NRA dues jumped in 2018 as Americans, terrified of extreme proposals of the radical Democrats elected to the House of Representatives, joined the civil rights organization. Many more sent donations, driving total NRA revenue to over $412 million last year. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The National Rifle Association of America and its associated groups saw a sizable increase of both membership dues and contributions in 2018, according to the group’s annual report.
The report, which was handed out during the group’s latest annual meeting, shows dues went from $128,209,303 in 2017 to $170,391,374 in 2018—an increase of $42,182,071, or 33 percent. It also shows contributions rose from $132,879,299 in 2017 to $165,075,288 in 2018—an increase of $32,195,989 or 24 percent. The rise in dues came ahead of the NRA announcing it had reached 5.5 million members, a record number.
Overall, the NRA and its affiliates brought in $412,233,508 in 2018. That’s up from $378,122,489 in 2017. In total, the group’s revenue rose $34,111,019 or 9 percent. The numbers represent a clear resurgence of funding for the gun-rights group during 2018. Membership dues even topped those the group saw in 2016—$163,517,961.
The year 2018, of course, saw several events that likely contributed to the spike in NRA member dues and contributions—the largest being the midterm elections. With Democrats promising to pass new gun-control measures if elected, many gun-rights supporters likely joined the NRA in the run up to November. And given the election resulted in Democrats capturing the House of Representatives, bringing in a number of new high-profile representatives openly hostile to gun rights, it is likely that also drove membership up.
I have warned Americans for years about the threats posed to their Second Amendment rights by radical politicians. I have continuously urged all Americans to get their guns and their training now, before it’s too late.
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Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.