The NRA has registered an average of 8,000 new members a day since the Sandy Hook shooting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Rifle Association, who has stayed mostly quiet in the days following the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting, has registered an average of 8,000 new members a day, according to Fox News.

Though this is not atypical of trends seen after similar incidents in the past, this surge in membership is said to surpass past trends.

According to a Fox News’s source, the number of individual contributions to the NRA have also significantly increased during this period.

All of this comes just days before the NRA is planning a “major” news conference.

The NRA  issued a statement on Tuesday conveying condolences to victims’ families and promised “meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”

Sources close to this issue maintain that the National Rifle Association may soon “push back” against gun-control proponents.

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