Post-Newtown Gun Control Support Plummets 10%


When Thomas Jefferson first cast eyes on a copy of the U.S. Constitution he recommended a one-year cooling off period for all federal legislation (save for “emergencies”). And for good reason. As New York Governor Cuomo is learning after his suspension of a three-day cooling off period for the SAFE Act, legislate in haste, repent at leisure. That said, in the post-Newtown push for civilian disarmament, gun grabbers knew that time was against them. Still is. To wit: a new CBS poll reveals that “Currently, support for stricter gun control laws stands at 47 percent today, down from a high of 57 percent just after the shootings. Thirty-nine percent want those laws kept as they are, and another 11 percent want them made less strict.” Note: this is also a cautionary tale. It seems clear that another spree killing could push support for CD right back up, maybe even higher.


  1. avatar GOOFA says:

    It seems like the media with their twisted minds and comments wouldn’t mind another killing spree, shameful.

    1. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

      While shameful-media does not see it that way. Waving the bloody shirt causes people to demand action. The media abides by Rahm Emanuel’s code-“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

  2. avatar dwb says:

    and this should be about polls, becaaaause?

    1. avatar BDub says:

      Agreed. I’m sick of talking about polls – this is not a democratic issue, it’s a civil rights issue.

    2. avatar Russ Bixby says:

      Because it’s hard to undo stupid legislation, and it can do damage before it’s undone.

      Best we do our best to prevent as much of it as possible, an such polls help.

      Yes, it’s a civil rights issue. Sometimes civil rights get trampled, or it takes awhile for them to be recognized in the first place.

      Hmmm… Maybe a gun rights march? It’s a lovely image.

      1. avatar DoctorHog says:

        What we really need is a statement in the Constitution saying that our right to own and carry weapons cannot be restricted. Oh, wait…

  3. avatar Brian S says:

    should have been “education on the gun control issue up 10%”

    1. Exactly. And some serious journalists are considering the facts, including this excellent PBS video with a constitutional scholar that shows just how ill-advised is NYs SAFE and anything else like it. (apologies if this topic has been addressed before, but this PBS segment is so good its worth having bookmarked to send to anyone who starts talking about the law.)

  4. avatar BLAMMO says:

    Now, if only the gun and ammo manufacturers can just catch up with demand, bring prices back to where they belong and we can resume the growth in gun ownership, as was happening prior to “The Derangement”. We don’t need more guns to be owned, we need more gun owners. Oh, and ammo. We need more ammo. Literally.

  5. avatar Mr. Bob says:

    Actually, that was Cesare Beccaria whom Thomas Jefferson quoted in his “Legal Commonplace Book”.

  6. avatar Mr. Bob says:

    Nonetheless, I agree wholeheartedly!

  7. avatar Mark N. says:

    Wait wait wait. This can’t be right. Why just yesterday Bloomberg was saying that Americans overwhelmingly want stricter gun controls….He would never lie would he?

    1. avatar Cortney says:

      Of course not. Why would such a model citizen lie?

    2. avatar Russ Bixby says:

      The deluded have no need to lie.

  8. Keep spreading THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS.

    Its working !!!

  9. avatar Ben says:

    I am tired of my rights being held hostage by every madman who goes berserk and is plastered all over TV.

    I am tired of my rights being dictated by the outcomes of polls.

    I am tired of having to keep vigilant against every piece of dishonest legislation authored by these scumbags.

    This is not an issue that is up for debate. It is a civil rights issue. It is an issue of national security, and of the distribution of power between government and citizens. And I’m damn ready to fight anybody who says otherwise, in the polling booth, in the courts, with my wallet, and, if all else fails, with a rifle from behind every blade of grass.

  10. avatar Greg Camp says:

    So we’re back to making incremental gains for gun rights? Wouldn’t that be lovely…

  11. avatar Leo338 says:

    Now for something on the lighter side. I found this article hilariously funny! For a minute I thought it was true. Anything is possible when progressives speak. Colorado Lawmaker suggest woman use explosive diarrhea to prevent rape

  12. avatar Adam says:

    And this is why it’s difficult to amend the Constitution.

    1. avatar DJC1012 says:

      RIGHT. Though we can imagine Jefferson would fully agree, this one can’t be attributed to him.

      The Left loves it when we mistakenly misquote. My “progressive” daughter nailed me on one recently and used it to totally derail my otherwise brilliant argument, ouch!

      There are so many spurious quotes bandied about I had to get list to make sure I don’t use one. The links ERIC posted are a great resource.

  13. avatar Pascal says:

    Glad I am not the only one who keeps pointing that out

  14. avatar elnonio says:

    “Note: this is also a cautionary tale. It seems clear that another spree killing could push support for CD right back up, maybe even higher.”

    Exactly. The ball in firmly in our court to now show that we are in fact committed to trying to reduce violence, and actually doing things that work (or have a chance of working). We will likely face another violence-filled day, and if we are not proactive now we may not survive another barrage of “how many more?” type questions.

  15. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Hmmm… Cautionary indeed.

    Hypothetical chain of psychotic thought:

    – I feel like making the history books;
    – a really huge spree killing might make a push for the banning of most guns succeed;
    – this is therefor a great time to shoot everyone on a subway train, because after guns are banned noone will be able to approach my score;
    – I’ll hold the all-time record!

    Not trying to be alarmist here, but right now I do wish that a LOT more people carried.

    1. avatar Mamba says:

      +1, of course if that wish had been fulfilled already then I’d likely be out on the fishing boat vs struggling for my freedom.

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