Bitter and I were manning the NRA-ILA table in the NRA booth at the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show this weekend. It wasn’t a bad weekend for NRA. Bitter and I signed up or renewed about 16 NRA members ourselves, but we were only taking overflow from the membership tables when the two full time staffers and two volunteers were too busy signing up other people to take any more. We were there for ILA, and were trying to hand out political alerts, answer questions, and sign up potential volunteers.
NRA’s whole operation over the weekend did more than 600 new, upgraded or renewed NRA members. This is at a show that most definitely favors hunters and anglers, so never let it be said that hunters are completely apathetic about their right to bear arms. The show runs through next weekend, and we’ll be there working the booths next Saturday and Sunday as well.
Hopefully next weekend I’ll get more of a chance to look around.