In turn, the NRA points to the membership rates of gun clubs as proof that gun owners love them, which sounds less like an association and more like a protection racket.
The NRA Really Represents Gun Manufacturers
Actually, when the NRA says that they represent gun owners, they kind of are lying. It would be more accurate to say that they represent gun owners ... unless their interests go against those of gun manufacturers. Then owners get ditched faster than a fat guy in a marathon.
"This seems perfectly safe."
The NRA has a lot of murky ties to the gun industry -- it's not a coincidence that an organization that's trying to keep it easy to buy guns receives millions of dollars from companies that make guns. It's like how climate change "skeptics" are funded by huge polluters, or how we'll give you 20 bucks if you tell your friends about us. Oh, and the NRA's lawyers moonlight as lawyers for gun manufacturers ... because what's shady about that?