The National Rifle Association's fundraising pace continues to quicken amid fears of new restrictions on firearms, with the gun lobby's political action committee posting its best single month of fundraising in more than a decade, Politico reports. The group raised nearly $1.6 million in February, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings posted Tuesday night. February's numbers follow a $1.1 million haul in January. The NRA hasn't posted such strong fundraising numbers since the height of the 2000 presidential campaign, when the committee raised $1.7 million in October. Its fundraising pace has increased considerably since the December shooting in Newtown, Ct., that killed 26 people. Gun-control legislation faces an uphill climb in Congress. Democrats leaders shelved a renewed assault weapons ban this week, citing a lack of votes.