If I recall correctly, the NRA was cautious in 2008 when it came to Barack Obama. It campaigned against him, but without vigor. That tentativeness is gone this year, as demonstrated by the official 2012 NRA campaign slogan: “All In.”
To this end, the NRA has created a page called Firearms Future, which looks at the deleterious effects of gun control on law-abiding people. It examines Fast and Furious (drug runners had American-supplied guns; border patrol agents had American-supplied beanbags); Britain’s summer riots (when seconds count, the police — who are also without arms — are only minutes away); and other anti-gun initiatives the world over, all of which prove that the NRA was right all along: when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.