Sunday, October 18, 2015

Americans Much More Concerned About Gun Control Than Mass Shootings

By William Teach

As usual, leftist gun grabbers are running the rhetorical gamut from pushing "common sense gun control" (heavy restrictions on legal ownership of firearms) to wanting to require anyone who wants to buy a gun to have to suffer being shot themselves (I wonder if this applies to Hillary Clinton's security detail?) to pushing for the same measures implemented by nations such as Australia and the U.K. Meaning, confiscation of guns, almost no ownership allowed. Reality tends to smack the gun grabbers in the face when citizens are asked certain pointed questions, though
(Breitbart) On October 13, Chapman University released its Survey of American Fears and revealed that more than twice as many Americans fear gun control than fear “mass shootings.”
While those on the left may scratch their heads to wonder how this could be, the facts are that gun control leads to gun-free zones, which, in turn, appear to be very popular with mass shooters.
According to Chapman University, 16.4 percent of Americans hold “mass shootings” as one of their greatest fears, while more than twice that many Americans, 36.5 percent, are “afraid” or “very afraid” of  gun control.
Read that again: twice as many are more afraid of gun control than mass shootings.

Michael Bloomberg's gun grabby Everytown reports that there have been 150 school shootings in the U.S. since 2013 (many of said "shootings" were gun discharges with no one injured or killed). What kind of zones are schools?
In fact, the poll shows that Americans fear many issues tied to government overreach far more than they fear mass shootings. For example, whereas 16.4 percent of Americans fear mass shootings, 58 percent fear government corruption, and 35.7 percent fear Obamacare. Moreover, 29.7 percent of Americans fear illegal immigration more than they fear mass shootings.
According to the study, more people are worried about volcanoes, robots, and artificial intelligence than mass shootings. On the bright side, their concern over mass shootings is double that of people worried about zombies and ghosts. So, they can hang their hats on that.

“You won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time…

It’s a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience.” - Ronald Reagan

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"A recent poll shows that two-thirds of California voters believe California’s gun control laws should be stricter, and that 57 percent of adults believe controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting Americans' Second Amendment right." (Truth Revolt Blog)

It would seem that all of the people who rank gun control as one of their greatest fears all live in California. Thanks for letting me share. Dr. Bill