A recent Gallup poll found that support for gun control has dropped quite significantly in just the last two years. This is bad news for liberals.
Only 47 percent of Americans come out in favor of gun control, a decrease of 11 percent from 58 percent in 2012. The historic low was reached in 2011, when support for stricter gun laws fell to just 43 percent. Over a third of Americans at 38 percent polled recently by Gallup said that gun regulations are fine the way they are now, but 14 percent said they should be further loosened. When divided by political affiliations, Democrats still come out on top by far for increasing gun control.
Approximately 71 percent of Democrats are interested in strict laws, though that figure itself is down from 79 percent in 2012. Liberals went from 75 percent to 67 percent. Republicans dropped from 39 percent support for stricter laws to 29 percent in 2014. Conservatives declined from 44 percent to 32 percent.
When viewed by gender, women fell from 69 percent to 55 percent, and men also eased down from 47 percent to 40 percent.
A near record-breaking high of 73 percent of Americans believe that handguns should not be banned. Only 25 percent of Americans think that handguns should be banned for everyone, except for police and other authorized users.
I think liberals believe that the majority of Americans agree with them on gun control. But they’re turning voters off.
Just look at what a colossal failure Bloomberg’s group has been, especially considering how much money he’s invested in advertisements and campaign contributions.
People have overwhelmingly rejected the liberal message of controlling people’s lives and bodies with draconian gun laws. Even on a purely pragmatic level, gun control kills. But then again, liberals like that.