NRA Membership Almost Doubles in New York After Dems Pass Anti-Gun Legislation
Democrats do more for the National Rifle Association than any amount of marketing. They drive people to join their ranks. Case in point:
As gun rights and gun control groups continue to argue over the effects of the New York SAFE Act, one consequence is clear: membership in the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has soared since the law was enacted a year ago.
Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, said the NRA headquarters in Washington recently informed him his state affiliate has now surpassed Texas and California to become the largest state NRA chapter in the nation.
The NRA affiliate saw its membership rise from 22,000 statewide to 41,000 since the SAFE Act was approved in January 2013, King said.
While he said his group has had regular membership growth over the years, “it has grown exponentially faster than it ever has before and it can only be attributed to the SAFE Act,’’ he said.
Well, it seems that not all the conservatives are leaving New York for greener pastures.
Of course, not all liberals are gun grabbers either.
One thing is for sure: gun advocates don’t go down without a fight.
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