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 â€œjust the beginning.â€ However, the latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds just 33 percent of Americans feel the â€œSenate should debate and vote on gun control legislation again,â€ while 62 percent want the Senate to â€œmove on to other issues.â€
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.