NRA Memberships Are Surging Since Sandy Hook Massacre (Video)

NRA membership is surging since the Sandy Hook massacre according to an internal document that was made known to James Rosen of FOX News. They are gaining roughly 8,000 new members a day which is unlike anything they saw even in the wake of Columbine.
Via The O’Reilly Factor:

It should also be noted – Following the Sandy Hook shooting most Americans (86%) want more action to identify and treat mental illness. Only 27% agree with Obama and Democrats that stricter gun laws are needed.

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  • Stephana

    Just more people with blood on their hands if you listen to the minority libtards.

  • Pete

    At Rasmussen, the headline (86%) does not agree with the text (48%).

  • I wont grow up

    Where in hell were these people in November ?

  • Practical Jane

    America waking up. ‘Bout time.

  • valerie

    I hope those new members bother to get the training the NRA offers and encourages. My family has always had guns, mainly because hunting and getting rid of varmints was part of life for both my mother and my father. Gun safety was also part of life. A gun is a terribly powerfully tool, like an axe or a chainsaw. You can die, or kill, from misusing any of them. Only a damn fool fails to understand, think, and train for use of all these things. My father, my brother and most of my uncles and cousins have guns. They also have gun safes, because we all know that the person most likely to be harmed by a gun lying around in the house is one of the kids.

    Gun ownership may be a Consititutional right, but it is also a heavy responsibility, and people who buy guns legally should also learn how to use them: everybody else should be prosecuted.

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  • valerie

    #2 December 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Pete commented:

    Rasmussen usually breaks down agreement with a proposition among several different groupings, and then adds them together in the conclusion. Does that help?

  • Pete

    Doesn’t work in this case for the other responses.

  • Rachelle

    I am sick of the media calling these mass killers ‘geniuses’ as if to hale them.

    If these lunatics really are that smart, they could think of more effective ways of killing lots of people than just using guns.

    In the meantime, radical Islamists murders scores, hundreds, and thousands on 9/11 and this administration cannot even utter the words ‘Islamic Terrorist’.

    Mark Steyn noticed that in Obama’s fretting about mass murder he never mentioned Fort Hood. And he never will.

  • TL

    We survived Bill Clinton we will survive the current occupier of the White House

  • Joe College

    The deaths threats to NRA officers brushed back the organization to put them on defense so the Obama administration could terrorize the gun manufacturers, sporting good shops and even mutual fund companies without any counterbalance. Obama runs the economy like it’s Potterville. He hands out terror threats and physical and economic intimidation with such abandon now. Yes, I believe it is all coordinated. I do not think it is a coincidence that it all comes off like a well timed campaign by accident.

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  • lincoln’s widow

    Great news! That wiil make it easier to find gun owners to tax and regulate their weapons.

  • Deane

    This is a new mile stone for the NRA! Only a few more “events” like this and we will be selling memberships like hotcakes! We absolutely need to push for at least one AR-15 in each principle’s office-they might be union thugs but the ones who own guns are not union thugs. We need to have all these students trained in how to use guns too! Yeah!

  • Truth Teller

    #14 is obviously Lincoln’s Wife…it’s easy to identify the uninformed disdain for the Second Ammendment

  • for the first time in my life i’ve actually thought about getting a gun. its not crime that is the motivation, its the politicans.

  • donh

    Obama doesn’t care about the polls. Communists exploit these blood baths because they want to grow another lucrative underworld crime syndicate for their true backers …organized crime families ….who want a monopoly on gun sales to add to their stock in trade of drugs and prostitution .

  • Susan sanchez

    I would like to know who needs a gun that sprays splinter-like bullets? Especially when you have children in the home. What kind of message is that??? And with terrifying mass shootings that have already taken place? What end result are people expecting when these types of guns are owned? Makes absolulety no sense – times 26!!

  • Cynical

    After drinking the cool aid that Romney was going to beat the one and the momentum was on our side I don’t believe a damn thing any of them say anymore. So what if a big majority don’t believe in more gun control. I’ve also been told that over 60% of the people don’t want Ocare but they had a chance to vote against but didn’t and now we have it.

  • Jack

    #18 don’t knock it till you tried it. It’s my personal responsibility to protect my life, liberty, property and family as I see fit and no one elses.

