Early on in his first (failed) year in office, Joe Biden called on Congress to pass strict gun control. He demanded some of the toughest restrictions on the Second Amendment we have ever seen. That included a federal gun registry, limits on magazine capacity and ammo, as well as an outright ban on semi-automatic rifles (which he, and the left, wrongly call “assault rifles”).
It’s unlikely Congress will ever cobble together a law to fulfill Biden’s wishes. So, he has recently resorted to the executive branch to find new ways of restricting gun rights. Republicans warned that his administration will try to create a backdoor federal registry, among other questionable moves. Biden and the left will have to face the bad news, as support for gun control is only popular among Democrats.
According to a new Gallup poll, support for stricter gun control has fallen by 15 percentage points in just the last five years…
The partisan divide on this issue has never been so large — 91% of Democrats and only 24% of Republicans support stricter laws…
The recent election results in Virginia and New Jersey show Democrats are in real trouble with rural, working-class voters. Some pundits put part of the blame on the party’s constant push for gun control. [Source: Daily Wire]
Driving the shift in support for gun control are independents, who are leaning more and more to the right on the issue. With their support, a majority of Americans are rejecting limits on gun ownership.
This is bad news for the left, as Democrats are becoming more radical in their obsession with gun control.
Forty percent of Democrats want a “complete ban” on gun ownership for civilians. That is a large portion of the party who wants the Second Amendment completely wiped out. But the good news is, they do not represent the majority of the country, not by a longshot.
As Democrats get more aggressive with their obsession gun control agenda, fewer Americans are willing to support them. Ironic, isn’t it? It’s almost as if Americans are against drastic policies that take away their freedoms. But Democrats, who have been trying to erode our constitutional rights for years, are all for them.
Do Democrats think this is a winning agenda? The more they push gun control, the more likely they are going to lose the support of rural voters, working class Americans, and even many suburban and middle-class voters. Americans from all walks of life will turn on the left, if they push stricter gun control.
But the fear of losing votes doesn’t seem to faze Democrats, these days. They are so driven to push their agenda, they don’t even care they are upsetting Americans. They are determined to have their way, come hell or high water.
I guess they’ll have to learn the hard way that their policies don’t work, come 2022.
Author: Tom Jameson