The National Rifle Association (NRA) included a key membership milestone in its Memorial Day tweet Monday honoring those who died fighting for our nation — six million members.
The gun rights group, which had previously boasted 5 million members, has made adding another million members a priority since its new president, Oliver North, took his post and promised to grow the organization’s rolls “as fast as we can.” (RELATED: Oliver North Defiantly Vows To Grow NRA, Punches Back Against ‘Civil Terrorist’ Gun Control Activists)
Even before North’s lofty goal, the group stated in April that it had a goal to grow its ranks by 100,000 new members. One month later, it far exceeded that.
“Well, they soared past that by 900,000,” writes Townhall’s Matt Vespa. “The NRA, which touts its five million members, of which I have been a proud one since becoming eligible to vote, is now a six million strong organization.”
The membership increase follows the efforts of liberal activists to demand gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting. (RELATED: Boycotts Against NRA Have Backfire Effect, Galvanize Conservatives)