Enough issues to make their members part with their cash, and then rush out and stock pile a personal armory of weapons -- just in case the worse of what they can imagine, ever does come to pass.
Stuff like the end of the world. The dissolution of society. The return to mob rule. The NRA has grand imaginations -- or is is more like a grand "marketing plan"?
National Rifle Assn: Lobbying -- opensecrets.org
Bills Lobbied, 2012 [selected]
S.570 -- 112 A bill to prohibit the Department of Justice from tracking and cataloguing the purchases of multiple rifles and shotguns.
H.R.645 -- 112 Second Amendment Enforcement Act
S.32 -- 112 Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
H.R.308 -- 112 Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
S.35 -- 112 Gun Show Background Check Act of 2011
S.321 -- 112 Delisting Gray Wolves to Restore State Management Act of 2011
H.R.4269 -- 112 To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.
S.34 -- 112 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2011
I'll leave it to your imagination which side of those issues, that the NRA actually lobbies Congressional Members on ...
Fear is good business ... some say.
Some might call it "gangbusters" business ...
The NRA has its issues. Issues that it lobbies locally for, too. With a little help from their red-state legislative pals ...
Backgrounder: the History of the NRA/ALEC Gun Agenda
by Lisa Graves, prwatch.org -- Dec 15, 2012
Here is a review of the NRA-by-way-of-ALEC gun agenda:
* The retail sale of machine guns has been barred by federal law since the gangster era but, as uncovered by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), one year ago at ALEC's "policy summit" in Arizona, the NRA obtained unanimous support from the corporate and lawmaker members of ALEC's Task Force for "amending" ALEC's "Consistency in Firearms Regulation Act" to expressly bar cities from banning "machine guns." Other provisions of that bill prevent cities from banning armor-piercing bullets and from banning efforts to alter guns to make them more deadly if the state does not do so. It also bars cities from suing gun manufacturers for gun deaths based on the theory of liability used by governments to sue tobacco manufacturers for smoking deaths.
* In 1995, ALEC promoted as model legislation a bill that would create state-based criminal background checks for firearms purchases different from the federal Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which established the National Instant Check criminal background check system at the FBI. As analyzed by CMD, ALEC's bill expressly exempts firearms sales at gun shows from its background checks (creating a "gun show loophole"). It also exempts holders of "concealed carry" permits from a background check, even though the Brady Law attempts to protect the public through background checks regardless of whether a person had previously obtained a permit to carry a gun, such as from people who subsequently become fugitives or persons adjudicated to be mentally unstable.
* As CMD has shown, ALEC also strongly opposed the 1994 "Assault Weapons Ban," which sought to expand the long-standing federal bar on fully automatic machine guns by preventing the purchase of rapid-firing "semi-automatic" assault-style weapons. Certain military-style firearms -- such as the .223 Bushmaster rifle reportedly found at the scene of the Connecticut school massacre and similar to the one used in the sniper shootings that terrorized D.C. in 2003.
Yup, the NRA has its issues:
-- Prevent the banning "machine guns;"
-- Prevent cities from banning armor-piercing bullets;
-- Prevent firearms sold at gun shows from background checks;
-- Stand like the plague in the way of any sort of "Assault Weapons Ban;"
-- Defend the right to obtain rapid-firing "semi-automatic" magazine clips.
From the statement made today by the NRA club president -- All of these issues will still stand for the NRA, from now until Armageddon.
Afterall NRA-guys gotta have their fun. Or just in case they might need to "bug out" someday. Those high-capacity "mags" are indispensable, once all semblance of a society dissolves, as the NRA repeatedly warns (those in the know.)
National Rifle Assn: Recipients -- opensecrets.org
Money to Congress: 2012 Cycle
House # of Members Average Contribution Total Contributions
Democrats 26 $3,113 $80,950
Republicans 218 $2,345 $511,388
TOTAL 244 $2,427 $592,338
Senate # of Members Average Contribution Total Contributions
Democrats 1 $4,500 $4,500
Republicans 7 $4,451 $31,158
TOTAL 8 $4,457 $35,658
The NRA has its issues, which now includes a commando-style cop in every school. (Think of the sales.)
Never mind the "armor-piercing bullets" they'll be up against. (Shhhh! that's a trade secret.)
Because well, NOT only the "bad guys" will have those NOW -- all thanks to commando-style NRA plan to stop the madness. (just add more.)
Hellooo Wild West, we've been waiting for you ... all thanks to the NRA, protecting their 38-special interests.