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When lobbyists walk into a politician's office, what do they bring? Money in a sack? Not likely. Certainly, they bring their case. They bring the promise of funds for elections, and they may bring the subtle threat of throwing their support to a potential challenger.
This is what the NRA does. It's what any lobby does.
Today, the polls are unequivocal, from Dems to Repubs to gun owners. Yea, verily, even the NRA membership itself. People are ready for gun regulation as they have, probably, never been before. The numbers are astounding. And with those numbers, what would happen if Republicans, in significant numbers, at least, threw their support behind that regulation the nation craves?
The Republicans claim they wish to regain standing in national politcs; to disassociate themselves from Crazy. Was there ever a greater god given moment than now, especially since The NRA spent less money this election than any other major right-wing group?
What would happen? Could it be that, of all groups, the Republican Party might be the entity that, at last, destroys the NRA's power? Over the country? Over themselves? Sweet irony.
After all, absolutely no one likes being owned by another.  

Originally posted to franklyn on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:57 AM PST.

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