Originally Posted by Nixterdemus
When bins/scopes sales exceed firearms/ammo voila!
Strength of hunting lobby is mostly that it is better organized that birding lobby.
Money from gun/ammo sales are not sequitur. Lobbying for e.g. open season comes from hunters themselves, not gun salesmen. Hunting rifles and ammunition are only minority of those sold in the USA.
Anyway, I meant that birders should watch, replicate and better lobbying of hunters. I did not mean that lobbying by birders should be against hunters or vice versa. As others said, interests of birders and hunters are usually not clashing, some people are both and some interests are the same.