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NRA Poll has Obvious Results, But Can Tell Us More

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It was no real surprise that a recent NRA poll was released which found that eight in ten NRA members oppose bans on high-capacity ammunition clips and semi-automatic assault weapons, with at least seven in ten opposing each “strongly.” Makes you wonder about the other two, but it really is not the group that you would expect anything different from. It islike asking a local town who their favorite team is and finding it's the local one.

But it seems like there is far more that can be done with these answers. I previously looked at this topic with:

Looking at the Whole Constitution: The 2nd Amendment and the 7th, Mike Bryant | August 07, 2012 9:57 AM

Why do NRA members answer the way they do? There is the obvious point that they are gun owners. However, I would have to believe that almost to a person, they would point to the constitution as the basis for their position. The second amendment being the basis for a right they feel so strongly about.

What would have happened if they had been asked:

Do you support or oppose tort reform?

Would they have the same type of strong opinion? Would they support the seventh amendment with the same fervor? In particular, would they defend that right with the same force?

I have written about the U S Constitution and what a special document it is many times.

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law

It seems pretty clear to me.