POSTED: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:34pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The National Rifle Association has seen what the organization calls an “unprecedented" spike in membership numbers over the last month.
Approximately 250,000 people have joined the organization's existing 4.25 million members since new calls for gun control began surfacing.
In addition, the NRA is also receiving an influx of financial contributions, which will be used to help fight the legislation expected to go through Congress in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.