89% of NRA Members Oppose Ban on Semi Autos; 92% Oppose Universal Background Checks

March 8 2013
by GSL Staff
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According to the Daily Caller, the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national scientific poll of its members and found near unanimity among NRA members on a wide range of issues involving mental health reform and firearm rights.

Gun control advocates including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as various media outlets, have released data claiming to represent the views of NRA members, despite the fact that none of those surveys had access to the NRA’s membership list. The NRA survey of 1,000 randomly-selected NRA members across the country is the only legitimate survey of NRA members in existence.

According to the survey,
91% of NRA members support laws keeping firearms away from the mentally ill.
92% of NRA members oppose gun confiscation via mandatory buy-back laws.
89% oppose banning semi-automatic firearms, often mistakenly called “assault rifles”.
93% oppose a law requiring gun owners to register with the federal government.
92% oppose a new federal law banning the sale of firearms between private citizens.

What I find most interesting is that 92% of members oppose a new federal law banning the sale of firearms between private citizens. This is essentially universal background checks. We keep hearing that everyone and their dog supports universal background checks, but I haven’t met one person who supports this once they find out what it means.

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