Tag Archives: Gun Control

Enumerati

Support for Gun Control Hits Highest Level Ever

60%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters support stricter gun laws by 60% to 36%, the highest level of support ever. American voters support by 94% to 5% requiring background checks for all gun purchases. Voters in gun households support universal background checks 93% to 6%.

Enumerati

Most Voters Want Tougher Gun Laws

64% to 29%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that a majority of voters support stricter gun control laws in the wake of last week’s mass murder of 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas, 64% to 29%.

Verbatim

Why Americans Want Guns

“There is a sense that society is collapsing — the culture is collapsing. We’re collapsing in crime. The world is collapsing. Crazy people with bad haircuts have nukes. Everything is going bad — terrorism, etc. They want to be fully armed on their hill, at home… They’re Americans, and they want to go down fighting.”

— Peggy Noonan on “Morning Joe”

Enumerati

There’s a 54-Point Gap Between Dems and GOPers on Gun Control

22%

FiveThirtyEight:“Just 22% of self-identified Democrats chose protecting gun ownership rights over limiting gun access, compared with the 76% of Republicans who did. This 54-point gap is about as wide as you’ll see on any issue.”

Enumerati

More Republicans Support Gun Control Now Than After Pulse Shooting

52%

Republican support for stronger gun control laws is up seven points from a year ago. More than half of Republicans (52 percent) said they oppose stricter gun control, down seven points from the June 2016 poll, according to a recent Morning Consult poll. The poll, conducted in the days following the shooting that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise — along with a lobbyist, congressional staffer and a member of the Capitol Police — found 44 percent of Republicans said they support strengthening gun laws.

Verbatim

Rand Paul and the Second Amendment

“Why do we have a Second Amendment? It’s not to shoot deer. It’s to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!”

— Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), on Twitter, June 23, 2016.

Poetic Justice

Playing Ball with the NRA

The GOP says it’s your right as an American —
If you want to own an assault rifle, you can.
But if GOPers accepted cash from the NRA,
They are responsible for what happened today,
When the hunting season opened on Republicans.

Enumerati

Lawmaker Offers AR-15 as Fundraiser Door Prize

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Day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Rep. Andy Holt (R-TN), is firmly standing behind his decision to give away am AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as a door prize at his next fundraiser, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Said Holt: “It has nothing to do with the style of weapon. It has everything to do with who’s behind the weapon.”

Verbatim

Rubio Tries to Change the Topic from Gun Control to ‘Bomb Control’

I don’t hear anybody talking about bomb control. They put bombs and left bombs behind on the scene of attack, intending to kill even more people than they did with guns.

— Sen. Marco Rubio, sounding dumber than usual in an interview with Fox News.

Poetic Justice

Praying Doesn’t Help

At 355 in 2015, we’re up to almost one mass shooting per day,
And our benumbed and benighted nation has little enough to say.
Democrats seek a solution,
Proposing gun legislation,
That Republicans vote down even while for the victims they pray.