The New “Third Rail”

We all deserve some good news these days, so here they are:

PRINCETON, NJ — A record-low 26% of Americans favor a legal ban on the possession of handguns in the United States other than by police and other authorized people. When Gallup first asked Americans this question in 1959, 60% favored banning handguns. But since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition around 70% in recent years.

Mind you, this is a Gallup poll, so the actual percentage of Americans favoring a ban on handguns is likely closer to 0%, their usual bias in favor of liberal causes and politicians taken into consideration, but we’ll take the 26% and love it anyway.

Which certainly goes a long way towards explaining why no liberals are wailing, whining and howling about handgun bans these days.

Why this swing? Probably it has to do with the unassailable fact that absolutely none of the “inevitable” orgies of death and destruction with blood flowing in the streets have followed loosening restrictions on handgun possession anywhere in the nation. “Inevitable” according to liberals, that is. As a matter of fact, crime has gone down everywhere that citizens have been allowed to own and carry handguns, which is a mystery to absolutely no one other than liberals.

Even one of the NSDWP’s most faithful constituencies, violent criminals, know that the prospects of a life of violent crime are slightly less rosy when your victims might greet your “redistribution of wealth” efforts with a bunch of hot lead to the face.

Another reason for the swing in public opinion may be that Americans are waking up to the fact that they need guns to protect themselves from the Mexican drug cartels that Ogabe and Holder have been arming fast and furiously.

Thatisall.

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Draven32
Draven32

I think it is maybe 10%… maybe. And that 10% lives in cities thoroughly indoctrinated hellholes like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Boston, equally distributed between godawful neighborhoods like south central and ivory tower neighborhoods like South Pasadena. I think what has happened is a general awareness creeping into people’s minds that the second amendment actually means what it… Read more »

Just Another Random Nut, GLOR
Just Another Random Nut, GLOR

The stories are getting out – and becoming more frequent – of criminals getting theirs when they try something on someone who is armed.

LC Draco
LC Draco

We had a Neilson box for two years and had Foxnews on even when we weren’t watching TV. Gallup has not called us yet, tho!!! :em05:

M167A1
M167A1

One of my wife’s former friends suggested she divorce me right before our daughter was born because my owning a weapon was somehow a threat to the baby. I never got a reasonable answer as to why, except that it added an unacceptable element of risk. Apparently the gangs here in central WA do not… I’ll never understand that line… Read more »

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

Delightful….absolutely delightful. The pious lamentations of Holder with his anti-gun rant, evidently the only people he wants having guns are Mexican drug runners. Yes, even the Black Panthers aren’t bulletproof, are they Mr Holder? Actually thank your boss….my collection has doubled since his election, something about an imperative possessing me, you know? For simply put, you will never rule us…ever.

Draven32
Draven32

M167A1 says: One of my wife’s former friends suggested she divorce me right before our daughter was born because my owning a weapon was somehow a threat to the baby. I never got a reasonable answer as to why, except that it added an unacceptable element of risk. Apparently the gangs here in central WA do not… I’ll never understand… Read more »

LC BOATS
LC BOATS

I’m the proud owner of a brand new Glock 30, just added to my growing collection that has more than doubled since odumbass has taken up residence in our white house. Glad to hear that the rest are getting wise to this administration and their un-american policies that put all of us in danger.

LC Draco
LC Draco

I have said it before and I will say it again…..let a Glock go to full gestation and you get an HK. I would NEVER go into combat with a Glock for several reasons. I carried a Walther P99 as my side arm in Iraq and would have carried one of my HKs if I could have. But to each… Read more »