Courtesy of Barack Obama and the Democratic party.

Washington (CNN) – The National Rifle Association said Monday they saw a record number of attendees at their annual meeting in Houston last weekend with 86,228 attending, up almost 15,000 from last year’s annual meeting in St. Louis, according to the group’s spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.

The NRA had estimated 75,000 would attend.

Former President David Keene rounded out his two-year term as president of the NRA at the meeting. His replacement is former Alabama lawyer James “Jim” Porter, who officially assumes the position Monday as part of a formal rotation.