Rasmussen poll: 28 percent of Democrats say it should be illegal to belong to NRA
More than a quarter of Democrats say it should be against the law to join pro-gun rights organizations such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), according to a Rasmussen poll.
Rasmussen Reports, which is known to lean conservative, found that 28 percent of Democrats say affiliating with pro-gun rights organizations such as the NRA should be illegal, compared to 15 percent of Republicans and 10 percent of those unaffiliated with a party.
The NRA has more than 5 million members, according to Rasmussen Reports.
The poll also found that 32 percent of Democrats favor declaring the NRA a terrorist organization in their home communities, while 14 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to label the NRA a terrorist organization last week.
Out of all voters, 18 percent think belonging to pro-gun rights groups should be illegal, while 23 percent support declaring the NRA a terrorist organization in the communities they live in.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on Sept. 5 and Sept. 8. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percent.
This polling comes at a time when gun control has dominated headlines after recent shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Odessa, Texas.