Gun Rights Group Sees Spike in Support Post Election

By Eric Scheiner | November 22, 2016 | 3:16pm EST

In Maryland, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union claim they have seen a spike in donations since the presidential election, but so does the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association.

WBAL-TV reports, while Planned Parenthood of Maryland has been reporting higher than normal donations, members of the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association also report an increase in support and attribute it to excitement about the election outcome.

The MSRPA is the Maryland state affiliate of the NRA. 

Lobbyists said that in the last week, new memberships in the state have at least tripled.

"I think it was a value-based election, and certainly on the conservative side. The Second Amendment is one of the core values of the Constitution and freedom that I think people were excited that their values won, at least on the conservative side, and took that as something they'd like to exercise a little bit more," MSRPA member George Durst told WBAL.

Local ACLU reps in Maryland said they've also experienced an increase in inquiries from people looking to help, but they didn't give specifics, according to WBAL.

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