by Joshua Caplan, The Gateway Pundit:
In response to an unprecedented push for gun-control by Parkland students, the National Rifle Association’s political action committee has seen its donations soar in recent weeks.
Washington Free Beacon reports:
Donations to the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) political action committee more than tripled in February in comparison to its contributions from January, filings show.
The donations increased as liberal activists, politicians, and celebrities have called for more gun control measures and singled out the NRA and Republican politicians who have received support from the group following the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead.
Speakers at the “March for Our Lives” rally this past Saturday in Washington, D.C., continued the push by calling for an AR-15 ban and restrictions on “high capacity magazines.” […]
The PAC raised a total of $779,063 in February and reported $247,985 in donations in January, an increase of more than 200 percent.
Reports of increased financial support come at a time when the Trump administration is mulling gun-control measures of its own.
Last week, President Trump said the Justice Department will move to ban bump stocks.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) 23 March 2018
“Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period. We will BAN all devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns,” Trump tweeted.