Have you ever been in an argument with someone who would say just about anything to win? Whether it’s right or wrong, they don’t give a hoot- they just want to win. That’s what dealing with left-wing gun control advocates is like. They don’t stand on principle, they just push an agenda and run their tactics to ram through to victory.
You might have noticed that the Democrats have been spamming the airwaves with gun control ads. It’s about the midterm elections, and some of the ads are still running even though most of the polling is finished because they bought more airtime than they needed. But it’s just kind of gross that they claim to believe guns jump out of cabinets by themselves and shoot up gun free zones- yet they only believe it enough to play public service announcements during election time.
Grosser still is the fact they have changed their position from the 2014 midterm election cycle when being pro 2nd Amendment wasn’t a deal breaker for them. This stems from the political fallout surrounding the shootings in Florida which were heavily politicized by the left wing mainstream media.
The bad news is that the public appears to be on the same page with them. Despite the fact that more people die in car accidents every day than from gun-related events every year, polling data shows that people are in favor of more gun control. People particularly like stricter controls on sales, and expanding background checks.
Curtailing American’s gun rights has long been an untouchable topic. But now that school shootings are perceived as a pandemic that cannot be solved any other way- many people are afraid to say they think gun control doesn’t work. It really proves how incredibly effective advertising and irresponsible news reporting can be.
Candidate for the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary, Philip Levine says, “I’m running for governor because I’m a parent who will not stop at anything until we make our gun laws stronger and our children safe.”
Moments after making that statement, one of his armed bodyguards tripped over a terrier and accidentally discharged his Glock into a bank of microwaves in the snack area. Just kidding.
Since 2014, support for gun control in the House and Senate has gone up 31 percent. This year, there were roughly 82,000 pro-gun control ad spots compared to 57,000 anti-gun control ads and voters are changing their minds accordingly. According to a USA Today poll taken during the last three midterm elections people’s stances on gun control have changed dramatically:
558 pro gun control
8,598 anti-gun control
4,450 pro-gun control
12,979 anti-gun control
18,416 pro-gun control
8,897 anti-gun control
It’s important to note that, while there was some overlap, the anti-gun control people were almost all Democrats, and almost all of the anti-gun control people were Republicans.
So, here’s the good news. While it does look on the surface that the Dems are winning the gun control debate, the fact is Democrats and Republicans are basically voting for or against gun control in the way that you would expect. If the USA Today poll is correct, it means that not a lot of minds are actually being changed.
Conservatives know guns don’t kill people and that banning them only empowers criminals. That’s not going to change just because CNN turned a handful of shooting survivors into junior pundits. What is shocking is that a small number of Republicans actually did favor gun control. But they are insignificant outliers.
But what the numbers really show is that all the televised hand-wringing has only motivated more people who already oppose Second Amendment rights to come out and vote. In other words, nobody’s mind is being changed. The anti-gun movement has only energized an already anti-gun demographic.
It means that responding in kind will not be effective. It means we’re dealing with a demographic that is motivated by emotive language and isn’t thinking clearly. They see a sad story and call on big daddy government to ban all the bad things. But what we can do is work to get more Second Amendment supporters out to vote.
We’ve got to get the message out to people who understand how important it is to have a formidable population to get out there and vote to keep these greasy socialists out of our gun cabinets.
Please make sure you do your part and vote in the November elections.
~ American Gun News