Politico | NRA membership up 100,000 in 18 days

The National Rifle  Association has gained more than 100,000 new members in the last 18 days,  the organization told POLITICO’s Playbook on Thursday.

The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million in that  time frame.

“Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over,” the NRA told  POLITICO’s Mike Allen.

Those comments come as Vice President Joe Biden gears up to meet with NRA representatives on Thursday to discuss gun  policy after the Dec. 14 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. triggered a national  conversation on the subject.

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