Play right out of rules for radicals...
Marginalize and demonize the opposition.
I seriously doubt there are less gun owners. I personally have watched people buy guns, become gun nuts, etc... But I've never seen anyone go from owning a gun to not owning one.
And I've seen this from South Carolina, Maine, and Hawaii.
"If you remember nothing else about what Iím about to consider here, remember this: the one and only reason politicians, bureaucrats, and policemen want to take your weapons away from you is so that they can do things to you that they couldnít do if you still had your weapons."ó L. Neil Smith