As the White House and key US Senators have announced plans to move forward on gun control, the NRA and the Gun Owners of America have seen steep climbs in memberhip roles.
In much the same regard, I wonder if the battles over wolves, the impact on elk herds, and the increasing role the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has been playing in the debate in recent years is also fueling their membership push as well? Here’s the latest news sent out from the RMEF Monday morning:
Membership in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation now stands at an all-time high of 196,079. The new membership total, as of the final day of 2012, is 11,944 higher than the end of 2011. It marks RMEF’s fourth consecutive year of record growth.
“We are grateful for another solid year of growth,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “RMEF continues to stand alongside many sportsmen and women as strong advocates for conservation and wildlife management.”
The surge in membership is the highest since an increase of 19,245 members from 2009 to 2010.
Let’s get back to the gun control issue for a second here. If we have “gun free school zones” combined with no armed security guards pitched as an effort to protect kids from gun violence, should we also have gun free zones for the President, VP, and others? That’s the idea being pushed in a new online petition on The White House’ website, as Rob port with SayAnythingBlog.com notes:
Hey, if it’s good enough for our schools and college campuses, it should be good enough for the top officials in the executive branch, no?
Gun free zones wouldn’t make the President safer, and they make our children and students less safe.