Progressive radio’s flagship National Public Radio has released a poll purporting to show that support for gun control is up post the Parkland High School Shooting.
Such polls are designed to push gun bans, so early polls serve their intended purpose. But past experience shows that a high percentage of Americans will deny gun ownership when they have a closet full of guns.
Taht effect lasts a minimum of six months, and much longer if there is a threat of gun control or gun confiscation present. It can take 36 months to return to normalcy, making the only reliable poll election results. And even that is not completely reliable, since the results of last year’s Alabama elections show smear campaigns work, and Virginia showed elections can be bought.
So the best thing to do with NPR polling and political content is to change stations.