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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:27 PM

Support for gun control just hit its lowest point in almost a decade

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/gun-control-gallup-poll/index.html

(CNN)In the wake of the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a new generation of teen activists emerged who insisted that the old boom/bust cycle of gun control politics in this country was no more.

Gone would be the public's short attention span on the need for more restrictions on gun sales and gun ownership. And in its place would be a sustained campaign to keep the issues of guns -- and the mass shootings committed with them -- front and center in the public's mind.

Almost four years on from Parkland, however, a familiar cycle has asserted itself.

Just 52% of Americans polled now say that the "laws covering the sales of firearms" should be stricter than they currently are, the lowest number that Gallup has measured on the question since 2014.

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Reply Support for gun control just hit its lowest point in almost a decade (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Nov 24 OP
viva la Nov 24 #1
AndyS Nov 24 #2
Dial H For Hero Nov 24 #3
Turbineguy Nov 24 #4
Hoyt Nov 24 #5
budkin Nov 24 #6
CrackityJones75 Nov 25 #9
UTUSN Nov 24 #7
DFW Nov 24 #8
jcmaine72 Nov 25 #10
JCMach1 Nov 25 #11
SoCalDavidS Nov 25 #12

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:36 PM

1. 48% apparently think we need more Rittenhouses and McMichaels

Storming around with rifles, threatening people and sometimes shooting them.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:36 PM

2. Lowest in a decade and still a majority.nt

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Response to AndyS (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:44 PM

3. Quite true. Here's the last few decades, to put it in context:



The 2018 67% support is something of an anomaly. For the last 20 years or so, support for stricter gun control has typically been in the high 40's to mid 50's. Far different than in 1991, when stricter gun control was favored by 78 to 17 percent.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:46 PM

4. It might be

that there are many who feel they need to protect themselves from RWNJ's.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:48 PM

5. It's not a nod toward gun-humpers, Hero.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:53 PM

6. If Sandy Hook can't bring action...

Nothing ever will.

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Response to budkin (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:31 AM

9. yep

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:54 PM

7. K&R

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:30 PM

8. Well, naturally

The USA hasnít had a decent-sized gun massacre for weeks now.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:14 AM

10. Whenever there's a spike in crime (or a perceived one), support for gun control drops.

It's tough to convince frightened people who feel they're not being protected against criminals that stricter guns laws will help them. It's perennial a defect in our culture. Less restrictive access to firearms equates to more crime, not less, but the perception has and continues to be the opposite.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:40 AM

11. Fatalism creeping in... So many guns, how in the heck would you enforce

Anything

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:25 AM

12. The Gun Issue Is A Lost Cause

Far too many Americans couldn't give a shit about the lives of others. They Barely even care when it's the life of someone they know.

If the last 20 months doesn't convey that, nothing will.

We just have to accept that the price of living in the so-called "greatest" country in the world, is the possibility that someday you or someone you love will be a victim of gun violence. You don't know when it will be, or where it will be. It's just always there.

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