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NRA sees rise in membership
after Connecticut school shooting

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/20/2012 6:50:12 AM

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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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/20/2012 6:59:51 AM     (No. 9075695)

Story obviously false as lefties have been telling us the NRA is directly responsible for Newtown and every other shooting. Who would want to join a group that supports an inalienable right?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/20/2012 7:01:33 AM     (No. 9075697)

An NRA membership card should be the ID for all real Americans. Let it be a show of unity and protest against Obama and the Leftist libs as well as a show of support for the Constitution of the United States.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/20/2012 7:06:30 AM     (No. 9075707)

If they succeed in passing some idiotic, unconstitutional gun control law, this should go through the roof. Sometimes one feels like saying, "Go ahead make my day..."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 12/20/2012 7:08:33 AM     (No. 9075710)

What would have happened if the principal and the teachers all had guns that day. I doubt this tragedy would have concluded the same way.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mazeman, 12/20/2012 7:51:05 AM     (No. 9075785)

I´m already an Endowment Life member, and my wife and daughter are lifers.

So I contributed to the NRA-ILA and the Second Amendment Foundation this week.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/20/2012 8:15:22 AM     (No. 9075829)

I don´t own a gun, or even held a gun, but I certainly believe that people have a right to bear arms based on our 2nd amendment.

Every possible gun-control action was done in CT, but the killer was determined and even killed his mother FIRST where he was able to steal the legally obtained guns.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: pdmccas, 12/20/2012 8:34:51 AM     (No. 9075857)

During the same time frame, an off duty policewoman shot a nut in San Antonio who was trying to shoot up a movie theater. Where are all the stories about her saving lives by being armed and trained?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/20/2012 8:56:02 AM     (No. 9075886)

I have been a Benefactor Member of the NRA for many years. When the media talks about the "Gun Lobby", they´re talking about me.

I am the NRA (and Sarah Palin, and Rhett Butler...).

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/20/2012 9:00:00 AM     (No. 9075896)

I wonder what the lefties would be saying if the kid´s mother was an FBI agent and he had stolen her Gov´t issue guns.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/20/2012 9:05:51 AM     (No. 9075902)

This is a shred of good news in a demoralizing, discouraging, heartbreaking 2012. I´m a member of the NRA, but do not own a gun-- yet.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/20/2012 10:19:59 AM     (No. 9076044)

Better hurry #10. If you can still find what you want that is. There has been a run on gun stores lately for some reason.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 12/20/2012 10:30:11 AM     (No. 9076061)

Over the years, exit polls and other surveys have found that many times as many citizens claim to be NRA members than actually are. Of course you could make the same argument about most other indicators of citizenship as well, but the statistic supports an argument for practicing what you preach.

The character of the country has declined precipitously since Theodore Roosevelt (actually the first progressive candidate for president) held shooting events on the White House lawn and established the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Public Law 149 which allowed selling surplus government firearms at cost to civilian shooting clubs. Today we have the government melting down even very valuable historic relic weapons to keep them from collectors.

Every american who has or may someday have a gun or who believes that a constitutional republic is more important than the progressive agenda and/or "world opinion" should join and support the NRA.

A year´s NRA membership costs less than half a tank of gas or taking your significant other out for one meal at a reasonably priced restaurant.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tennman, 12/20/2012 10:37:42 AM     (No. 9076076)

I´ve been an NRA member a couple of times. They teach responsibility and gun safety - not mass murder.

You can pass thousands of laws about something but you can´t stop crazy. This person had committed numerous felonies before he fired the 1st shot. No law restricting magazine size would have stopped him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jimmiet, 12/20/2012 11:03:58 AM     (No. 9076122)

Sent them $$$ today. Bill Ayers (Obama) mentor stated that approx. 25,000,000 Americans would have to die in order to inplement leftist agenda. I guess they are not all going to be unarmed citizens like in every other leftist regime.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/20/2012 11:49:49 AM     (No. 9076193)

Well I just re-upped for 3 years. As a side benefit, or penalty, if a jury questionnaire asks for your associations, it will guarantee the defense will use a challenge to get rid of you.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/20/2012 12:05:36 PM     (No. 9076213)

Life member here too along with husband. Our daughter is looking into buying her first gun and we told her to go to our local shooting range to rent and try out different models to see what works best for her. That´s how I settled on my Glock 26. We had an NRA safety instructor friend teach her to shoot when she was 8 years old.

I want to see the stats on gun sales for last weekend. Bet they were through the roof, even with Dick´s no longer selling them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Fat Elvis, 12/20/2012 12:13:19 PM     (No. 9076223)

My membership is current

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JoniTx, 12/20/2012 12:24:19 PM     (No. 9076244)

Here´s a link to that San Antonio story #7:

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Deputy-shoots-gunman-at-San-Antonio-movie-theater/2wFsix5ntU2CDrsHjXx2kQ.cspx

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