Only 1 in 10 gun owners even belongs to the NRA. And 74% of NRA members support stronger gun laws like a background check on every gun sale. https://t.co/ts2T3B295T
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 27, 2018
So Shannon Watts claims that there are less than six million NRA members and that represents 1 in 10 gun owners, therefore according to her there are only 60 million gun owners.
Keep in mind that this is from the same Wonkblog that said gun ownership is at record lows.
Personally I think her numbers are way off, but what is really scary is her message.
“These people are just a minority of the population, we can strip them of their rights if we want.”
That is the very reason that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights exists, to prevent that attitude from manifesting into law.
Consider if someone said “blacks are only 13% of the population, we can strip them of their rights if we want.” It’s exactly the same idea, just targeting a different group, especially if focus on gun ownership as a culture and not just an act.
Nothing warms the cockles of the Leftist heart like targeting a minority for scapegoating and oppression. The only thing that changes is the minority.