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  •  The NRA's list is actually not that big. (10+ / 0-)

    The NRA has @ 4.5 million members.  Many of the labor unions are much larger.   AARP has over 40 million members.  MoveOn.org is almost twice as large as the NRA.  The Center for American Progress, a group which focuses on gun control, has almost as much funding as the NRA.  You could go on and on here.

    The NRA has a much louder voice than it's size would dictate. The media facilitates this and will continue to do so until liberal advocacy groups band together to directly oppose the NRA's message.   We essentially have to out-shout the NRA.

    Trust-Fund Kids of America Unite... save the Bush tax cuts!

    by JCPOK on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:17:39 AM PST

    •  I would take new NRA numbers with grain of salt (3+ / 0-)
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      TomP, coquiero, DianeNYS

      Back in the 90's when we tried this before,the NRA claimed big numbers of new members but what they did was send out new membership cards to people who only subscribed to gun or knife magazines without them asking or paying a membership fee because my husband received a card for two straight years without paying fees. This way they can claim larger numbers then they really have. This way they can say we have added 200,000 new members but how many are really new members.

      •  I think you should diary this, janey in ohio (1+ / 0-)
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        Dvalkure

        I'm seeing a lot of RKBAer's use this as a talking point, a la, "Dems will be sorry, they are driving Americans into the arms of the NRA, membership is up a gazillion percent, etc, etc."

        I have wondering myself how those numbers could be false, and it seems your husband's story might provide an answer.

        Or maybe I'll just send your comment to top comments.  I always mean to do that and never do.  

        I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

        by coquiero on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 12:47:26 PM PST

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