NRA Memberships surge in the wake of Florida High School shooting and press and Hollywood overreach
NRA Memberships have surged since the February 14 school shooting. It seems the “media bias” and leftist funded never again movement are fueling the surge.
The Daily Mail reports that Google searches for “NRA membership” rose “4,900 percent” since the Florida attack. That rise occurred while CNN and the mainstream press as well as most of Hollywood were trashing the NRA saying they were to blame for the shooting that killed 17 students and teachers at Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Hollywood attitude was epitomized by writer-director Judd Apatow, actress Mia Farrow, and comedian Chelsea Handler, all of whom responded to the Florida school attack by calling out the NRA to drive a wedge between voters and pro-gun legislators.
CNN’s February 21 gun control town hall highlighted the media’s animosity towards the NRA, as it featured survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting confronting Republicans over NRA affiliation. The Guardian reported that one student spoke to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), asking, “Can you tell me right now you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?” The same little punk ass kid said he felt like he was looking down the barrel of an AR15 or looking at Nickolas Cruz when looking at Rubio.
In addition, more than a dozen companies severed ties with the NRA in the wake of the school attack, ending discounted rates and fares for NRA members.
But a large part of America is equating these various attacks on the NRA with attacks on the Second Amendment, and others see the attacks as proof of “media bias.” The result is an explosion in NRA memberships.
The Daily Mail quoted Cleta Mitchell, a former NRA board member and former Oklahoma lawmaker, who said, “There is no one. NO ONE. Who joins the NRA for a discount on a rental car. You can rest assured that the NRA will not lose a single member as a result of this. If anything, it should spur people to join the NRA as a means of demonstrating that we who believe in the Second Amendment will not be bullied by these left-wing multi-billion dollar corporations.”
Once again the left has overplayed its hand. The NRA was not responsible for the Florida shooting Nickolas Cruz was so it is fantastic the NRA memberships are soaring. If the left wants to blame someone they should blame the FBI. They should blame the Broward County Sheriff’s department who looked past near 40 calls about what a freak Nickolas Cruz was. They also should blame the four sheriffs who hid behind their cars while students were being slaughtered and two teachers gave their lives shielding them.