GOP pollster Frank Luntz says that he doesn’t “think the NRA is listening” to the American public in the wake of the massacre of 20 children at an elementary school in Connecticut, Politico reports.
Said Luntz: “The public wants guns out of the schools, not in the schools. And they are not asking for a security official or someone else. I don’t think the NRA is listening. I don’t think they understand most Americans would protect the Second Amendment rights and yet agree with the idea that not every human being should own a gun, not every gun should be available at anytime, anywhere, for anyone. At gun shows, you should not be able to buy something there without any kind of check whatsoever.”
There was a time when Frank Luntz would have asked questions like, “Do you want your children to be mowed down by crazed gunmen, or would you rather have armed guards in the schools?” And used the results to prove that Americans want armed guards in the schools. I call it progress that he asked a straight question and got some straight answers. And dared to criticize the NRA. Be still my heart.