In an interesting turn of events considering the recent Gallup Poll reports that American support for gun control is declining noticeably, the American Independent has decided to put their own spin on things. According to them, Americans want gun control for Christmas, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t letting them get their way:
A majority of Americans continue to support stricter gun laws, with 57% saying gun laws should be strengthened, according to a new Gallup poll released on Monday.
The news comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to block a popular gun control bill the House passed in February 2019, which would require background checks for all gun purchases in the United States. It’s one of hundreds of bills the House passed that McConnell has refused to put up for a vote.
But don’t worry, according to AI, there’s hope yet:
President-elect Joe Biden, however, supports universal background checks.
On his campaign website, Biden vowed to “enact universal background check legislation, requiring a background check for all gun sales with very limited exceptions, such as gifts between close family members.”
The reporter for AI seems to have decided not to mention support for further gun legislation is at an all-time low since 2016. This is the usual twist on the narrative-driven
spin interpretation of polling and the news in general.
Who do you all think is right? With more americans — more than seven million for the first time — buying firearms at a record pace, do most Americans want rights restricted? Or is the drop in support for gun control a sign of things to come?