This is not the time for this argument. There are going to be a lot of bills coming down the pike that will seek to completely strip the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution.
Causing a rift in the movement right now is not wise and in fact is quite foolish.
This is exactly the time for this concern! (There is no “argument” to it. Nothing to debate here. The fact of what is going on with NRA supported candidates going soft is fact). You don’t wait until it is too late! Giving even a little ground only leads to bigger problems and loss of rights. The only reason someone would not be aware of this reality is if they were living in a cave for the past 30 years. Or...if they were one of those who is also soft on protecting our rights to own guns...
ArmyBratproud didn’t cause a rift - it was opened up by the NRA itself. The NRA chose the single-issue attitude to politics over objections by its membership. The NRA lost lots of members - including me - over their misguided endorsement of dingy harry. (actually what lost me was their intransigence to discussing political endorsement issues with their membership - they refused to answer our questions).
Thus, I see the question of “How many of these Democrats did the NRA give money to and get re-elected?” entirely valid and reasonable.