Herschel Smith has some bad things to say about the NRA, and can’t say that I disagree with a single one. Here’s the killer part, though:
The NRA rating system can’t be trusted to mean anything at all, they haven’t won a real fight in God knows how long, they’re in court defending themselves, the best and brightest hopes have left the board of directors, they jettisoned the ones who didn’t (like Lt. Col. Allen West), and they’re eaten up with bitterness and internal politics and squabbles.
They were completely absent this last national election (did you hear anything from them?), and they’re trying at the moment just to survive.
What a wasted opportunity. And all of this – every bit of it – was self inflicted.
Yup. When you have an organization that nominally holds over five million members and you can’t do diddly with it, you deserve to pass into oblivion.
And for those who ask “Who else?”, may I suggest the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), which actually, you know, takes the anti-2A assholes to court and stuff. Over the past ten years, SAF has done more for our gun rights than the NRA managed in twenty.