How can this be when it’s become the latest obsession for Democrats and the media? Is it people see through the charade? Have people become skeptical about a group of people long soft on crime who now pretend they care about the children?
The poll’s Wednesday release comes a few hours after the president proposed background checks on all gun sales and bans on military style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as part of a package of steps to reduce gun violence in the wake last month’s massacre, where a suicidal gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
According to the survey, 56% support a ban on semi-automatic guns, but that’s down from 62% in a CNN poll taken in the days after the shooting at Sandy Hook. The same is true for a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips – 62% in December, down to 58% now – as well as a requirement for all gun owners to register their firearms with the local government – 78% last month, down to 69% now.
This is why the gun grabbers are so eager to act while people are thinking about the issue emotionally. They realize the public will not support them once they think things though logically. More also understand that these same folks have been notoriously soft on crime but are eagerly trying to demonize and criminalize the law abiding. It will not work.