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  •  They are a very effective (0+ / 0-)

    lobbying organization, which is what they have always been. Because a few of their preferred candidates didn't win ignores the huge influence they have had in getting laws passed in Congress favorable to gun owners and manufacturers.
    Also, the NRA has been owned and run by gun manufacturers and dealers for years, which is why they've been fear mongering about Obama since the first inauguration, it's making their sponsors rich.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 06:23:23 AM PST

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    •  There are mixed variables here (1+ / 0-)
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      They maintain mailing lists of those who lean right, count most of them as members (free or paid) and then cite that membership when threatening a lawmaker.

      But if we tear back the curtain, their influence will wane.

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