That, folks, is the sound of another tent pole in the gun control advocacy carnival crashing down. The idea that the nation is “outraged” at “shoot first” laws that people like Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign cited when they started pushing for the repeal of “stand your ground” laws just ain’t true. A recent poll by the most unpronounceable polling organization ever shows that 53% of Americans support “Stand Your Ground” laws, compared to 40% who were opposed. The interesting bits start in the breakdown . . .
From the report:
White voters support “Stand Your Ground” laws 57 – 37 percent while black voters are opposed 57 – 37 percent. Men support these laws 62 – 34 percent while women are divided with 44 percent in favor and 47 percent opposed. Support is 75 – 19 percent among Republicans and 57 – 37 percent among independent voters, with Democrats opposed 62 – 32 percent.
Voters in households where someone owns a gun back the laws 67 – 29 percent.
Republicans and Independents like SYG laws, but Democrats don’t. Makes sense, given that the Democrat party’s platform seems to focus more on creating victims rather than empowering people to defend themselves.