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Poll: Support for Gun Control Dropping, Majority Feel Guns Make

Poll: Support for Gun Control Dropping, Majority Feel Guns Make Them Safer

Posted on April 25, 2013 by Nick Leghorn

There are some new gun-related opinion polls out in the last couple days. They indicate further movement on the part of the public away from sentiment for more gun control laws. So let’s grab our calculators and dive right in . . .

Since Newtown, civilian disarmament advocates (including certain members of my own family) have been using the bandwagon argument to try to get gun owners on board with the idea of giving up some of their Constitutionally protected rights in order to “protect the children.” They’d justify the push by pointing out that “most of America agrees with me,” that all they want is “common sense gun control.” Well, now the groupthink line is working in our favor.

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According to a USA Today poll, support for increased gun control legislation has dropped back down to around 49%. Let’s put that in a little perspective:

Pre-Newtown gun control support: 43% (Gallup)

Immediate Post-Newtown Support: 58% (Gallup)

Current: 49% (USA Today)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul