I, for one, question this decision. The left/Democrats are already characterizing the NRA as a branch of the Republican party.
Ah Gary, the left already despises the NRA and can't demonize them enough. I just read that the Zimmerman-Martin incident was the NRA's fault for supporting the "Stand Your Ground Law" even though it it grants no right to chase after a suspect and try to detain him.
Don't know if it's a good idea or not, but how the left feels about it shouldn't be of the slightest concern.