About two-thirds of adults report that they don’t own firearms (assuming those who respond to surveys are telling the truth). Of those who don’t own a gun, Pew Research reported last week that 52% say they’ll never own one. That’s OK. Guns aren’t for everyone. If you don’t want one, live long and prosper…just don’t try to tell the rest of us we can’t be gun owners.
On the other end of the scale, Pew also reports that significant percentages of the non-gun owning cohort in all demographic groups can see themselves becoming gun owners. Those percentages represent tens of millions of people who, if they were to take the plunge and join Gun Nation, would help make for a more polite society and, you’d hope, vote with their gun rights in mind.
So how do we make that happen? What’s the best way to reach out to these open-minded types and get them to pull the trigger — so to speak — on gun ownership?