The National Rifle Association has seen a 100,000 jump in members since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in early December, pushing the total number of members from 4.1 million to 4.2 million. More from POLITICO:
“Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over,” the NRA told POLITICO’s Mike Allen.
“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.”
As a reminder, the NRA has a higher approval rating than President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Congress according to the most recent Gallup polling.