Diary

How Americans really feel about stronger gun laws.

Last week, our country bore witness to the brutal killing of two reporters broadcasting on live television. As expected, liberal media went insane with the Washington Post’s Mark Berman deciding to enlighten us all with his heavily tilted piece, “How Americans actually feel about gun laws”. Naturally, Berman concluded with the usual array of “common sense” policies proposed by the left.

 

But how does America REALLY feel about gun laws? Gallup has been tracking attitudes on gun control since 1990 and, in almost 26 years, a very interesting (and oft ignored) trend has emerged:

 

  • In general, do you feel that the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?
    1. Today’s opinion sits at 47% in favor of “more strict”, 14% “less strict”, and 38% polling as “kept as now”.
      1. This is in contrast to 1990’s 78% in favor of “more strict”, 2% “less strict”, and 17% “kept as now”. This larger picture here is that the “more strict” has fallen 31%, and the “less strict” has grown 700%!
  • Do you think there should or should not be a law that would ban the possession of handguns, except by the police or other authorized persons?
    1. Today’s opinion sits at 26% in favor of such a law, and 73% disapproving.
      1. Contrast this with 1990’s 41% in favor, and 55% disapproving.

 

The Gallup poll contains dozens of questions all related to the general sentiment of gun control laws and, in every area, opinions favor less control.

 

Sorry Mark! Try as you may to spin this in your favor, but facts contradict your position.