It’s an important distinction to make, because one of the great strengths of the pro-gun movement is our ability to get the grassroots out; reference what happened to the anti-gun protests in Virginia where the VCDL had more than double the numbers of the anti-groups present.
The other thing that strikes me as odd about the constant assertions that we’re all paid is shills is that it seems kind of like a desperate move on the part of the Brady Campaign. They have never been able to motivate the grassroots like the pro-gun movement can, and when they do it’s usually because they’re making shady (but legal) moves behind the scenes.
I can personally attest that the only money I’ve made from blogging has come from selling ads and Toddy Coffee. Like everyone has pointed out, this is real grassroots, I do this because I like to write and I’m passionate about the shooting sports.