“I fear that all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve,” Philip Van Cleave*, the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, wrote in an email to members quoting a Japanese admiral, Isoroku Yamamoto.
The “sleeping giant” is the vast majority of Americans that want to tighten background checks, among other changes, but have been repelled after each mass shooting. At some point the protests by the gun lobby ring hollow and it appears that point is now.
The NRA and its minions can only hold the jackboot of no action on the throat of Americans but for so long. Now they may regret it.
Threats may be too little and too late.
The frosting on the cake is the revelation of rampant spending on lavish lifestyles by the NRA hierarchy using American’s hard earned donations.