST to you. The plan covers accidents at, or to and from, an NRA event; and accidents that occur during the use of firearms or hunting equipment while hunting. Insurance must be activated at time of renewal. (Does not include Junior membership.)
- Life members receive $10,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at NO COST to you. The plan covers accidents at, or to and from, an NRA event; and accidents that occur during the use of firearms or hunting equipment while hunting.
- Law Enforcement Officers, that are NRA members, killed in the line of duty will have $25,000 in coverage.
- $1,000 of ArmsCare coverage with your NRA membership. This plan covers insured firearms, air guns, bows and arrows against theft, accidental loss, and damage. For special provisions and limitations of the ArmsCare Plan click here. ArmsCare
- New and Enhanced insurance coverages through the NRA Endorsed Insurance Programs.
- New Commercial Property Liability Insurance Program for NRA Affiliated Clubs and Business Alliance Members.
- The most important benefit of NRA membership, however, is the defense of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. NRA-ILA tracks the issues and alerts members about legislation involving firearms and hunting at the federal, state and local levels of government.