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Why Support For Semi-Auto Bans is Crashing Like the Hindenburg

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Joy Behar couldn’t be reached for comment.

Once again, polling is showing that Americans understand that AR-15s aren’t “Assault Rifles.”

Amid the renewed clamor by anti-gunners for a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” the Second Amendment Foundation today pointed to a new Quinnipiac University poll showing public support for such a ban to be at an all-time low. This may be due to the fact the semi-automatic rifles available for sale to civilians in the U.S. are not “assault weapons” any more than a bee is a fish. This will remain a fact no matter how loudly or repeatedly the gun-grabbers say it is not.

Support for a ban has fallen to 50 percent, while 45 percent oppose it, and according to the survey, “This is the lowest level of support among registered voters for a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons since February 2013 when the question was first asked by the Quinnipiac University Poll.” Four years ago, 67 percent supported a ban and 29 percent opposed the idea.

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said this is clear evidence the public is waking up to the reality that gun bans are not the answer to violent crime.

Is this a metaphor for gun-control schemes or Whoopi Goldberg’s career? You be the judge!

“Semiautomatic rifles have been around for more than a century,” Gottlieb noted, “and the popular AR-type rifles have been owned by private citizens for at least 60 years. Their use in crime is statistically minimal, so to blame their availability and demonize their technology is a false flag that borders on fraud.

“Increasing numbers of people realize there is far more to this dilemma than firearms,” he added. “For example, the same Quinnipiac poll shows a 40 percent plurality of voters think the real problem is rooted in mental health issues, more than twice the 19 percent who think the availability of firearms is at the core of the current crime spike.

David Hogg, when reached at home, had no comment.

“And don’t overlook political bias,” Gottlieb added. “Quinnipiac found that Democrats by a 91-8 margin want stricter gun laws, while Republicans by a 64-32 percent margin oppose stricter laws. Party affiliation clearly is a factor in whether one is guided by a knee-jerk dislike for firearms, or by common sense and rational analysis.

“The annual FBI Uniform Crime Report has consistently shown that rifles of any kind are involved in a fraction of all homicides in any given year,” he said. “Only 2 to 4 percent of all murders are committed with rifles, so this push to demonize and ban an entire class of rifles is not simply wrong, it borders on being delusional, and it is certainly dishonest.”

Why do you think Americans are rejecting gun control, no matter how often the hosts of The View tell them that they want it? Tell us in the comments!

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. JonsOn

    June 18, 2022 at 9:21 am

    10 Republican senators want to infringe on the 2nd amendment right now and need to be contacted by their constituents now. The 10 turncoats are:
    Burr NC
    Tillis NC
    Romney UT
    Collins ME
    Blunt MO
    Cornyn TX
    Portman OH
    Cassidy LA
    Graham SC
    Toomey PA
    If you live in one of those states let your senator know they are wrong for supporting this gub control bill.

  2. James

    June 17, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Does anyone remember when Tec 9’s were available in the 1990’s and the gun banners called Tec 9’s assault weapons, claiming the military used them and that they were full auto!
    When in fact, no military on earth used the Tec 9.

    The Tec 9 was mostly just a plinking gun and one needed a barrel extension on it.

    One can occasionally still see Tec 9’s and Mac 10’s on TV cop shows being used by gang members, and of course they are all full auto.

    Mac 10’s are collectors items now. One article said prices start at $1,000 and up.

    When people watch these TV shows, and movies, they believe that all semi autos are full automatic’s.

    The gun banning groups and gun banning politicians want to ban and confiscate all semi auto firearms.
    They make ridiculous claims that every felon, drug dealer and gang member in America owns one. It is already illegal for any felon, drug dealer or gang member to have any firearms.

    Let’s say for a minute that they banned semi auto firearms. How soon would it be before the gun banning groups and gun banning politicians come after pump shotguns, bolt action rifles and lever action rifles?

    The gun banning politicians yell out ” we need more gun control laws”, well what about the 25,000 gun laws on the books now? If they are no good, then why are they still on the books?

    The gun banning politicians now want to ban all magazines over 10 rounds. After that, I’ve read that they will say 10 rounds is too many and want to ban all magazines over 5 rounds.

    Now the gun banning politicians want to ban people from owning ” bullet proof vest” saying this will stop school shooters. What about store owners? What about bullet proof back packs for children and adults?

    To really stop school shootings, stop wasting billions of dollars for foreign aid to countries that hate America and use this billions to put police or soldiers at every school and to shoot school shooters on sight.

    Also put the parents of these school shooters in jail! After all, they raised these monsters like this, it’s their fault and they are responsible!

