Ironically enough, a majority of NRA members favor some reasonable restraints on firearm purchases, such as closing the gun show loophole. But the NRA leadership listens most attentively to the gun and ammunition manufacturers, not their membership. That's where the big contributions are available. And the NRA staff and leaders are past masters in raising the spectre of "the government is going to take away your guns." People I know in the retail trade tell me that the big sellers on Black Friday were guns and ammunition. We already have more guns than citizens of all ages. There is no serious effort to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally disturbed.