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Transquesta 2013/01/10 20:32:36
NRA: 100,000 new members after Sandy Hook shooting
By: Katie Glueck
January 10, 2013 09:35 AM EST

The National Rifle Association has gained more than 100,000 new members in the past 18 days, the organization told POLITICO’s Playbook on Thursday.

The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million during that time.

(Also on POLITICO: Expectations low for Biden, NRA talks)

“Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over,” the NRA told POLITICO’s Mike Allen.

Those comments come as Vice President Joe Biden gears up to meet with NRA representatives Thursday to discuss gun policy after the Dec. 14 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., prompted a national conversation on the subject.

“We are willing to talk to policymakers about any reasonable proposals and plans,” an NRA official said in the Playbook report, regarding the upcoming meeting with Biden. “However, the NRA is hearing not just from Beltway elites and the chattering class, but real Americans all over the country that are hoping the NRA is not going to compromise on any of the principles of the Second Amendment, nor are we going to support banning guns. But we’re willing to listen.”

To join the NRA, one must pay $25. In return, new members may choose to receive a “Rosewood Handle Knife, Black & Gold Duffel Bag or Digital Camo Duffel Bag,” the Playbook report said.

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  • Frank 2013/01/10 22:59:23
    Frank
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    Every person that values freedom, and respects the US Constitution should join.....
    Far as I'm concerned there is nothing to discuss, the Constitution is pretty explicit, and rightfully so, to protect against exactly what Biden and Obama are trying to do.....

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  • charles nelson 2013/01/21 04:04:15
    charles nelson
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    I wonder if the because of all the strange UFO sightings that have be made in India lately?
  • Dave 2013/01/18 05:27:26
    Dave
    +1
    Right - and how do we know that there has been an increase in membership? Because the NRA tells you so. lol
  • Phoenix 2013/01/18 03:22:18
    Phoenix
    +2
    Why is the ban on machine guns not against the 2nd Amendment? Where is the line of acceptability?
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/12 21:29:10
  • Mj PINK... Mj PINK... 2013/01/12 21:30:06
  • Mj PINK... Mj PINK... 2013/01/12 21:32:41 (edited)
  • Transqu... Mj PINK... 2013/01/12 21:37:26
    Transquesta
    +1
    ROTFLMAO! Are you engaged in some kind of schizophrenic soliloquy?
  • Mj PINK... Transqu... 2013/01/12 21:39:56 (edited)
  • Transqu... Mj PINK... 2013/01/12 22:14:12
    Transquesta
    Who is 'he'?
  • Mj PINK... Transqu... 2013/01/12 22:17:35 (edited)
  • Pedalpusher 2013/01/12 18:06:25
    Pedalpusher
    +1
    Hope Obama is taking note of the surge in supporters of the NRA!
  • Mj PINK... Pedalpu... 2013/01/12 21:36:50
  • JET 2013/01/12 14:56:07
    JET
    +1
    The more the merrier. At least the NRA has a spine and will stand it ground.
  • Mj PINK... JET 2013/01/12 21:37:48
  • Correct... Mj PINK... 2013/01/12 23:30:41
    CorrectOpinion
    +1
    liberals and atheists also own guns. The fat good old boy is a myth created by the media to belittle gun owners
  • Mj PINK... Correct... 2013/01/13 00:22:09 (edited)
  • Mj PINK... Mj PINK... 2013/01/13 00:28:43 (edited)
  • Mj PINK... Mj PINK... 2013/01/13 00:31:13 (edited)
  • santa6642 2013/01/12 04:49:35
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/11 18:43:15
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Good. Proof positive that the people in this country are serious about their civil right.
  • Bali 2013/01/11 15:27:08
    Bali
    +2
    Good, we will need the money to fight the gun control imbeciles...they seem a bit illiterate when it comes to reading the 2nd ammendment
  • Ashley 2013/01/11 15:26:57
    Ashley
    +2
    Seems like many embrace the NRA.
  • modurhead 2013/01/11 11:33:14
    modurhead
    +1
    i would feel better if they wanted to take high capacity mags from everybody,especially the police.when they argue you dont need an AK for hunting the same logic would say why do police need 30rds are 30 civilians gonna need to be put down?
  • granada 2013/01/11 10:35:49
    granada
    +3
    You can't have a rational debate with libtards when they are gripped by mass hysteria.
  • Transqu... granada 2013/01/11 20:01:53
    Transquesta
    Worse, they're driven by a need to control/own other human beings.
  • roxie 2013/01/11 09:52:52
    roxie
    +1
    FOLLORWERS Follow..... the big money givin buy gun makers to the NRA is well spent as in Any/All Advertising you can sell anything to anyone!
  • Defend ... roxie 2013/01/12 13:32:07
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    you are the follower gun grabber
    We Americans dare you liberal progressive sheep to come take our guns
  • redhorse29 2013/01/11 08:09:26
    redhorse29
    +3
    Money makes the world go round; greases the squeaky wheel and buys nirvana for those that take advantage of fear and stupidity.
  • Transqu... redhorse29 2013/01/11 08:14:19
    Transquesta
    Yep!
  • granada 2013/01/11 08:00:43
    granada
    +1
    come across an old news.

