Mr. Brownell may not be the most dynamic speaker ever to drop sound bytes on a sycophantic—sorry, sympathetic reporter, but the NRA Board member has his heart in the right place. Responding the Violence Policy Center (VPC) attack on the NRA’s finances (including Brownell’s contributions), Mr. B. reckons that gun control advocates are only a few rounds away from embracing their Second Amendment rights. I’m not so sure. While a trip to the range will convince people who don’t care one way or the other that firearms are OK, not even serious trigger time with one of Joe Matafome’s Smith & Wesson 500s can dislodge a die-hard gun grabbers’ idée fixe. Guns are bad. This gun is bad. Bad gun! Bad! Even so, it’s a numbers game. A shooter earned is a right saved. Or something like that.