The NRA has become one of the most successful lobbies in the history of the United States. Yet it has only five million members. And yet, it has managed to strong hold the entire republican party, insuring that laws stay on the books which make weapons of war available to everyone who hasn't been proven to be a hardened criminal or a lunatic.
And yet recent polls show that the vast majority of Americans favor stricter gun control.
So, here is a new plan and a challenge to America:
Start a new organization. Call it whatever we want, the Gun Abolishment Plan or the American Gun Control Lobby. Ask half of America, about 150 million people, to join and give $10. Devote as much of that $1.5 billion in funding, other than overhead, to going straight to a target goal of turning America into a more peaceful nation, which allows only those who demonstrate that they are qualified (I'm thinking, Japan standards) to carry certain non-automatic weapons. Dwarf the funding that the NRA uses to blackmail congress into rewarding those politicians who get serious about true, impactful abolishment of weapons on our soil.