Gallup conducted a poll recently asking if people thought we’d be safer with more concealed carriers around, as long as those carriers had been background checked and trained. Fifty-six percent of respondents said we’d be safer, while forty-one percent said it wouldn’t make us safer.
Not surprisingly, political party had a lot to do with people’s opinion:
Among key subgroups, Democrats and those with postgraduate education are least likely to believe that more concealed weapons would make the U.S. safer. Republicans and gun owners are most likely to say it would make the nation safer. Younger Americans are more likely to choose the “safer” option than those aged 30 and above.
That raises an interesting question. Why are those with post-graduate educations more likely to oppose concealed carry? Does that mean that if you’re opposed to concealed carry, you must be a really smart person? That’s likely what liberals will take away from this poll.
I don’t think it necessarily means that. Most universities are very much in favor of gun control. Most of them are proud to be gun-free zones. That’s what they teach their students, and whenever there is a mass shooting at a university “gun-free zone,” the official response from the university and much of the faculty is one criticizing laws that allow relatively easy access to guns, instead of questioning their obviously foolhardy gun-free zone policy. They say the problem is that we don’t have nearly enough controls on the sale, purchasing, or transferring of firearms. And certainly semi-automatic rifles and “high-capacity” magazines need to be outlawed right away. More background checks, more taxes, more waiting periods, more restrictions, more outlawing, and hopefully we’ll put an end to mass shootings.
Yes, even grad students who are working on their doctoral dissertations would say that. Not all of them, but maybe most of them. (Especially those working on their PhD in the Gender Studies field.) It’s what they’ve been taught to believe from the beginning of their college life. They might be book-smart. But they don’t have the sense to come in out of the rain. And they’re the ones pushing for “common sense” gun control.
A college education and graduate programs aren’t what they used to be. Remember that we’re being ruled by a bunch of college-educated people, economists with master’s degrees and PhDs, and they’ve successfully managed to run this country into the dirt. Wait for it…now I’m “anti-education.”