E. F. Beall commented on the blog post NRA President Says Group Supports Stronger Background Checks
Your response is fine if by referring to money you mean the NRA has a large treasury. However, some comments lately have suggested that it owes its influence to backing by the gun industry per se. Admittedly without having crunched any numbers, I doubt if small arms manufacturers (as opposed to large weapons folks like Lockheed Martin) form enough of a share of the U. S. economy to explain the NRA’s clout.
It is nicely anti-capitalist to think of big business as running everything, but Marx also pointed out that ideas become a material force when they are taken up by the masses. Since the 1977 Cincinnati revolution, when the hardcore took over from the game hunters the organization likes to project as its base, the NRA has been able to recruit an appreciable number of the type of conservative who cannot deal with the fact that the world is no longer what was taught in the little red school house. Such people grow more anxious in difficult economic times, so that that portion of the organization’s base gets more militant.
This is why the group is as dangerous as Backlit@5, to whom you are responding, points out.