“In the poll, taken in the wake of two mass shootings in the span of a week, 65% overall say gun laws should be stricter – a sizable majority but one that has fallen by 7 percentage points from a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll taken in August 2019.
The 54% support among Republicans two years ago has plummeted to 35%. Democratic support has stayed about the same, now at 90%. …
The findings show some notable shifts since a similar USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll in August 2019, after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Now 57% overall say loose gun laws bear at least some responsibility for mass shootings in the United States. That’s down 10 points from 2019. Among Republicans, the 51% majority who blamed loose gun laws in 2019 has now been cut almost in half, to 27%. The views of Democrats, at 85%, haven’t significantly changed. …”
After everything that has happened since Dayton and El Paso, more Republicans are hesitant to embrace new gun control measures. Can you believe it? I can’t even …
Are you saying that the Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots moved the dial in the opposite direction with Republican voters? Are you saying that the FBI allowing that to happen decreased social trust? Are you saying that Republican voters haven’t been reassured by the collapse of the Mexican border, Big Tech wiping Trump and all of his followers off the internet, Joe Biden’s DHS labeling them “domestic extremists,” Joe Biden’s Pentagon imposing a political litmus test on the U.S. military, the crime wave sweeping our big cities and the political establishment redefining the term “racism” so that now it means systematic racism by evil cishet White male oppressors? Are you saying that the mobs of politically correct brats chanting stupid slogans in the street and who are out to “get” you are alienating people?
Note: Charlie Sykes and David French recently discussed the True Cons position on gun control. After El Paso, David French called for a “declaration of war” on White Nationalism. He also wanted the government to hunt down the violent Christian “insurrectionists” after the Capitol Siege.