What About That Overwhelming Support Again?

This isn’t good news for gun control advocates:

President Barack Obama has vowed to keep pushing for new gun control measures and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the failed gun vote in the Senate was “just the beginning.” However, the latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds just 33 percent of Americans feel the “Senate should debate and vote on gun control legislation again,” while 62 percent want the Senate to “move on to other issues.”

Yet we keep being told the public want these measures. No they don’t. As I read recently, people answer the background check question the way they do as a means of expressing disapproval criminals having guns. If you ask the question differently, you get different results, and more than several polls have shown the public has no real appetite for gun control.

h/t Instapundit

4 thoughts on “What About That Overwhelming Support Again?”

  1. Something that has been surprising me locally, though, is how the pace of anti-gun sentiment expressed in letters to the editor and other citizen comments has kept up, while the pace of pro-gun expression seems to have lagged. I’m pretty sure some entity is encouraging a “keep those anti-gun letters rolling in” campaign, but if someone or something is, they seem to be successful in creating an illusion that is at odds with polls showing a lack of citizen interest.

    I should mention that in the past the local newspaper has almost never squelched opinion based on bias, and usually printed everything sent to them, as long as it was marginally acceptable based on taste and lack of profanity, libel or slander. If they have begun now, I would be a little surprised.

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