    These gun banning groups and hunting banning groups are run and funded by Micheal Bloomberg, George Soros, the Chinese government, the I.N., Russia, North Korea and Mexico.

    China wants Australia, New Zealand and America.

    China and Saudi Arabia are spending billions buying up American farmland and ranch land and no one seems to care. When they own it all, where will Americans get their food from?
    American farmland and ranch land for American citizens only!

    During WW2, Germany and Japan had plans to invade the east coast and west coast of America and they wanted Mexico to invade the southern states promising Mexico to give them Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. But they were afraid of all the Americans who owned firearms and would fight them off. Nowadays, they are joining up to ban all firearms in America.

    Russia, Cuba, North Korea and Iran are sending military vechiles, soldiers and advisors to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Mexico.
    Russia has thousands of government officials and soldiers in Mexico.
    Mexico refused to impose sanctions on Russia.

    Does anyone remember the 1984 movie “Red Dawn”? Russia did the same thing in the movie!

    The hunting banning groups are joining up with the gun banning groups to ban all hunting in America. Their idea is, if hunting is banned, then people no longer need hunting guns and they are to be turned into the government. See how thes groups work together?

    The gun banning politicians say that you don’t need a gun for protection for you or your family, as you will be ” confused” and shoot yourself or shoot your family members. Huh??

    The gun banning politicians say the police will protect you. No they won’t. The police are there to solve crimes and arrest criminals. And aren’t these the same politicians who want to abolish and refund the police?
    Some extremely far leftist politicians actually think criminals shouldn’t be put in prison, that they need a yoga life coach and roast marshmallows over a campfire. What??
    In commiefornia criminals break into railroad cars and steal merchandise. If and when they are ever caught, they are not charged with any crime and are let go because they are “poor and a minority”

    In commiefornia, shoplifter’s walk into clothing stores and grab arm fulls of clothes off the racks and walk out to a waiting car. No one does anything to stop them execpt film it on their cell phone and post it on YouTube. If and when these shoplifter’s are ever caught, they are not charged with any crime and are let go because they are ” poor and a minority”.

    In NYC, crazies go on subway cars and use knives to stab people. ( Another reason to wear a bullet/ knife proof vest) Some have even thrown people in front of incoming subway trains. If and when they are ever caught, they are not charged with a crime and are let go because they are “poor and homeless”.

    Maybe if these demoncrap run cities would stop listening to a bunch of loud mouth criminals, rioters looters protesters and arsonist and stopped trying to defund-abolish the police and let the police go out and arrest these criminals and put them in prison for long sentences, then the crime rate would go down. It’s as simple as that.

    There are over 2 million laws on the books in America. With something like over a 100 more added every week. It is said a person cannot drive to work or go grocery shopping without breaking half a dozen laws. So this makes everyone a criminal, which is what the far leftist power crazed politicians want. They want to control you and crush you, but first they must ban your guns!

    AOC and the squad and Letitia James want to repeal the 2nd amendment.
    AOC and the squad want to replace the Constitution and Bill of Rights with something out of Castro and Stalin handbook and turn America into a ” communist workers paradise”!
    AOC and the squad want to replace the American flag too.

    Why is it that back in the 1950’s, one could walk into a hardware store, gun shop or mail order all kinds of firearms with no background check, no federal forms to fill out and no waiting period and crime was much lower back then?

    Protect and support your right to keep and own all types of firearms and accessories. Don’t allow the evil, Satan worshipping, power crazed politicians to restrict and ban firearms in America.

    Repeal the illegal 1934 gangster gun control act now.
    Make it legal to own sound suppressors, “trapper” short barreled lever action rifles and shoulder stocks on handguns!

  3. Stand Up be Counted

    June 17, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Stop wasting time with 1/6/2020. what about he riots of 2019 and 2020, Enforce laws concerning trying to influence court decisions with threats and violence, what about the almost 50 birth, pro -life etc facilities that have been attached, vandalized, threatened, etc, since the Supreme Court leak,. Stop teaching our kids to hate the country, stop teaching K-5 about LGBQT etc. Stop teaching CRT, boarders, police handcuffed, DA’s not enforcing the law, Marxist Biden stopped almost all USA oil output, etc., etc. Stop telling us our rights are conditional and the list goes on, still you want to tAKE OUR GUNS, WE KNOW IT’S A GUN GRAB. The Dems are desperate and trying to shove all this down our throats because they know they are going to get wiped clean this November. They have awaken the giant which is the American people.

    I DON’T THINK SO!!!

