Rasmussen: Voters Blame Mental Health, Not Guns for Mass Shootings

Joe Biden Wants to Ban 9mm Pistols
Joe Biden Wants to Ban 9mm Pistols

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- At the same time Congressional anti-gunners are pushing what Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) calls a “hodgepodge of bills” dubbed the “Protecting Our Kids Act,” a new poll is saying more American voters think mental health is more to blame for mass shootings than access to firearms.

The House Judiciary Committee scheduled an emergency meeting this week to discuss the 41-page bill, which includes increasing the age “for purchasing semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, banning new high-capacity magazines, tightening regulations on ghost guns and more,” as noted by Fox News.

Jordan, a ranking member on the committee, told Fox News Digital, “I’m going to do everything I can encourage my colleagues to oppose this… hodgepodge of bills that I don’t think would have made one difference in tragedies that we’ve seen recently.”

Rasmussen’s new survey might have some bearing on that meeting, and the debate that will certainly unfold in the days ahead. According to the veteran polling firm, “40% of Likely U.S. voters believe mental health is more to blame for mass shootings by young men in America, while 30% blame access to firearms.

“Ten percent (10%) think family problems are more to blame for mass shootings,” Rasmussen added, “while another 10% blame social media. Only four percent (4%) think school problems are more to blame.”

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says it has “very serious misgivings” about the proposed legislation. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb is wary of “the bum’s rush certain members of Congress are using.”

“Congress needs a cooling-off period,” he cautioned. “We’ve seen in the past how hasty action has resulted in bad legislation, and we shouldn’t be in a hurry to pass something so we can see what’s in it,” an off-hand reference to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remark some years ago when she was urging passage of Barack Obama’s “Affordable Health Care Act.”

“There is much in this bill that smacks of a registration scheme,” Gottlieb said. “There are only two reasons to register guns, to tax them, and ultimately to take them, by confiscation, or by passing more legislation at a future date which will outlaw what people can legally own today.”

While the package aims to ratchet down on so-called “ghost guns”—firearms manufactured by home gunsmiths—and ban “bump stocks,” Gottlieb noted that neither of the attacks in Buffalo or Uvalde involved such guns or accessory stocks.

“In both cases,” he said, “the murder suspects bought their guns at retail and passed background checks. They willingly violated several existing laws in order to carry out their heinous crimes. Both perpetrators left warning signs on social media, yet it is the law-abiding gun owners, including honest young adults, who are being penalized.”

Gottlieb said if the legislation cannot be stopped in the House, it might be stopped in the Senate.

A popular T-Shirt created by a Washington State gun rights group could easily be a message to Congress and the media. (Dave Workman)

“If it gets past the Senate,” he predicted, “we will likely challenge it in federal court.”

Fox News described the “Protecting Our Kids Act” as “a series of eight bills aimed at suppressing gun ownership.” If that is an accurate assessment, this isn’t about protecting children at all, but just one more gun control scheme disguised as a school safety measure.

One significant revelation from the Rasmussen poll is that, “President Joe Biden’s strongest supporters are most likely to blame firearm access for mass shootings.”

“Among voters who Strongly Approve of Biden’s job performance as president,” Rasmussen reported, “59% say access to firearms is more to blame for such shootings. By contrast, among those who Strongly Disapprove of Biden’s performance, only six percent (6%) blame firearms access and 63% think mental health is more to blame.”

In the midst of all of this, Biden once again displayed an ignorance of firearms when he suggested to reporters outside of the White House that 9mm handguns are “high-caliber” firearms. According to Fox News, he was recalling a visit to a trauma hospital in New York where he was shown X-rays of gunshot wounds.

“They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body,” Biden said.

The remark brought a round of criticism on social media from gun owners who know 9mm pistols are not “high-caliber” at all, not is a bullet from such a gun capable of the kind of massive trauma asserted by Biden.

During the same exchange with reporters, Biden also resurrected his discredited claim that when the Second Amendment was ratified “You couldn’t buy a cannon.” It is not clear why the president continues to perpetuate this myth.

Meanwhile, in neighboring Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced legislation to stop handgun ownership in his country.

“What this means is that it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada,” Trudeau said at a press conference, according to Fox News. “We recognize that the vast majority of gun owners use them safely and in accordance with the law, but other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives.”

Canada does not have a Second Amendment or an equivalent in its constitution. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told a press briefing Tuesday that Biden does not a ban on the sale of all handguns. However, he has publicly stated that he would like to stop the sale of 9mm pistols, and both CCRKBA and the Second Amendment Foundation have used a video clip of him saying so during a 2021 CNN Townhall appearance to prove it.

About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Green Mtn. Boy

The idiot wrapped in a moron smothered in imbecile sause,he makes it so easy, all he has to do is open his mouth and chit just spills out.


dammit. wrong pic

Last edited 28 days ago by Russn8r

That’s what they WANT you to think. The true genius of Biden. 3D chess and deception!


