There’s been a bit of reaction (via Instapundit) to the way that both we and National Review reacted to the way that the NRA carved itself an exemption to the DISCLOSE Act. The argument, as I understand it, is that the NRA is a single-issue advocacy group; and their single-issue is the Second Amendment, not the First. And because of their single-issue advocacy, they’re not going to hew to any one partisan line: if a Democrat is solidly pro-gun, they’ll back him or her. And if one of those Democrats look like he or she is about to fall out of line, well, they can keep the ones going wobbly from straying. So they’re all right; and tough luck for the folks not protected.
Yes. You have heard this one before: it was a popular brag among the National Right To Life folks, too. And look how that turned out for them.
PS: We will now pause while we are earnestly informed that you can trust the NRA’s tame Democrats.