There are signs the National Rifle Association may be losing it's a political edge in Washington.
The NRA says paid membership is at an all-time high of 5.5 million, but second amendment advocates say the group has betrayed them.
“Activists are refusing to give any more money to the NRA because they believe the NRA is too much, especially with the bump stock ban and the red flag laws,” says C.J. Grisham at Open Carry Texas .
“I've given thousands of dollars to the NRA over the years, and I refuse to give them another dollar,” he says.
But Grisham says that doesn't mean the fight is over.
“I hear all the time from our members that everybody is moving over to Gun Owners of America or the Second Amendment Foundation because the impression, whether it's legitimate or not, is that the NRA doesn't fight hard enough.”
“The left is ignoring the fact that other gun rights organizations are growing, like Gun Owners of America, and they're just focused on the NRA.”
Grisham remains hopeful this Congress can pass reciprocity, but fears the NRA and Republicans will compromise on universal background checks to make it happen.