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NRA Surges to Record 5 Million Members
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 4, 2013 | Ken Klukowski

Posted on 05/06/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

At the National Rifle Association's convention in Houston, TX, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre announced that the NRA has now grown to an unprecedented 5 million active members. He concluded his speech with the theme of all the NRA officers, vowing, “From liberty’s defense, we will never back down. We will never surrender. We will always stand. We will always fight.”

Well over 70,000 members of the NRA are assembled in Houston, Texas for its 142nd Annual Meeting—projected to break the all-time record for the nation’s oldest and largest Constitutional rights organization. The convention houses over 300,000 square feet of exhibits (mostly firearms and accessories), seminars on various topics including women’s and children’s safety, and formal speeches from national political leaders and the NRA’s leadership. The central focus on the annual convention—as always—is protecting the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

The speeches focused on the recent gun-control fight in Congress, where the national media and political pundits were shocked to see the NRA inflict a crushing defeat to a newly-reelected President Barack Obama, who put his political capital and all the weight of the White House behind gun-control legislation.

Outgoing NRA President David Keene gave his valedictory address, noting the challenges of responding to recent tragedies: “We’ve all been under attack… by those who would exploit the victims of a madman to advance their own anti-Second Amendment agenda.”

Keene then exulted in the fact that despite incredible money from leftists and a mainstream media that opposes gun rights, that nonetheless over 58,000 Americans joined the NRA in one day after Obama gave his initial gun-control speech....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; congress; donttreadonme; guncontrol; iamthenra; lapierre; nra; obama; secondamendment; texas; youwillnotdisarmus
Now double or triple that!
1 posted on 05/06/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah but, Michael Moore sez that 90% of the people are against the 2nd amendment and that we all want more gun control laws!

I think maybe Mikey doesn’t know what a big word like “Percent” means. He meant to say that there are 90 people in the US that want more gun control laws...all of them politicians would be my guess.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 10:06:51 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The NRA has 3 times more armed soliders than the entire US military.
3 posted on 05/06/2013 10:07:05 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And > 72 mill BC’s since the Ø


4 posted on 05/06/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; bang_list
Woot! I signed up six (6) new Life Members when they sent me a renewal form!

That and I voted against that Zumbo ex-TX Ranger fraud on their board.

5 posted on 05/06/2013 10:10:48 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone that cares about freedom, should sign up so we have a powerful force to battle these all knowing do gooders in taking our 2nd Amendment rights away. My hubby and I are life members. We try to encourage all of our friends to join.
6 posted on 05/06/2013 10:15:55 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: TexasFreeper2009
“The NRA has 3 times more armed soldiers than the entire US military.”

And even better, how many in the US military are also NRA members?

Anyway, I wish there were 50 million NRA members.

7 posted on 05/06/2013 10:16:28 AM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“The NRA has 3 times more armed soliders than the entire US military.”

Ad I would say a chunk of those 5 million either came from the military or are still in it.


8 posted on 05/06/2013 10:17:00 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

There’s also a smaller, but by no means insignificant demographic who will not join the NRA or have let their memberships lapse because they feel the NRA is not adequately pro-2nd Amendment...


9 posted on 05/06/2013 10:20:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The NRA the last defense against Obamatola and the liberal media. If not a member join, they need our support for the battles ahead.

True Grit, Life-member.

10 posted on 05/06/2013 10:21:52 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was once a member. I will join again when they admit giving Harry Reid a “B” rating was the worst mistake they ever made. I do use the old NRA sticker on my truck as an early warning for would be burglars.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 10:22:26 AM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Anti-Bill-Of-Rights”

That’s the brush with which to paint 2nd Amendment opponents.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 10:35:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: Starstruck

I hadn’t been a member for 40 years, but I am now.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 10:50:55 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: True Grit

Magnum44 - Life/Benefactor Member.

Active NRA instructor in rifle/pistol/shotgun/PPITH/PPOTH/reloading cartridge and shotgun shell/RSO/CRSO

Pround father of daughter who just got junior instructor rated in shotgun.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 10:57:32 AM PDT by Magnum44 (I have had just about enough)
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To: CMailBag
I hadn’t been a member for 40 years, but I am now.

I've been a member since the late 60's while the NRA is far from perfect, it's the biggest and best organization that is dedicated to me owning and carrying my own weapons.

Like all large organizations, they have many putzes acting as real men, but the NRA is our last chance against the commie bastards that want your guns.

Remember, in 1933, the banning of civilians owning guns was believed to be very good for the average German Jew.

Most liberal American non-thinking, non-practicing Jews seem to have no recollection of those days, nor the results.

15 posted on 05/06/2013 11:00:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3016185/posts

Let’s not forget the distaff side!


16 posted on 05/06/2013 11:38:15 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: DCBryan1

DO you know where to find the election results? I’ve searched and can’t find a thing....

I voted against him, too.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 11:42:00 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve never owned a firearm of any kind, and it has been over twenty years since I last fired one (military requirement), but a couple of months ago I joined the NRA when I heard how their numbers surged when congress started pushing for further infringing on our rights. It was the least that I could do.

My current (but hopefully temporary) residence precludes firearm ownership in a second amendment sense, but when I return to the U.S. I want to be sure that my rights will still be preserved should I decide to do so.


18 posted on 05/06/2013 12:00:04 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The NRA has 3 times more armed soliders than the entire US military.

And less than 5% of American gun owners are members of the NRA.

I think 'a rifle behind every blade of grass' was a real lowball estimate.

19 posted on 05/06/2013 12:37:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am going to start buying gifts through the NRA store. Want to channel as much of my $ to Pro2A causes as possible.


20 posted on 05/06/2013 12:57:39 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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21 posted on 05/06/2013 1:10:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Red in Blue PA
am going to start buying gifts through the NRA store. Want to channel as much of my $ to Pro2A causes as possible.

My birthday is a ways off, but Father's Day is just around the corner...

22 posted on 05/06/2013 1:24:46 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Joe 6-pack

Over 50 million gun owners in the United States.


23 posted on 05/06/2013 2:27:45 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Rense says 80 million. Interesting physician vs. guns stats here: http://rense.com/general62/gns.htm
24 posted on 05/06/2013 2:29:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals LOVE non profit organizations.

The NRA was America’s FIRST non profit.

Next time you are with a radical leftist, tell ‘em you are a supporter of non profits - tell ‘em in fact that you are a member of America’s FIRST non profit! Then ask them if they would like to join...

BOOM! Watch ‘em go crazy...


25 posted on 05/06/2013 2:52:29 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lifer BTTT.


26 posted on 05/06/2013 3:08:54 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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