It’s a sad day for the Democratic leadership when they’re having trouble convincing their left-leaning party that gun control is an issue, but that’s where they find themselves according to a July 2018 Gallup poll.
While the politicians are beating the drum about gun control, Second Amendment rights and more, ordinary Americans who happen to be registered Democrats are much less interested in this topic. So much less interested, in fact, that gun control doesn’t even make their Top 5 list of things to worry about.
While gun control barely even makes the list, some of the things that are concerning to Americans include economic issues, immigration, healthcare, the political environment and even government. In the recent Gallup survey, gun control feels more like an afterthought than something that everyday Americans are considering a primary focus in their daily lives. Contrast this with the rhetoric that’s coming through the alt-left media, and it may be difficult to believe that Liberals are seeing the same research.
Any time there is a significant event such as a mass shooting, all Americans look quickly to the media for insight into why this terrible tragedy occurred. While the politicians are all too happy to point fingers at a lack of meaningful gun control, the reality is that most of the individuals who purchased the weapons would not have been slowed from their direction by additional legislation. These knee-jerk reactions to a series of horrible and tragic events quickly decrease out as new events unfold in the global arena. The long-term focus of the nation returns to more immediate concerns such as the cost of healthcare of politician’s salaries. This points to the fact that the media is attempting to fan the flames of more stringent gun control as they push forward their agenda during times of strife.
Historically, trends haven’t shifted significantly when it comes to the public perception of the need for more aggressive gun control. From a high of 78% of the U.S. populace thinking that gun laws should be more strict in 1992, to an all-time low of 44% in 2011, to today’s high of 67% — the one thing that’s clear is that public opinion on guns is ever-changing. Also according to Gallup, the percentage of Americans who have guns in their home has stayed relatively steady over the years, floating between a low of 42% and a high of 51%.
It’s true that many Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike, have concerns about the way gun control is managed in our country. The unfortunate reality is that additional sanctions against weapons are unlikely to have an impact on the criminal element — the majority of whom are already acquiring their firearms outside of the legal channels. Instead, limiting these Second Amendment rights by introducing additional regulations is most likely to have the impact of making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to protect themselves appropriately.
~ Ready to Fire News