Usually when asked what this 'gun lobby' is though, the only answer you'll get is some vague reference to the NRA like this comment from Ladd Everitt, CSGV Comm Dir.:
“Nah. This is more like good, old-fashioned corporate corruption. Money to be made and far-right-wing political causes to be pandered to. Visit MeetTheNRA.org for a better idea of how it works.”So in other words, they make up whatever definition they think fits at the time, just like Humpty Dumpty in 'Through the Looking Glass'. It's just another generic smear to use whenever they don't like something firearm related, have no clue about the specifics but need it to sound scary. It's little different than referencing the Gnomes of Zurich or the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, two fabricated concepts designed to attack groups of individuals (in those instances bankers and Jews) that allegedly manipulate the world and control the information.
The most amusing thing about this is the fact that there is no all controlling 'gun lobby'. Yeah, the NRA is the '800lb guerrilla on the block' but then there's the dozens of other groups and organizations out there, from national to local levels, magazines, blogs, ranges, companies,you name it that have little to nothing to do w. the NRA. But the Anti's don't know nor care, they need a single, simple boogy man they can demonize in their single, simple minds.
All the while the overwhelming majority of gun control activism (including Ladd's CSGV) is controlled, organized and funded by a few major sources. No clue bat is heavy enough to get that idea through them though.