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.
I don’t think most American gun owners will comply with such a blanket law they see as an affront to the Bill Of Rights. Big Ears ain’t going to change their minds either. If they ever come and attempt to take them, they will have an upheaval that will shake our Nation to the core and lead to the end of the current Administration. Deep in their hearts, Americans know right from wrong.
I think single-issue organizations have their uses, but single-issue VOTERS is another issue completely.
Single-issue voters are what doom us.
Let the NRA give Harry Reid an A-rating.
If anybody votes for Reid SOLELY for that reason, then there’s the problem.
You might be right, but that strong arming doesn’t happen on every single vote. On the most important ones, yes, but there are still a lot of other votes where Dems may cross the aisle and vote against their party’s legislation.
Also, there are a lot of races where the NRA endorsement wouldn’t make any difference in terms of getting a Republican elected. It’s going to be one Dem or another in those seats, so we might as well at least try to get a pro-gun Dem instead of an anti-gun Dem. If we fail, or they don’t live up to their promises, we’ve lost nothing versus the alternative.