Left-wing students’ pro-gun control activism doesn’t seem to be working out. Maybe it’s time for them to go back to school.
Despite the widespread liberal condemnation of the National Rifle Association since last month’s shooting in Florida, interest in NRA membership has seen massive growth of nearly 5,000 percent, the Daily Mail reports.
The net effect? The NRA is apparently doing better than ever.
According to the Daily Mail, Google searches for “NRA membership” went up 4,900 percent since the week just before the shooting.
New NRA members have openly admitted they were spurred to join the group in response to the liberal activism. Some even name-dropped David Hogg, the sermonizing son of a former FBI agent who claimed to have hung up on a call from President Trump and vowed not to return to school until gun control legislation is passed.
“Thank you David Hogg for inspiring me. I gifted my husband with an NRA membership. I felt now was an important time to support them,” one woman wrote on Twitter, and shared a picture of an NRA membership confirmation message.
Federalist contributor Robert Norman, who had never purchased a firearm before, wrote:
“After ten minutes of CNN’s town hall ‘debate’ I had already searched for gun safes, the closest firearms dealer near me, classes on gun safety, and an NRA membership.”
Norman described the anti-NRA CNN town hall event a display of “tyranny. For tyranny has never come from a single person, but rather from a mob cheering for the destruction of liberty and rights from those with whom they disagree.”
Pro-gun control students at Parkland, Fla. and around the country have received coaching, logistics, transportation, and millions of dollars in funding from a wide network of liberal donors, celebrities, politicians, and activist groups.
While they’ve made plenty of noise in their own echo chamber, there’s little evidence they’ve successfully won over Second Amendment-supporting mainstream Americans.
In fact, a poll by Morning Consult found that the brands who pulled the plug on their NRA discounts significantly lost favorability among consumers.
As NRA member and former Oklahoma state lawmaker Cleta Mitchell told Time:
“You can rest assured that the NRA will not lose a single member as a result of this.
“If anything, it should spur people to join the NRA as a means of demonstrating that we who believe in the Second Amendment will not be bullied … .”
The students unwittingly being used as props by the Democratic party are likely to continue with their movement–at least until it runs out of steam.
This month, they’re organizing a school “walkout” to bring attention to their agenda.
They’d be better of walking into school-and learning a thing or two about the Second Amendment.