January 30th, 2013
07:31 AM ET

NRA says it adds 500,000 members since Newtown

The National Rifle Association has gained about a half million members since the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting. The NRA now has more than 4.5 million members, Andrew Arulanandam with the NRA tells CNN.

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Want to know more? Do you think there can there be a solution to America's gun problems? Anderson Cooper looks at both sides of the debate in "Guns Under Fire: an AC360º Town Hall Special" Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

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  1. saywhat

    The way guns & ammo is flying off the shelves is scary & speaks volumes about our mind set. I saw folks hauling cart loads of ammo in a tv news cast.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    An going to make the following observations:
    Cities Towns and communities show sign of decay in the infrastructure including roads, bridges, schools, etcetera. Families are struggling to make hands meet, why the Government not take an economic action by executive order to improve conditions all across this country, where millions of people and families up their standard of living .

    January 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    Blocked again

    January 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Don't feel bad, I am getting the same thing!

      January 31, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. UnicornsAir

    With hopes, there are a great number whose aim is to help modify existing firearms laws so that there is greater safety for the unarmed in society. The 2nd Amendment notwithstanding, arming every man, woman, and child in an attempt to uphold public safety seems to me a step backwards . . .

    January 31, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CMMC

    Can we confirm that those 500,000 new "members" are breathing? NRA's definition of 'member' is pretty broad since they include dead people, children, and freebie memberships given as promotional items among their membership Pfffft. Tipping Point. Canary in the Coalmine. Americans have declared war on the tyranny of the NRA.

    February 1, 2013 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    It's thanks to these dedicated individuals and organizations our rights haven't been taken all away, not yet the Government is planing to so join the movements that protect ur rights

    February 1, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
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