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Gallup shows support for a new AWB at a 20 year low

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  1. hso

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    I wonder if Obama created a monster that the Democrats despise. What I mean is that Obama demanding that ARs be banned spawned numerous new AR manufacturers and flooded the market with ARs and parts. Now they are more affordable than 4 years ago. I also wonder how much influence "budget" rifles (Savage Axis, Ruger American, etc) and the market being filled with low-cost polymer-framed pistols has garnered interest in shooting and thus support of firearms. For instance, the guy who might have said "eh guns are too expensive" four years ago might now say "$250 for a rifle that people like... I'll give shooting a try."
     
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    Definitely the best gun salesman we've ever seen.

    I'd say a lot of things factor into it. Violent crime has been trending down for 20 years. People don't trust government. The international terror threats, no matter how blown out of proportion in people's minds, are a component. Possibility of large scale civil unrest. Reality of small scale civil unrest. That's just a few.

    The media lapdogs have also worked so hard to sensationalize every public shooting that people have become rather desensitized to the tragedy while also becoming increasingly aware that only they can help themselves and their loved ones should they ever be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not the effect they were shooting for (pun intended), but it has happened, and handgun ownership and concealed weapon permits are at an all time high per capita.

    There was also the beating of the drum abut streets running red with blood if AWB 1 were allowed to sunset. Of course it never happened, much to the anti's chagrin. Same with so many states going shall issue. Millions of new concealed carriers in the last 10 years, just a handful of unjustifiable shoots by permit holders.

    In summary, I'd say a majority have finally stopped listening to politicians and media, begun to think for themselves and realized that guns and gun owners are just not a problem.
     
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    I agree with everything said.
    In the last decade there were two campus shooting at Virginia Tech (a campus police officer was killed) and a fatal knife attack. New River Community less than 10 miles away also had two people shot and a student kill herself from related PTSD.

    This in a normally very safe part of Virginia. So if such event can happen here they can happen anywhere.

    In my case I'm fighting gun free zones as they spawn such evens. The Roanoke Times quoted the NRCC shooter saying he was afraid of being shot so he surrendered to the unarmed security guard before police arrived. He also said he knew it would take police about gen min to arrive so that how much time he had to shoot up the place.
     
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    Used to be but since 2015, almost all large counties in California saw increase in violent crime in 2015 (only Alameda county decreased). It's back on the rise since federal judge forced release of prisoners due to "prison overcrowding" that saturated the county jails and dumped thousands of criminals into the streets - http://www.ppic.org/main/publication_show.asp?i=1036

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    These Polls have not proved to be accurate. They are a tool of the Liberal Media. I suspect if they report a small success in firearms ownership they are marginalizing. The AR 15 has become a phenomenon in firearms marketing. The more the Anti-Gun Orgs condemned these rifles the higher the demand. :)
     
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    My gun collection dropped in value after the presidential election. I am ok with that.
     
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    Definitely agree on the popularity of ARs and lower cost will make them even more popular.
     
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    I expect this is too far out of date to be useful any longer.
     
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