Survey Says – Americans Do Not Want New Gun Control Laws.

By Larry Keane

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Contrary to Biden’s statements, Americans do not want new gun control laws. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- There’s a family feud within the Democratic party aimed at pushing more gun control on Americans who’re buying firearms at a record pace, and what they actually want. President Joe Biden, gun control groups like Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords and Congressional antigun Democrats are jamming through more restrictive policies.

Public polling paints a different picture of America’s appetite for gun control. Survey says: Americans do not want new gun control laws.

President’s Polling Problem

From the White House Rose Garden, President Biden announced proposals to limit so-called “ghost guns,” called for stricter regulations on handgun stabilizing braces, urged Congress to ban Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs), repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) so the industry can be sued out of existence and put in place expanded background checks as a precursor to national gun registration.

“Everything that is being proposed today is totally consistent with the Second Amendment,” the president claimed. “And there’s a wide consensus behind the need to take action.”

New polling shows there isn’t “widespread consensus” on these proposals or any new proposals for that matter. In fact, it’s the opposite. Support for more gun control is at the lowest levels in at least five years, according to Gallup. That includes support for enacting “more strict” gun policies dropping by 10 percent since 2018. That survey reveals a five percent drop in support for stricter policies among self-identified Democrats.

Gallup isn’t an outlier. More recently, a Washington Post/ABC News poll also found Americans have lost their desire for more gun control policies. That poll showed “that Americans overall are less supportive of new gun control legislation than they were just three years ago.” Still, more polling shows the same declines. It’s an established pattern.

Losing ‘Youths’

Young voters – those between the ages of 18-29 – have been a critical voting block for Democrats. That group’s support for gun control cratered by 20 points. Americans under the age of 30 have, since at least 2018, rejected increased infringements on the Second Amendment. The circumstances throughout 2020 led millions of voters who previously supported gun control to reconsider and purchase a firearm, changing their politics along the way.

It doesn’t stop there. The calculus of changing gun control attitudes includes a 20 percent drop in support for gun control among Hispanic-Americans, a group that had a 49 percent increase of firearm purchases in 2020 over 2019. That same timeframe saw African-Americans purchased firearms at a 58 percent greater pace. Asian-Americans did so by 43 percent.

Stalled for Good Reason

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) refused to read the room. In Washington, D.C., 2021 began with Democrats pushing through unpopular gun control bills on a razor-thin party-line vote. In the Senate, those bills have stalled due to a 50-50 split and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) refusing to budge on more gun control. His colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) even dared Democratic Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to call a vote for a so-called “assault weapons ban.”

“I would challenge Senator Schumer to bring the assault weapons ban to the floor of the United States Senate. It won’t get 50 votes, much less 60,” Sen. Graham taunted.

That vote may happen, but if it does it’s more likely to go down in flames. Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs), the so-called “assault weapons” President Biden and gun control proponents want so badly to ban, are the most popular-selling semiautomatic rifles in the country. With more than 20 million in circulation today, they are commonly owned for lawful purposes like target shooting, hunting, and self-defense.

With their growing support for the right to purchase and own firearms, it is clear what the American people want – and don’t want. They reject efforts at imposing more gun control and those that continue to push infringements on those rights are out of excuses to do so.


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Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 month ago

We need to unite, get NRA. GOA, 2A Foundation, et al, together; and sort through the Repunlican Party, the Libertarian Party, the Tea Party, and any independents who are potentially electable, and find “our guy”. That one indiviual we can foist upon the Republican Party and push to the top, who will do away with the NFA and reasign BATFE special agents as US Postal Police. Start with the Hughes Amendment, which was not passed, but rather pushed through fraudulently by that thug gangster Charlie Rangle. Hughes is a loose thread, waiting to be unraveled.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

We need to take a new poll so an article can be posted with a title that says. “Survey says, Americans will not follow new gun control laws”

Arizona and Montana have made that statement already.
Yes JSNMGC I know, I know.

Bubba
Bubba
1 month ago

Take your fucking spam elsewhere

Get Out
Get Out
1 month ago

IMOA, we’ve seen polls can be skewed to produce the answer the anti-gun politicians are looking for. These pollsters should ask would we prefer criminal control or gun control, bet the answer would be criminal control hands down.

Captn John
Captn John
1 month ago

The Leftist Looney Leader found he cannot Order control, congress isn’t going to pass what he and his minions want. So, ATF makes the laws called rules. ATF has more power than Congress. His AG is backing ATF. Congress doesn’t have the balls to bring ATF under control or to abolish the agency.

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL
1 month ago
Reply to  Captn John

AG Garland has revealed how bad of a choice he was for a seat on the Supreme Court. O’Bama was trying to really screw us over with that nomination.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

Here is the rub. The Progressive New Left fails to understand that our Constitution was written in very plain English for a purpose. It was written in language accessible to the average literate citizen of the day in the late 18th Century. That language was based upon Biblical literacy, the King James and Geneva Bibles being the standard. The Progressive New Left does not speak that language. They speak a variant of George Orwell’s Newspeak. Newspeak inverts and twists the English language in such a manner that good equals evil, just equal evil, up equals down, and equal means substandard.… Read more »

Superman
Superman
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Should we curtsey or genuflect to your royal potentate?

APG member
APG member
1 month ago

Every time an anti gun politician (redundancy alert) gets elected “Americans” respond by buying guns in record numbers. This economic indicator is far more telling than any poll.

Superman
Superman
1 month ago
Reply to  APG member

In other words ‘ca$h talks loud’.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
1 month ago

Americans want more gun control,Not. All one has to do is look at the never before in the historyfirearms sales record numbers and that speaks volumes, regardless of what the Marxist civilian disarmament proponents and their braindead president scream

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

You won’t get any argument from me on that and I might add along with the un Constitutional ATF or AFT.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

Going to take Republicans that are not inspired by Nazi’s and the New World Order to take on a task like abolishing ATF and gun control. ”KBB: Okay. George W. Bush. He is my favorite president. It was actually watching his election and the whole debacle that happened in that election, the hanging chads and all of that. I was 13 during that election, and my mom let me stay glued to the TV, watch the election, everything go down. I recorded his speeches. That is actually when I fell in love with politics. It was that election. RW: So… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 month ago

Thpugh I am quite a bit older than you are, I felt very much the same about Dubya. The TV footage of the moments when he was in the classroom, talking to school children, and the Secret Service officer approached him and spoke in his ear…the look on the President’s face made me proud to have him lead our nation in the crisis. But, he has largely disappointed me since he left office.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 month ago

Yup.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Still we are using polls to say rather if people want this or that. We saw how well polls worked when Hitlary didn’t get elected. The second amendment is what it is and the people don’t have the right to change it without following a rather lengthy and difficult procedure and I doubt that enough states would vote to amend the constitution to change the second amendment. In the past the demonrats have tried to get the states to vote to change other amendments or add new ones but failed because republicans new it was a way to open the… Read more »

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

The Second Amendment, just like the other Amendments does not grant a right. That right exists under the Law of Nature and Nature’s God and preexists our presence in North America. The Second Amendment is a negative right meaning the government cannot infringe upon a right that preexists the formation of that government. Here is the rub. The Progressive New Left just like the Progressive movement preexisting them rejects the Law of Nature and Nature’s Nature’s God and replaces that eternal law with Darwinism and Positivism making Man God. When Man is God we have Hell on Earth.