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Is support for more gun control rising among young Americans?

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No, just the opposite in fact. 

 

Can we assume as the sense of one's personal safety becomes less confident, one begins to understand the 2A and the need to maintain gun rights for the law abiding? 

 

Young Americans are Turning Down Gun Control

Amidst all the bad news that we hear, every once in a while the good news breaks through. Greater access to information does not in fact make us better without the ability to evaluate it. But in this situation, the evaluation is the easy part. A poll released by ABC News and the Washington post has reported that in the last three years Americans under the age of 30 are considerably less supportive of gun control. In the face of new proposals for limiting what the citizens can legally own, the population is moving away from government control.

 

The 2021 poll, when compared to a similar one taken in 2018, identified a shift in support from people between the ages of 18 and 29 away from red flag laws, and further infringements such as magazine bans. Three years ago, 65% of those polled supported more gun control. This year that number is 45%.

 

Evaluating the information does require some caution, as we do not know how the poll was taken, but it should be interpreted as good news, even if the question is why. Speculation has suggested that the combination of increased civil unrest and a growing lack of trust in the government has pushed some away from limitation, and others towards self-reliance. Last year we saw that underneath all the chatter, the Second Amendment is alive and well as record firearms sales have continued to soar.

 

NICS-Data-chart-2021-1536x920.jpg

 

NICS Checks ran by Month. March 2021 set the record at 4,691,738.

The breakdown of the poll draws unsurprising lines between Democrats and Republicans, between rural, urban, and sub-urban audiences, as well as by ethnicity. While all sub-sections report lower support, the syntax of the poll itself leans toward whether or not the audience wants more control, even identifying if President Biden is doing enough.

 

Again correlated to the increase in firearms sales, the theory that most gun control is legislated out of ignorance, not malice, finds some purchase, in that following the spike in gun ownership, the desire for gun control drops.

 

The drop in support for Gun Control from the younger demographic should be seen as a sign of hope. In contrast to our collective crazy uncles' rants, perhaps what the younger generation is showing the world is that they prefer the responsibility of liberty over the constraints of an overprotective government.

 

Stories like these shine through the non-stop alarmism of the moment. While it's not a call to rest on our laurels, it's a reminder that the power has always rested in the people, and isn't something that can be taken without their volition. We need to be wary of exchanges of freedom for safety, and remember that, good or bad, we have had something to do with where our world is going. When it comes to Guns, it looks like we might be doing something right.

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1 min ago, flyangler said:

No, just the opposite in fact. 

 

Can we assume as the sense of one's personal safety becomes less confident, one begins to understand the 2A and the need to maintain gun rights for the law abiding? 

 

Young Americans are Turning Down Gun Control

Amidst all the bad news that we hear, every once in a while the good news breaks through. Greater access to information does not in fact make us better without the ability to evaluate it. But in this situation, the evaluation is the easy part. A poll released by ABC News and the Washington post has reported that in the last three years Americans under the age of 30 are considerably less supportive of gun control. In the face of new proposals for limiting what the citizens can legally own, the population is moving away from government control.

 

The 2021 poll, when compared to a similar one taken in 2018, identified a shift in support from people between the ages of 18 and 29 away from red flag laws, and further infringements such as magazine bans. Three years ago, 65% of those polled supported more gun control. This year that number is 45%.

 

Evaluating the information does require some caution, as we do not know how the poll was taken, but it should be interpreted as good news, even if the question is why. Speculation has suggested that the combination of increased civil unrest and a growing lack of trust in the government has pushed some away from limitation, and others towards self-reliance. Last year we saw that underneath all the chatter, the Second Amendment is alive and well as record firearms sales have continued to soar.

 

NICS-Data-chart-2021-1536x920.jpg

 

NICS Checks ran by Month. March 2021 set the record at 4,691,738.

The breakdown of the poll draws unsurprising lines between Democrats and Republicans, between rural, urban, and sub-urban audiences, as well as by ethnicity. While all sub-sections report lower support, the syntax of the poll itself leans toward whether or not the audience wants more control, even identifying if President Biden is doing enough.

 

Again correlated to the increase in firearms sales, the theory that most gun control is legislated out of ignorance, not malice, finds some purchase, in that following the spike in gun ownership, the desire for gun control drops.

 

The drop in support for Gun Control from the younger demographic should be seen as a sign of hope. In contrast to our collective crazy uncles' rants, perhaps what the younger generation is showing the world is that they prefer the responsibility of liberty over the constraints of an overprotective government.

 

Stories like these shine through the non-stop alarmism of the moment. While it's not a call to rest on our laurels, it's a reminder that the power has always rested in the people, and isn't something that can be taken without their volition. We need to be wary of exchanges of freedom for safety, and remember that, good or bad, we have had something to do with where our world is going. When it comes to Guns, it looks like we might be doing something right.

Interestingly young members of progressive WEB sites believe they should have the right to arms and often discuss how the 2nd A is a boon to their revolutionary ideas.  They believe they will soon rise up and start a new revolution to be followed by the masses to transform the country into what amounts to a Marxist society.  Can even find this on Reddit groups.

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Today's young men and women tend to be agressivly focused on equality, opportunity and justice especially for those oppressed by the institution's of the government. Gun control remains the greatest obstacle to those goals.

 

The days of Fudds, Republicans and the NRA championing (basterdizing) "gun rights" are coming to an end.

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21 mins ago, Mokes said:

Yeah....I'm not buying it. 

Some of the largest ARMED 2A rallies in our history were held here in Virginia over the last two years. Yeah there were some fudds, wizened iiipers in their airsolf tier gear and maybe an NRA representative or two but the VAST bulk of the crowd was young people, many mobilized through twitter and Instagram. Men and women of all races, beliefs, orientations, etc wearing some seriously legit kit, sporting meme patches, flying pride flags alongside gadsden flags and other signs of the liberty movement and most importantly carrying in defiance of authorities and tyranny.

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3 mins ago, Sandbar1 said:

Some of the largest ARMED 2A rallies in our history were held here in Virginia over the last two years. Yeah there were some fudds, wizened iiipers in their airsolf tier gear and maybe an NRA representative or two but the VAST bulk of the crowd was young people, many mobilized through twitter and Instagram. Men and women of all races, beliefs, orientations, etc wearing some seriously legit kit, sporting meme patches, flying pride flags alongside gadsden flags and other signs of the liberty movement and most importantly carrying in defiance of authorities and tyranny.

Yeah? I'm in MA. It's a pretty neutered state for dudes overall. Gun owners in MA are a rare breed now. Like, you're always surprised and happy when you meet one lol. 

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10 mins ago, Mokes said:

Yeah? I'm in MA. It's a pretty neutered state for dudes overall. Gun owners in MA are a rare breed now. Like, you're always surprised and happy when you meet one lol. 

Maybe not as rare as you'd think, guys are just rolling under the radar which is understandable given the state of things. I'm from MA, (in VA for work for the next couple years) and I know a handful of dudes with some serious toys back home.

Was reading a post last night from an industry insider whose company focuses very heavily on the tactical/combative side of the industry who claims that they sell the most products by far to CA. 

Lots of guys out there living free and in defiance to tyranny. 

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1 hour ago, Steve_in_PA said:

Interestingly young members of progressive WEB sites believe they should have the right to arms and often discuss how the 2nd A is a boon to their revolutionary ideas.  They believe they will soon rise up and start a new revolution to be followed by the masses to transform the country into what amounts to a Marxist society.  Can even find this on Reddit groups.

It was only a matter of time before someone realized that frozen water bottles and laser pointers would be useless against American hardware. 

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