The National Rifle Association (NRA), and rural white Americans from southern Republican states form the bulwark against any meaningful action on gun control. The NRA, obviously, has its economic interest and raison dtre at stakeand even spent $11 million to get Obama out of the White Housewhereas the southerners turn to the Tea Party while discussing gun-rights, and hence make any serious discourse on gun control politically inflammable. Even Obama, in 2008, promised never to take away the rights under the Second Amendment. But, can another shootout, another set of crying relatives and another promise by the President make any difference Some recent media reports consider NRAs power to be an overblown myth, largely because important changes are occurring in the USs social constitution. And since Democrats are not going to get the southern votes anyway, they should not hesitate in putting gun-control at the forefront of their agenda.