Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fifty Percent of Americans Oppose Stricter Gun Laws

From Rasmussen:

Just 39% of Americans now say the United States needs stricter gun control, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to review the constitutionality of state and local anti-gun laws.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 50% are opposed to stricter gun control laws, and 11% are not sure.


Seventy-one percent (71%) of Americans continue to believe that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun.

Back in March, 43% favored stricter gun laws.

Americans are catching on to the fact that gun control is in fact counterproductive when it comes to reducing crime.  I think this is probably due to a couple of factors.  First, Americans have seen the abject failure of strict gun control lawsin reducing crime, e.g., in Washington, D.C.  Second, the influence of the rabidly anti-RKBA mainstream media has been on the wane for several years.  People are less likely to buy the MSM/Democratic Party line on this issue anymore.

This is a good trend.

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