(On a related point, regarding pro-gun critics of the NRA: I love these people who are criticizing the NRA specifically for inaction, when the NRA is the only reason they have any right to arms at all. Those people are uneducated and unfamiliar with the reality of our political system...
I did not read the long first post, but I had to comment on the above.
The NRA is not the end-all-be-all of Pro2a movement. the above statement is actually almost offending; it says we have rights only because of what the NRA is doing?
I don't think so. 2A is a God-given right protected by the Constitution, not granted or protected by the NRA. They have a good cause, but there are other organizations and other means to show your support for 2A.