It would be one thing if the NRA was bloated but effective. Nobody would care and everyone would think the juice was worth the squeeze. That's not the on the groundI've said it before, organizations are created to address an issue. Over time, they become institutions. Eventually their purpose is to perpetuate themselves, rather than address the issues they were created for.
Those in charge perpetuate their own personal well being and security. Wayne has been there too long, he's in it to keep himself in it.
reality though. Various small time RKBA groups are better at "getting things done" than the NRA is at this point, relative to the money/manpower used. The "but the librals pay attention to the NRA all the time and they act as a dummy load for attacks" trope is getting tired and old with most RKBA-driven gun owners. That's just a shitty argument. If the idea is to have a worthless group that the moonbats attack all the time, you can probably do it for 10% of whatever the NRA spends to do it... Not to mention "only the NRA can lobby congress" is a tired trope, look at the turncoat (formerly nra rated well) f***ing moonbat pols like gillibrand etc. They no longer care about the NRA's lobbying and don't consider it a threat. What did they do under a republican congress early in the trump admin? They pandered for a stupid ham-fisted national reciprocity bill that had no chance of going anywhere.
I also used to argue "well at least it was great for training and such" but with that blended learning shit they pissed off the instructors and tossed that into a blender and f***ed all that up, too.
Of course one could argue given the captivated base of NRA members, if the toilet could be flushed in management it would cheaper than trying to reinvent the wheel. That said I look at the whole thing like an unsunken titantic that has the main drive motor knocked out. It's not sunk but it's pretty much worthless other than twirling around on an anchor and making noise through loudspeakers. It sure as hell isn't doing much otherwise.