Obama is only sharing a view of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines which is held by the majority of the public. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of American adults think there should be a ban on the purchase of semi-automatic and assault-type weapons. Only 36% disagree and oppose such a ban. Equally telling is that the same report found that only 62% oppose a total ban on guns--far lower than I expected. I would be counted in that 62%, but it appears we are transitioning from the gun-friendly society we used to be.