Gun Rights

NRA Says Membership Has Jumped Since Newtown Shooting

Leaked documents say 8,000 per day


You would think, after a 20-year-old with legal guns killed 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut, that the National Rifle Association wouldn't be doing too well — what with the initial outcry over its silence and the ensuing outcry over the gun lobby's brief statement late Tuesday.

But you would be wrong. Fox News's James Rosen, who first reported on leaks of the NRA's intentions early Tuesday, is now citing sources saying that membership is, in fact, up since Friday's massacre, and rising.