If the NRA does not have serious economic and political clout...
How the #NRA spent its money in the election: Shooting Blanks pic.twitter.com/n8XEbTUg
— Daniel Beerthuis (@DanielBeerthuis) November 7, 2012
...then we can better understand the significance it places on passing "open carry" laws. The politics of the NRA comes down to a man or woman pointing a gun at you.