The NRA is an extremist organization that represents corporate interests of gun and ammo manufacturers, rather than its own membership, who are overwhelmingly sportsmen, not vigilantes.
A thought experiment: Is the NRA a terrorist organization? That question sounds outrageous at first. But the NRA’s public statements certainly sound like incitements to violence, waiting only for some homicidal lunatic to do the work of self-radicalizing.
[Sarah Ellison/Vanity Fair]