…that just are not so:
poll after poll shows the vast majority of citizens want sane, sensible gun control rules in place and enforced.
Really? That’s not what the news has been this week. In fact, it has been quite different:
For the first time since they first started asking the question, back in 1993, the Pew survey team found that more Americans think it’s important to “protect the right of Americans to own guns” than to “control gun ownership.” At its peak in the late 90s the split was nearly 70/30 in favor of gun control, where the most recent survey has 52 percent of those surveyed prioritizing gun rights.
Now, that’s not an overwhelming majority either way, but it was more than enough to make our friend Mike Lupica throw a(nother) shit fit in his New York Daily News column. That would probably be close enough for wet work, as the old saying goes, considering Lupica would be demanding door-to-door confiscation of all civilian-owned weaponry if he had the stones to do so.
So the question remains. Where is this “overwhelming majority” of people for stronger gun laws? And why don’t these people speak up?