In this photo taken March 15, 2017, AR-15 style rifles made by Battle Rifle Co., a gunmaker in Webster, Texas, are on display in its retail shop. The gunmaker is one of more than 10,000 currently in the United States. President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the U.S., but one sector is poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry. Fears of limits on guns led to a surge in demand during President Barack Obama’s tenure and manufacturers leapt to keep up. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
While anti-gun twerp David Hogg was being interviewed by Axios to gain the advantage of his deep thoughts on the Constitution and why he thinks it is perfectly okay to ban guns but thinks it is a Constitutional violation to have his dirty underwear, weed, condoms, and sex toys visible to the casual observer…
— Axios (@axios) March 23, 2018
NBC News was releasing a new poll on gun ownership as a prelude to the big Gun Grabbing March to End Gun Violence scheduled for several locations across the nation tomorrow. This is the top line:
In the poll, 58 percent agree with the statement that gun ownership does more to increase safety by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.
These findings represent a reversal from 1999, when a majority — 52 percent — said gun ownership reduces safety. And they come at a time when 47 percent of American adults say they have a firearm in the household, which is up from 44 percent in 1999.
The polling is a singular bit of good news on the Second Amendment front. It shows the hysterics of David Hogg and other people who were not in danger during the Parkland high school shooting are being dismissed as the crap that they are. The fact that nearly 2/3 of the nation agree that more guns = more safety means that support for gun ownership must be seen as something that is as much a suburban idea as a rural one.
All of this means that the impulse to “do something” when that “something” will offend a lot more people than it makes happy is less likely to result in action. And for that, we can be grateful.