Poll: Support For Repeal Of Gun Control Laws On The Rise Since 2000

By AWR Hawkins

I Will Not Comply
Support For Repeal Of Gun Control Laws On The Rise
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- A Gallup poll released in the days leading up to the November midterm elections not only shows that support for gun control has fallen by 15 percent since 2000, but support for the repeal of current gun control laws has risen by 9 percent.

In other words, it’s not a situation where Americans simply do not support more gun control. Rather, it’s one in which they increasingly support wiping gun control laws off the books.

According to Gallup, 62 percent of Americans supported more gun control in 2000. That figures has fallen to 47 percent on the eve of the 2014 midterm elections. Over the same time period, support for repealing gun control has risen from five percent in 2000 to 14 percent in 2014.

A third contingent in the poll — people who believe we have enough gun laws already — has also risen. This group went from 31 percent in 2000 to 38 percent now.

The Gallup poll also showed that American support for private handgun ownership skyrocketed between 1959 and this point in 2014. For example, in 1959, 36 percent of Americans opposed a ban on the ownership of handguns. That percentage has jumped 41 points, sitting at 73 percent now.

Americans love their handguns and increasingly support the repeal of gun control.

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About:
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

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HelmutGuhring
HelmutGuhring
6 years ago

All gun regulatory laws are illegal and unconstitutional. Repeal them ALL now.

dave
dave
6 years ago

Calling a firearm a tool is a counter tactic used to help (stupid) people understand that a firearm isn’t inherently evil, as the gun control propagandists would have them believe. They are only tools. A firearm is a tool used to hunt. A firearm is a tool used to plink or target shoot. A firearm is a tool used to defend ones self. Calling firearms tools, is just less specific than calling them weapons. Not to mention that not all firearms are primarily designed for use as weapons, even though they could be used as weapons. Target guns for example… Read more »

dave
dave
6 years ago

Definition of a tool: a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function. A weapon is a tool. A Handgun is a firearm is a tool. A rifle is a firearm is a tool. A 3/8″ ratchet is a wrench is a tool. Vise grips are pliers and are a tool. Get it! Not complicated.

RDNK
RDNK
6 years ago

This is a little off topic but why have some people started calling firearms tools ! Tools ? Why not call it what it is,..a firearm,a weapon,a gun ! But a tool ? I keep my tools in a tool box in the garage. I keep my firearms in my safe in the house !

ray hampton
ray hampton
6 years ago
Reply to  RDNK

a sidearm is a tool BUT so is your car, your home , the money in your bank account

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Also support eliminating NFA items entirely,..silencers,SBR’s,SBS’s ,Full autos’s,..all of it ! The ATF also has to be eliminated. It is a tryrannists agency that abuses its powers and wants to make criminals out of lawabbiding citizens. That is its sole purpose,its only purpose !

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Also support removing supressors from the NFA , after all its nothing more than a giant muffler . In addition without a firearm it is no more deadly than a baseball bat.