But even though the public might not overwhelmingly favor gun control, there’s reason to believe that Democrats can again feel comfortable fighting for gun control after a decade of keeping it on the back-burner. After all, they’re less reliant on rural, gun-owning voters than at any time in the history of the party.
The problem with that idea is the idea that gun owners today are rural hicks interested only in hunting.
We’re not. We’re urban (exurban, in my case), well-educated and we’re more interested in self-protection and living safely than we are in bagging that perfect trophy critter.
But hey, if the anti-gunners want to push gun control onto us, let them go right ahead.
We’re the NRA. And we vote. More than they do.