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NRA: Membership Grows 8,000 Each Day, 'Disappointed' in White House Meeting

The National Rifle Association released a statement Thursday's White House meeting on gun safety. The organization told news outlets its membership has increased to 4.2 million.

The National Rifle Association's paying member ranks have grown by 100,000 in the wake of the December Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the organization told Politico on Thursday.

In the days since the Dec. 14 massacre NRA's membership increased from 4.1 million to 4.2 million, according to the Politico report. New members must pay a $25 fee to join, and in return get access to NRA events and a free gift.

NRA was claiming an average of 8,000 new members a day, according to Fox News.

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The NRA is also participating in President Barack Obama's initiative to prevent gun violence. On Thursday, NRA met with Vice President Joe Biden, leader of the White House task force, to discuss ways to address gun control; however, an email statement sent out the media shows the organization isn't too impressed with current progress.

"The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again.  We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals.

We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment.  While claiming that no policy proposals would be “prejudged,” this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners - honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans.  It is unfortunate that this Administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing problems. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. Instead, we will now take our commitment and meaningful contributions to members of congress of both parties who are interested in having an honest conversation about what works - and what does not."

Ashley January 11, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Sorry but I'm keeping my gun and there's nothing anyone can say about it. We all have the right to protect ourselves and honestly, had the first person any of these crazy shooters encountered had a gun on them these incidents may not have ended up a tragedies.
South Bay Nra January 12, 2013 at 08:17 AM
You have nothing to apologize for Ashley. You have nothing to be ashamed of. You and your guns did nothing wrong. It is the anti-gunners that should be ashamed for creating laws that leave our children defenseless and exposed.,
nativemomma January 12, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I am a mother of two small children and If someone would break into my home to harm us, I will do everything that I can to protect myself and most of all-my kids. The mother in Ohio who shot the intruder in her home had every right to do what she had to do. I respect her for protecting herself and kids, her instincts kicked in and she was on fight mode. Maybe these criminals will think twice before breaking into a home. I know they will have to think twice when they want to enter into mine!
South Bay Nra January 13, 2013 at 02:45 AM
That mom in Ohio did a great job! She and her family can continue to live their lives while the suspect is now forever scarred and sitting in jail. He will not hurt another family for a long time, or perhaps ever. All because a mother had the Right to protect herself. And that makes another point that is not usually clearly made. The criminal was stopped. He did not victimize the family and escape to victimize another family. The cycle was stopped thanks to her.
nativemomma January 13, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Well said South Bay Nra!! I never leave home without protection. Especially, when I am with my kids. I have the right to protect myself and them and if I am put into a situation where I feel we are being threatened, God help them, because I will protect my kids!

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