And no, not because of what you think.
They are actually mad because the Obama administration has not lifted a single finger to ban or further regulate guns in America.
But you wouldn't know that from reading their website. They've got the gun owners of America in such a tizzy right now in fear of some crack down, that one of the only businesses in America doing well (except for Goldman Sachs and McDonald's) are gun shops. Some local guys here in town report doubled and even triple sales from two years ago. Keep in mind we are in a recession right now and other than for guns and ammo, people are hoarding their money.
So why would the NRA be perpetuating the myth that Obama has some plans to pry their guns from their clammy live fingers?
It's obvious. Money.
The NRA is a moneymaking enterprise. It has a staff, and an executive board. A well-paid executive board. They have everything to gain by increasing their membership. In fact their membership always spikes when Democrats are voted into office. It's almost natural.
And they sell their product with Fear™ and Created Urgency® by continuously stating that the Great 2009 Gun Confiscation Program is only months away. Kind of like the pitch men do when selling QCV crap on television.
Only problem is that from where I'm sitting, gun laws in general seem to be beginning more lax around the country, whilst Obama repeats endlessly that "gun rights are a back burner issue" for him at best, and "best handled by state governments" anyway.
And although our crack media hasn't figured this glaring inconsistency out yet, the NRA is certainly getting concerned about the lack of "an enemy" to sell against. If Obama doesn't start something soon, people might catch on that they've been sold a red herring. They certainly won't be able to fool their membership base for seven more years, especially with money being as tight as it is these days.
However, my good buddy Benjamin owns a local gun shop here in town. And for the last six months he's been buying lots and lots of free drinks for us down at the Dive Bar. So let the good Times roll and whatever you do, fearful white people, keep buying your guns. A jackbooted imaginary bogeyman is certainly coming for them.
Will that be cash or credit?