  • Sandy Williams

    (D) Senator Metzenbaum once said: ” I don’t care about crime, I just want the guns.” This is exactly the way the majority of the Communists, oops, Democrats, believe. Right after hubby and I married (12 years ago) we joined the NRA and obtained our CCWs and we carry everywhere it’s legal, we don’t go to stores that don’t allow CCWs, nor restaurants that don’t allow us to legally carry. It’s a shame, but the fault lies with the anti-gun politicians that caused the horrific killing at Sandy Hook…Gun free zones disarms the law abiding people while allowing criminals – who don’t obey the laws – to murder the innocent. I can gaurantee that if someone had been allowed a handun (with a CCW) at Sandy Hook, there would be children alive today who were killed. We never hear of the murderer shooting up gun shows – wonder why?

  • Sandy Williams

    Susan, what’s “splinter-like bullets?” On another note, you didn’t know about the school bombing in 1927 by a man (Kehoe) who murdered 45 children and adults?


    The pure argument (which few have the guts to say and defend these days) for private weapon ownership was, and still is, so that a population can remain citizens and not subjects to tyrants.
    Run from it if you must, but this was, and still is, the truth. It is not about hunting, “sporting use”, or the like. Once you buy into these notions, you get boxed into a corner from which there is no escape.

    The argument for possessing modern weapons is simply that those are what you will face should tyrants wish to “compel” your compliance.

    We have an open marxist party which holds the Senate, the White House, and much of the courts. They are making their plans very clear. It will not stop with compelling you to purchase health insurance, eat “right”, drive eco-cars, practice their “approved” religions, and the like.

    Marxists in the 20th century murdered tens of millions of their own citizens who disagreed with them. Why would anyone believe the 21st century marxist will operate any differently?

    I wake to a country that I do not recognize.

  • chris

    Children are gunned down in yet another senseless massacre and the main thing conservatives are worried about is some sort of restriction on owning assault rifles . Speaks volumes about their morals.

  • bg


    chris #24 December 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    that’s not true, and i believe you know it..

    September 14, 2004
    Updated: September 27, 2004

    A new Moveon PAC ad implies machine-guns are becoming legal,
    which isn’t true. And it blames Bush, even though Bush said he
    would have extended the ban on assault weapons.

    A False Ad About Assault Weapons

    [Machine Guns Still Illegal

    Contrary to what the ad clearly implies, any weapon that can fire 300
    rounds per minute remains illegal for civilians to own without specific
    clearance by the US Department of Justice.

    In fact, machine guns have been tightly regulated since the passage
    of the National Firearms Act in 1934, in the wake of the gangster era.
    Legal ownership of a machine gun requires an extensive federal
    background check, fingerprinting, signed clearance from the chief of
    local law enforcement (such as a county sheriff), a $200 excise tax,
    and weeks of paperwork. That was true before the assault-weapon
    ban was enacted in 1994, and it remains true with the expiration of
    the ban at midnight Sept. 13, 2004.

    That’s made clear in a question-and-answer document posted Sept.
    13 on the Web site of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
    Explosives (ATF), explaining the effect of the expiration of the
    assault-weapon ban:

    ATF: All provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) relating
    to registration and transfer of machineguns . . . still apply.

    The fully automatic version of the AK47 — pictured and described
    in the ad — remains just as illegal as it was before the ban expired.]


  • bg


    re: #25 December 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm bg

    July 25, 2012

    Ted Nugent

    [GLENN: Okay. Good. Ted, you have been ‑‑ and I’m sorry that I haven’t
    had a chance to return any of your phone calls this week. It’s been nuts
    because of the thing that we’re doing this weekend, but you ‑‑ I believe
    you are close to a brain aneurysm on this story coming out of Aurora,

    NUGENT: Well, yes. Number one, I can’t go further without saying that
    the Nugent family and everybody I know, I mean literally everybody says
    prayers for the victims and their families in the face of such a tragedy,
    but now we need to go on to the vile intentional misrepresentation of
    what did happen. And I think as soon as you can, Glenn, you need to
    talk to your friend Bill O’Reilly because I’ve never heard such nonsense
    in all my life and I think it epitomizes the ignorance out there when Bill
    O’Reilly states as a fact that anybody can go buy a bazooka and a
    machine gun without the government knowing it unless, of course,
    you’re in the crips and the bloods. My God in heaven, since 1934
    machine guns ‑‑ by the way, bazookas are not available this week
    and they never have been.]


  • Jeff

    @ #24Chris: You want to talk about morals? How many babies do the left kill every day? Let me tell you, 2000+, everyday, 7 days a week 52 weeks a year. Yeah, the left and their morals.

  • mg4us

    before we ban guns, . . .
    lets ban Libtard journalists, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and the NY Times.

