Then why do we even need a “National Rifle Association”? We don’t, to my knowledge, have a “National Knife Association” that lobbies Congress for the right to keep and bear semi-automatic knives? Is there a “National Bat Association” that lobbies Congress for the right to have 30-ball clips for their bats? Is there a “National Spear Association” that lobbies Congress against a universal spear-owners records check? Heck, I’m even willing to stipulate that there are national organizations for stamps, coins and dolls; but do they have hissy fits whenever the rules and/or regulations tighten and threaten congresscritters and Senators with primary opponents in the next election?
Sorry, but I simply can’t see how the NRA is just a bunch of “collectors”.