The demographic is one thing, but the Congress are the ones who vote. What I observed in 94 was the people with the means bought every AR in sight. Bill Clinton was gun salesman of the year. I feel dumb now, but I traded a takedown Savage 99 to get my hands on an AR. In my opinion, the "Boomer" generation had not realized their political power. Most of the crowd I ran with were conservative, and voted that way, but the other party held sway, at least until the next election. I think many people of the more liberal persuasion changed their views on being armed for defense. The instinct for preservation is the motivation. The Dalai Lama has spoken. Self defense is a reasonable thing!