A quote from the story:
Originally Posted by jackhinson
Gun control advocates, though, say voters overwhelmingly support expanded background checks, and nothing in the bill would ban any type of firearms. A Florida Atlantic University poll conducted shortly after the Feb. 14, 2018, Parkland school shooting found 87% of Florida voters supported universal background checks.
That's cute, but what the gun control advocates know is that universal background checks are also de facto registration of firearms. Once there are universal background checks it will no longer be possible to become a gun owner without the government knowing about it (without breaking the law). Though I do believe that the gun control advocates genuinely want universal background checks to keep the very tiny fraction of prohibited persons that buy guns from private sellers at gun shows from doing so, I think their larger goal is the universal registration aspect.
So if they repeated that survey that "found 87% of Florida voters supported universal background checks", and instead asked if they support universal firearms registration, I wonder what the result would be? I believe it would not be 87% in favor. And this is why we have a representative form of government, not a democracy - the average person is too stupid to make well-informed legislative decisions. Yeah, I'm not saying our elected representatives are great at it, but it's a helluvalot better than mob rule.