WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU VOTE FOR ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT HILLARY CLINTON IF SUPPORT FOR ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS BAN IS AT ALL TIME LOW?
According to the latest Gallup poll, the support for a ban on semi-automatic, assault-style weapons is at an all time low in the United States. Only 36% of those polled are in favor of any such ban, marking the lowest of any such support since Gallup starting polling this issue in 1996. And down from 44%, just four years ago. As reported at The Federalist support across the board is down, not just with Republicans as “barely 50 percent of Democrats currently support the ban today, compared to 63 percent support from Democrats in 1996, just two years after the federal ban was signed into law. Less than a third of independents currently support a ban, while Republican support hovers at 25 percent.”
- 36% favor a ban on assault rifles, down from 44% four years ago
- Half of Democrats and a quarter of Republicans favor this ban
- A majority of those in households without guns oppose such a ban
The fewest Americans in 20 years favor making it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles. Thirty-six percent now want an assault weapons ban, down from 44% in 2012 and 57% when Gallup first asked the question in 1996.
Assault rifles have been a contentious issue in American life for decades. Two years after President Bill Clinton signed a federal assault weapons ban in 1994, Gallup found that a solid majority of Americans favored such a ban. By the time the 10-year ban expired in 2004, Americans were evenly divided. And by 2011, public opinion had tilted against the assault weapons ban, with 53% opposed and 43% in favor. In Gallup’s 2016 Crime poll, conducted Oct. 5-9, opposition now exceeds support by 25 percentage points, 61% to 36%.
What seems to be certain is that Americans do not want the government telling them how and with what they can protect themselves and to keep their grubby hands off the Second Amendment. Which begs the obvious question, why on earth would you vote for Hillary Clinton who is for the ban and is anti-Second Amendment?