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Young Americans are Turning Down Gun Control

Amidst all the bad news that we hear, every once in a while the good news breaks through. Greater access to information does not in fact make us better without the ability to evaluate it. But in this situation, the evaluation is the easy part. A poll released by ABC News and the Washington post has reported that in the last three years Americans under the age of 30 are considerably less supportive of gun control. In the face of new proposals for limiting what the citizens can legally own, the population is moving away from government control.

The 2021 poll, when compared to a similar one taken in 2018, identified a shift in support from people between the ages of 18 and 29 away from red flag laws, and further infringements such as magazine bans. Three years ago, 65% of those polled supported more gun control. This year that number is 45%.

Evaluating the information does require some caution, as we do not know how the poll was taken, but it should be interpreted as good news, even if the question is why. Speculation has suggested that the combination of increased civil unrest and a growing lack of trust in the government has pushed some away from limitation, and others towards self-reliance. Last year we saw that underneath all the chatter, the Second Amendment is alive and well as record firearms sales have continued to soar.

NICS Checks ran by Month. March 2021 set the record at 4,691,738.

The breakdown of the poll draws unsurprising lines between Democrats and Republicans, between rural, urban, and sub-urban audiences, as well as by ethnicity. While all sub-sections report lower support, the syntax of the poll itself leans toward whether or not the audience wants more control, even identifying if President Biden is doing enough.

Again correlated to the increase in firearms sales, the theory that most gun control is legislated out of ignorance, not malice, finds some purchase, in that following the spike in gun ownership, the desire for gun control drops.

The drop in support for Gun Control from the younger demographic should be seen as a sign of hope. In contrast to our collective crazy uncles' rants, perhaps what the younger generation is showing the world is that they prefer the responsibility of liberty over the constraints of an overprotective government.

Stories like these shine through the non-stop alarmism of the moment. While it's not a call to rest on our laurels, it's a reminder that the power has always rested in the people, and isn't something that can be taken without their volition. We need to be wary of exchanges of freedom for safety, and remember that, good or bad, we have had something to do with where our world is going. When it comes to Guns, it looks like we might be doing something right.

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21 responses to “Young Americans are Turning Down Gun Control”

  1. Jon A Wright says:

    This does little to stem the tide of liberalism in America.



  3. Federal Farmer says:

    We got in this pickle because we rejected God as out Judge and accepted evil in our government .

    We voted for the mascot or a nice hair do.

    We trusted RINO’s.

    We did not keep up with what they voted for or against between elections.

    Only when we, excuse me, YOU, put your Rep or senator, State and local and Federal, on notice that your vote is contingent on their supporting thus and such, and send your dollars and vote to their opponant if they do not, will they change or you get them out.

    Now, if they change you still get they out as they have proven themselves to be a whore and only voted to keep themselves in power.

    When the rucus fades they will revert back.

    Ron Paul NEVER wafered from his principles!

    Federal Farmer

  4. Jim Pickens says:

    Gen X really screwed the pooch and the cat on this issue.

    • Ernie says:

      Gen X did? Gen X has been like the starving, broke peasants in the wake of the baby boomer locust plague. But hey, the last 6 generations has shirked their duty to revolt against totalitarian government.

  5. frank p spena sr says:

    Guns are our hobby we shoot targets, hunt and obey the law. We the people do not kill other people. The criminals kill people, so get off our back with your gun control BS. It is just your excuse to gain power over law biding citizens. Yes control and take our money that is the lefts game. We know your real intention is to break America. We the people want peace and law something the left wants to destroy. Your like graffiti on the wall just insane comments and everybody sees it.

  6. Charles says:

    There seems to be two kinda of people. Those who want to be left alone to pursue and enjoy freedom, and those who will not leave them alone. The statue in front of the UN bldg. in NYC is a revolver with a knot tied in the barrel. There is a concerted, coordinated effort to disarm Americans by any means (or excuse) necessary. It’s time American males ask their wives for their balls back.

  7. frank p spena sr says:

    We also like to defend ourselves against criminals like from home break ins. I Have a right to defend my life. In most any instance the police are to late. You people that don’t have a gun to defend your life will say if broken in to your home, I wish I listened to common sense because I put my family and my selfe in harms way. Think about it stupid!

  8. frank p spena sr says:

    For you ladies. Did you ever watch Forensic Files? There are thousands of women broken into raped and murdered. Get a gun, a revolver they don’t jam. Learn how to use it. Keep it where you can get it quick. Put it in the home where you are most of the time, at night move it to your bedroom where you can get it from your bed quickly. You can save your torture and your life! Get it Ladies

  9. KimberproSS says:

    They stated right off they didn’t know how the poll was taken. Therefore, this is simply speculation written by pro-gun source. I hope it is true, but this information is for entertainment only..

  10. Blather says:

    The only ones that should practice Gun Control is your politician. Get your greedy hands off our guns. It’s not your right anyway.

    Can’t you read? The 2nd Amendment says it’s the PEOPLE’S right, so practice your gun control and stay out of it.

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