Poll: Gun Control Support Changing in the Aftermath of Parkland -- Here's How

High School students hold a rally in Irvine, Calif., Friday, April 20, 2018. About 100 students and their supporters attended a rally in Irvine to demand gun control. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)


According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, support for gun control is already waning three months after the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

Unsurprisingly, anti-gun excitement spikes in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting, but eventually the hysteria subsides. The Florida incident is no outlier.


In late March, the study showed that 75 percent of Americans were in favor of strong or moderate limitations on firearm ownership. However, as indicated by the survey released today, that number has dropped to 69 percent.

It should be noted that the recent poll was taken before the May 18th school shooting near Houston.

It is doubtless that when — not if — another mass shooting occurs, those against the right to bear arms will lament the fact that “nothing has been done” since the last one. But the reality is Americans do not have the sustained resolve required to destroy their own liberties.

At least, not yet.

However, 69 percent could still serve to be an ominous number, depending on the definition of “moderate regulations.”

Even so, the Left doesn’t understand the citizenry. It continuously shoots itself in the foot — no pun intended — by shouting from the mountaintops the culpability of the NRA in mass murder. Those virtue-signaled claims of the absurd do not serve the attainment of their goals. They are mired in slogans and bumper stickers and marches and any other manner of display and sound, rather than attempting to deal reasonably with the societal ills in hand.

The adults running the left side of the political aisle seem no more atune to reality than certain teenaged activists celebrating “Never again” after Parkland. Guess what? “Never again” happened already again — just over 90 days later.


So long as the Left are more enamored by the sound of their own voices and the brilliance of their flags, they will continue to fail to enact any real change. With regard to the 2nd Amendment, that may be a very good thing.

What do you think? Are we better off if all gun control measures fail? Either way, we must find the root cause of mass shootings and address it aptly. What do you think it is?

For more on guns, check out my article about the Stand for the Second school walkout.

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