We’ve seen this movie before: something bad happens. Leftists use it to reignite their 40 year vendetta against the NRA. They go eleventy times too far (see Activist David Hogg Praises Fellow Teen’s Extreme Gun Control Proposals and Report: Parkland Teens Being Organized by EVERY Liberal Interest Group). When all is said and done? The only result is a surge in NRA membership.
To the tune of 4900 percent.
Google searches for ‘NRA membership’ have risen roughly 4,900 per cent since the week before the February 14 shooting, with new members flocking to support the gun owners’ rights group.
Some otherwise casual gun rights supporters said that the loud attacks on the NRA in the media by young Parkland survivors such as David Hogg drove them to sign up.
‘Thank you David Hogg for inspiring me,’ one Twitter user wrote. ‘I gifted my husband with an NRA membership. I felt now was an important time to support them,’ she continued, adding a screenshot of the membership confirmation email.
Other new NRA members said they were pushed to join because of perceived media bias and the rush to condemn gun rights in the wake of the shooting, in which 17 died.
‘After ten minutes of CNN’s town hall “debate” I had already searched for gun safes, the closest firearms dealer near me, classes on gun safety, and an NRA membership,’ wrote Robert Norman in a column for the Federalist.
The NRA was apparently at 5,000,000 members before this. No word on what membership is now. Though 5 million is a considerable amount more than the number of tweens who are planning to march on Washington. Until they get distracted by fidget spinners and start thinking about something else.
Plus, none of this has to do with guns. It does have everything to do with the NRA being effective at getting out the vote though. Hence the leftist vendetta which wants to have them deligitamized and destroyed. All it’s done is create more pro-gun voters. Meanwhile liberals focus on indoctrinating kids who can’t vote.
Score one for the NRA.