U.S. Polls Show Lowest-EVER Support For Semi-Auto GUN Bans

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)-Amid the renewed clamor by anti-gunners for a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” the Second Amendment Foundation today pointed to a new Quinnipiac University poll showing public support for such a ban to be at an all-time low.

Support for a ban has fallen to 50 percent, while 45 percent oppose it, and according to the survey,

“This is the lowest level of support among registered voters for a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons since February 2013 when the question was first asked by the Quinnipiac University Poll.” Four years ago, 67 percent supported a ban and 29 percent opposed the idea.

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said this is clear evidence the public is waking up to the reality that gun bans are not the answer to violent crime.

“Semiautomatic rifles have been around for more than a century,” Gottlieb noted, “and the popular AR-type rifles have been owned by private citizens for at least 60 years. Their use in crime is statistically minimal, so to blame their availability and demonize their technology is a false flag that borders on fraud.

“Increasing numbers of people realize there is far more to this dilemma than firearms,” he added. “For example, the same Quinnipiac poll shows a 40 percent plurality of voters think the real problem is rooted in mental health issues, more than twice the 19 percent who think the availability of firearms is at the core of the current crime spike.

“And don’t overlook political bias,” Gottlieb added. “Quinnipiac found that Democrats by a 91-8 margin want stricter gun laws, while Republicans by a 64-32 percent margin oppose stricter laws. Party affiliation clearly is a factor in whether one is guided by a knee-jerk dislike for firearms, or by common sense and rational analysis.

“The annual FBI Uniform Crime Report has consistently shown that rifles of any kind are involved in a fraction of all homicides in any given year,” he said. “Only 2 to 4 percent of all murders are committed with rifles, so this push to demonize and ban an entire class of rifles is not simply wrong, it borders on being delusional, and it is certainly dishonest.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 750,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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Henry Bowman

More people own guns than any time before in American history; simultaneously the overwhelming number of firearms in private hands are semi-automatic in their function. It is no wonder, then, that opposition to any such ban is at record levels.

Green Mtn. Boy

One might think that there would be zero percent support for something un Constitutional however lunatics do exist and walk among us.

Last edited 9 months ago by Green Mtn. Boy
Henry Bowman

I call them Obamazombies. The difference is, they don’t eat brains, they DON’T want any!
Dead from the neck up is no way to go through life!


They reproduce, too! That’s a scary thought!


Fortunately, conservatives tend to have more children than libtards. This is the slightly positive side of the “woke” parents allowing to be mutilated and chemically castrated.


Probably a thousand (PLUS) socialists, communists, Marxists, pedophiles, felonious criminals, etc…. slip across the border EVERY DAY.
And most will support or undermine anything to stay here (as long as there’s a check’ in it for them)


And, unfortunately, they can reproduce and they can vote….


They vote, probably multiple times!

Monkey Mouse

We had 1M new gun owners here in Commie NJ since 2019. Guess what – they didn’t buy revolvers and bolt action rifles – they bought semi auto pistols and ARs. So no, only the liberal elite and their brainwashed supporters want a ban.


Could it be the millions of new modern sporting rifle owners.

Henry Bowman

Yep. See my comment above.


The survey says polls are inaccurate:
Nobody knows how many firearms are owned in the United States, Background checks showed that 5 million more joined the club in 2021.The Washington Post claims that there are more guns than people in The United States Of America.
There are so many unreliable facts and claims on gun ownership,”here is the the truth as long as you know what you own” who cares about poll numbers.

Last edited 9 months ago by john

And there is the joke (?) that goes, 67.4% of statistics are made up on the spot.


There’s another joke here on how to conjugate the word statistics, it is as follows:
Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics


Its no wonder with all the crazy Nazis running around burning things down & promoting baby killing!