NRA Sees Rise In Membership After CT Shooting

The National Rifle Association, while staying mostly quiet in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting in Connecticut, has registered an average of 8,000 new members a day since the tragedy, an NRA source told Fox News.

While this broadly aligns with trends seen after similar incidents in the past, the surge in membership this time is said to dwarf past trends.

The source, based on his access to an internal memo prepared by the organization’s membership division, said both the number of individual contributions to the NRA and their average amount have risen significantly in this period.

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  • $8194357

    Guns are not the problem. People are the problem —
    including people who are determined to push gun-control laws,
    either in ignorance of the facts or in defiance of the facts.

    There is innocent ignorance and there is invincible, dogmatic, and
    self-righteous ignorance. Every tragic mass shooting seems to bring out
    examples of both among gun-control advocates.
    Thomas Sowell

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    We had an anti gun politician named David Roberti out here in California. Roberti was always trying to ban handguns. Roberti was the best recruiter the NRA had in California, IMHO. Every time he would propose a draconian gun ban, I’d whip out my check book and join the NRA. Then he’d go away for a year or two and I’d let my membership lapse, and then he’d come back to try to ram the same stuff down the people’s throats, so I would rejoin the NRA.

    After I figured the gun grabbers weren’t going to go away any time soon, I figured it would be cheaper in the long run to become a Life Member.

    • banjo kid

      It is not that you are funding the whole ball of wax but we collectively stand and will have a great impact on the gun control lobby. Forgive me for the use of the word collective .

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        We must all hang together, or we will all figuratively hang separately.

  • banjo kid

    The threat is larger there by the increase to record amount , they at least want a voice in the matter instead of some progressive (communist) politician, foot ball coach, bartender, actor, deciding to take all the guns, with no say at all in the deal.

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