The intransigence of the NRA has painted gun-rights supporters into a corner. By opposing any reasonable attempts at reform, the NRA has become nothing more than a shill for gun companies, and has lost any credibility in the eyes of a majority of the US population.

From a discussion on possible banning of a class of firearm (assault weapons) - vehemently opposed by the NRA, the debate is now turning towards an outright repeal of the 2nd amendment. The reasoning goes: we can’t trust politicians, and we can’t even trust the Supreme Court. They will hide behind the narrow interpretation of the constitution and allow our children to be slaughtered all the while using NRA campaign donations to propel themselves into office. Only once the 2nd amendment is dead will the courts have an unequivocal duty to protect us all.