The National Rifle Association is in operation and existence for just one specific reason: To defend every single Americans' Right to Keep and to Bear Arms for all legitimate uses, nothing else. Sure, those at the NRA care about the War on Terror, some first amendment issues, and occasionally dabble into media bias, but it's guns or nothing for them.
So when I heard the NRA made a deal with Democrats to secure their multi-million member organization an exemption in the new campaign finance legislation, it didn't disappoint me or surprise me, though a good number of Conservatives have condemned the second amendment organization, for securing an lone exemption.
What's the big deal?
The NRA is a single-issue organization, devoted to the expansion of gun rights in America, and another campaign finance law would hinder newfound pro-gun right freedoms of expression, so why take a chance with the legislation passing, when an exemption can be secured? Not worth the risk in my opinion.
Over 4 million Americans belong to the NRA for Second Amendment rights, not Constitutional rights; there is a big difference. I belonged to the NRA for twelve months (I plan on rejoining in August or perhaps September), and I don't expect anything else but support and defense for guns, guns and more guns, neither should you.
I oppose the new campaign finance legislation with or without the current NRA exemption, but we should not condemn the NRA for attempting to only protect the second amendment, through any means possible.