Downvoters fellate Joe Biden


I guess I’ll repeat this for all the newer posters on here: The scholar of history and the keen student of human nature observes that there are no examples of populations that enjoyed peace, prosperity and freedom once disarmed and rendered helpless. The singular truth is that disarmed populations inevitably fall prey to the rancid process of humiliation, degradation and butchery. Countless examples attest to this. Do not ignore the process by which freedom becomes dependence, then constraint, then tyranny, then the appalling mass killing of the unprepared. Do not depend upon the reassurances of those who seek to attain… Read more »


You can never get a straight answer on how more laws will increase safety, that is because they won’t.


If mental health was so important to the democrats than Joe Biden would not be president & Kamala Harris could explain her statement that abortion should be legal up the the time of birth. Democratic politicians would rather see children unprotected in schools then have armed police officers on the job. “After learning of the supreme court’s ruling in 2005 all politicians should go it alone without police protection at the expense of the taxpayer.” Police should not be able to protect any elected official if they fail to protect children due to the ruling in 2005. The fu-king media… Read more »


When A!H fly he will be the first one.there for takeoff!!!!


You all do realize it is the law abiding gun owners, rather than the homicidal maniacs shooting school kids and grocery shoppers, that are the target of these “feel good” dis-armament legislation attempts. As observed by the late COL Jeff Cooper, ““That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants. ” The dead bodies in schools, grocery stores or WallyWorlds are merely the justification to dis-arm the innocent, law abiding citizens to protect the Libturd Socialists’ asses from Patriots… Read more »

Wild Bill

COL Cooper had a way with words!!


The best about SLOW JOE is that the 9mm round he is talking about is what all of NATO and the US Military uses in their Combat Pistols, proving once again he has his HEAD STUCK UP HIS ASS, HE’LL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Wild Bill

It is just words on a prompter to FJB.


Sorry folks, it isn’t mental health that is the issue. It’s the DRUGS used to TREAT mental health issues… This is something I didn’t know about until today. I knew that the pharma drug connection existed, but I didn’t know that John Noveske was murdered most likely because he posted a connection between PRESCRIPTION DRUGS and shooters. Back in 2013 he posted on his Facebook page a list of 45 shootings and the drugs the shooters were all on.  February 13, 2013 List of 45 different types of Murders and Pharma Drugs they were on February 13, 2013. One month… Read more »


“They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body,” Biden said. So I guess what you are saying uncle Joe is that a 22 caliber bullet is better than a 9mm and would be ok to keep because it doesn’t do as much damage. Cool, thanks, I appreciate the fact that you support AR 15s because that AR shoots 5.56 and 223 bullets which all equate to 22 caliber weapons dumb… Read more »


Now that the fix is in and the 2020 election fraud (2000 Mules) has been swallowed hook, line and sinker by the American People the Progressive New Left feels fully entitled and enabled in their quest to eliminate not only the Bill of Rights but all of our founding documents. They are now openly talking suppression of religion, free speech, the ability to publish, the ability to defend self and family and the ability to petition or even vote. It will all be gone soon. Or so they think. A very select few of us who saw the Progressive New… Read more »


You stated it well except one thing, please tell how you are going to help conservatives get organized? We have to do it, agreed? Knowledgeable people like yourself knows the enemy well, you understand the playbook they are using against Freedom and Liberty, so how do you think we should proceed. I know what I’m doing, I’m a PCO, (Republican Precinct Committeeman), my wife is a PCO. I‘be started walking my neighborhood building a list of allies, independents, irregular voters and commie bastards otherwise known as dimocRAT’s. I foolishly believed that the usual rank and file dimocRAT voter had been… Read more »


1Learning to work a new tablet is a challenge for a Dinosaurs, first was a computer, now the Tablet, going to be interesting but I like Ammoland and being able to comment on the sight, excuse me for some mistakes

uncle dudley

We have plenty of other problems that need to be addressed that these morons keep ignoring.
The longer these shooting incidents remain in the news media the more other crazy people will do stupid things.
First thing congress should do is get rid of gun free zones, we all know that a criminal doesn’t pay attention to them, why should honest people be put at risk for obeying them.


Criminals do pay attention to gun free zones. That’s what the demonkkkrats look for before they do a mass shooting because there is no challenge, and the death toll will be higher.


Congress those in power needs to be replaced / Biden does as he is told


If he did as he is told, then he would F’ off and die. I tell him to do that at least once a day.

The other Jim

The liar democrats don’t quote the name of the polling organizations but from Left Radio to TV they keep saying “the majority of American’s want Gun Control”. It’s a shame a lot of people believe these type of continued Left Lies.


