All too often the American Left says disingenuously that no one truly wants to take all guns away from Americans.
But if a new Quinnipiac poll is even close to an accurate representation of Americans’ feelings, that statement is demonstrably false. The poll, released on Wednesday, found that fully one-third of Democrats favor repealing the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.
33% of Democrats and 14% of independents favor repealing the Second Amendment; only 4% of Republicans agree. 13% of men and 21% of women also want the amendment repealed.
A significant finding was this: of the four age groups surveyed, the group with the lowest support for repeal was the youngest, those between the ages of 18-34; the highest level of support for gun repeal came from those aged 35-49. That well could be because the youngest group is not the primary age of parents with children in schools, and those with children in schools have been spooked by school shootings.
That supposition gains credence when looking at the responses when voters were asked if they supported or opposed stricter gun laws in the United States; the percentage of those supporting stricter gun laws peaked at 66% February 20, six days after the Valentine’s day massacre in Parkland, Florida, and has declined since.