A problem with polling
Dave Workman's article covers the only part of the seven hour U Conn. symposium that seems to be getting coverage: an Aggie law prof called for repealing the Second Amendment (and, the coverage leaves unmentioned, substituting an amendment saying that while States can do anything they want regarding guns, Congress can't do anything, anything, about weapons smaller than a tank).
He highlights a problem often seen in polling. At one point she asked how many in the room thought the legislative and judicial response to violent crime had been adequate, and not a hand went up. I think she took that as proof that every person wanted more gun laws, and for them to be sustained. I, on the other hand, didn't raise my hand because I thought Congress had passed many nonsensical gun laws and, apart from the Seventh Circuit, the lower courts had done a poor job enforcing Heller and McDonald. Without asking the details, the results of a poll can be quite misleading. President Obama would probably draw approval rating near zero if you polled pure Marxists, and President Bush II would poll badly among the Tea Party.