“… Frank Luntz, a conservative Republican pollster who, Toto-like, has snatched back Oz’s curtain to reveal that gun owners favor much more reasonable gun controls than the gun lobby would ever allow the public to imagine. Mr. Luntz queried 832 gun owners, including 401 card-carrying N.R.A. members, in a survey commissioned by Mayors Against Illegal Guns …”
Two things. First, the NRA does not give out membership information so there is no possible way for Luntz to have surveyed them. There had to be a question asking participants if they are NRA members and there is no way for Luntz to verify if they answered truthfully. Second, MAIG paid for this poll. Does anyone really think it they would ask objective questions?
“… In flat rebuttal of N.R.A. propaganda, the findings showed that 69 percent of N.R.A. members supported closing the notorious gun-show loophole that invites laissez-faire arms dealing outside registration requirements. Even more members, 82 percent, favored banning gun purchases to suspects on terrorist watch lists who are now free to arm. And 69 percent disagreed with Congressionally imposed rules against sharing federal gun-trace information with state and local police agencies …”
This is why the Times circulation is down. Who believes this crap?