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NRA: Membership Has Grown by 250,000 in One Month
USnews.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Lauren Fox

Posted on 01/15/2013 12:38:07 PM PST by servo1969

A quarter of a million people have signed up for new NRA memberships ahead of the White House Task Force's findings.

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.

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. The association now has over 4.25 million members, but the NRA says that number is always fluctuating as memberships expire and new members join.

"I would say that every time President Obama opens his mouth and Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein opens her mouth and they talk about gun bans and restricting the rights of law abiding Americans, people pay attention to that and sign up," says Andrew Arulanandam, the NRA's public affairs director.

The growing rate of membership comes as Obama is slated to announce both legislative proposals and executive orders related to Biden's findings on how to stop the spread of gun violence. The vice president has said that his committee is mulling over stringent restrictions on high-capacity magazines, a national gun sale database and closing the gun show loophole, which allows unlicensed gun dealers to sell firearms to customers without background checks at gun shows.

Biden sat down with the NRA last week, in what the association described as a disappointing meeting.

"We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment," the NRA said in a released statement Thursday. "While claiming that no policy proposals would be 'prejudged,' this task force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners—honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans."

New members can join the NRA with a one-year membership for $35, a two-year membership for $60, or become life members for $1,000. Members can also pay $25 up front, then be placed on a payment schedule until their lifetime dues are completely paid. Members receive an "official NRA members-only shooter's cap," a membership card and a decal and invitations to special NRA-only events.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; guncontrol; nra; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/15/2013 12:38:11 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

You’re welcome.

Now send me my ammo bag.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 12:43:48 PM PST by TSgt (Infringe upon my 2nd Amendment rights and learn how to speed read at 3000 feet per second...)
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To: servo1969

I renewed for 5 years.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 12:54:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: servo1969

Has NRA dumped Reid yet? I’d give ‘em money again if they did.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 12:56:38 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: servo1969
Lol! I signed up online couple days ago (had been a member in 1990’s but let my membership lapse). Got an email message saying that they had a two week backlog and would process my membership as soon as possible.
5 posted on 01/15/2013 12:57:49 PM PST by apillar
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To: Vendome

I’ve been a life member since 1978.I’m considering the endowment membership.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 12:59:07 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: apillar
$35 X 250,000 = $8,750,000.

That's quite a chunk of change NRA, when can we expect to see ads running in the district of "on the fence" lawmakers to counter Obama's "for the children" PR push???

7 posted on 01/15/2013 1:01:30 PM PST by apillar
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To: Farmer Dean

People texting Howie Carr saying they are going to join tomorrow during the presser. NRA should have real time ticker on new members as they join on their web-site.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 1:02:09 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Farmer Dean

I became a Benefactor during Klinton’s second term.

Gunner


9 posted on 01/15/2013 1:04:18 PM PST by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: servo1969

10 posted on 01/15/2013 1:04:18 PM PST by GraceG
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To: servo1969
Here is a headline that is hard to beat...

Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

I think we should pool our remaining resources and put the Chinese and Indian armies on retainer as mercs. ;^)

11 posted on 01/15/2013 1:09:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TSgt

Me, too. But I suspect there will be a backlog.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 1:18:35 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: servo1969

Thank you, new members! Please round up all your friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and plenty of strangers, too. The nation’s civil rights need all the help they can get.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 1:20:14 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: servo1969

For a short time they are offering a one year membership for only $25. With a free range bag or pocket knife.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 1:20:38 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: servo1969

So what are they going to do about the unconstitutional gun grab?


15 posted on 01/15/2013 1:21:45 PM PST by wastedyears (Obama and Democrats to Republicans: "LOL!")
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To: wastedyears
So what are they going to do about the unconstitutional gun grab?

What are you, Constitutionalists and the American voters going to do about it?

16 posted on 01/15/2013 1:25:01 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Standing Wolf

And join multiple gun rights orgs if you can afford it.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 1:25:15 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: servo1969
I joined both the NRA and GOA. Hope they hold firm on the 2nd Amendment and STOP any and all Gun and Mag Bans or any type of restrictions.

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”
— George Washington

18 posted on 01/15/2013 1:39:55 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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To: Farmer Dean

I’ll become a lifer later this year.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 1:45:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Alaska Wolf

The American voters asked for this.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 1:48:27 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Vendome
I’ll become a lifer later this year.