  4. Bryan

    June 17, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    The biggest problem we face is convincing the Dem’s that they are completely wrong at just about everything they try. Our legal system is completely broken. Laws on the books aren’t enforced. Criminals are not being prosecuted. If you examine other countries, some third world countries, with low crime rates, HAVE THE HARSHEST LAWS imaginable. Instead of treating criminals with kid gloves, we should be making examples of them to deter other people from doing the same crime… If you steal, maybe lose a finger or two. Do it again, lose a hand. Allow the families of the victims to choose the punishment for the crime. Bring back public executions. There is no punishment for crime anymore.

    • Scott Wharem

      June 19, 2022 at 11:50 am

      President Ronald Reagan said it best,” It’s not that Democrats don’t know much, it’s that so much of what they know is wrong.”
      As true today as it was when he cited it.

  5. Juan M Long

    June 16, 2022 at 11:31 am

    It is a complicated situation, but in reality, the law makers are going to do what they must do. You can show them the facts of semi-automatic weapons, you can show them graphic results, but they are running scared of the small population which are children getting killed in schools, you have a president like Trump who encourages violent riots, and try to cause problem in society, yet you have President Biden, who is trying to satisfy everyone, this is not Biden fault, it is all the previous presidents who did not do their jobs, they were also on duty, and Biden needs to clean up the mess. Yes, we need guns laws to prevent situations like Uvalde. So yes, background checks, those drop outs red flag, any person who is a public threat to include domestic violence, should be flagged, who has an unstable mind. To include racists, haters which leads to using a weapon, convicts, ect. But if a soldier with an honorable discharge, of age below the 21 year old should be able to purchase a weapon, if he was in the armed services, he should have that right, cause you’ll never know when the Chinese will invade the West. Thank you. SFC Pershing II.

    • Patrick L wright

      June 16, 2022 at 11:43 am

      You are an idiot. Biden is the main problem. He needs to have a competency test, which he will obviously fail.

    • Fred Albumin

      June 16, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      You are worse than an idiot; you are a democrat. Trump did not encourage violent riots. Where is your proof, you democrat? That’s an insult that cannot be topped – calling someone a democrat.

    • D

      June 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      “you have a president like Trump who encourages violent riots, and try to cause problem in society” – unlike democrat politicians who applauded, even encouraged civil unrest, property damage in the $billions, intimidation and the violent behavior during the BLM riots, and then offered to bail violent rioters out of jail (*cough – Kamala Harris-*cough)?
      Apparently Democrats are only concerned about violent riots when it happens where They Work, everyone else is on their own. Great argument For Second Amendment Rights.
      BTW, whatever happened to all of those riots? Did the US suddenly become non-“systemically racist” because Biden won? Or was it all just senseless violence orchestrated by democrats and propagandized by the media to sway voters? 🤔 Don’t worry, we all know the truth and we don’t forget.

  6. 44magman

    June 16, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Damocrats want total control of the population and they cannot do it as long as Americans are armed. When you want the control you first go into the schools and make the kids believe that America is bad. then you go after the private ownership of fire arms. Once they have that it is just a matter of time for America to become a third world country where you have to have a wheel barrow of money to buy a loaf of bread. Hitler said to take over a country you must deny the citizens the ownership of firearms.

    • Markas

      June 16, 2022 at 8:13 pm

      Blind of the facts, shall Not be infringed…means what it says! Take away our gun = take away our freedoms.
      Laws are in inplaced and must be enforced!
      I will not bow down to those who ” Think ” it’s not our rights… but as said that any rights are not absolute… well read about our law makers and CEOS… it’s all covered in the US Constitution, think about it!

  7. Der Poiguy

    June 16, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Incompetent politician, public officials/bureaucrats and cowardly police are what needs to be addressed. Many states and the Pentagon fail to report banned persons to the NICS system, the FBI has screwed up several known psycho shooter cases with their inaction. Look at the Sexual abuse of the gymnast cases! Make these people do their jobs will be much more effective than more gun laws on law abiding citizens. Democrats fear guns and free people because they know there lies a power to force THEM to obey the Constitution as our fore fathers intended!

  8. GreatGrandpa

    June 16, 2022 at 10:53 am

    I,keep asking the Question? Ya’ll seen enough yet? Law Abiding Citizens Obey the Laws. CRIMINALS DON’T FOLLOW NOR OBEY LAWS. Ya’ll know what needs to be done, Git r Dun! The Whole Global Cabal, demoncRATs and RINOS, ALL SATAN’S DEMON SPAWN MINIONS DESERVE DIRT NAPS. NCSWIC, WWG1WGA,P.A.N.I.C. LET’S GO BRANDON, FJB AND ALL SATAN’S DEMON SPAWN MINIONS. I’m not a BOT. I’m a pissed off American Veteran, Trucker and GreatGrandpa. President Trump’s still my President. Yahweh save our poor souls, Amen.

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