Two Years After Newton, More Americans Support Gun Rights Over Gun Control

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[Also see The Black Tradition of Arms and Historical Illiteracy]

[More – Black History and the Second Amendment]

Kate Scanlon reports: More Americans support gun rights over gun control, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.

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According to Pew, 52 percent of respondents answered that it is more important to “protect the right of Americans to own guns.” In contrast, 46 percent said that it is more important to “control gun ownership.”

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In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, 51 percent of Americans supported stricter gun control laws, and 45 percent supported gun rights.

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Now, 57 percent of Americans responded that gun ownership does more to “protect people from becoming victims of violent crime,” while 38 percent believe it does more to “put people’s safety at risk.”

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Pew notes that the results are indicative of a “substantial shift in attitudes” since the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012….(read more)

The Daily Signal


10 Comments on “Two Years After Newton, More Americans Support Gun Rights Over Gun Control”

  1. Randy Griffith says:

    Honesty time. Cliven Bundy’s caucasian anti-gubment dum dums, yes. Pam Grier and her peeps, not so much.

    • The Butcher says:

      how many cocktails have you had? Or is this how you normally type? Thanks for visiting!

      • Randy Griffith says:

        Ad hominem attacks are pretty desperate. Cliven Bundy is a reference to Colbert, but you knew that. Thank you for ignoring the legitimate racial element of my larger point.

      • The Butcher says:

        Bundy is a reference to Colbert? You have a larger point? And it’s about race? Organize your thoughts a little, try again, perhaps you can communicate it better, it’s not clear. There was a “legitimate racial element?” in one of your comments, really? Don’t feel obliged to explain, I was just having a little fun at your expense, because your initial comment didn’t make sense.

  2. Randy Griffith says:

    And to think I believed your “About” section re “I’m a career media professional inside the Legacy Media Establishment.” Live and learn. http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/ehanpl/the-ballad-of-cliven-bundy
    Live and learn.

  3. Randy Griffith says:

    You got me. I typed “live and learn” twice.

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