Of course it is about the same…..we want to be able to defend ourselves…..the answer is more concealed carry, yes, even in theaters. Not more gun control and errosion of the 2nd amendment.
The movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., has had no significant impact on public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights, according to a new poll released Monday.
The poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that 47 percent of respondents say it’s more important to control gun ownership, while 46 percent say it’s more important to protect the rights of Americans who own guns. That is virtually unchanged from a survey in April, when 45 percent prioritized gun control and 49 percent gun rights.
Dhavan Shah, a communications and political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the results show that despite tragedies like the July 20 massacre in Aurora, which left 12 dead and scores wounded, public opinion on guns is deep-seated and rigid.
“News events and disruptions in the media don’t do a lot to shift those opinions,” Shah told NBC News. “Those shifts tend to be more gradual.”
Other recent major shootings also had little effect on public opinion about gun laws. According to Pew surveys, there was no significant change in the balance of opinion about gun rights and gun control after the January 2011 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., in which U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was injured. Nor was there a spike in support for gun control following the shooting at Virginia Tech University in April 2007.
The latest Pew survey, conducted July 26-29 among 1,010 adults in the U.S., also showed that relatively few Americans view the shooting in Aurora as part of a broader social problem. Rather, 67 percent said that shootings like this are isolated acts perpetrated by troubled individuals.
This is similar to public reaction after the Tucson and Virginia Tech shootings, when 58 percent and 47 percent of poll respondents, respectively, viewed them as isolated act by troubled individuals.
(So the shootings are not having the effect on the American public that the elite wanted….too bad)
Here are a few comments:
Either George Washington or Thomas Jefferson wrote that the main reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is to allow them the protect themselves from those who would impose tyranny upon them, including their own government. The history of “gun control” is filled with one country after another wherein the citizenry was disarmed and then exterminated. Why is it that you think that people are pushing to arm the Syrian rebels so that the government troops won’t be able to massacre them at will?
As for taking on the US military, if a few thousand semi illiterate Afghanis can give them the kind of trouble that they’ve been having in Afghanistan, what will a few MILLION well trained and PO’d American veterans (thousands of whom are retired Special Ops guys) are going to do?
Wit our current failure in the White House, the necessity of owning fire arms has increased at least threefold. Gun laws are enforceable only for those who respect the law.
“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow out lead into the future.”
Quote from ADOLF HITLER, 1935
First they have you register them so they know where they are when they want to confiscate them. If only 10 out of every 100 Jews in Europe were armed then out of the 6,000,000 murdered there would have been 600,000 armed individuals to stand up to the Gestapo and SS. The Holocaust wold never have happened.