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NRA Membership Increasing 8,000 A Day After Sandy Hook Shooting

NRA Membership Increasing 8,000 A Day After Sandy Hook Shooting

NRA membership rolls are rising rapidly at a record-setting pace, increasing by 8,000 new NRA members per day since the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. According to Fox News, both the number of individual contributions to the NRA and their average amount have risen significantly in the period following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

Unlike many who are using the school shooting as a political club, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been staying quiet out of respect for the Newtown victims. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, on Tuesday the NRA released a statement:

“The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters — and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown. Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.”

In the past, NRA membership has grown after any major event involving guns. Even President Obama’s winning the Presidency was a catalyst for joining the NRA and a subsequent run on gun and ammo. But the level of new NRA membership supposedly “dwarfs past trends” according to Fox News.

Breitbartbelieves the quickly increasing membership in the NRA is a more accurate indicator of the national mood than any political polls that claim that gun control and gun bans should be the future of America:

“Perhaps the aftermath of this incident is different because it’s one in which the public has a growing knowledge that gun bans, gun-free school zones, and restrictions on law-abiding citizens have only fueled crime by providing the mentally ill and criminally-minded with helpless, soft targets that they can strike at will?

“The message 8,000 new NRA members a day is sending is clear: Enough is enough. Gun control is not the answer, law-abiding citizens owning and carrying guns for their own defense is.”

Are you a newly minted NRA member? Do you believe the increase in NRA membership is an accurate method for assessing what people think should be done about gun control reform?

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10 Responses to “NRA Membership Increasing 8,000 A Day After Sandy Hook Shooting”

  1. Syphonik

    People are sick and tired of our Gov tying our hands. I used to be a member but have not thought about renewing membership. It is clear now is the time for action, not only am I a renewed member but I am contributing more to support the defense of my human rights.

  2. Steve N Carrie Whitson

    Good to see this statistic. People are tired of being set up as helpless victims. Yes there are those that want to be defenseless and that is their right but don't take the rights away from those that don't. The NRA is our last defense against those who want to disarm the populace. It's like I've always said, I'll never vote for (ie put someone in power) who does not trust me to own a firearm and at the same time thinks its okay for parents to kill their children.

  3. Patricia Ranney

    If that is the case, I guess the next mass shooting will be very soon. Is this the kind of country we want to live or I should say 'die' in? When we are not safe in school, shopping or at a movie, we have lost and not amount of assault rides will ever be enough.

  4. Steve N Carrie Whitson

    The funny thing is the NRA President Wayne Lapierre said we should have armed guards at all of the schools. The media has been bashing him for making those statements. From the reports I have seen thus far most everyone that is doing the most bashing of him for making that statement has their child in a private school with armed guards. Funny the hypocrisy that flows through our media these days.

  5. Tom Gerace

    A misconception…look up the federal…and your own States definition of what the unorganized militia is. The recent USSC decision on the 2nd proves your point mistaken as well.

  6. Phil Deese

    Steve Veirs..You don't know what you're talking about! The National Guard is part of the government. Do the members of the National Guard turn their weapons back in when they leave or do they keep them? How can the National Guard stop taranay when theyare a PART of the government?

  7. Pocono Shooting Range

    The purpose of the Second Amendment is to arm people in order to prevent future tyranny. They need the tools to do this.

    The term "Well Regulated" in the Second Amendment meant "Well Manned and Equipped " in 1791 as was determined in the 1939 United States v. Miller case after referencing the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The concept of Government Regulation, as we understand it today, did not exist at the time.

    United States v. Miller also determined that the term "Arms" refers to "Ordinary Military Weapons" (not crew operated). American Citizens have the right to Keep and Bear, which means Own and Carry, any weapons that a soldier carries into battle. That includes past, present and future weapons. A Militia consisted of armed volunteers willing to fight with their personal arms and not under government control.

    The 2008 Heller v. Washington DC decision reaffirmed that the Right to Bear Arms was an Individual right. The 2010 McDonald v. Chicago decision reaffirmed it yet again and made it clear that it applies to every state, every city and every town in the United States.

    To limit the Second Amendment to muskets would be the equivalent of limiting the First Amendment to writings in quill pens.

    Liberty is worth the risk of death!

  8. Glen Boege

    Renewed my membership. Getting my friends to join as well. I'm just another brick in the wall in our stand against Obummer. As one we are weak. Together we are strong.

  9. Bill Baldwin

    Scott, nonsense, you fool. The people WERE and ARE the militia. You are simply an uneducated, knuckle-dragging fool..

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