They’re a single-issue group, not an arm of the Republican party. From the NRA’s point of view, now that the Dems hold the Senate, it’s exactly the time to give some money to pro-gun Democrats, in hopes that they might block some legislation for you, since the Republicans won’t be able to do that. Just hedging their bets.
So we should send money to Harry Reid, just as the NRA did a couple years ago? Uhh, ok.
Well, I respectfully disagree.
10 years ago that might have been the case, but in today's government, good luck on expecting any Democrat to go against the party line when it means a pet Dem issue would be defeated. There are no free-thinkers on that side, and they would be bribed, threatened, or brow-beat until they vote in accordance with their leader.
I think you can forget men of principle - they do not exist in the Democrat party. Witness the process of passing Obamacare.
No - When the NRA helps elect a Democrat based on some grading process (wherein they probably got rolled, anyway), we all get the filth that goes along with the Democrat on every other legislation.
I abandoned the NRA and AOPA for these very reasons. Single-issue advocacy no longer works, because there is no honor on the left in Washington (and very little on the right), only strong-arming, get-your-way-at-all-costs behavior.