I'm trying to do this without discussing the actual politics of the issue. Mods, if I fail, or if this thread goes off the rails, please do shut it down. I don't want to create a mess. Just before the election, there was a major push from the NRA for membership. Constant ads on YoutTube, the $25 BassPro gift card promo for joining etc... I think that they, like everyone, expected Clinton to win, and figured they needed to bolster their numbers/support to help us survive the incoming anti-2A legislation. Now that we have a Republican White House, Congress, and Senate, it seems unlikely that at least for the next 2 yrs, the anti-2A agenda will accomplish anything. Of course we could keep that long if the 2018 mid-term elections keep a R majority in Congress. My point is, are people going to feel that the threat has been temporarily averted, and not feel as much pressure to join RKBA organizations? Should we expect to see membership fall off a bit? What effect, if any do you think this will have on our rights? Is a R majority in WH and Congress enough to keep us safe even if NRA membership drops? I realize it's a bit speculative and i know we don't do aimless speculation in Activism. But I really feel like this actually has a point. I want us all to figure out a game plan to seize this unique opportunity for us. RKBA organizations are part of that, and our own individual efforts are part of that. If people have constructive ideas for how to fine tune our activism to suit the unique situation, I think this can be a very productive conversation.