New filings show that donations to the National Rifle Association have “soared” following the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012.
The filings reveal that NRA donations for 2013 clocked-in at $96.4M, an 11.5% increase from 2012.
Money poured into to the NRA once certain states and the federal government began agitating for more gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting.
The left, who usually knee-jerks any tragic situation with some kind of civil rights-suffocating action, quickly mobilized to have a “national conversation” about gun violence which would have resulted in the weakening of law abiding citizens’ rights and had no effect on lawless criminals or madmen.
“It’s very perverse,” said Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. “Most Americans would have a visceral reaction toward those numbers following a tragedy where 20 (kids) were slaughtered.”
It’s not really perverse at all. Many people, at least $96.4M worth of people reacted to the killing spree by supporting a group who wanted to ensure Americans kept their right to protect themselves against such madmen like the Sandy Hook shooter.
Barret went on to say that the NRA was “fearmongering” it’s base, although the fear was not unfounded. The NY Daily News writes: “Federal gun control efforts — including a push to require tough background check requirements — ultimately failed in Congress.” So, more anti-second amendment restrictions were most definitely on the horizon surrounding Newtown.
The real fearmongers, are the anti-gun cabal who started immediately mobilizing to ban certain firearms and place restrictions on firearms purchases.
The good news is that the NRA saw a rise not just in donations but in memberships. “The NRA reported that its total revenue in 2013 increased by 35.8%, to $348 million. That includes $175.6 million in membership dues.”