Paranoia has been described as the invalid thinking that "people are out to get you". When it turns out that the belief is valid, which is to say that there are "people who are out to get you", is it still paranoia? I wouldn't think so, but then I could be wrong.
By the way, we hear a whole lot about The Gun Lobby from media. From the same source, re The Anti-Gun Lobby, we hear nothing, which does not say that there is no such thing as the Anti Gun Lobby. Rather, it says that the Anti Gun Lobby, which exists in the federal government too, is simply something that media would rather not talk about..