Originally Posted by citizenzen
The NRA does not represent all gun owners, just as the AARP does not represent all senior citizens.
Now see, there is a problem there. Anytime on here that I mention that I am a gun owner, I get bashed about how nuts the NRA is and their evils are poured on me (and other gun owners).
So they don't represent all of the gun owners when it fits for a liberal argument, but they DO represent all gun owners when it fits a liberal argument.
As long as we are clear on that.
Now about inflated numbers....here is another way the numbers go up and many many organizations do things this way on both sides of the fence.
I am a gun owner, I have never registered for membership in the NRA, however I am a PAID member. I am a member of a shooting club and a portion of their dues goes to the NRA. That portion gives all the members of the shooting club a paid membership although it is at a much lower price than a normal membership. And allows the club to do sanctioned events and training classes.