A few things to keep in mind. Americans’ right to keep and bear arms does not depend on popular support per se. It is protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. If gun control advocates want to spike the 2A there’s an app for that. Second, the Gallup poll finding that 54 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s job on gun policies doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t support those policies (i.e. some of them do). A percentage of those respondents feel the President isn’t doing enough about guns. And third, the majority of Americans don’t have a clue what Mr. Obama’s gun policy is. I’d be willing to bet breakfast with Johanna Lundbäck the average Joe just knows he’s a gun grabber and they don’t want their guns grabbed. Well . . .
Fair enough. If the fight to defend and extend Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms comes down to a battle of vague impressions and gun rights win, what’s the problem there?
No wonder all the President’s men and all the statist state reps are waving the bloody shirt like a checkered flag at the Indy 500, rushing to enact post-Newtown civilian disarmament legislation. Forty-two percent support of the President’s performance on guns—and we’re not talking about his skeet score—puts the grabbers on the wrong side of the democratic process as well as the Constitution.