I see the primary benefit to NRA membership is that it's a side-effect of giving them money that aids their (imho) most important and only real function, defending gunownership. Well, and the cool hat.
So to everyone who's signed up, you have my thanks. And while I recently did a 3-year renewal, now's probably as good a time as any for me to follow the good example of others and give them another 300 to fight with. . .