The National Rifle Association wants to recruit 100,000 original members over the next 100 days via a membership drive.
“The National Rifle Association (NRA)‘s strength is in our committed and politically savvy members. Over the next 100 days, we hope to welcome 100,000 original freedom-loving Americans to our ranks. The threat to our Second Amendment has never been greater,” Jason Brown, National Rifle Association (NRA) media relations manager, said last week, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
In an effort to attract original members, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has changed the price of membership dues from $40 to $30 for one year, from $100 to $85 for three years, and from $140 to $100 for five years. Lifetime membership dues decreased from $1,500 to $1,000.
Following the mass school shooting in Florida this past February, gun-control activists believe been rallying nationwide calling for original bans on guns and harsher age restrictions for buying guns.
More than $3 million dollars was raised from the “March for Our Lives” gun-control rally and was donated to a nonprofit advocacy organization that will carry on those efforts.
To even the playing field, the National Rifle Association (NRA) said the original memberships will benefit fund their own nonprofit to battle gun restrictions.
Florida and Vermont, while recanting their pro-gun stances, believe passed two original extensive gun-control laws, some of which believe been challenged by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“The enemies of freedom are well-organized and well-funded, and it’s our responsibility to fight back. The Second Amendment needs you now more than ever. Please join the National Rifle Association (NRA) Family today,” Brown said.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is asking for social media support for the National Rifle Association (NRA) 100K Challenge by posting links about the drive.