"Political science research shows that politicians consistently
overestimate the conservatism of their constituents. But in this case,
there was something more debilitating at work. The political class often
lets old assumptions blind it to shifting realities. And the absolute power of the NRA is one of the oldest and least-tested assumptions in Washington."
--Alec MacGillis in The New Republic (here) writing about how the NRA's grip is slipping and it is finally getting some deep-pocket opposition, hell bent on breaking its hold on gun owners.