this surprised me very much. When I was a member previously it was required...wonder why they dropped the requirement? At the "New-member orientation/safety meeting" (required to join) they did have a member/NRA representative there to offer memberships and make a compelling plea that every shooter should be a member. He sold a couple of memberships while I was there, but I still think it odd that its not a requirement any longer. Oh, by the way, I've been a Life Member for over 30 years.