Poll finds most Americans want current gun laws enforced

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Time and time again, we’re told by anti-Second Amendment legislators and activists that what we need is this shiny new gun law. They say if we don’t, people will die and it’ll be all our fault.

Yet we already have a plethora of existing gun laws on the books. Those haven’t really done a whole lot to stop the violence we see in pretty much every major city in the nation, so why should we take on still more such laws?

But we’re all pro-gun folks. We’re going to look at it that way.

However, a recent poll found that most Americans feel similarly.

A poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows that 63 percent of American adults believe the country needs stricter enforcement of existing gun laws.

The poll of American Adults was conducted January 30-31, 2022.

According to Rasmussen, 54 percent of American adults specifically support enforcement of existing laws as the solution to gun violence, while 26 percent supported passing more laws.

When the responses are broken down by party affiliation, 63 percent of Democrats support the passage of more gun laws, while only 25 percent of Republicans do. “Sixty-nine percent of Republicans, 28 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of the unaffiliated say the country doesn’t need stricter gun laws.”

You know what that means? It means Americans aren’t interested in still more gun control.

That fits with most of what we’ve seen in other polls of late. Despite anti-Second Amendment types routinely pushing a narrative that we need new gun laws in order to fight the violent crime surge we’ve seen all around us, Americans aren’t interested.

That’s for the best, really, since we know that gun control doesn’t actually work.

The Second Amendment Foundation issued a press release about the poll. It read, in part:

“Joe Biden’s push for gun control is a dud” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “To quote the popular song ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone’ by Peter, Paul and Mary, ‘When will they ever learn?’ Biden is old enough to remember the folk trio, but we’re not sure if he actually does.

“We have been running an informational campaign explaining Biden’s gun control agenda,” he continued. “In his own words, Biden made it clear during a CNN Townhall broadcast, ‘Whether it is a 9mm pistol or a rifle, it is ridiculous. I am continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.’”

“Clearly,” Gottlieb said, “the American majority and Joe Biden are on different tracks. It is disappointing, but not surprising that 63 percent of Democrats want stricter gun control laws, suggesting the party may be out of touch with the majority of Americans as well.

“While such poll results get our attention because they give us and our members a detailed look at public sentiment on gun-related issues,” he observed, “the numbers also strongly suggest that Biden and the majority of his party have become the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.”

I tend to agree with Gottlieb’s assessment of the Biden administration.

More importantly, though, I also agree with his comments over just what this means for Biden’s gun control agenda.

The truth of the matter is that the American people learned an awful lot about the lies gun control groups tell. They learned during the pandemic that they couldn’t just buy a gun online and have it shipped to their house. They learned many of them couldn’t get a firearm in their home state without jumping through ridiculous hurdles.

All of that while hearing that guns are just too easy to get.

So, they likely don’t buy the crap anymore.

Now, this isn’t as good as finding out that most Americans want gun control laws repealed, but realistically, this is as good as you’re going to get right now.

I’ll take it.