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NRA: Membership Has Grown
by 250,000 in One Month

U.S. News & World Report, by Lauren Fox

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/15/2013 1:43:31 PM

A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden´s recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. (Snip) Politico reported membership had grown by more than 100,000 five days ago. The NRA says that when Politico reported the story, membership was close to 200,000, but the number has drastically grown in just five days.

This has to infuriate 0bama and his corrupt regime.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/15/2013 2:04:31 PM     (No. 9118045)

I can confirm at least one new member. Me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/15/2013 2:17:28 PM     (No. 9118077)

Yep. Me too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 1/15/2013 2:18:42 PM     (No. 9118078)

I renewed our membership just last week. Bring it on!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NJVol, 1/15/2013 2:24:10 PM     (No. 9118085)

Didn´t help much in New York ...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NMPatriot, 1/15/2013 2:24:43 PM     (No. 9118086)

I signed up for 10 years after comrade Hussein ObaMao stole reelection. My wife will sign up today as well (I´ll tell her when she comes home).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wilki029, 1/15/2013 2:24:52 PM     (No. 9118087)

My son (22), my mother (75) and myself (52) are going to buy guns next week to add to our modest selection. These uneducated and very foolish liberals know not what they have stirred in this great nation. Interesting times.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 1/15/2013 2:31:13 PM     (No. 9118093)

I renewed my membership for three years (after I let it expire in 2008) - and I don´t even own a gun (yet.) I´ve always enjoyed the NRA´s First Freedom magazine.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: On fire, 1/15/2013 2:32:16 PM     (No. 9118094)

Meanwhile get the free app for NRA Practice Range. The left is totally ticked off with it!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gabula, 1/15/2013 2:32:58 PM     (No. 9118095)

It was on my to do list for some time, but I joined last week.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas, 1/15/2013 2:42:28 PM     (No. 9118113)

Welcome to America´s oldest civil rights organization [by far], friends. Well done.

#7: Agree re the magazine.

For those not yet members, there are three NRA magazines to choose from -- 30 round, 50-round, and-- gotcha! Just kidding!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pictish, 1/15/2013 2:46:57 PM     (No. 9118124)

I just joined, this has got to stop!!! Does this man read our constitution!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: K620, 1/15/2013 2:57:00 PM     (No. 9118139)

New York´s new state law has a provision making it a crime to own a gun with a greater than 7-round magazine. It is being said that one doesn´t need a larger magazine (even the old 10-round one) for self-defense. Does that mean that Governor Cuomo and Nanny Bloomberg will order their security details to carry guns with a no greater than 7-round capacity? I mean, if that´s sufficient for self-defense shouldn´t they lead the way?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/15/2013 3:09:19 PM     (No. 9118165)

I see #13 has the usual cold water.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/15/2013 3:09:48 PM     (No. 9118168)

#13 -- You´re wrong. 250,000 in just one month is a very big deal in the scheme of things.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/15/2013 3:23:29 PM     (No. 9118208)

#13, don´t forget to add the 4.5MM that are already members. Big deal yet?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 1/15/2013 3:25:17 PM     (No. 9118213)

Renewed NRA for two years and just joined Gun Owners of America and with an additional donation. Also thinking about the Second Amendment Foundation.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/15/2013 3:26:44 PM     (No. 9118216)

It is very difficult to ignore #13. Even though he is a speck of dust "in the grand scheme of things," it´s hard to block him out.

Poster 16, I think you are on to something. Number 13 posts the same pathetic talking points time after time. That suggests he is a paid seminar poster.

He poses as a Republican, says he voted for Mitt Romney. Riiiight. And mayor bloomberg is 6´3".

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Reply 18 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/15/2013 3:29:14 PM     (No. 9118228)

As a sidebar, last night the dogs killed another rabbit by the hay stacks.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: On fire, 1/15/2013 3:29:43 PM     (No. 9118230)

There are about 800,000 law enforcement agents in the US. 250,000 pro-gun right members ( in one month) is HUGE.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: On fire, 1/15/2013 3:33:10 PM     (No. 9118237)

And let me add that many law enforcement agents are already NRA members--so, how many are left to enforce an illegal executive order?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: qr4j, 1/15/2013 3:37:49 PM     (No. 9118246)

I renewed my membership in the NRA just this week--for two years!--after having let it lapse for a while. I don´t own a gun. I don´t have any personal interest in guns. But I believe that it is the right of every law-abiding American to defend him- or herself against intruders who would do harm to life or property.

Since the election of November 2012, I´d sooner support organizations like the NRA than the GOP. The NRA sticks to its guns--literally and figurately. You cannot always count on the GOP to do that.

Dems? It would be a cold day in hell before I´d support a Democrat.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Videodrone, 1/15/2013 3:42:48 PM     (No. 9118264)

Run rabbit run run run
run from the hunter with his...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/15/2013 3:44:26 PM     (No. 9118268)

I just joined Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: msctex1, 1/15/2013 3:45:54 PM     (No. 9118274)

#13, the only place a quarter million is statistically irrelevant is the National Debt.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/15/2013 4:04:05 PM     (No. 9118324)

I´m a lifetime member and just gave the NRA a donation.

Many gov´t police members are also oath-takers and may or may not be NRA members. Oath-takers have taken an oath to not support govt actions against citizens defending their 2nd amendment right but will instead will protect the citizens and their rights.

Here´s another thought. No matter how small the NRA membership may be, there are still far more gun owners in the country that just those who are NRA members.

I think I just heard a statistic that 70% of the public owns guns and there six guns for every citizen.

If push were to come to shoving, I think the gun owners would unite.

Pray for impeachment.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: veritas, 1/15/2013 4:10:29 PM     (No. 9118341)

re #37: For those not familiar with the organizations, both Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership and Gun Owners of America do some good work.

re seminar poster #13: OK, what about numbers? "Oddly," it´s difficult to get numbers on CAIR´s membership, except that there are many citations from 2007 discussing how its membership declined by 90% or more after 9/11/2001. It seems they have fewer than 2,000 members, maybe fewer than 1,000 today; and that their budget [maybe $3 million?] is covered by fewer than 2 dozen donors. So, anyone want to compare the relative coverage of CAIR and the NRA to their relative membership sizes? How about you, #13?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ratslayer, 1/15/2013 5:03:17 PM     (No. 9118468)

Of all the awards thay Zip has won,only one is deserved. Gun Salesman of the year.
2009-10-11-12 & 13!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/15/2013 5:07:46 PM     (No. 9118482)

I joined this morning before even reading Ldot.
#13. Over a million belong to the Oath Keepers.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 1/15/2013 5:49:43 PM     (No. 9118576)

#13 needs to attack Jimmy Carter again. Jimmy´s much older than before and maybe the rabbit will win.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/15/2013 5:53:17 PM     (No. 9118582)

Re: My previous post #27
Correction - oath keepers not oath takers.

Thanks for the correction.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: eorsc, 1/15/2013 9:05:29 PM     (No. 9118880)

Six of us reupped to Life Membership. I haven´t shot a gun in over 65 years, but I can if I need to.

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