Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
In two public opinion polls released on Monday, it is clear that the NRA is an outlier even among gun owners. Greg Sargent post at The Plum Line:
The NRA represents an extreme worldview. A new Post poll finds that 65 percent of Americans support banning high capacity magazine clips; 58 percent support an assault weapons ban; and a whopping 88 percent support closing the gun show loophole.
Meanwhile, a new Pew poll finds solid to overwhelming majorities support background checks, a federal gun-tracking database, and bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. And this:
Majorities of gun owners favor a number of the gun policy proposals tested in this survey: Fully 90% favor laws to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns and 85% favor making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks. By 60% to 37%, gun owners also favor the creation of a federal government database to track all gun sales.
It’s going to be very interesting to see how Republicans handle it when they are challenged to oppose individual common sense proposals with such broad public support.
Of course, those disturbed individuals who worship guns as idolatry and/or a psycho-sexual fetish will object that majority rule in a democracy is "tyranny," and they will retreat into their man caves with their weapons cache to live out their delusional fantasy of fighting a war with the United States government. "Freedom!"