The National Rifle Association (NRA) included a key membership milestone in its Memorial Day tweet Monday honoring those who died fighting for our nation — six million members.
The six million members of the NRA remember all the brave men and women who died fighting for our country and gave us our freedom. We stand with the families and loved ones of these heroes today and every day. They will never be forgotten. 🇺🇸 #memorialday #neverforgotten pic.twitter.com/kPXPg8KHy6
— NRA (@NRA) May 28, 2018
The Daily Caller reports,
The gun rights group, which had previously boasted 5 million members, has made adding another million members a priority since its new president, Oliver North, took his post and promised to grow the organization’s rolls “as fast as we can.”
Even before North’s lofty goal, the group stated in April that it had a goal to grow its ranks by 100,000 new members. One month later, it far exceeded that.
“Well, they soared past that by 900,000,” writes Townhall’s Matt Vespa. “The NRA, which touts its five million members, of which I have been a proud one since becoming eligible to vote, is now a six million strong organization.”
“My goal is a million more members,” Oliver North said. “Then I’m going to go out and ask every NRA member to recruit one more. That will put 14 million activists on the street — not the types [billionaire philanthropist] George Soros is fielding, not the types that showed up down there in Dallas to protest our right to gather. But those who are going to vote for people who support the Second Amendment.”
The membership increase follows the efforts of liberal activists to demand gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting.