The political action committee associated with The National Rifle Association raised more than $1.7 million in August, nearly $240,000 more than any month in 2016.
"The NRA is grateful to our members and gun owners for a record-breaking August," said NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter. "Americans step up when their rights are in danger, and they're stepping up now because they know the stakes of this election couldn't be higher."
Hunter went on to say that the increase in donations "is proof that people want to protect their gun rights and their right to self-defense and that they trust and depend on the NRA to protect these rights and freedoms."
During the last presidential election, the most the NRA raised was in March 2016, pulling in almost $1.5 million. In August 2016, it raised a little more than $1.4 million.
Gun sales have skyrocketed in 2020, outpacing all of 2019 by the end of August.
? Biden has consistently advocated using government to restrict gun rights, including banning AR-style weapons and saying he would put Beto O'Rourke – the presidential candidate who promised to use government agents to seize firearms from citizens – in charge of his gun-control efforts.