NRA membership is booming:
The National Rifle Association has gained more than 100,000 new members in the past 18 days, the organization told POLITICO’s Playbook on Thursday.
The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million during that time.
“Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over,” the NRA told POLITICO’s Mike Allen.
The number is a record.
Another record? For the first time, I’m one of them. After decades of being a Second Amendment activist, I finally pulled the trigger and joined.
“We are willing to talk to policymakers about any reasonable proposals and plans,” an NRA official said in the Playbook report, regarding the upcoming meeting with Biden. “However, the NRA is hearing not just from Beltway elites and the chattering class, but real Americans all over the country that are hoping the NRA is not going to compromise on any of the principles of the Second Amendment, nor are we going to support banning guns. But we’re willing to listen.”
We’ll listen – but we’d be deluded to expect much in the way of common sense.
By the way, the piece comes from “Politico”, which writes:
To join the NRA, one must pay $25. In return, new members may choose to receive a “Rosewood Handle Knife, Black & Gold Duffel Bag or Digital Camo Duffel Bag,” the Playbook report said.
Huh. I got a member card, a subscription to one of the house magazines, a sticker, and an NRA shooting cap. And I paid $35.
Must have been a Black Friday special…