You left out the reason for the ILA wing of the NRA. Anti-2nd Amendment zealots. With the increasing anti-gun activity the NRA is falling of of favor as too compromising and many are joining the less compromising GOA.
My last trip to a shooting range I noticed that the number of women and girls with big smiles is going up in a big way. Firearms are not just about macho.
You used the word need a lot. If people limited themselves to their needs the economy would collapse. Few people need all of the things the possess and want. Nobody needs someone rediculously blaming suicide on the NRA, yet here you are.