Whoops! Despite the best efforts of ghoulish gun-grabbers like Michael Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Marg Helgenberger and Piers “Musket” Morgan to demonize gun ownership, the NRA reports a significant surge in membership.
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.
Not surprising. The Obama administration announced its new focus on gun control and senators were quick to crank up the anti-gun heat after the shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn. The result? An Obama stimulus that finally works as gun store shelves empty and lines stretch out the door.
Citizens take self-defense seriously, and some say they were inspired to join the NRA this week after anti-gun zealots threatened their Second Amendment rights.
— Ron Looker (@ronlooker) December 18, 2012
— Political Smackdown (@PCsmackdown) December 20, 2012
— Parker (@sweetbeardbro) December 19, 2012
— Garrett (@GarrettUSA) December 20, 2012
Well done, Joyce! Kudos, Musket Morgan! We’re sure the NRA appreciates your fine work. And those new NRA members are far from alone:
I Just joined the NRA. They are working to protect our 2nd Amendment rights.Please join if you have not already done so.
— Tamara Hughes (@tamarasrbc) December 20, 2012
Joined the NRA as life time member.
— MC (D – Lawndale) (@moderncomments) December 20, 2012
Today I joined the NRA. Why? Because I found my 2nd amendment rights coming under increasing fire.
— Melv (@therealmelv) December 20, 2012
I am re-joining, I let it lapse after death of husband.“@minerjp: I just now joined the NRA, which shows you what kind of mood I am in.”
— Sylvia (@BamaLady10) December 20, 2012
— Kevin A. Henry(@KevinAllenHenry) December 19, 2012
Joined the #NRA today, gotta contribute to a group standing up for common sense and the 2nd ammendment.
— Erik Knudsen (@erkknudsen) December 19, 2012
Been putting it off, but seems like now’s the right time. Just joined the #NRA.
— Harbs (@cgharbison) December 20, 2012
I just joined the NRA. Join by phone special, $25 for 1 yr. Help in the fight for2nd Amendment rights. Call 1-877-NRA-2000 now.
— tanalee (@tanalee) December 19, 2012
— Christine Whitton (@1Strawberrygirl) December 20, 2012
Yay me!! I just got a promotion & joined the @nra.Good day.
— ….. (@MzInvestigator) December 19, 2012
— Christine Whitton (@1Strawberrygirl) December 19, 2012
I believe in protecting the constitution.That’s why I joined the #NRA today; to protect against the hippies trying to trample our rights.
— Nick Seal (@donkey5) December 19, 2012
Yeah I joined the NRA today! They are the only ones trying to protect our rights! Guns don’t kill, people do!
— Twangville (@ToddCaster) December 19, 2012
Just joined the #NRA in solidarity with the 10s of millions of law-abiding gun owners who DID NOTHING WRONG.
— Bobby T. (@Briganto) December 18, 2012
— Gumby (@gumbysteve) December 18, 2012
Just joined the #NRA for the first time in my life. Woop!
— Leah(@gopfirecracker) December 17, 2012
Even people who don’t own firearms bristled at the attacks on gun owners and were inspired to join the NRA in support of liberty.
I have never owned or even fired a gun in my life, but I just joined the #NRA. This isn’t about guns. It’s about freedom on so many levels.
— Brian Lerch (@bdlerch) December 19, 2012
— Kyle (@kps427) December 20, 2012
The message is loud and clear: Americans won’t stand for freedom-stomping gun-grabbers using a horrific tragedy to advance their anti-liberty agenda. And they won’t sit idly by while those who defend freedom are threatened and demonized by holier-than-thou politicians and celebs.