Sorry Gun Control. Voters Don’t Love Your Pet Issue

By Larry Keane

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The gun pearl-clutchers are in a tizzy. Voter polling shows that radical gun control isn’t a leading concern as America closes on election day, November 8. iStock-gguy44 962772470

U.S.A. -( The gun pearl-clutchers are in a tizzy. Voter polling shows that radical gun control isn’t a leading concern as America closes on election day, November 8.

Voters are keyed on runaway inflation, the increasing cost of living, and rising crime as the most pressing issues that will inform their votes. Voters are more concerned about what the Biden administration is doing to their pocketbooks today than what it wants to do to gun rights tomorrow. Voter appetite for increased gun control is plummeting, with one New York Times poll indicating that just one percent of likely voters said it was their top issue, according to The Reload.

Survey Says

That poll wasn’t an outlier. According to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, the Hill reported that crime, inflation, and immigration ranked as the top-three voter concerns. Monmouth University’s polls indicate that gun control was ninth on the list of voter concerns. That’s out of 12 voter priorities. The same poll showed a 30 percent approval for President Joe Biden on gun control.

That’s not stopped the president from continually calling for strict – and unconstitutional – gun control measures. Just weeks before election day, President Joe Biden continued his call to ban Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs), which he portrays as “assault weapons.” Over 24.4 million of these rifles are in circulation, making them the most popular-selling centerfire rifle in America. That also clearly qualifies them as “commonly used,” in the parlance of the Heller decision. There are more of these rifles in America today than Ford F-150s on America’s roads.

One poll, conducted by Tufts University School of Medicine in partnership with a gun control advocacy group, found that just one-third of gun owners would support an MSR ban.

That shows the Biden administration is more focused on delivering for their donor-class special-interest groups than they are for the American public. Americans are more focused on the issues that are impacting them.

NBC News reported that Change Research conducted an online survey of 715 adult Black women voters in coordination with a political action committee working to elect Black progressive women across the country. These are traditional voters that support gun control causes. Not this time.

“A majority (76%) of Black women said they were “extremely worried” about inflation and rising costs of everyday essentials — namely, rent and housing, groceries, gas, and affordable health care,” NBC reported.

Plan B

That’s got gun control groups scrambling. Instead of dropping money to run ads supporting their favored candidates for gun control, they’re diving into other issues. The Reload reported that antigun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety is buying millions of dollars in airtime to attack candidates that support gun rights.

Everytown isn’t leading the attacks with discussions of gun control. Instead, they’re going after Republican candidate Joe O’Dea in Colorado over his position on abortion as he challenges Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett. It’s not just him. Everytown is running similar ads against Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon and against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker in Georgia.


Voters will decide between candidates that embrace strict and radical gun control policies and those who would protect their rights and the industry that provides the means to exercise those rights.

Gun control candidates, and the groups that prop them up, know that voters are rejecting their messages. That’s why they’ve switched tactics. NSSF is reminding all voters, “Don’t Risk Your Rights. #GUNVOTE.”

To learn how to register, where to vote, and how the firearm industry scored Members of Congress and senators, visit

About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit

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uncle dudley

Anyone with a brain should know that we don’t have a gun problem, we have a criminal problem.
Honest people follow the laws criminals don’t.
Not very hard to figure that out.

Courageous Lion - Hear Me Roar - Jus Meum Tuebor

They are having fun playing “Let’s Pretend”.

Courageous Lion - Hear Me Roar - Jus Meum Tuebor

“One poll, conducted by Tufts University School of Medicine in partnership with a gun control advocacy group, found that just one-third of gun owners would support an MSR ban.” One of “our” problems is idiots like this that should be realizing that their bolt action “hunting” rifles will be next on the list because they will be called “sniper” rifles by the anti freedom gun control crowd. Only an IDIOT gun owner would be against another gun owner because of what he prefers as his rifle of choice. That one third are just that. Idiots. They need to get their heads out… Read more »


With inflation at a all time high we will need our guns to protect our assets and our lives . Joe Biden and the Democrats have created a criminal rich environment . People need guns and ammo to keep thier food and toilet paper in thier possession. Criminals steal everything they can get thier hands on .


UN statue of Gun barrel tied in a knot is the Vatican’s Holy See agenda. While simultaneously using HIJRAH as invasion by immigration to bring in dumbed down immigrants who are happy to get all the benefits Americans who work can’t afford. Corporate Fascism at it’s finest !


Right, they want to bring us peasants back to the 11century.

Courageous Lion - Hear Me Roar - Jus Meum Tuebor

The MAIN REASON that these border invaders are coming is to get on the big Aunti Samatha titty. :PERIOD.

Courageous Lion - Hear Me Roar - Jus Meum Tuebor

They aren’t immigrants. They are ILLEGAL ALIENS violating the laws for proper entry into OUR country. They are here for one purpose and that is to suck Aunt Samantha’s big ass give away TIT.

Alan in NH

We have the proof that constitutional carry laws work right here in northern New England. Of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont where no license is required for concealed carry, Maine and NH are the first and second safest states to live in America. Vermont is further down the list for many political reasons.


the liberals that have taken over Burlington

Last edited 1 year ago by swmft

Bad graphic. Arrows are pointed the wrong way.

Courageous Lion - Hear Me Roar - Jus Meum Tuebor

We don’t have “constitutional rights”. We have natural given at birth UNalienable rights. The Constitution prohibits those who are supposed to be following it while administering “law” to INFRINGE on our UNALIENABLE rights.


This is a drum that we must keep pounding until it is in the brain of All American citizens!

I often times trip people up by asking them, “What page of the Constitution is the 11th amendment on?” The entertainment comes when they actually try to give me an answer other than the immediate and most obvious one.

Courageous Lion - Hear Me Roar - Jus Meum Tuebor

I was at a “God and Government” conference years ago at Coral Ridge Presbyterian church in Florida. One of the speakes claimed to be a “Constitutional Attorney”. I had given him a pocket Constitution and asked him why the third amendment was in the bill of rights. He had to LOOK at the constitution to be able to answer me! I told him that our major problem is going to preachers to “interpret” the Bible and going to “attorneys” to interpret the law. The bible shouldn’t NEED interpretation and the LAW shouldn’t either.

Courageous Lion - Hear Me Roar - Jus Meum Tuebor

It’s the criminal politicians causing the issues in the first place.


On a broader perspective the Progressive New Left now understands they are losing the war on ideas. Across the board they are losing. Pro Life, pro liberty, pro traditional values is winning. Cultural Marxism, command economies and the false trade of liberty for security are all losing ideas. This nation is on the cusp of a Revival. People are hungry for truth. Folks have come to the realization that our real vexing problems are not financial nor are they political. They are spiritual. As long as Americans think they are the be all and end all, the center of the… Read more »


I agree with Hazcat. The direction arrows are wrong. Gun control should point to the left.

Last edited 1 year ago by AggregatVier

no money taken slap them in chains and send them to kansas


why not send them to Kalifornia. many nut jobs there.