Last August, with a presidential bid clearly in focus, Romney joined the NRA, signing up not just as a supporter but a "life member."
The direct quote is is this blog post: Blog quote
Stephanopoulos: When did you join the NRA?And is reported on in this Boston Globe article: Globe article
Mitt Romney: Within the last year and I signed up for a lifelong membership. I think theyre doing good things and I believe in supporting the right to bear arms.
Speaking on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Romney said he signed up for a life long membership "within the last year."