I am usually heartened to see how even the worst of the worst fear to directly cross the majority of citizens who understand & respect the 2nd Amendment, & haven't forgotten the spanking of 1994. Like I said, there's a reason this was timed to come to a head after Nov. 2012.
It is unfortunate we haven't been able to summon up this level of energy & focus in the electorate re the other vital issues yet. E.g. Obamacare is a looming time bomb, yet it was practically ignored in the 2012 campaign because Romney's tax returns were too shiny & distracting.