"Wrong headedness" is what this is all about. Those who argue with us, and they do argue vociferously, are not representing the public. In Minnesota, in a poll by the University of Minnesota in 2005, 82% of Minnesotans were with us. That included rural, urban, Democrats, Republicans, gun owners, non gun owners, etc. But that very same legislator looked us in the eye and suggested that no one from his district could have been represented in the poll because he knew they would all be against this bill. Wrong again. He is not representing those who want common sense concerning guns. He is representing the all powerful gun lobby who have so far managed this debate to their advantage. Money and influence go a long way.
So today, I am ready for battle. I will hope to persuade the many rural Democrats who wander by our booth that they, too, should support common sense. It can be a hard sell but we are slowly making in roads with these people. Wish us luck. The booth is on a busy corner of the display area and we have lots of good information and petitions to sign. Plus, we are giving away chocolate. That should help. Chocolate can also go a long way to persuading people. It doesn't cost as much as an expensive lobbyist and it's good for the soul!