The NRA should be trying to prevent this by helping pass some sensible gun control laws:
I really cannot stand the NRA. As an organization they have no sensibility whatsoever.
I'm an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and probably own more guns than would make some people comfortable (only one is semi-automatic though). And I used to support the NRA, but came to the realization they don't have any interest in anything other than the unfettered solicitation of as many firearms as possible.
And the truth of the matter is, there's no logical reason not to have better, stronger laws in place. But my fear is, if conservatives don't concede this point soon, there's going to be a backlash strong enough to possibly lead to a repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
And I don't know what I'd do if that happened. I'm a peaceful person, and mean no one any harm. But I have a right to protect myself and my property, and do not wish to solely rely on the government to provide such protection. Not to mention I'm not about to just willingly give up hunting. I suppose I could be ok with giving up the semi-automatic firearm, but not the others, they're just pump action shotguns, bolt action rifles, muzzle-loaders, or revolvers.