Washington Post - ABC Poll: Support for Gun Control Tanks Since Parklands Shootings

Support for gun control is always overestimated, and various shooting incidents are exploited to bump the support for more anti-gun laws.


The Washington Post – ABC poll indicated that support for gun control fell remarkably since the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.


The recent findings are hardly coincidental since gun control advocates exploit every high-profile mass shooting incident to promote more gun control through mass misinformation.


About a third (32%) of Americans felt that there were too few laws to reduce “gun violence,” while a similar number (32%) of Americans felt that the existing gun control laws were too much.


Contrarily, more than a quarter (28%) of the respondents were satisfied with the existing laws, while about a tenth (8%) refused to answer.

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The pollsters also asked the respondents, “Which do you think should be a higher priority right now - (enacting new laws to try to reduce gun violence) or (protecting the right to own guns)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?”


Half (50%) of the respondents strongly supported (42%) or somewhat (8%) felt that more gun laws to reduce gun violence were necessary. This was a 7% reduction from 2018 when 57% of the respondents answered affirmatively.


Contrarily, 43% of the respondents preferred stronger (38%) or somewhat stronger (5%) laws to protect the citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. This was a 9% increase from the 2018 Parklands, Fla., shooting.


Four percent of the respondents proposed both measures, one percent proposed neither, while three percent had no opinion on gun control.


Interestingly, the poll was conducted between April 18 and 21, 2021, after the high-profile mass shooting incidents in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado.


As usual, gun control activists tried to exploit the mass shooting incidents to rally for more gun control.


Another poll by Rasmussen found that about two-thirds (64%) of American voters believed that more gun control laws could not prevent mass shootings.

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