Two thirds of American agree that is what the Second Amendment is about (Warning, auto play video at that link):
Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.
While there are often wide partisan differences of opinion on gun-related issues, even 54% of Democrats agree with 75% of Republicans and 68% of those not affiliated with either major party that the right to own a gun is to ensure such freedom.
This was a losing issue for them a few months ago. I think it still mostly is. But I’m not sure how much that matters in the current political climate. The only way it’s really a losing issue for them is if we make them lose.