The current debate as to what the NRA should do about Holder, I have a few observations. I am not really clear what anyone thinks the NRA can do about this nomination. To have the NRA expend money and influence against something they aren’t going to be able to change doesn’t seem like the wisest course, but I can see the frustration at paying an organization to do “something” and then not have them do it. The point is that right now the Obama administration is probably the most popular in history (either despite or because of not having done anything) and his majorities in congress and the senate make it impossible to stop this nomination.
There isn’t an “NRA Senator” or an “NRA Congressman” just so people are clear. A congressman or senator tries to represent the interests of the people that put him in office, across all topics and issues (at least in theory.) These guys are going to have to wheel and deal in the next four years and are probably not really interested in making enemies in a effort that isn’t going to succeed. By all means call or write them and see if you can get them to change their minds, but throwing that job at the feet of the NRA isn’t going to stop Holder from getting confirmed.
I find it highly ironic that the Militia cranks are calling for the NRA and the “prags” to utilize legal and political means to stop Holder’s confirmation. I thought these were “failed” tactics? From the Militia perspective this is a perfect way to attack the NRA: if they don’t weigh in an expend themselves then they are useless and irrelevant. If the NRA does throw it’s weight behind the issue and it doesn’t work then the NRA is useless and irrelevant. If the NRA actually did manage to burn enough influence to get Holder blocked then the militants would probably take credit.
On a somewhat related note, there has been some discussion of Barrett Firearms boycotting California, and having other manufacturers do the same against the federal government. The threat of a gun manufacturer closing its doors is not much of a threat in the current political climate.