Out of courtesy to the Newtown families the NRA has remained silent but they will make a statement tomorrow. Daily Bret: “A source at the NRA tells Fox News, based on his access to an internal memo prepared by the organization’s membership division, that since the Newtown massacre, the organization has registered an average of 8,000 new members a day.”
Yahoo followed up yesterday incorporating a number of sources including Atlantic Wire: “You would think, after a 20-year-old with legal guns killed 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut, that the National Rifle Association wouldn’t be doing too well — what with the initial outcry over its silence and the ensuing outcry over the gun lobby’s brief statement late Tuesday. But you would be wrong. Fox News’s James Rosen, who first reported on leaks of the NRA’s intentions early Tuesday, is now citing sources saying that membership is, in fact, up since Friday’s massacre, and rising.”
They also used a Bloomberg story questioning their number of members: “The NRA funds its educational and political missions in part with contributions, merchandise sales and various sponsorship deals and “affinity” partnerships. A short-lived company that helped H&R Block Inc. market tax services to NRA members in 2001 had financial ties to wives of NRA executives and the association’s treasurer, court records show. …
The number of NRA members is unclear. One NRA website says it’s “approximately 4.3 million.” On another, it’s “nearly four million.” A “sponsorship prospectus” for the group’s 2012 annual meeting offers ad placements in e-mails that will be sent to the “house file of 2 million NRA members.”"
The 4 million membership in the NRA consists of mothers, fathers, and their children and Obama is trying to roll over them with his news media followers. NOW has a chair at the big lib table, how many members do they have?