As the nation grieves over another school shooting, anti-gun liberals are quick to use the blood of innocents to advance their political agenda. Yet, it seems that support for gun control fades after every incident.
As outlined in a very interesting poll from Gallup, gun control voices might peak immediately after an incident, but they tend to quiet down pretty fast.
“Americans’ support for tougher gun laws hit a 25-year high in March. In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in a March Gallup poll, 67% of Americans indicated their support for tougher restrictions on guns. This was the highest level of support for more stringent gun laws in the U.S. since 1993. Americans’ support for tougher gun laws has generally trended up since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and has now returned to levels last seen prior to 2000.”
Could part of the spike in support be due to constant 24/7 live and overwhelming coverage of each incident?
As time goes on and news stories roll over, gun control support seems to fade into the distance. Could you also argue that the one-note response to every tragedy — banning or limiting ownership of guns for law abiding citizens — is turning off non-gun owners who recognize the logical fallacy?