If a "majority" of Americans agree with your view that guns should not be carried in public, why has not one single shall-issue law or constitutional carry law been repealed by the vote of this "majority"?
Also a survey of 600 individuals in five states hardly proves that a majority of American favor your views.I once asked, on Common Gunsense, what additional gun policies and regulations Joan Peterson advocated, to state them clearly. She chided me,, saying that I already knew from reading her blog. Well, I didn't, but it did inspire me to read some of her old posts, and I can easily gather that Joan Peterson is very much against people carrying guns in public, that the spread of laws liberalizing firearm carry is a threat to public safety. Her entire article is about the proposed concealed carry law in Wisconsin that has a good chance of passing this year with a State Legislature and Governor both controlled by the Republican Party.
Thinking about her thesis, that more should be done to prevent people getting guns who should not have them, I really cannot disagree. But the Devil is in the details of just what she might propose. In a future post, I may finally do what I have been thinking of doing to a while: describe what I think would be the ideal gun regulation scheme. And note that I DO NOT think that there should no regulation at all, but I do think that citizens should be allowed, if they choose, to carry firearms during their daily, lawful, business.