As Rachel Maddow said, “Wayne LaPierre & NRA exist to make you think of anything other than gunmakers when you feel outraged by gun violence... The National Rifle Association exists to make you think of him, to make you pay attention to him, and to the NRA instead of to the industry that pays the NRA to be their heat shield.“
And a ton of money also goes into the pockets of our elected representatives. They are bought and paid for. They are heavily influenced by all kinds of lobbyists, in this case, lobbyists for the gun industry. If that weren't the case, with the majority of Americans saying they favor more restrictions and common sense gun safety measures, there wouldn't be such a struggle to get laws passed right now.
Watch 24 seconds of Wayne LaPierre's blatant hypocrisy. It's all you'll be able to stomach:
Here is the entire segment. Keep the Tums handy: