The National Rifle Association has 5 million members out of the estimated 200 million U.S. electorate population. Five-hundred and thirty-seven federal officials and our entire political system is controlled by a mere 2.5 percent of the public that elected them.
Every one of those 537 representatives is afraid of receiving a failing grade or having counter-campaign advertising directed against them in an upcoming race. It has crippled the political process perhaps more than any other single issue that historically define the two party system.
I own guns. I support the Second Amendment and the principles behind the NRA, but I absolutely detest the effect that NRA lobbying has on our political process. NRA support will be the single litmus test for my choice in candidates moving forward. It is time for the 97.5 percent of Americans to say it is not OK for the NRA to speak on our behalf, scare us, or feed lobbying dollars to shill candidates.