NRA has a huge mess on its hands

(CNN)Think you had a busy weekend? At the same time, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced it was investigating the gun rights group, while a gun safety group said it filed a complaint about the NRA’s tax-exempt status. And all on the same weekend that a 19-year-old used an AR-type weapon to attack worshippers at a synagogue outside San Diego. Got all that? Let’s take a step back. Since its founding by two union officers after the Civil War, the NRA has morphed from its mission to teach marksmanship and gun safety to becoming a political powerhouse, fundraising off fears about gun control and enflaming the culture wars. In recent years, the NRA has been credited with stopping legislation …