Skip to comments.One year after Newtown, support for stricter gun control has disappeared
Posted on 12/13/2013 5:26:17 PM PST by richardb72
President Obama has pushed hard for gun control this year and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars on ads, but the administrations promise to coordinate a November lobbying effort and plan events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut has gotten little traction.
Last year the Newtown shooting, with it horrific slaughter, lead to an immediate national movement for gun control. But that was short-lived, and opposition to gun control is currently very strong. Indeed, it appears to be the strongest in decades.
A recent CNN poll finds the highest level of opposition to any new gun control measures since CNN started asking about it in 1989. Rising from only 28 percent opposed to new gun control measures then to 50 percent today. And its not the only poll with such findings. Gallup finds that opposition to stricter laws has risen from 19 to 50 percent.
Whats more, these polls dont reflect that most people in favor of gun control dont have strong feelings about it. Monthly Gallup polls from June to October this year reveal its just not viewed as a pressing issue. . . .
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There were no calls for gun control during the Crips/Bloods wars, nor currently in liberal big-cities like Chicago. I wonder why?
It’s that pesky Bill of Rights again. Half of the people in this country hate the Bill of Rights and the freedom that it “causes”. They can KMA!!!!
Buy RGR and ATK stock and buy yourself a(nother) gun for Christmas. You owe it to your family and yourself for being righteous.
Well, then how convenient the shooting happen in Colorado
What we need is strict Government Control.
Just exactly when has it been 1 year since Newtown?
They’ve been celebrating the anniversary for over 2 weeks now.
Liberals do love them some dead kids to dance on.
I HATE hearing about the great plan to defend class rooms from “active shooters”. Lock door, turn out lights, hide everyone in a corner.
I heard it with todays shooting. I heard it with a situation in Atlanta a few months ago.
Both cases the authorities claim great success! Neither case, the shooter was wanting to go on a rampage or was it an Islamic terrorist take over.
We are setting ourselves up for a huge and horrible massacre. The false confidence we are building in administrators and students is terrifying.
We need armed teachers, school officials and other staff. Train those that pass psych tests and help them to conceal carry.
I hope we never have anything like Beslan, Russia, but I sadly predict that is is only a matter of time.
I'm sure our political overlords are cooking up something big for us.
Larry Pratt is debating Mark Kelly on Fox News Sunday.