Haha, Poles vs. polls! Fixed that little goof.
It is like anything having to do with education: People who want to gather knowledge, seek it out, whether said education has to do with voting or gun ownership.
Requirements of licensing and tests of skill are cover. Just because Joe Citizen passed his driving test, dosen't mean he can drive worth a hoot! The same as testing ones proficiancy with a rifle doesn't mean that they won't ever use it in a crime.
I often feel like we are spinning our wheels as a nation. Gun laws are like reving the engine when stuck. The engine makes a lot of noise and sounds really cool, but when it gets down to it, we are still stuck.