There's one place you won't find me the day after Thanksgiving - the mall. Rather than getting trampled by overeager shoppers and bargain hunters, I choose to take advantage of other deals on Black Friday. So join me as I shop from my seat, not from my feet, by checking out these great gift, gadget, and gizmo arenas from the NRA that are just a click or phone call away.
Every Monday we feature an item from the NRAstore™ during our Membership Monday pieces. Sure, we show you one item at a time, but did you know that the NRAstore™ offers the largest selection of NRA-related products in an online format? Gear, apparel, books, home decor, jewlery, toys, and so much more are available at www.nrastore.com, so why subject yourself to a shopping mall or superstore when we've got gifts for NRA enthusiasts just one click away?
Another online resource for all things NRA is the NRA Program Materials Center. From artwork to range flags, training videos, to NRA Instructor gear, this site offers great gift ideas for people involved in firearms training, competitive shooting, and even kids learning about gun safety. Browse everything that they have to offer. I guarantee you'll find something to fill your virtual shopping cart.
Need to stretch your legs after waking up from your turkey-enduced coma? Then head on over to the National Firearms Museum where you can stroll through our expansive galleries and make a stop at the Museum Store right here at NRA Headquarters. If you're looking to shop for a gun enthusiast who doubles as a history buff, then look no further for your one-stop-shopping. From memoribilia to one of the largest collections of firearms books, the Museum Store is sure to help you whiddle down your gift list.
"More!" you say? I'm not done yet. If you're looking to forgo the material route, then why not opt for providing yourself or someone else with the gift of the NRA experience? Tickets to an NRA event like a local Friends of NRA banquet, a trip to the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, or a weekend pass to the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show are all great options for the person who has it all.
Finally, you can show the ones you love that you support their right to keep and bear arms by purchasing or renewing their NRA Membership. From one-year to lifetime memberships, the gift of freedom is one they're sure to remember. Have an NRA Life Member on your hands? Take them to the next level by upgrading them to a Benefactor, Endowment or Patron Life Membership.
So on this Black Friday, don't exhaust yourself when I've already exhausted your NRA shopping options. Speaking of which, leave us a comment to tell us what NRA items are on your wish list this year. After all, even Santa needs a hint sometimes.