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Gun Control Poll Is Evenly Split: 46% vs. 46%

Written by Gary North on August 12, 2013

A Rasmussen poll reveals that 46% of Americans want no new gun control laws, while 46% do want them.

With the division right down the middle, gun control advocates will find it difficult to get Congress to take action. Congress knows that the Second Amendment forces are far better organized politically than the gun control groups. Politicians will find it safer to do nothing.

The Newtown shooting shifted opinion slightly in favor of gun control, but this flurry of gun control sentiment has shifted back. The Senate’s Democratic leadership has decided not to push a new plan to make background checks tougher.

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16 thoughts on “Gun Control Poll Is Evenly Split: 46% vs. 46%

  1. Nevertheless, the Amendment with the wording "shall not be infringed" remains the most infringed, licensed, and controlled amendment of the twenty-seven. Moreover, the trend points to the fact that a future generation of our posterity will probably see the Second Amendment repealed. Why? Because this is the inherent nature and danger of optional rights and because that's direction of the Supreme Court:

    "…Because this is a 'right' codified by the United States Constitutional Republic and thereby brought under its jurisdiction, the Constitutional Republic can divest its citizens of this right – something it has been doing incrementally for some time. On June 26, 2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S., the Supreme Court decided, five to four, that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own and bear firearms. Although gun owners hailed Heller a victory, this battle (which is far from over) concerning the constitutional right to bear arms has diverted our attention from the larger and more consequential battle.

    "Disconcerting as many Americans may find the erosion of the Second Amendment guarantee, what is even more disturbing is that five people have the power to decide whether United States citizens have the right to protect themselves and their families, to what degree, and with what weapons. The Supreme Court has ruled that Americans have the right to bear arms, but only until they say otherwise. Many Americans who celebrated Heller overlooked the fact that it can – and likely will – be overturned by a future court, just as its decision overturned United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174, rendered in 1939. If you look to the Second Amendment for your authority to bear arms, that authority is contingent upon the fickle nature of nine fallible human beings…."

    For more, see online Chapter 12 "Amendment 2: Constitutional vs. Biblical Self-Defense" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline….

  2. Here we go again ! S.O.S.= Same Old $hit. GUN CONTROL is not about GUNS; it is about CONTROL. It has loong been the left's wet dream to disarm law abiding citizens, and they will make up any excuse or argument to achieve that goal. Historically, some lefties have even been honest about their REAL intentions.
    “Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.” — Vladimir Lenin

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” — Joseph Stalin
    JUST SAY NO TO LEFTY LOOSIES !

  3. 1baronrichsnot1 says:

    Polls stating "do you want congressmen, military,gov't agencies, law enforcement, DHS, NSA, TSA, IRS, etc. breaking into your house and taking your gun"? I'll bet those polls would change, you see, they mean take other peoples guns! Not theirs!

  4. Texas Chris says:

    Misleading poll. They ask if people are in favor of background checks to prevent violent criminals from getting guns, people say yes, and that equates to a "pro-gun-control" vote. Not so!

    The number of people who actually want guns confiscated is quite low. The MSM is attempting to support its own narrative, here.

  5. Philip Alu says:

    We are more organized???!!!!!! So put your gun under your pillow and go back to sleep….remember The NRA where were they 5 yrs ago. So , make sure the gun is placed under your hippocampus because that is the part of your brain where you store memory and emotions..

  6. MAKAHAYAN says:

    >>> " WE THE PEOPLE " DO NOT GIVE A DAMN IF 46 % OF ' RESIDENTS ' IN AMERICA WANT MORE GUN CONTROL . IT IS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS THEY DO NOT READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR CONSTITUTION AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT , WHICH WAS INCLUDED TO PROTECT CITIZENS AGAINST A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT SUCH AS THE ONE WHICH ILLEGALLY " OCCUPIES " OUR CAPITOL NOW . MORE GUN CONTROL WOULD MEAN MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL AND MORE TYRANNY . THE CITIZENS MUST POSSESS THE SAME WEAPONS AS THE GOVERNMENT SO THAT WE CAN DEFEND OURSELVES . <<<

  7. Seymour Kleerly says:

    Rassmussen is skewed to the Right. The proof is that Fox News constantly cites it.

  8. "Skewed to the right"?? Does this mean that they are more or less liberal with the truth? I would prefer to have the facts handed to me and then I can decide what I think about them. Farmers say "oats are oats until they've been through the horse." The same goes for the truth once it's been re-told by liberals.

  9. Shel Rama says:

    Si quieres tomar posesion de me pistola, entre mi casa y pues sal si puedes.

  10. MaxEffectUSA says:

    I watch Fox 12 hrs a day. Rasmussen was "talked to" by this administration about their polling and wondered why the Rasmussen poll tended to show Obama in an unfavorably compared to some of the other polls. I have noticed, since I get their poll results in my e mail why they now show Obama in a more favorable light than the daily poll average announced on Fox News daily. Must have been the administrations talking to (threats).

  11. If one would have Yah's laws on their heart & minds there is only ONE choice we can make… all others is an usurpation illusion.

  12. If the Prince of Peace instructed His close disciples to sell clothes so they could buy swords, any so-called authority in 2013 America who tells me otherwise is a rebel and speaks against that which God has approved. Luke 24:36

  13. Check out my video on how I feel about gun control. You may even get a laugh out of it. http://youtu.be/jcDRgqLQLoU

  14. Jerry, you got that right. This new "millinium" generation are the most ignornant that we have ever had. Ask them anything about the so called entertainment today and the can answer it. Ask them who their representive is, and it's "deer in the headlight look" With maybe a "WHO"? This dumb as* generation will kill this nation, what is left of what the democraps left!

  15. Opinion polls do not decide Constitutional amendments. Congress has to pass a bill by two-thirds majority, THEN submit it to the 50 states to be ratified.

    It was intentionally made difficult to change because the Founding Fathers knew people and lawmakers of every generation are constantly being swept up in passions of the moment that, later on reflection, turned out to be really stupid ideas (witch burning, WWII internment camps for Sino-Americans, water boarding). But hey! they were LEGAL at the time, so that makes it OKAY, right?