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POLL: Young People’s Support for Gun Control Drops Dramatically in Three Years

By: Teresa Mull

According to a new ABC/Washington Post survey, the number of young American adults (under 30 years of age) who support gun control is down some 20 percent, a remarkable change in attitude the Post downplayed with this stifling headline: “Support for new gun laws falls from peak after Parkland shooting.”

The poll surveyed more than 1,000 people aged 18-39.

“In April 2018, the last time the ABC/Washington Post survey was conducted on this issue, 65 percent of these young Americans said they support gun control laws,” reports Newsweek. “That percentage is now 45.”

“Massive ideological divides” remain between Republicans and Democrats and between rural residents and [sub]urbanites, as is to be expected, Newsweek notes; however, the publication adds, “Percentage drops were seen in nearly every demographic divide,” including among Hispanics.

Could it be that more and more Americans are realizing the error in their ways of embracing knee-jerk reactions to mass shootings and seeing the logic and real-life legitimacy of “more guns, less crime”?

Perhaps the growing number of Americans experiencing Constitutional Carry, brought about by pro-gun groups like the National Association for Gun Rights and others, have, for the first time, a true taste of freedom, and are loving it.

It’s also possible that young people are waking up to the horrors of an authoritative regime threatened by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others.

Young people, old people, females, minorities – they’re all buying more guns. Gun sale records continue to be smashed, with gun-related background checks up 20 percent from last year. Even places with extremely restrictive gun laws, such as Illinois, are seeing new records set every month.

There are numerous reasons for the surge in gun purchases and for the decline in support for gun control, but one thing is certain: it spells doom for Biden, the Democrats, and their progressive platforms.

Teresa Mull (teresa@gunpowdermagazine.com) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.

 
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