- I don't know too many gun owners, NRA members, or VSSA members, who want criminals to have a firearm.
- One of the questions dealt with background checks for employees of gun dealers. Many of us go through background checks for jobs these days.
I'm not a pollster or a statistician so I'll just give you the sample information and let those who know more about polling and random sampling pick it apart.
Luntz surveyed "945 gun owners" (a pretty reliable sample size from what little I know about polling), but here is where this poll challenged commentator begins to raise red flags:
The sample was divided evenly by gun owners who were current or lapsed members of the NRA, and non-NRA gun owners.The NRA does not rent its list, so the only way the pollster knows if someone is an NRA member (or lapsed member) is if the respondant self identifies. I also would like to know how they found a random sample that only contained gun owners, and then wound up being split 50-50 between NRA Member/lapsed NRA Members and non NRA members. The MAIG web site does not have this information and the poll cross tabs are not currently available on the Luntz website.