    "Sean Penn's stolen car found on Richmond street / 2 guns actor left in the vehicle are missing"
  • AL 2013/01/11 07:39:33
    AL
    +3
    impeach Obama, God bless the U.S.A. and the N.R.A. as well
  • MARIDOTS 2013/01/11 06:57:40
    MARIDOTS
    +1
    Everyone is literally up in arms right now because of the changes that are being proposed by the white house and Feinstein, or however her name is spelled... I think people are showing support for the NRA because they want to be fairly represented and NRA has a pretty big voice when it comes to the 2nd amendment. If I had a bunch of money I'd be stockpiling guns right now. I plan on taking a gun safety class and getting a concealed carry permit. NRA backs all that.
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/01/11 05:08:50
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    Honestly, I dont like the fact that the NRA is gaining new members. They are run by idiots that think the 2nd Amendment is for hunting, at best. At worst they are controlled opposition.

    Although whether they deserve it or not, they have become a symbol for gun rights, and the symbolic gesture of joining is a good sign that people care about their rights. And if the NRA is to live, hopefully they can be pressured and changed into an organization truly dedicated to the 2nd Amendment.
  • Transqu... Dan ☮ R... 2013/01/11 06:35:42
    Transquesta
    +3
    Good point. Getting co-opted by the left is exactly what happened to the AARP. . .which now consistently lobbies in OPPOSITION to the majority sentiment of their members. The AARP lobbied HEAVILY for the passage of obamanation-care, yet when polled over sixty percent of the membership didn't want it.
  • MARIDOTS Transqu... 2013/01/11 06:53:10
    MARIDOTS
    +2
    off topic, but AMAC is the conservative alternate to AARP. When I first joined AARP I wasn't too concerned about political views, but when they started pushing for 0bummer to be elected I opted out. I joined AMAC.
  • Transqu... MARIDOTS 2013/01/11 07:44:55
    Transquesta
    +1
    You and a hundred thousand others. :-)
  • Dan ☮ R... MARIDOTS 2013/01/11 17:02:35
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    Even if a company offers a good service, I agree. Dissociate if you disagree with their politics. Some topics might be pointless to do so over, but if a company is promoting something like gun control, its best to walk away and find a different company to promote.
  • Jim Transqu... 2013/01/11 09:11:05
    Jim
    +1
    Exactly correct. When the AARP televised their support for the passage of Obamacare to include their members is when I picked up the phone and canceled my membership advising them, I do not support this fiasco and resent your ad implying that I do.
  • AL Dan ☮ R... 2013/01/11 07:42:19
    AL
    +1
    So what is it you don't like or understand about our constitution then?
  • Dan ☮ R... AL 2013/01/11 17:03:23
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    The NRA doesnt understand the constitution. As I explained, they told my father its about hunting.
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