The NRA seems to be “moderate” in that it is non-partisan with Democratic, GOP, Libertarian and independent supporters and it downplays the right to resist tyranny as a primary “in your face” reason for the 2A (too offensive to Democrats), although that right is certainly implied.
How many Democrat NRA members have gone on TV this week to say “I don’t see any reason for more than a few rounds in a magazine for hunting”? The NRA still wants to collect dues from these morons.
But the NRA seems to me to have been very effective in the use of their carrots (money for campaign contributions) and their stick (threat of funding primary opposition).
Have you joined yet?
The NRA HAS to keep some Dems on a list, or else gun issue would become so partisan that we would lose big time, every time the dems are in power. That is the biggest reason no gun crap came up when the dems had control over both chambers. NRA doesn’t win them all, and they make decisions that we disagree with, but if it weren’t for them, either we would have already have to have had to fight a revolution, or lost the 2nd.
There are other pro 2a organizations out there, and while they claim to take a harder stand than the NRA, their clout doesn’t even come close.
IMHO, best is to belong to all of them during these times.