David is right, who cares what 90% of Americans and even 80% of NRA members want. What is important are the opinions of the gun makers of the NRA, the real financial backing of the NRA and probably other anti-gun control groups. It is what their opinion matters. It is the opinion of Colt or Smith and Wesson. Their opinion is what counts. So some violent felons can walk up to a non-federally licensed dealer at a gun show in some states and buy a gun without a background check? Who cares, Colt and other gun makers have spoken and the Senators in the GOP know who they work for. It is not their own voters, but the gun makers.