That is another thing that baffles me. It's not like the NRA represents some big corporate interests, like the pharmaceutical companies or the agri-chemical companies, it represents citizens who are concerned about their rights. The left always acts like the NRA is this evil organization that is subverting democracy with some other agenda, when actually it only has clout because it has members who vote and an organization to communicate their concerns.
If it weren't for the leftists, gun owners wouldn't have the need for the NRA to fight for our Constitutional rights. I guess in essence,the left created this organization.