That’s because they are too stupid to look for both sides of the coin. I watch some Fox, Newsmax and real America. I run off to CNN and MSN to get a dose of what the left is saying and view their spin on what they say really happened. I get enough Joy Baywhore on Fox so I don’t need to see the Marxist troll show. I am liking Tucker more and more each day. I hate his laugh but the content of his show is more in depth when it comes to the 2nd amendment and goes beyond what… Read more »

The other Jim

I know what you mean about Tucker’s laugh, and many times when he laughs the subject is serious/unfunny. He is not too fair on the subject of pain medication either and always does a “solo” with no guest/expert/Pain Doctor/anesthesiologist on the subject; many persons who are cancer sufferers, post-operation, herniated spinal discs under the care of a Pain Management Doctor, etc need medication for a while. When he does his “solo” on Pain Medicine it appears he wants it wiped out and deemed unnecessary for all purposes. Possibly his daughters were approached at the school yard by some illegal dealers… Read more »


No disrespect to the author but Biden is a demented idiot and he not perpetuating a “Myth!” In all reality, he nothing more than a liar and a worthless, Mother F*cking Thief, who needs to be impeached and imprisoned!


Quite frankly, Bidens doctor needs to pull him from office due to his degrading health. The man is not fit to hold office (of any kind).


The same psychos who will scream “IF IT SAVES ONE CHILD’S LIFE, GIVE UP YOUR GUNS!!!” were out in front of the Supreme Court screaming and screeching about being able to kill children on demand.

The Left is metally ill ….


which means they should not have guns


You are absolutely right that the left is crazy. Having a family of druggies doesn’t help either. They are all just sick in the head period and they have no common sense or morals. Even uncle Joe and Pukeoski have been told that they are morally sick by the church, but they don’t care because they use God to get what they want and what they want today is more important than what their soul will get for eternity. Morally corrupt.


Don’t forget at the justice’s homes too and our current regime is promoting it. That problem is even worse.


SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!


Slo Joe’s doing his best to protect us from cradle to grave:

–he’s screwed up infant formula while promoting abortion on demand
–he’s taxing us to death
–and then when we do die, there will likely not be enough petrol to transport your remains to the cemetery

As Bugs Bunny would say: “What a maroon!”

Last edited 28 days ago by JMacZ

To bad the last sentence is to technical for uncle joe to understand when he reads Ammoland.


SO RIGHT ABOUT Bugs Bunny’s statement (WHAT A MOROON!!!)


Those nasty 9mm pistols blow out lungs. That’s why I carry a 45.


They blow out BOTH lungs … can’t be too sure …


A lot bigger hole on exit!!!!!!


Gun grabbers never let the facts get in the way of thier anti American agendas ! We have a second amendment for a reason and they are the reason we have our 2nd . Freedom requires we defend our selves with force from tyrants !


Now it appears to be the ‘swamp elite’.


and they are attacking


No more Presidents with 9mm brains!


You’re giving Dementia Joe way too much credit. More like a BB sized brain.


more like .25 microns like a virus he took off his mask and sneezed out his brain


You are also giving Dementia Joe too much credit, the man has no brain!


NO there is a plate that slides into place to hold the thought in his head to see if he can handle it, if the plate is out of place when the wind blows, it is defining, BLOWING THROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That boy ain’t right, it’s more of a 9 nanometer brain (nm).


Sleepy Creepy Joe must think a 9mm is one of those cannons he’s forever babbling about. Speaking of cannons, on the morning of Jun 17, 1775, Gen. Gage awoke to find that overnight, colonial militia had put cannons protected by earthworks on the heights above Boston that threatened the city, but perhaps more importantly in his mind, they threatened his troop ships in the harbor. Those colonial cannons were privately owned. Sorry, Joe, but as your former colleague in the Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own… Read more »

Last edited 28 days ago by DDS

they are doing everything they can to negate facts and present their own story of the past
the cannon used at breeds hill were borrowed by the green mountain boys from Fort Ticonderoga most privately owned cannon were navel or field pieces not the big guns like they aimed at the ships in the bay

Last edited 28 days ago by swmft

later in the war nearly all the remaining guns were brought to Dorchester heights which made British abandon Boston


Good thing my 40’s are safe. /S/


my 50s too

Patriot Solutions

Speaking of mental health and Barry the ferrys 3rd term if you haven’t seen Barrys pic circulating with him showing off his spooky freemason shirt with Aliester Crowley on it then you’re missing out, Lol.

Now that the Marines have come out of the closet and are celebrating Pride and gun groups are promoting themselves to trannys mental illness seems rampant in America, Lol.

I’m sticking with the ol school male & female only stuff and no tranny pedo masonic MK Ultra indoctrination reptilian agenda because it just makes sense.

Last edited 29 days ago by Patriot Solutions

no nut-jobs need apply
has any one thought to check if nics approves any of these trans nuts as a you cant deny these things?

Last edited 28 days ago by swmft

That’s an interesting point.