Katie Pavlich

Over the past six days, the National Rifle Association has come under fire as somehow responsible for the horrific shooting that happened in Connecticut last week. NRA members and leaders have also received death threats. The civil rights organization waited to release a statement about the tragedy until the facts about what happened were verified and now, they're seeing 8,000 new people per day joining as members.

The National Rifle Association, while staying mostly quiet in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting in Connecticut, has registered an average of 8,000 new members a day since the tragedy, an NRA source told Fox News.

While this broadly aligns with trends seen after similar incidents in the past, the surge in membership this time is said to dwarf past trends.

The source, based on his access to an internal memo prepared by the organization’s membership division, said both the number of individual contributions to the NRA and their average amount have risen significantly in this period.

The NRA will hold a major news conference tomorrow in Washington D.C.


Katie Pavlich

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