Slate asks the question, “Why Is the NRA So Powerful?”
These pictures give us a clue. The first is from our lobby day back in March when a few thousand people from all across the state paid their own way to come to Albany to lobby their legislators. The second is from New Yorker’s Against Gun Violence’s lobby day back in April when Jackie Hilly had to bus in a couple dozen or so kids from Crown Heights to the Legislative Office Building so she wouldn’t be lonely standing in the Well all by herself.
The answer to Slate’s question is real simple: We have actual members and represent a real constituency. The antis are just astroturf.