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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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Quite the gamble using the influx of membership money that was acquired for the purpose of supporting our gun rights hoping to garner more supporters than the cost of the sponsorship...
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Quite the gamble using the influx of membership money that was acquired for the purpose of supporting our gun rights hoping to garner more supporters than the cost of the sponsorship...
Not to mention that the bulk of Nascar fans are already pro gun.
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I am not a fan of the NRA. The only reason I'm a member now is because the local range required it.

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I don't consider myself a fan. I consider it the best option to fighting gun control available to me.
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I don't consider myself a fan. I consider it the best option to fighting gun control available to me.
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Quite the gamble using the influx of membership money that was acquired for the purpose of supporting our gun rights hoping to garner more supporters than the cost of the sponsorship...
Not trying to defend this move because it is NASCAR, but what makes this any more of a "gamble" than any of the other companies that sponsor races, air commercials during races, sponsor vehicles, etc?? NRA is a big business and they pay people lots of money to determine where they should advertise and how they spend money. I am glad they are being pro active and advertising. Rumor has it that advertising actually works.
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I think it's a good choice. It hits their core demographic and hopefully can further boost membership.
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The NRA has also offered free memberships to LE, military and first responders.
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The argument that can be made is that I was hoping my membership dues would be for legal defense and lobbyists versus pandering to the demographic that already supports them.
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The argument that can be made is that I was hoping my membership dues would be for legal defense and lobbyists versus pandering to the demographic that already supports them.
I think that's NRA-ILA that does all the bribing and legal stuff.
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The argument that can be made is that I was hoping my membership dues would be for legal defense and lobbyists versus pandering to the demographic that already supports them.
And I think what Mr. Green is saying is that they wouldn't be spending money to advertise if they didn't think it would increase their revenue by an amount equal to or great to the amount spent on advertising so that they can have more money to fight the fight.......

That, and I am wondering if it is a bit of a political move....Think about all of the companies that have decided to no longer advertise for guns, or stores that carry guns, etc.

Will we see cable companies black out the nascar race because it is sponsored by the NRA? Will we see fans boycott? Will we see additional fans simply because they are 2nd ammendment supporters (someone like myself is more apt to watch simply to support the NRA)? Will we see drivers not participate? Will we see other advertisers opt out? Will we see other advertisers opt in?

To me it is more than just $$ for advertising instead of lobbying in washington, I think its a bit more strategic than that.
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The argument that can be made is that I was hoping my membership dues would be for legal defense and lobbyists versus pandering to the demographic that already supports them.
On the other side of that people like to see their money being spent. You dont see the money spent on lobbiest and such but you do see a car going 200 mph with NRA plastered on it. Having millons staring at the NRA message for hours is priceless.
Anothr team has Sandy hook awareness or something like that on their car for the same race. This shows that the fight over the second amendment is affecting ever one.
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They've sponsored a NASCAR car for a few races in the past. A logical extension.

The NRA is very well-funded, and whatever actions they can take to position themselves as a part of mainstream U.S.A. is money well-spent when it comes to influencing the "undecideds" out there among the public.

The anti-gunners and pro-gunners have already chosen a side, and you're not going to change their minds. They need to reach out to the middle ground, and portray the typical gun owner as a responsible "person next door", while the anti-gunners (in cooperation with the current party and administration) continue to portray them as angry rednecks "who cling to their guns and religion" and are one nitrogen molecule away from a school shooting.

Money well-spent.
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