Support For Gun Control Slips Further

As the USA Today reports, this is supposedly partly due to the emotional slippage of time, as we move further and further away from actions of Adam Lanza. We can also presuppose that Americans realize that the laws offered (and in some cases, passed) will do little to nothing to stop the perpetrators. And that most of the legislation is aimed at law abiding citizens and their 2nd Amendment rights

Four months after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a USA TODAY Poll finds support for a new gun-control law ebbing as prospects for passage on Capitol Hill seem to fade.

Americans are more narrowly divided on the issue than in recent months, and backing for a bill has slipped below 50%, the poll finds. By 49%-45%, those surveyed favor Congress passing a new gun-control law. In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll in early April, 55% had backed a stricter gun law, which was down from 61% in February.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama and the “independent from Obama” (snicker) group Organizing for Barack Obama Action are still pushing the discredited “90% want it” meme. And, look, I’ve said before that there are a few things I would support, including requirements to expand background checks to private transactions. The problem, though, is that lawmakers are doing what they typically do: overreach, go overboard, and barely touch the root cause(s). Do you want to stop a good chunk of gun violence? Make the punishment harsh. How about corporal punishment and/or requirements to do “hard time” (this could apply to quite a bit of crime, too)? Sure, it won’t stop all gun crime, but it might make some think twice.

But, the liberal push for gun control is not about the criminals, it is about disarming the public at large, regardless of the consequences. See “Chicago” for the end results. They want Everyone Else disarmed (interestingly, liberals generally refuse to give up their own guns, if they have one).

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