When bitching about their failure to pass gun control laws, the civilian disarmament industrial complex refers to their antagonists as “the gun lobby.” It’s better (for them) than referencing “the broad coalition of gun owners, retailers, firearms and ammunition manufacturers and pro-gun lobby groups supporting Americans natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.” When the antis use the term “gun lobby” it’s shorthand for the NRA and gun makers. NOT owners or retailers. Shining a light on that connection would mean admitting that guns are popular. But we know the truth. As does the NRA. Which is why they’ve teamed-up with Cabela’s . . .
SlickGuns is reporting that you can pick up a Life NRA Membership for $500, a discount of 50 percent off the normal $1000 price tag, over the forthcoming weekend. New signups and renewals will also receive a $25 gift card for their consideration. The offer includes infinite years of spam – both electronic and paper – for NRA-affiliated enterprises that have sweet FA to do with gun rights (e.g. the NRA wine club).
While we’ve been known to give the NRA grief for its PR sloth, lack of minority outreach and closerthanthis affiliation with the Republican Party, the NRA’s still gun owners’ best advocate in the halls of power. If you aren’t a member, I get it. If you are, I get that too. But if you’ve just been lazy about joining America’s oldest civil rights group, well, $25 is $25. Know what I mean?