. . . . urban vs. rural . . . .
I came to the conclusion that this is a major factor in gun control positions some time ago. IMHO, urban dwellers get used to the fact that if you need something, you call someone: a plumber, a delicatessen, the police. Rural folks, on the other hand, are accustomed to the idea that if you need something, you do something about it: fix the toilet, butcher a hog, defend your farm.