For those handful of Americans who turn to the
great analytic minds at NBC News for their Midterm election coverage, they might now think that gun control is a winning issue for Democrats. Yet, if that mostly fake news narrative were true, then Stacy Abrams would be the governor-elect of Georgia, Beto O’Rourke would be getting ready to move to Austin, and Charlie Crist would be getting ready to succeed Ron DeSantis in Tallahassee.
Among the Peacock Network’s top five takeaways from the 2022 midterms, as described by someone named Sahil Kapur, we find this gem . . .
Gun control is now a winning issue for Democrats
Fifty-six percent of 2022 voters support stricter gun control measures, while 40% oppose them, the NBC News Exit Poll found.
Among the proponents of stricter measures, 76% backed Democratic candidates while 22% favored Republicans, illustrating the salience of the cause of tougher gun laws. It’s a far cry from a decade ago, when Democrats tended to fear single-issue pro-gun voters would overwhelm gun control proponents and punish them at the ballot box for pursuing tougher laws against firearms.
Claiming that gun control is a winning issue for Democrats on election day is an impressive amount of wishful thinking. Especially when just a couple of weeks ago, a New York Times poll showed that gun policy — aka gun control — wasn’t a priority for 99% of Americans, whereas inflation and the economy were top-of-mind for almost half of Americans.
Oops. Maybe Sahil Kapur thinks she’s still the real governor of Georgia.
Meanwhile, Beto “Hell Yes, We’re Gonna Take Your AR-15” O’Rourke lost — yet again — by 11 points in Texas. Considering it was this third electoral failure in four years, funded by upwards of $200 million from mostly non-Texans speaks, volumes for gun control’s viability as a “winning issue.”
Yes, that’s a trifecta of losses from one of the most vocal advocates for outlawing America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, and the magazines that feed it. Yet Kapur claims gun control is a winning issue for Dems.
Then there’s Charlie “Spray Tan” Crist in Florida. There’s nary a gun control law that he opposes, and he was plenty vocal about it, too.
Here’s how we stop the epidemic of gun violence in our state:
– End the sales of assault weapons
– Enforce gun laws
– Support survivors and families
– Strengthen community safety
Read my Safer Florida for All Plan.https://t.co/MlIvCpLKO2
— Charlie Crist (@CharlieCrist) May 25, 2022
Crist lost by a whopping 19 points, a blowout. Sahil Kapur must have missed that race, too.
Because, you know, gun control is actually a winning issue for Democrats. Allegedly. In the same way that those protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin were “mostly peaceful” back in 2020.
Is it any wonder why more and more Americans are tuning out legacy media outlets and their fake news narratives?