The NRA has about 5 million members. That's not a lot when you consider how much political clout Obama and the Democrats claim the organisation has. Gun control advocates want you to think it's the NRA that drives resistance to more gun control. Fact is, about half the nation wants more gun rights, not more gun control. And research by Pew would indicate the numbers favoring gun control have fallen sharply in the past seven years. Perhaps this is because Democrats have overplayed their hand so badly.
Click here for an interactive chart showing results of Pew polling on the national divide between more gun rights versus more gun control.