I have been critical of the NRA, but the facts regarding their work with Congress show that I have been wrong. For me, they could have gone farther, and there are specific mistakes, but overall, I have to admit they are doing their best under the circumstances. The following graphic from the Washington Post article "NRA’s lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades" by Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger, Published: January 16, 2013 has the following graphic which speaks volumes and it is worth looking at every page of the graphic in my opinion:
Here is link to the article
This is enough for me to sign up once again and retract about 80% of what I said.