The excuse given is that NRA is “a single issue organization.” What that evidently means is tangential effects on gun rights are never considered. It’s not a very good excuse, especially when the results of such deliberate indifference are so obvious. . .
NRA silence is more than just not wanting to expand on their “single issue,” and besides, it’s not like they haven’t wandered from that in the past, taking stances on so-called “campaign finance reform” and the DISCLOSE Act. They can and do take positions on tangential issues affecting the Second Amendment when they choose to.Continuing to reward politicians with high grades, contributions and endorsements without taking such tangential issues into consideration will not serve that single issue in the long run. That's because it doesn’t exist in a vacuum, immune to the effects of other laws. Likewise, NRA directors like Grover Norquist, whose conflicting organizational interests resulted in his endorsing award-winning anti-gunners and championing passage of an amnesty bill, relegates the right to keep and bear arms to a secondary issue among like-minded NRA Board members who may also have competing loyalties.