Poll Confirms Individuals’ Support for 2nd Amendment

By Larry Keane

A new poll confirms American support for the second amendment. IMG iStock-1003133414

United States of America – (AmmoLand.com) – New polls confirm that Americans are increasingly turning down calls to gun control in circumstances where they feel vulnerable and unsafe in their communities. Millions of Americans have turned these fears into self-determination by buying a gun, exercising their right to protection under the Second Amendment, and rejecting gun control politicians and their plans.

Follow the dates

Two recent polls show the shift. Gallup American support for more gun control is a tick over 50 percent, its lowest level since 2014. At the same time, Quinnipiac polls have set the number even lower, only 45 percent support stricter gun laws – a decrease of nine points since April this year.

This is included in the data 54 percent of the self-proclaimed independents are against enacting more gun laws. This mirrors the arms industry survey data over the past two years, which shows first-time buyers have broken the molds of traditional gun owners. This number reached more than 8.4 million in 2020. That was also reflected hikes from African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American gun buyers. More than 3.2 million Americans bought their first firearm within the first six months of 2021.

This shift is not in the shadows either. ABC’s The View host Sherri Shephard defied the routine call for increased gun control and authorized You bought a gun. “I felt very empowered when I bought this weapon. I’ve taken lessons, I’ve taken the test, I go on the stove with my friends like every other week and I just have the feeling that at least if something happens I can protect my child. “

Change political calculations

Polls reflect a snapshot of how Americans feel about further restrictions on their rights under the Second Amendment. That feeling has turned into policy action in recent months. Voters cast their votes at elected officials and at the ballot boxes.

The most prominent example was the withdrawal of President Joe Biden’s appointment as staunch gun control advocate and paid gun control lobbyist David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Chipman’s abbreviated hearing to confirm the US Senate was a Catastrophe. He hasn’t even been able to win the support of all of the Senate Democrats or Senator Angus King (I-Maine) or any of the Republicans who support the Second Amendment. Chipman accused everyone but himself for his failure to get confirmation and still fail to realize that the Americans just don’t agree with him on gun control.

Another example is Republican Glenn Youngkin victory in the Virginia gubernatorial election about a staunch gun control advocate and former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe. Also elected Republican Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears, the posed with her Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) in a campaign and elected Attorney General Jason Miyares. The Virginia House of Representatives turned to a Republican majority after six seats were turned against gun control.

The numbers don’t lie. Americans are buying guns in record numbers and are learning that gun control laws are not aimed at criminals. They are aimed at them.

Via the National Shooting Sports Foundation

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