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

Discussion in 'Activism' started by hso, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
  2. giggitygiggity

    giggitygiggity Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    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."
  3. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Elbert County, CO
    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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