Pro-Gun Supporters More Engaged Politically Than Anti-Gunners

Anti-gunners are less politically engaged than pro-gunners

courtesy naspa.org

This is part of the reason we’ve been #winning for so long . . . Supporters of stricter gun laws are less likely to contact elected officials

Just 15% of all U.S. adults say they have ever contacted a public official to express their opinion on gun policy. About one-in-five gun owners (21%) have done this, including 9% who say they’ve done so in the past year. That compares with 12% of non-gun owners who have ever reached out to officials about gun policy, including 5% who have done so in the past year.

And when it comes to gun control specifically…

Furthermore, Americans who believe gun laws should be less strict are more likely to contact public officials on the issue than those who think gun laws should be stricter or are about right (22% have ever done so, compared with 15% of those who favor stricter laws and 10% of those who think laws are about right). Among gun owners, 19% of those who want less strict laws have contacted a public official in the past year, compared with 9% of those who want stricter laws.

So anti-gunners have a big enthusiasm deficit they have to overcome. Not that that’s news. Or that they’re likely to close the gap any time soon.

Most of the anti-gun orgs are astroturf orgs bought and paid for by a few large dollar individuals who use their virtually bottomless cash reserves to push the civilian disarmament agenda. The more things change…

comments

  1. avatar BGryphon says:

    And yet, 1/3 of us live in the land of few firearm rights.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      To be fair we should point out that almost 1/4th of us live in California, New York, and Illinois.

      I cannot explain why it seems like a bad situation when almost 1/4th of the United States population lives in just three states. The only reason that we have not descended into total Hell is because Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Ohio offset California, New York, and Illinois.

  2. avatar WhiteDevil says:

    They have a total factual deficit to overcome.

    1. avatar BLoving says:

      You’re more right than you know.
      I figure the vast majority of respondents to these polls simply say they favor more “Gun control” but haven’t actually considered what that means. It sometimes surprises me how little the general public knows about guns and gun rights, especially when it’s a first-time buyer going through the purchasing process for the first time. “I thought it was easier than this”, they’ll say. Why?
      Because they were told it was “too easy” to get a gun in America.
      “Well,” I’ll tell them, “yes it is, if you’re one of the good guys, as it should be”.
      🤠

  3. avatar Tim says:

    It’s because they secretly, in their depraved-heart-of-hearts, have a massive hard-on for firearms.

    Especially the trannies.

  4. avatar MyName says:

    They also tend to have a big intellectual deficit to overcome – but I suppose that is a different topic.

  5. avatar former water walker says:

    Well gun rights got ME politically active…I see the anti “rallys” near me with 6 or 7 old leftard hippy idiots. In Springfield (Illinois)there were 3000 at a rally with only a few hours notice. AND no press coverage. Yeah the left sucks😖😫😡

  6. avatar C.S. says:

    Well yeah… we’re fighting to not give up our rights, the Progressives voluntarily surrendered theirs…

  7. avatar Jross says:

    That button could just as easily be a pro sexual education button.

  8. avatar Ed Rogers says:

    The vast majority of anti-gun folks have no interest in anything but themselves.

    It’s their world and we’re just in it.

  9. avatar Ing says:

    The only thing I’ve ever contacted a legislator about is to oppose restrictive gun laws. If my legislators sponsored laws that repeal restrictions, I guess I’d contact them about that too, but the occasion hasn’t yet arisen.

  10. avatar Chris T from KY says:

    In order to be politically engaged you have to be “out of the closet”. Looking at California New Jersey and the other slave states I’d say most gun owners there are “still in the closet”.

    I can open carry. In a slave state you can’t. I understand that. But why not wear a shirt, for those in a slave state that says, NRA “Keep calm and carry guns”
    Or how about “the Bill of Rights has always included the individual right to keep and bear arms”. You can take back the color orange by putting on a orange colored shirt.

    By definition your activism has to be in a public forum. That public forum can take place in many different ways.
    Just my 2 cents for those behind enemy lines.

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