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You Hate Gun Control, and the Media Didn’t Tell You

October 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton says guns should be outlawed.  We  disagree.  When I say “we”, I mean all of us.  Gallup took a poll this month.  They asked “Do you think there should a law that bans the possession of handguns..”  We said no, and we said it in a big way.  By more than a three to one ratio, 23 percent to 76 percent, we rejected the idea of a handgun ban.  That is the strongest response the poll has ever recorded.  You were not told that public opinion changed.  That is interesting too.

The poll also asked about modern rifles.  Gallop asked, “Are you for or against a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles?”  61 percent of us said they didn’t want an assault weapons ban, while only 36 said they wanted it.  The number of people asking for such a ban is again the lowest, and the number against such a ban is again the highest, since the poll has been run.  That is another record setting shift in public opinion.  We set a record but didn’t hear about it.

Note what Clinton’s unpopular gun control plans won’t do.  They won’t disarm one criminal.

I noticed that this shift in public opinion wasn’t reported by the mainstream media.  Ask yourself how the media would behave if the poll results were reversed.  Of course they would cover the story if gun control were popular.  That story would have been covered by every publicly traded news network.

Instead, the poll showed that we reject government control of firearms.  That little secret would make Hillary Clinton’s gun control position seem unpopular.  That is bad news a few weeks before an election.

Why does this poll matter?  The anti-rights media would like to us to think we are alone.  They want each of us to think that we are the only person who recognizes the right of armed self-defense.  We are not alone.  Firearms ownership is popular with the vast majority of adults in the United States.  That isn’t about hunting.

There is more to the story.  Listen carefully to how the poll question was worded   “Do you think there should be a law that would ban the possession of handguns except by the police and other authorized persons?”  I think that is a skewed question.

The question makes important assumptions.  “Passing a gun ban” makes it sound like you’ve actually changed reality.  Check your history books, but no government has, or could, stop criminals from getting weapons.  Yes, you can make guns illegal for law abiding people to own, but that doesn’t disarm a single thug.  “Passing a gun ban” makes it sound like guns actually disappeared.  They don’t disappear at all.. except from the hands of law abiding people like you and me.

I wonder what the results would be if you asked different poll questions.  How about asking this.

The results would embarrass our politicians.  You can count on it.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Rich permalink
    October 29, 2016 5:46 pm

    Marxists and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.

    The Second Amendment foes lying about gun control – Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government.

    Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

    No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media hookers tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

    These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens’ ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jews, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.

    Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved.
    Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?

    American Thinker


  2. Alan permalink
    November 7, 2016 6:51 pm

    No gun control ever enacted anywhere has ever disarmed criminals, possibly because criminals tend not to obey the law, though there could be other reasons.


  3. Alan permalink
    November 7, 2016 7:16 pm

    If poll results had run against gun ownership, media would be trumpeting said results nonstop. Given that poll results run counter to The Party Line, media is dumbstruck. Strange isn’t it. By the way, re this “modern sporting rifle” or semiautomatic rifle, the semiautomatic rifle is not an assault rifle, ask the U.S. MIlitary. This assault rifle, about which one hears is a “selective fire weapon, usually of rifle configuration, chambered for intermediate cartridge”. Selective Fire capable arms are generally not available to the civilian population, that is the private citizen. People who believe otherwise need to do two things. First a little research
    into existing federal and local laws. Second, they need to quit the use of those “funny cigarettes”, the ones that cause people to adopt fancy in preference to fact. By the way, re semiautomatic rifles, both Remington and Winchester have produced and sold them for the civilian market since prior to World War 1, think 1907 or 1908.



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