“Tyranny has never come from a single person, but rather from a mob cheering for the destruction of liberty and rights from those with whom they disagree.” – Robert Norman, New NRA Member
We’ve seen a huge surge on social media amongst people you wouldn’t normally see voicing support for the NRA. People are also joining the NRA in droves to make a point about the Second Amendment and our right to bear arms. The NRA has seen a huge surge in membership interest in recent weeks, after drawing noisy backlash over the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Google searches for ‘NRA membership’ have risen roughly 4,900 per cent since the week before the February 14 shooting, with new members flocking to support the gun owners’ rights group.
Though high-profile mass shootings often spur an increase in gun sales over fear of a crackdown, the Parkland shooting was different in the focus of vitriol that was directed at the NRA.
Daily Mail reports:
Some otherwise casual gun rights supporters said that the loud attacks on the NRA in the media by young Parkland survivors such as David Hogg drove them to sign up.
‘After ten minutes of CNN’s town hall “debate” I had already searched for gun safes, the closest firearms dealer near me, classes on gun safety, and an NRA membership,’ wrote Robert Norman in a column for the Federalist.
NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch was verbally attacked during the CNN Town Hall…It got really ugly with Loesch later saying she was fearful when she exited the venue.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel piled on, drawing cheers from the crowd when he berated Loesch – days before information about critical law enforcement failures in Israel’s own department came to light.
‘The town hall was a display of tyranny,’ wrote Norman, on why it prompted him to join the NRA.
‘For tyranny has never come from a single person, but rather from a mob cheering for the destruction of liberty and rights from those with whom they disagree.