    Then Ban violent video games

    Next ban Union thugs

  • iconoclast

    Children are gunned down in yet another senseless massacre and the main thing conservatives are worried about is some sort of restriction on owning assault rifles leftists are excited about is an opportunity to exploit the crisis . Speaks volumes about their morals.

    There, fixed it for you. And, to paraphrase professor Loomis, we should have the heads of every gun control organization and the ACLU on sticks for their responsibility for this massacre.

  • Sandy Williams

    #27 Jeff, actually abortion claims over 4000 unborn babies A DAY, seven days a week. Obama is also known as the “infanticide president,” when he was a state senator he voted three times to let the babies born from failed abortions to die ‘without’ medical help. And Obama thinks he has most of us fooled with his fake tears. In my opinion Obama is nothing better than Satan’s imp.

  • Nelle

    Is it moral to put your faith in the gov’t to protect your family and neighbors from any and every threat of violence, so you can feel superior to those roughnecks with guns?

  • bg



    Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts
    of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of
    violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the
    deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must
    not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

    The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in
    the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the
    National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the
    murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.

    In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how
    quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not
    a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am
    not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that
    they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe
    that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with
    Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.

    I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was
    a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame
    lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind
    the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four
    nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

    Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
    Your words are empty air.
    You’ve stripped away our heritage,
    You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    And precious children die.
    You seek for answers everywhere,
    And ask the question “Why?”
    You regulate restrictive laws,
    Through legislative creed.
    And yet you fail to understand,
    That God is what we need!

    Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind,
    and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up,
    we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and
    wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational
    systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges
    began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has
    happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so
    doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something
    as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look
    for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more
    restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private
    liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would
    not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can
    stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The
    real villain lies within our own hearts.

    As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two
    friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school.
    I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young
    person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999,
    at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not
    let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move
    into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates
    your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would
    point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to
    examine your own heart before casting the first stone!

    My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young
    people of this country will not allow that to happen!”

    Darrell Scott


  • squeaky

    “Is it moral to put your faith in the gov’t to protect your family and neighbors from any and every…..” one of the recent casualities of disarming their population were the afghanis. after years of war they bet on the wrong horse to bring peace. if we can’t learn from others misfortune……

  • Truth Teller

    Where are you Lincoln’s Wife, you spineless co(ksu(ker?

  • Truth Teller

    Chris…please teach us, oh wise one. You seem to have figured it all out.

  • Benjamin

    When only Obama and his thugs have guns,
    how safe will true Americans be?

    Take note of the all the Anti-Second Amendment Democrats that are up for re-election in 2014 and vote their traitorous butts out.

  • bobdog

    The last time I heard it discussed, we have something like 28,000 gun control laws on the books already. How can we possibly need more?

    What Obama is proposing is to keep taking more and more of your freedoms away until the killing stops. He also plans to gradually lower the speed limit until traffic accidents stop. And then start arresting people until the complaining stops.

    See, that’s why we can’t have nice things. We don’t take care of our toys.

  • Rose

    TOO BAD the NRA doesn’t seem INCLINED to do anything FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT but COLLECT DUES from Club Members.


    The arguments FOR them are EASY – TRUTH – JUSTICE, and very ARTICULATE – but the NRA has proven SEVERAL TIMES the last few years to be INARTICULATE, and never so STUNNINGLY as this last 5 DAYS.

    Reminds me of the time they AGREED TO LET THE FEDS shred First amendment RIGHTS for all but THEMSELVES – if FEDS would leave THEM alone, they wouldn’t cry OUT against FED INFRINGEMENT of FIRST AMENDMENT – because, after all, FIRST AMENDMENT was NOT THEIR STATED CAUSE!


    And IGNERT CONSERVATIVES keep putting all their eggs in Baskets WITH NO FOUNDATION – BIG HOLES in the bottom of the basket.

    In Texas, we call it being “ALL HAT WITH NO CATTLE!”

    ALL OVER THE INTERNET, DECENT CONSTITUTIONAL Folks are posting Founding Fathers Quotations, and PHOTOS of RESULTS OF GUN BANS, like WWII GERMAN NAZIS and PREVIOUS MASSACRES in GUN-FREE ZONES, PHOTOS of DICTATORS and REGIMES IN ACTION who had disarmed their LAW ABIDING Citizens and how many CITIZENS were slaughtered by the GOVT inside the NEXT TWO YEARS.

