Has the NRA lost its clout?

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    Has the NRA lost its clout?

    Seems like the NRA and various other organizations did a full court press to defeat Obama. Yet it doesn't look like they made much of a dent.

    Do you think they will have enough clout in Congress to stop/slow down anything?
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    I guess only time will tell but I was wondering the same thing.

    All I know for sure is, we better stock up on ammo and guns in the next 2 and a half months because I think we are in for some heavy gun control legislation being rammed down our throats soon after Jan 20.
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    This go around, the NRA had nothing to do with the voting outcome. Given the subject matter, I don't see how this can be discussed without getting political...


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    has the nra lost its clout ?

    a little

    btw im an nra member
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    numbers say that there are 55 million strong gun owners accross the usa where were they today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDTAIL View Post
    numbers say that there are 55 million strong gun owners accross the usa where were they today?
    A lot of them were probably fooled by Obama's charisma.
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    As for me, I voted a straight NRA ticket. How the rest of gun-owners voted, I can't say.

    I think people must have believed the "I'm pro 2nd amendment" lie that he told, or they just don't care as long as they are promised that someone else's hardearned money will be taken by the government and sent to them in the form of a new great society social program.

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    the NRA still has a lot of clout. 55 Million members (and I am one) do carry some weight. But national presidential elections are complex and about more then a single issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulJ View Post
    55 Million members (and I am one) do carry some weight.
    17% of America are NRA members? Source please?


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    actually.. I stand corrected. Its 3 Million according to :

    A Brief History Of The NRA

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    But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.
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    Enough clout to stop anything? They stop quite a bit, but they cannot stop the tides.

    Sadly, with a huge portion of voting citizens divesting themselves of the responsibilities of participatory governance, we get what we get ... efforts of special-interest groups notwithstanding.

    When politicos get $1B+ in funding for a single election cycle, it's hard to see how even a strong lobby group can make much of a dent.
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    Join the NRA today. It is a very good organization for all gun owners. We never want to be in a situation were we lose our guns.

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    For me, protecting my rights under the Second Amendment was a primary issue. But, I suspect that even for many gun owners other issues were for them personally of greater concern, such as the state of the economy.

    The NRA was battling not only Obama, but also a biased media and, of course, a myriad of other issues considered of great importance to the voting public.
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    At one time it was up to over 6 million. I guess gun owners do not care about there gun rights..... :(
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    The current economic chaos carried the day yesterday. No lobby group could compete with that. Guns rights weren't anywhere on the radar. I do believe the NRA has a lot of clout, evidenced by the sweeping Pro2A laws in the country over the last decade. They must continue to keep pressure on the Congress to protect our hard fought rights.

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