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Report: 100K New NRA Members Since School Shooting

By Susan Jones | January 10, 2013 | 10:25am EST

The National Rifle Association tells Politico it has signed up more than 100,000 new members since the Newtown school shooting, bringing the number of paid members to 4.2 million from 4.1 million. “Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over,” the NRA told Politico.

A regular, one-year NRA membership is $35, a 5-year membership is $125, and a lifetime membership costs $1,000, which can be paid in installments.

NRA leaders were meeting Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden, who at President Obama's request, is heading a task force seeking legislative solutions to "gun violence."

The NRA is developing what it calls a "National School Shield," a model plan that includes arming and training qualified school security personnel.

CBS News reported that in an interview late Tuesday night, NRA President David Keene told Brooklyn GOP Radio that he thinks the Obama administration is being "disingenuous" in their approach to guns: "I think that they've seen this as an opportunity to go after the Second Amendment, which they've wanted to do for years, if not decades, and I think they're going to do everything they can to strip Americans of their right to keep and bear arms," Keene was quoted as saying.

Vice President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that President Obama is going to take action on gun control and that he can do it through "executive orders."

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