I see rabidly anti-gun Newsweek, under new editors but still flogging the same old horse, claims 59 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with present gun control laws.
Considering the cost of gun control, with 800,000 excess homiccides and the financial cost set to top Five Trillion Dollars )$5,000,000,000,00) in calcuable expense, it is right and proper that Americans are unhappy with these terribly expensive las that do nothing to make the people safer, reduce violence.
But that is not Newsweek’s take. Still denying the rise in crime that has invariably followed gun control and still pretending restrictive gun laws have any cost at all, Newsweek provides an almost invisible link to a Gallup poll, and never gothers to mention whose poll it is.
What is important is the fact that, like Gallup polls of the past, it was taken aat a time when American’s gun rights are in peril, and many American gun owners will deliberate mislead pollsters.
The real support for gun control can best be judged by public displays of support, such as the “Everytown” protest at the last NRA Convention. 70,000 convention visitors, 30 Everytown protestors, a “massive die-in with one participant. That does nto sound like majority support for more restrictive gun laws! Nor has there been any conspicuous support in the legislatures, where reporters were hard pressed to find a gun control advocate in a sea of gun owners protesting Vermont’s proposed gun laws.
Further, the posted item has no information on specific ZIP codes polled, gender ratios, and other critical factors in polls such as ths. Therefore, in effect we are presented with an unsupported statement that 59 percent of Americans are unhappy with our gun laws, something anyone can make.
So NewsWeak has been forced to turn to the gun ban lobby’s favorite propaganda ploys; counting opposition as support. that is why NewsWeak’s headline says:
More Americans Unhappy With Gun Control Laws Than Last Year, Poll Finds
Obviously, gun ban publications such as NewsWeak deserve an extended visit from the Goddess Veritis, the Goddess of Truth. But sadly, that will not happen under Progressie management.