To consider that, I want to look at some numbers.
- The U.S. Census Bureau and the World Bank estimate the population of the U.S. in 2017 at 325.7 million people.
- The NRA has 5 million members, by its own report. That is .015% of the U.S. population. I'm sure it has non-member supporters but I haven't seen the numbers.
Sixty-six percent of respondents said they would support more stringent laws, while just 31% said they would not.If you take that as representative of the U.S. population, and it was intended to be, that's quite a difference from the members who agree with the NRA. Even among gun owners, "50% were in favor" of more stringent gun laws, and 44% were not.