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NRA: We've Signed Up 100K Since Sandy Hook
Group says it doesn't intend to bend on gun control
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 10, 2013 2:10 PM CST
Illinois gun owners and supporters file out NRA applications in this March 7, 2012, file photo.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

(Newser) – The Sandy Hook shooting has been good for business for the NRA. In the last 18 days, the group has signed up more than 100,000 new members, it told Politico today. That bumped its overall membership from 4.1 million to 4.2 million. "Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over," the group said. What's more, the powerful lobby says it doesn't expect much to come of its meeting with Joe Biden on ways to reduce gun violence.

"We are willing to talk," an official said. But he says the group is hearing from politicians and "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." Biden, meanwhile, plans to hand over his recommendations to the president by Tuesday, reports the Washington Post. Universal background checks and restrictions on high-capacity magazines are expected to be among them.

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Nora_Kit
Jan 13, 2013 4:59 AM CST
My husband and I decided years ago that if the government comes after our guns we will shoot as many of them as possible before they get any guns.
turkeylips
Jan 11, 2013 8:53 AM CST
In scanning most of the comments, I have determined that there are two types of people who made them. First there are the independent, self reliant types who seem to make it through this harsh world, and the opposite types who have not had the same upbringing, or have not the where-with-all to make it on their own, due to fright or lack of courage or intelligence or ambition, or sedentary traits. You can now determine who wants to join which crowd.
OooShiny
Jan 11, 2013 12:36 AM CST
Conspiracy theorists claim the Newtown massacre did not happen as reported, or in fact did not happen at all. With this level of insanity exhibited by the NRA, why aren't conspiracy theorists blaming the NRA for staging this entire horror for the sole purpose of boosting gun sales?