The Left, following a series of shootings in March, was really hoping to see increased support for their gun-grabbing desires in the fake news polls, so that they might have a “green light” to go forth with such legislation, but things didn’t exactly go their way with a recent WaPo poll.
Back in 2018, according to the WaPo, by a margin of 57 to 34, people supported the idea of prioritizing “laws to reduce gun violence” over “protecting the right to own guns.”
Before I go further, I want to point out the misleading wording the WaPo and all fake news organizations tend to use in order to rig these polls in their favor. Note how the WaPo didn’t phrase it as prioritizing “laws to increase gun control” or anything like that, but “laws to reduce gun violence.”
I’ve pointed this out in a previous article, but this is how these people “debate”. They don’t argue issues, but they frame issues a certain way so as to make it favorable to them and make it look like their position is reasonable. After all, who wouldn’t want to reduce gun violence, right? Only criminals and sick people would not want to reduce gun violence (a term which is misleading in itself, as it makes it look like guns are sentient beings capable of killing people of their own accord).
This is actually how communists generally tend to phrase things so that they appeared in their favor. Back in early 1918, as the Soviet Union was beginning to form, their secret police (or at least, one of its iterations), the Cheka, had to break a strike by state employees in Petrograd. The Cheka arrested the leaders of the strike, though Isaac Steinberg, a Socialist Revolutionary himself, and a man with the title of “The People’s Commissar for Justice”, objected to that action, attempting to argue the legality of the Cheka. He wrote to Lenin: “What is the point of a ‘People’s Commissariat for Justice’? It would be more honest to have a People’s Commissariat for Social Extermination. People would understand more clearly.” To which Lenin replied: “Excellent idea. That’s exactly how I see it. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t do to call it that!”
Lenin knew precisely what the point of that “legal” position was: to legitimize the soviets’ actions. At the time, some people like Felix Dzerzhinksy frankly cared little for the legality of it all, arguing that it was just “the nitpicking legalism of the old school of the ancient regime,” but others understood that they had to at least make their actions seem relatively legitimate. And so, they named things like a “People’s Commissariat for Justice” that way, despite their intentions being that it would, effectually, be a “People’s Commissariat for Social Extermination.”
Similarly, the modern Left makes their gun-grabbing position seem reasonable and legitimate by painting it as “a measure to reduce gun violence” when, in actuality and evidenced by real life, their position leads to MORE gun violence. Just look at Democrat-run cities with extreme gun control measures to see that this is true. It’s no coincidence that the cities with the heaviest gun control measures are cities with the highest gun-related crime rates.
Chicago, a gun-control heavy city, recently saw 26 people shot over Mother’s Day weekend, which is about par for the course for Chicago weekends.
And in Portland, Oregon, according to The Epoch Times, Portland Police have responded to nearly 360 shootings so far THIS YEAR. Again, it’s no coincidence at all that these things happen in Democrat-run cities.
At any rate, the “figures” that the WaPo showed in 2018 were pretty bad for 2A supporters and good for the gun-grabbing Leftists (despite the fact that, even just with that little excerpt from that poll, it’s clear that it was rigged). However, since then, things have been going in the wrong direction for the Left.
While they enjoyed a “23-point” advantage in 2018, that advantage plummeted to just “7.” I put those numbers in quotation marks because it’s reasonable that these are still rigged polls and that the numbers are even worse for the Left.
Not only has support for gun control measures plummeted in the last few years, but it has particularly come down among young people and Hispanics, two demographics which tend to be pretty Leftist.
In April of 2018, 65% of people aged 18-29 said they supported more gun control laws, particularly “red flag” laws and limits on magazine capacity. Fast-forward to 2021, and that number plummeted to 45%, a full 20 points.
According to Newsweek: “The preference for enacting new gun laws aimed at reducing firearm violence has dropped by 7 percent overall since the last corresponding survey was conducted in April 2018. Percentage drops were seen in nearly every demographic divide. In that time period, 20 percent of Hispanics pulled back from supporting new gun laws, falling to 50 percent. An increase in rural Americans also now say they want no new gun restrictions, down 17 points to 30 percent.”
So not only has overall support for gun control measures fallen 16 points (supposedly), but among young Americans and Hispanics, it has fallen even more, by 20 points (supposedly)?
It’s reasonable to ask what exactly has led to this sort of drop, as there has to be a reason for it. But I highly doubt one needs to look very hard for such a reason.
Leftists perpetrated hundreds of riots across numerous cities in the country, ultimately killing around 30 people, and causing billions of dollars in damage for the individual cities, let alone total. Riots which were encouraged by elected officials and the fake news media, so long as the riots didn’t affect them in the least bit. And even when it did, such as the riot which affected CNN’s HQ in Atlanta, they still continued to encourage them, believing it would reflect poorly on TRUMP, until polls came out that showed people, in fact, didn’t appreciate their cities being ransacked by the Bitchygoths.
With such Democrat-approved destruction and violence, we saw massive increases in gun sales for a number of months (coupled with the fact that people were unconstitutionally forced to stay at home and lock things down, which definitely didn’t help) and an increase in first-time gun buyers. It’s no wonder, then, that so many people are less keen on making it harder for LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS to acquire guns.
With Antifa and BLM terrorists running around cities and, sometimes, residential neighborhoods, terrorizing the places where they went, it’s no wonder that people wished to acquire means by which they could be safe and protect the ones they care about.
There are other potential reasons for this as well, as Breitbart News points out, though I myself am not so sure about them. One potential reason John Nolte of Breitbart gives is that young Americans are wired to be rebellious. As they see that the establishment, which includes not only the government but also the fake news media, pop culture, academia, etc., is all skewed toward one political ideology, Nolte argues that young people, being rebellious, will rebel against that.
There is merit to this idea, as American teenagers tend to rebel and are often encouraged to rebel, but seeing as the Left has been indoctrinating American teenagers with Leftist dribble for decades now, I’m not entirely certain that that is the case. If this were the case, young Americans would be more conservative regarding other issues, not just gun control. Yet, they likely will tend to support, even if because of social pressure, things like homosexuality and transgenderism.
Young Americans aged 18-29 usually are leaving the nest or already have, and so recognize that, in a country with increased violence and crime, they have to be able to defend themselves, as they have to be a bit more independent from their parents regarding safety.
Though such an explanation might not necessarily suffice for why so many Hispanics have stopped supporting gun control laws, but my first theory might still be applicable. BLM and Antifa have terrorized whomever they could, and are emboldened by the fact they are so quickly released from jail following their actions. When you have terrorists who are being sponsored by the government to continue their terrorism, it’s only natural that people of all races would want to protect themselves, seeing as the government refuses to do its job.
Let us continue to hope and pray that we see even greater numbers of people, particularly young people, turn away from Leftist bullcrap that runs contrary to God and to nature and which only serves to destroy people.
“It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.”
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