I wouldn't assume that those non-voters were predominantly on the"No" side.36 REASONS WHY MEASURE 114 PASSED BY 24,972 VOTES.
We got screwed because of voter apathy.
We have to acknowledge that not everyone is as interested in guns or stacking spare P Mags as the members here. And I'm including many gun owners in that.
You can ask " Don't you care about you 2nd amendment rights?!" and they'll reply that of course they do and they'll show you the Glock that they bought in '99 in case the Y2K bug crashed the world; Maybe it's kept loaded, or maybe there's half the box of shells, that they purchased with the gun, in the bedside drawer too. And that's as much as they care or are interested in all things gun.
Arguments over guns, magazine capacity, "Assault Rifle Vs AR facts" are just not things top of mind to care about because there's other everyday sh7t that's more important in their everyday life so if they don't personally want an AR and the news is full of AR related phuckery, then they're probably not going to be an easy "No" on 114
Even on this board of thousands, it's the same 50-100 members regularly involved in these political threads. Extrapolate that over the wider population.
I have enough guns that most of my gun owner friends think I'm a bit special