NRA Offers Free Memberships To Military, Law Enforcement

The National Rifle Association is using the Fourth of July holiday to help fill its ranks with police and members of the military.

The gun-rights organization is offering free memberships to all active-duty military, law enforcement personnel and first responders.

In addition to the one-year membership, individuals are entitled to discounts on NRA merchandise, life insurance a free subscription to the NRA American Warrior magazine.

The NRA boasted in May that its membership roster had swelled to 5 million people amid the latest push for gun control following the December massacre in Newtown, Conn.


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