The NRA controls the narrative. For example:
A new Quinnipac poll finds that an astonishing 92% of Americans, including 89% of Republicans, support requiring a background check for all would be gun buyers. Fifty-six percent support banning assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips.
That said, Americans also say they think the National Rifle Association better represents their views than President Obama, 46% to 43%.
Why is this? Because the NRA’s tenacious bumper sticker messaging works. It incites the public into contradicting their own positions by misrepresenting what gun control is all about. The far-right did the same thing with Obamacare, to the point where people hated Obamacare, but loved all of the individual aspects of it.
My head hurts.