    But the NRA cannot find an articulate thought in their COLLECTIVE HEADS to support GUN RIGHTS AND SELF DEFENSE, and WHAT KIND OF GOVT it is that confiscates SELF DEFENSE from LAW ABIDING CITIZENS on FALSE PRETENSES!!!!!

    They are as much FOR Gun Rights as the AARP is for the Elderly. and Teachers Unions are for CHILDREN’S EDUCATION! AND ERIC HOLDER is for JUSTICE.


    RIP AND GOD BLESS Judge Robert Bork, God be with his family, friends and those who admire him. Bon Voyage, Judge Bork.

  • Rose

    ALL the SCHOOL MASSACRES accomplished by GUNS were already covered by TOTAL GUN BANS IN EFFECT at the time of the MASSACRE.

    FACT, Whenever crazed gunmen start shooting a place up, if there is an ARMED CITIZEN around to confront him, the events average only 2.5 Deaths.

    Whenever you have to wait for POLICE or other armed OFFICIALS to arrive, you have COLUMBINE and SANDY HOOK events to show for it.

  • Rose

    WHY is OBAMA overly concerned for Sandy Hook but NOT FOR BENGHAZI?

    Ambassador Chris Stevens is NOT available for comment.

  • Campfollower

    Where was the outrage by liberals when a Muslim jihadist drove his vehicle through the middle of a group of college students a few years ago at UNC Chapel Hill?

    Did they call for Muslim profiling? Did they call for his vehicle to be registered as a weapon?

    Their selectivity when it comes to “carnage” is really irritating.

  • Lim Lynn

    Fast and Furious case. Maybe Barack Hussein Obama want more supply assault rifles for Mexican Cartels, Al Qaeda and other jihad groups.

  • valerie


    The NRA has shown some class, good sense, and human feeling by refusing to engage the bad-faith leftists that are using this awful crime for political purposes. CNN’s Piers Morgan, for instance, is gleeful that those deaths happened. No kidding.

    This is an adult response. After the funerals are over will be plenty of time to discuss this rationally.

    A column by Ruben Navarette in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune is sensible. I’m not sure people are ready to be sensible, just yet.

    Then again, maybe they are.

  • Jsmith

    Proud to be one of them!

  • Joanne

    Americans are scared. They are scared that their right to bear arms will be taken away, and they will not be able to protect themselves from the government, its goons, and nutjobs. I am happy to see the membership grow; it shows people are uniting.

  • Chris Light

    I agree with #43 Valerie. The NRA is not to engage in a screaming match over the bodies of children. Emotions are high and NOTHING should be done when emotions are high. People make radical decisions when emotions are running high. But that is exactly why Obama and the Democrats have jumped on this event. This is sadly, their perfect opportunity to manipulate people through their emotions into giving up their freedoms. The NRA is smart and will act as necessary to defend our rights, with our support, of course.

    Their best strategy is to align themselves with these angry leftists, only in that they will work alongside them in trying to prevent the mentally ill from accessing weapons. If they work together, then the NRA can have a say in the discussion and can delay or derail the entire discussion, until Americans open their eyes, emotions calm down and this all dies down.

  • Winston Wolfe

    I would like to know who needs a gun that sprays splinter-like bullets?

    It’s none of your god-damned business, Susan.

  • Winston Wolfe

    and the main thing conservatives are worried about is some sort of restriction on owning assault rifles . – Chris

    Define ‘assault rifle’, punk.

    Go ahead. Define it or shut the phuck up.

  • Deane

    Why are you gun nuts so crazy that you would sell out your country and destroy the lives of your children just so your little hobby can go on. You claim guns aren’t the problem, just like the tobacco industry claimed for years that tobacco didn’t cause cancer or heart disease. ridiculous and unreasonable.

  • Katie Morton

    I think America is seriously missing the point in the gun debate. It’s about the number of guns in American society (nearly one gun per head of population) and the ease of access to guns that is the issue here.

    While mass shootings are always horrific, they actually account for a very small proportion of the numbers of people killed each year by guns.

    And while the death toll from 9/11 was also horrific, it was LESS THAN HALF of the number of Americans who are killed EACH YEAR by guns. It is FIVE TIMES less than the number of Americans who commit suicide by gun EACH YEAR.
    It seems that if a terrorist commits murder, they should be hunted to the ends of the earth, but even in the face of the truly appalling annual death toll, Americans will vociferously defend their right to bear arms.

    The right to bear arms was NEVER intended to create the mass slaughter of Americans by Americans that occurs at the point of a gun each year, it was intended to provide “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

    America’s founding fathers must be turning in their graves.