New Marquette Law School poll finds that 67% of US adults support “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” up from 64% in September: https://t.co/eK8UB64dhp pic.twitter.com/xHY03Hqc9q
— Firearms Policy Coalition (@gunpolicy) November 15, 2023
Lest anyone think this Marquette University poll was somehow skewed by a bad sample, the same poll also found a majority against the Dobbs abortion decision by 35% to 65%. The Bruen decision, on the other hand, has the support of two-thirds of Americans.
Here’s a breakdown of the responses to the Bruen question . . .
The gun control industry loves to pretend that Bruen is somehow an aberrant, extremist ruling, completely out of keeping with the culture. But as the Marquette poll shows, it’s the gun control industry that’s outside the mainstream.
Bruen is actually a bit more popular than Obergefell (same-sex marriage) and it’s much less popular than SCOTUS’s affirmative action ruling (79%). That was another one where Democrats continue to claim that the Court was somehow radically extreme when in fact, the decision has broad popular support.
That criticism really only seems to apply to Dobbs.
Keep that in mind the next time you hear or read something claiming that the Court’s broad interpretation of the right to keep and bear arms is somehow radical or extreme.
Konstadinos Moros is an Associate Attorney with Michel & Associates, a law firm in Long Beach that regularly represents the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) in its litigation efforts to restore the Second Amendment in California. You can find him on his Twitter handle @MorosKostas. To donate to CRPA or become a member, visit https://crpa.org/.
This post was adapted by TTAG from tweets posted by Konstadinos Moros.