Uh oh, there could be a glitch in the matrix. Based on the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, it appears that all the agitprop that’s been dished out by the gun control industry, the administration and their media stenographers has been…wrong. Yes, yes, that’s difficult to believe, but it seems that 90+% of all Americans don’t actually support enacting stricter limits on gun rights.
Who could have possibly seen that coming?
The last time this same poll was taken in 2018, not long after the Parkland shooting, 57% of respondents indicated a preference for more gun control. Now, however, three years later, the percentage in favor of more gun control laws has dropped to 50%.
A lot of water has gone under the bridge since 2018. A lot of guns have been sold and a lot of Americans have decided that firearm ownership is actually a really good idea. The biggest news here, though, is in the opinions of young adults.
The decline is sharpest among 18 to 29-year-olds, from 65 percent to 45 percent; Hispanics, also down 20 points, to 50 percent; rural Americans, down 17 points to 30 percent; and strong conservatives, down 17 points to 11 percent.
Gosh, it’s almost as if living through a year of pandemic, riots, increased urban violence, the proliferation of zero bail policies and defunded police departments has had an effect on the American public. Maybe those 8.4 million first-time gun buyers’ opinions are being affected by their status as new firearm owners and that’s being reflected in these results.
Maybe those new gun owners just aren’t buying the party line that the best way to DO SOMETHING about violent crime is to disarm law-abiding gun owners and limit their ability to defend themselves and their families. Crazy, huh?
Not that a little thing like public opinion will deter President BidenHarris or Democrats in Congress from doing their level-best to ram through as many limits on Second Amendment rights as they can while they still have (at least marginal) control of both the House and the Senate.
In fact, look for the President to call on Congress in his speech tonight to outlaw “assault weapons,” enact universal background checks, limit magazine capacity, and repeal the PLCAA. We’ll see how much of that they can manage to push through, even as more and more people come to disagree and lots of them are deciding that they will not comply with whatever gun control laws are passed.