May 6, 2013 3:24 AM by Lacey Steele
The NRA is already turning its attention to the 2014 elections.
Its message to members at the group's annual convention this week: keep fighting for your second amendment rights.
The association now claims a record five million members, and for the first time the group is linking the gun control debate to the aftermath of the Boston bombings saying many Bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago.
Outside the convention and in Washington gun control advocates are promising their own fight.
"Now the National Rifle Association can go to Texas and celebrate defeating that measure, but they certainly shouldn't celebrate when they look at the carnage that takes place virtually every day in America because convicted felons have guns," said Sen. Dick Durbin, of Illinois.
As the NRA looks to the future, it's clear this fight over guns is far from over.