That was before the Repugs changed the way people think with all their" supermajority" legislative acts.
Based on the fact that 51%+ is no longer considered "a majority" - in today's political world - I'm not sure how significant the following information is - but it is interesting.
In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority SupportGun Rights Proponents More Politically ActiveOverviewWhile the issue of gun control remains divisive, there are clear areas of agreement when it comes to a number of gun policy proposals. Fully 85% of Americans favor making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks, with comparable support from Republicans, Democrats and independents. Similarly, 80% support laws to prevent mentally ill people from purchasing guns, with broad support across party lines.
|Pew Research Center|