HolyCoast: Support for Banning Handguns Drops to Record Low

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Support for Banning Handguns Drops to Record Low

Looks like people realize that gun control legislation does nothing to protect the good people and only empowers the criminals:
A record-low 26% of Americans favor a legal ban on the possession of handguns in the United States other than by police and other authorized people. When Gallup first asked Americans this question in 1959, 60% favored banning handguns. But since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition around 70% in recent years.
According to the same poll 43% of people believe gun control laws should be made even less strict than they are today. Put me in that crowd.

The cities with the toughest gun control laws also happen to be the cities with the highest rates of gun crime. Imagine that. Meanwhile, in state after state which has made concealed carry more available the violent gun crime rate has dropped. More guns = less crime. Too bad the liberals just aren't teachable on this issue.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Talking to people who support gun control, I've often found that they didn't fear guns so much as their neighbor with a gun. In other words, they just assumed that most people -people they never met -were idiots or criminals.