Poll shows more Americans support gun rights over gun control

Discussion in '2nd Amendment' started by lklawson, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Poll shows more Americans support gun rights over gun control

    Key take-home points:
    • 57 percent of Americans say gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, while 38 percent say it does more to endanger personal safety.
    • 54 percent of blacks say gun ownership does more to protect people than endanger personal safety, nearly double the percentage saying this in December 2012 (29 percent).
    • 62 of whites view guns as doing more to protect people, up from 54 percent in December 2012.
    • 80 percent of Republicans say guns do more to protect people.
    • 60 percent of Democrats say guns do more to put people at risk.

    Peace favor your sword,
  2. People are waking up that the responsibility for their safety lays with them.

  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    But only about 1/3 of democrats...


    Peace favor your sword,
  4. That is because they believe that the politicians really care for them. Just guessing though.
  5. The idea of liberty continues to grow. Nothing better than big expensive government to get people to wake up.
  6. It seems to me that is what being a liberal should mean. They are really progressives giving the word liberal a bad name.
  7. Back2School

    Back2School Member

    Honestly, this is the part that has confused me the most in the recent past. I remember growing up when it was liberals who were all about personal freedoms and complained conservatives were using the government to repress people and take away rights.

    Right now its the liberals using the government to repress people and take away rights.

    I dont really care about labels, sides or teams. Anytime the government gets involved in my life and tries to tell me what I HAVE to do or what I cant do (that does not directly impact others), I have a problem with that.
  8. I am a registered republican, mostly because I have never changed it. I have conservative ideals, but I also have liberal thoughts on some issues that fall in line with the constitution. I am not liberal or conservative but one of those evil constitutionalists that both progressives and conservatives fear so much.
  9. ekim

    ekim Member

    So if 2/3's of the demorats wait for someone else to protect them and they die waiting, what's the loss. Sounds like a win for America!
  10. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    That's what it meant all the way up until they were taken over by Socialists.

    "Progressive" was a deliberate attempt at rebranding Socialism. Literally. No, I'm not kidding. Rebranding happens all the time. Bill Clitton rebranded himself as a "New Democrat," dumping the term "Liberal." George Busch rebranded himself as a "Compassionate Conservative" instead of a "Republican." It usually works for about 5-15 years until the electorate realizes they've been bamboozled. "Meet the new boss; same as the old boss."

    Peace favor your sword,
  11. They really aren't progressives either. With one possible exception they haven't come up new idea since at least 1880's. That one possible exception would be the 'rationalization of production' that FDR, Hitler, Mussolini and the current crop of leftist embrace. I'm not sure when the idea of the rationalization of production came up in the current scheme era.

    A true progressive would see that these 1800's idea have failed and that the decentralization of power has been checked by our current decentralized communications, trade, etc. Plus see that the people in the country have move and continue to move to being libertarians.

    They aren't liberals because they don't believe in liberty, freedom, etc. They will mouth these word if they think it will give more power only to don the jackboots again after the words have served them.

    So them not being progressives nor liberals I just call them leftists. That is about as polite of a name as I can find.