LIBERAL NARRATIVE FAIL: Majority of Americans See Guns As Solution, Not Problem
In the wake of recent shootings, progressives are pushing for gun control or even outright confiscation. The American people disagree.
The Washington Post reports:
More and more, Americans see guns as the solution — not the problem
Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress. And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further — and bringing the rest of America along with them.
Former Texas governor Rick Perry, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, argued after last week’s deadly shooting at a Lafayette, La., movie theater that Americans should be allowed to bring guns into movie theaters — and everywhere else — to prevent such crime.
It’s an echo of a familiar theme from NRA head Wayne LaPierre. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said frequently amid the more recent gun-control debate.
And most Americans agree with this logic, according to a 2014 Pew Research Poll and a subsequent August one. Since the 2012 Newtown, Conn., massacre of 26 people, including 20 school children, the poll found a nine-point rise in the number of Americans who think gun ownership could “protect people from becoming victims of crime.”
People react to gun violence by wanting to protect themselves.
Funny how that works, huh?