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AMericans are getting smarter, they do not support a handgun ban...

2aguy

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Yesterday wa learned that Americans think a new assault weapon ban is stupid...now we learn from Gallup that Americans also think a handgun ban would be stupid...

Poll: Support for Handgun Ban Down 13 Percent Since 2004 - Breitbart

An October 26 Gallup poll shows that support for a handgun ban has fallen 13 percent since 2004.
According to Gallup, support for a handgun ban is at 23 percent, which means the idea is only embraced by one-in-five Americans. News of the faltering support for a handgun ban is in addition to news that support for an “assault weapons” ban has plummeted as well.

Support for an “assault weapons” ban sits at 36 percent, which represents a 21 percent decline since 1996. It represents an 8 percent decline from 2012, when 44 percent of Americans supported it.

Gallup offers the following explanation for the declining support of such bans:

In an era of ongoing terrorist attacks and mass shootings in the U.S., Americans are now more likely to oppose an assault weapons ban than they have been in two decades. One reason may be the large increase in opposition to such a ban among Republicans. Whereas 20 years ago half of Republicans were open to such legislation, now only one in four are. But politics alone do not explain the declining support, since it has dropped among independents and Democrats as well, although on a smaller scale.
 

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That is so true, given so many are killed by guns, evolution is weeding out our dummies. Good piece, thanks for sharing.

11 facts about gun violence in the United States

"The shooter is almost always male. Of the past 129 mass shootings in the United States, all but three have been men. The shooter is socially alienated, and he can’t get laid. Every time you scratch the surface of the latest mass killing, in a movie theatre, a school, the streets of Paris or an abortion clinic, you find the weaponised loser. From Jihadi John of ISIS to Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris at Columbine, these men are invariably stuck in the emotional life of an adolescent. They always struggle with self-esteem – especially regarding women – and sometimes they give up entirely on the possibility of amorous fulfilment. There are different levels of tactical coordination, different ostensible grievances and different access to firearms, but the psyche beneath is invariably the same."

Humiliation and rage: how toxic masculinity fuels mass shootings | Aeon Essays
 

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OP is a bozo.

Americans have never supported a hand gun ban.
 
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OP is a bozo.

Americans have never supported a hand gun ban.


Americans don't have to...a small number of powerful politicians who can appoint anti gun judges and justices is all it takes...
 

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