While political actors have found new confidence in calling for stricter gun control post-Sandy Hook, the market is appears to be calling for something else. Not only are gun sales up
, so too are new memberships for the country's foremost gun lobby, the National Rifle Association.
that the NRA is seeing a surge in new signups following last week's tragedy and the subsequent enthusiasm for more gun control. While new memberships are not uncommon at times of national soul searching on the issue of gun access, the current round of public interest in the group's mission apparently "dwarf past trends."
Not surprisingly, the NRA isn't exactly gloating about the news, preferring to keep a low profile. But a source with the group told FOX that it's seen an average of 8000 new members per day since last Friday.
Awr Hawkins at Breitbart
states with no compunction what the NRA likely won't say at Friday's news conference
: "While the media seizes on the tragedy in Connecticut to tell us that Americans have now largely turned a corner and thrown away their love for 2nd Amendment freedoms, reality tells us something completely different."
Via FOX and Breitbart