Far too many ignorant and politically motivated observers wrongly attribute NRA's recent victories in Congress, as well as our past successes, to NRA's perceived financial might (which is dwarfed by that of billionaire anti-gun zealots like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg). Of course, financial resources, when spent wisely, are certainly crucial to any organization's success. However, what makes NRA successful is our extraordinary grassroots efforts--and more specifically, those of our members and volunteers who typically make the difference between legislative success or failure through their continued activism.
According to a recent Forbes.com article, NRA's success is based on the fact that we "simply execute the basics extremely well."
The article's author goes on to define "five reasons the NRA won the recent gun control debate that have nothing to do with politics," including our leadership style, the superior quality of our grassroots base of support, and the knowledge of the gun issue exhibited by our volunteers and members.
One of NRA's primary missions is to protect our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. These days, that right is under attack like never before, and these sustained attacks only enhance the importance of our volunteer efforts, which will continue and strengthen as long as those rights are attacked.
The fact that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are fully engaged in the legislative and political processes is something for which we will never apologize. Rather, we will celebrate!
Read the full Forbes article here, and see what you think.