NRA donations spike after Parkland shooting

The National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Despite the backlash hurled at the NRA following last month's Florida high school shooting, the gun lobby group's donations from supporters tripled in the days after the massacre, CNN reports. Citing FEC records, the network reports the NRA's Political Victory Fund got $248,000 in January and more than $779,000 in February.

The details: The Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political spending, tells CNN it's unclear what caused the spike, but say it might have been in response to calls for strict gun control measures.