Doesn’t matter how many members the NRA has, that is no deterrent to the left. What matters is what these members are willing do when crunch time comes, and it is coming. The commies are going for all the marbles.
Decorated vets getting arrested for empty mags? Think these people give a crap about NRA membership numbers? This is about control, not popularity.
Yes, it matters a lot. The number of members the NRA can claim swings a lot of weight in D.C. Algore's defeat was credited to NRA influence and the defeat of dozens of other anti-gun Dems in House and Senate races over the years.