Monday, February 08, 2016

The NRA pretends not to like the President, but really just uses him as a profit-making engine

The surest sign of the limits of Obama's ability to change gun policy through executive orders is this:
Even the National Rifle Association, which fights anything it perceives as a threat to gun rights, has not sued to block Mr. Obama’s actions, and gun groups profess little reason for concern. “Nothing, from what we can see, has changed,” said Mike Bazinet, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry group.
But that didn't stop the NRA from portraying the modest efforts of the Administration in almost apocalyptic terms as a clear step towards confiscation of all private firearms in the country, and (of course) launching a membership drive.