I switched from yearly renewal to lifer just a couple of weeks ago. They were having a great offer for existing members - become a lifer for $600.00 instead of the normal $1,000.00. It was too good a deal to pass on.

21 posted on 01/15/2013 1:50:33 PM PST by NewMexLurker
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To: apillar

I joined the Saturday after Sandy Hook.
Thinking about getting an NRA credit card for ammo purchases, too.


22 posted on 01/15/2013 1:55:32 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: weps4ret

Signed up lifetime then.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 2:10:38 PM PST by mykroar ("I'm afraid I can't use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: servo1969

As a”Life-Member”,I couldn’t be HAPPIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 01/15/2013 2:27:47 PM PST by bandleader
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To: servo1969

25 posted on 01/15/2013 3:04:16 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: servo1969; All
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26 posted on 01/15/2013 3:06:10 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: servo1969; All
Also donate to the NRA-ILA so they can fight these fights!
27 posted on 01/15/2013 3:26:46 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: servo1969
I've never so much as touched a gun.

Dad, for some reason, quit hunting before I was born [WWII had something to do with it, I suspect] and I just never learned.

Well, it's crunch-time now. I just signed up with the NRA and must begin to research a good hand-gun for a beginner and find somewhere to learn how to shoot. Must hurry -- I live in New York.

Time grows short.

28 posted on 01/15/2013 4:20:07 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: BfloGuy

Check gun shows for an older .22 cal Smith & Wesson revolver w/ 4 inch barrel.
Dependable, low noise, and a good beginner’s gun.


29 posted on 01/15/2013 4:34:54 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: BfloGuy

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_28/products_id/50931/Handguns/SIG+Sauer/Sig+Mosquito+.22LR+Black


30 posted on 01/15/2013 4:50:35 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: servo1969

Six things I’d like to see:

1) A class lawsuit against the libs, asking for financial damages against them personally for malicious violation of the 2nd Amendment

2) Another class action lawsuit specifically against Obama, for violation of the provisions of the Constitution prohibiting taking of property without just compensation.

3) A major public relations campaign that produces multiple movies and ads depicting the unlawful actions of the federal government in their efforts to illegally take or restrict firearms.

4) Tomorrow, after Obama surrounds himself with children, I’d like the spokespeople to go on tv and ask about the children who were murdered at Ruby Ridge and at Waco - by the illegal actions of the Federal government.

5) I’d like the public to be asked the question: Why is it wrong for the public to violate laws by committing actions that do not harm anyone, but it’s alright for the Federal government to do so in their enforcement?

6) Congress pass a law that prohibits any government agent or official, policeman, or security agent from having access to any type of weapon or ammunition that the public is prohibited to have. After all, if AR15s and large capacity magazines, or semi-automatic pistols are not necessary for the public to have, then those others listed do not need them either.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 5:09:06 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: servo1969

I have had my eye on a Taurus 357 for a field gun (Back ordered, of course). The Taurus comes with a free NRA membership. Since I am already a Life member, I will gift it to someone.


32 posted on 01/15/2013 5:35:26 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: TSgt

I got one of the NRA range bags a few years ago.

It’s acutally quite nice. Lots of compartments, padding, etc.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 5:47:37 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: servo1969

The NRA should have 10+ million members. 100 million gun owners, half the households in the US contain a gun, yet only 4 million NRA members. That’s a shame.


34 posted on 01/15/2013 8:08:14 PM PST by barefoot_hiker
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To: servo1969

Obama: NRA recruiter of the year!
Also, the top US firearms salesman four+ years running!

Someone should make a plaque and send it to him! LOL!


35 posted on 01/15/2013 9:59:28 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: servo1969

Obama: NRA membership recruiter of the year!
Also, the top US firearms salesman four+ years running!

Someone should make a plaque and send it to him! LOL!


36 posted on 01/15/2013 9:59:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Check gun shows for an older .22 cal Smith & Wesson revolver w/ 4 inch barrel.

Thanks. Will follow up on that.

37 posted on 01/16/2013 4:30:56 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: ez

Thank you. Link noted and saved.


38 posted on 01/16/2013 4:40:24 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: BfloGuy
Look here for SW .22 revolver.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=326174681

39 posted on 01/16/2013 4:49:44 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: BfloGuy
Look for a 1950-60-70 made piece.
A “Kit gun” is the most desirable.
40 posted on 01/16/2013 6:21:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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