Last week the NRA announced a drive to get 100,000 new members in the next 100 days. This is following the events that took place last month where radical gun control activists held rallies and marches demanding new gun bans and age restrictions on purchasing firearms. Some states have given in and are already passing new restrictive gun-control measures:
- Raised the minimum age to buy a gun to 21
- Instituting a three-day waiting period for all firearm purchases.
- Banned the sale of bump stocks
- Ban the sale of any firearms to most adults under 21
- Ban the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and handgun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds
- Ban private sales of used firearms unless facilitated by a federally licensed gun dealer
- Bas the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks.
The NRA already filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida for violating the constitutional rights of 18 to 21 year olds.
Jason Brown, an NRA media relation manager told The Washington Free Beacon,
“The NRA’s strength is in our dedicated and politically savvy members, Over the next 100 days we hope to welcome 100,000 new freedom-loving Americans to our ranks. The threat to our Second Amendment has never been greater. The enemies of freedom are well-organized and well-funded, and it’s our responsibility to fight back, The Second Amendment needs you now more than ever. Please join the NRA Family today.”
The NRA also lowered their membership dues in order to encourage new sign ups.