Personally, I'm skeptical of all the polls the gun control groups and the press are using that supposedly show that a majority of NRA members support things like background checks for all gun purchases. I hope they are legitimate and if they are, that's cause for rejoicing, but I'm still skeptical.
I mean just look at the NRA rhetoric for the past 20 years. I'm sure that if 200,000 young first graders were shot each year the NRA would insist that it just means we need to arm more citizens and hire more armed guards. There is no problem that more guns can't fix. Why would anyone join this group of fanatics unless they were just as fanatical?
We know that some NRA members have publicly resigned after seeing Wayne LaPierre's rants since Sandy Hook. I'm just as certain that many new gunners have joined, impressed with how the NRA has given the finger to sissies who weep for dead kids. The NRA has a higher purpose - the overthrow of any elected American government that refuses to disband and let the rich and the gunners - and an armed Jesus of course - run the country as they see fit. At least that's what they tell us Thomas Jefferson intended using their usual made-up quotes.
The NRA claims they have four and a half million members. In a nation of maybe 180 million adults that's fairly insignificant, and I think they are about to see that far more people oppose them than support them. They still have the benefit of being well funded and that their members are fanatics. Unfortunately, some gun nuts are making it clear that they have more allegiance to their guns than to America.
Getting saner gun laws (and, yes, better enforcement) is going to be a long struggle. Ironically, the gun nuts will ultimately lose precisely because they have been so successful up til now. All those guns already in the hands of unstable people will continue to produce mass killings for years to come, providing steady ammunition (if you will) for those who promote gun sanity and public safety.