We’ve gone from Barack Obama, Gun Salesman of the Year for several years running, to the current crop of “blame the NRA” and “ban guns” progressives, who are vying for a similar unintentional accolade. How’s this for backfire?
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 23, 2018
Well done, liberals!
The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund raised $2.4 million from March 1 to March 31, the group’s first full month of political fundraising since the nation’s deadliest high school shooting on Valentine’s Day, according to filings submitted to the Federal Elections Commission. The total is $1.5 million more than the organization raised during the same time period in 2017, when it took in $884,000 in donations, and $1.6 million more than it raised in February 2018.
The $2.4 million haul is the most money raised by the NRA’s political arm in one month since June 2003, the last month when electronic federal records were readily available.
NRA memberships are skyrocketing as well. It seems a lot of people are sick and tired of lefties blaming law-abiding Americans for mass murders just to try and score cheap political points:
But outside the gun control debate in Washington, membership in the NRA and gun rights groups across the country, which includes more than five million Americans, is spiking, according to people familiar with the numbers.
The NRA should present an award every year to the lefty who helped increase their ranks and pad their fundraising arm the most — maybe call it the “Hogg Wild” prize or a “Bloomie.”