Gallup: Fewer Americans Want Stricter Gun Laws

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:52 am

Weird how they don’t mention this in the headline. Seems newsworthy.

Dissatisfaction with guns among people in the United States has reached its highest level in more than a decade, a new poll suggests.

Fifty-five percent of the public is dissatisfied with the country’s gun laws and policies, close to the 57 percent who said the same in 2001, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

The poll indicates 40 percent are satisfied with such policies, but that’s down from Gallup’s recorded average of 47 percent since pollsters have been asking the question beginning in 2001.

Despite the increase in the public’s dissatisfaction level, more people want fewer strict gun laws. Sixteen percent don’t want them, up from five percent just a year ago.

Less than a third, 31 percent, support stricter gun laws, but that’s down from 38 percent who backed them last January. Gallup’s poll from a year ago was conducted shortly after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

All this despite a relentless assaults on the Second Amendment. Shows the waning influecne of the leftwing media and gun-grabbing politicians. No wonder Obama hardly mentioned his failed gun agenda during his low-rated State of the Union yawnfest Tuesday night. In case there’s any confusion for those who don’t like the truth:

Americans may be dissatisfied with gun laws because they believe they should be stricter, or because they believe the laws are too strict as they are. Therefore, Gallup asks those who are dissatisfied with gun laws to choose among explanations for their dissatisfaction. Those who are dissatisfied have historically leaned heavily in the direction of wanting stricter rather than less strict laws.

But this year, the gap between those wanting stricter gun laws and those wanting less strict laws narrowed as a result of a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans who want less strict laws, now at 16% up from 5% a year ago. Support for making gun laws stricter fell to 31% from 38% last January.

None of this will make a dent with the left. They’ll just continue calling people stupid for wanting to protect themselves.

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