A generation gap can be the last great refuge for a dying philosophy. Sorry to say, for our opponents, it appears to go in the wrong direction:
While some results seemed predictable, the gun answer did not. Fifty-five percent of the youngest respondents favor legal concealed weapons, which became law in Wisconsin last year. Support for guns declines as age increases, falling to 36 percent among those 60 and older.
â€œWhether you think itâ€™s a generational change, or growing up with shoot-em-up games, or maybe they just havenâ€™t decided â€˜these things are really dangerous, I donâ€™t want them around,â€™ â€ Franklin says, the gun result illustrates a key point.
However, as the rather progressive article notes, if you’re a proponent of gay marriage and gay rights, all that’s left is to wait. It is interesting to note, that as the Greatest Generation died off, and Baby Boomers have replaced them as “the old people,” gun rights have been on the upswing. I wonder if anyone has studied whether there were generational changes responsible for this, and if so, why were Greatest Generation more apt to support gun control, and Baby Boomers less so, on down.