By Tom Knighton
The NRA is the most vilified civil rights organization in the nation. While groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center is defaming people, and getting hit with lawsuits for it, it still has the trust of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, the NRA is doing what it said it would do, but every potential misstep is amplified as some kind of proof the organization is evil.
Now, The Trace–a media website whose sole focus seems to be combatting the NRA–is happy to report that NRA membership was down last year.
The National Rifle Association suffered a sharp decline in membership dues last year despite a historic fee hike, according to financial statements made public today. The statements, covering the NRA’s operations in 2017 and obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics, also showed a substantial decline in total revenue and a drop in the NRA’s ability to cover its debts.
The 22 percent drop in membership revenue — from $163 million in 2016 to $128 million last year — is striking given that the NRA increased its membership dues in March 2016 for the first time in decades (and then raised them …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms