Oh, joy. The Vichy NRA is playing games with membership numbers again.
NRA is back, ‘highest ever’ membership
The National Rifle Association has recovered from a membership drop after President Trump’s 2016 election and is now at the highest levels ever in its history.
New figures put the membership at approximately 5.5 million.
Uh huh. Right. Post-Parkland, the VNRA claimed they had reached nearly 6 million. After commenting closed on the bump-fire ban NPRM, the VNRA claimed they were “up” to 5.5 million. In an informal poll after that 40% said they were “done with the NRA” and would revoke their memberships.
At a point when the VNRA was claiming 5 million, magazine circulation numbers suggested a mere 3.7 million.
And then the VNRA angered more people over it support of ex parte “red flag” laws. We’re to believe that they saw an increase (for some definitions of “increase”) after screwing over gun owners? Gun owners who said they’re tired of the Lairds of Fairfax exercising droit du seigneur over us?