I'll repost this.
Deborah Charles, "Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force", Reuters, 13 Apr 2012.
Majorities supported right-to-carry and use of lethal force in self-defense "both in homes and public places".... The online survey showed that 68 percent, or two out of three respondents, had a favorable opinion of the NRA, which starts its annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday. Eighty-two percent of Republicans saw the gun lobbying group in a positive light as well as 55 percent of Democrats....
Bloomberg's POV is a minority point of view.