When did the NRA stop representing gun owners and get into the business of representing gun manufacturers and dealers instead?

Best Answer:

Average Joe: During the Reagan years. The NRA is just a lobby group but morons really believe they fight for their rights.

Other answer:

Average Joe:
The NRA has never stopped representing gun owners, The NRA is pretty mush the same as it was 50 years ago in representing the people. Now the NRA/ILA is a subsidiary of the NRA and was founded to fight the liberal gun control bigots to keep them from killing the Second Amendment making firearms illegal to own, but I would never expect a brain dead liberal idiot to understand that, they only believe the LIES their liberal gun control bigot handlers.

Actually the NRA/ILA is uniquely for the protection of our constitutional protected rights. The NRA/ILA unlike so many today isn't standing in a compromised position, and has to answer to no one. The NRA is a civil liberties organization standing stead fast for the protection of our constitutional protected rights. The NRA/ILA isn't partisan, or even bi-partition, but is doggedly focused on the protection of our individual constitutional protected rights, and one of those are the inalienable right that is protected by our constitution, and is the right to keep and bear arms.

To see this for yourself one only needs to look at the A to F rating the NRA/ILA Political Victory Fund gives politicians near election time. You will find that these grades are not partisan, but solely weight each candidates stance on our Constitution, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms without infringements. It use to be about as many democrats as republicans, but since the DNC will not back any democrat that gets a high rating for the NRA you don't see as many as you use to see.

This clear stance on principle is the reason that so many are now joining the NRA when the government is weakening individual constitutional rights. For that reason is why the liberal gun control bigots and anti-gun groups are running hate, and fear mongering campaigns against the NRA. Nothing scares these liberal gun control bigots and anti-gun groups more than a honest opponent that has principles like the NRA. The fact is that the 0bama administration has been trying their hardest to marginalize the NRA with disingenuous character attacks. What they are unaware of and are to stupid to figure out is that the NRA is not a single opponent, but millions of true Americans who understand and cherish these constitutional protected rights and their freedom.

Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority.

The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law. We look forward to working with Congress on a bi-partisan basis to find real solutions to protecting America’s most valuable asset – our children.

electricpole:
Even though I am not a member they seem to be the only thing that stands between my 2nd Amendment RIGHT and the whittling away of same.
I do not agree 100% with heir position on some things, But I agree 0% with their opposition.
"sensible " Gun control to a very large segment of those in power means as much CONTROL as is possible at present as a prelude to MORE CONTROL later, and outright BAN as soon as politically practical.
Mr. Wolf (same name since 2009):
It happened when the gun manufacturers bought the NRA's leaders soul.
Bubba Ray:
NRA follows the money. If the NRA really represented the people, then they would charge members annual dues.
WRG:
They have always represented all three very well.
Minister of Truth:
nra lunged for the bribes that the Death Industry offered
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