NRA members are also extremely skeptical of the president's motives in proposing new gun controls, with 73 percent agreeing that Obama's "ultimate goal is the confiscation of many firearms that are currently legal." Nearly eight in 10 describe the president's approach as unbalanced, focused on "sweeping gun control regulation that will take away our Second Amendment rights" over a holistic approach. The president has repeatedly insisted he does not plan to target weapons that have already been legally purchased.
Unsurprisingly, members of the NRA are far more resistant to gun reforms than the general public. A survey by by The Washington Post and ABC News released Thursday shows that 53 percent of those surveyed support Obama's plan, while 41 percent oppose it.