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Gallup: More Americans want LESS strict gun laws

Gallup is reporting that their latest polling shows that a growing majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s gun laws. The numbers have changed from 51% disatissfied in 2013 to 55% in 2014. And the bulk of change comes from people who want less strict gun laws…




It’s that last graph that’s most telling. Those who want less strict laws have more than tripled in number in the past year. This is despite a post Sandy Hook barrage of anti-gun reporting from the mainstream media.

As we’ve discussed before, there’s a danger in thinking that you and your friends are a reliable sampling of the population in general. And there’s a danger here of thinking “Ah-ha! We’ve won!” Support for gun control is soft and always has been. Likewise, this newfound opposition to stricter gun laws is probably also soft. One slick marketing campaign by the Left and this could all turn the other way.

There are several things we can do to keep these gains with our fellow Americans. We can take our non-shooting friends to the range. Even if this doesn’t result in their wanting to own firearms, you inoculate them against the most bigoted and extreme anti-gun rhetoric. You become the face of gun owners to them, not the caricature the media presents.

But the thing that will get you the most bang for your buck is to click this link and join the NRA. Other groups do not have an organization like the NRA to represent their interests. As a result, bad things happen to them and they can only respond after the fact rather than have a fighting chance of doing something to stop those bad things. Become a part of the 800 lb. gorilla.

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