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Gun grabbers losing support, try to capitalize on Sandy Hook anniversary

A new poll shows more Americans are against gun control schemes that gathered steam after last year’s school shooting in Connecticut, but that’s not stopping gun control groups from using the anniversary to push their cause.

According to lefty mouthpiece the Huffington Post, the gun-grabbing group Moms Demand Action is releasing a scary ad apparently showing a school classroom pre-shooting.  According to The Hill, the national Obama group Organizing for Action is pushing “anniversary events” at the local level — which sounds oddly festive if you think about it.

gunrights1205The biggest problem these groups have – and it’s a big one – is that more Americans are disagreeing with them as reason takes over from the emotion that followed the shooting.

According to a CNN poll released Wednesday, 50 percent of Americans oppose stricter gun control laws up from 27 percent in January. That’s a 23 percent increase in the people who think Second Amendment rights are more important than the illusion of safety gun control laws provide.

Meanwhile, the percent of Americans who support stricter gun laws is 49 percent, according to the poll, down from 55 percent in January immediately after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown.

So as the emotion of Newtown fades and reason reasserts itself, the anti-Second Amendment groups keep flogging the tragedy to push their agenda – as they have almost since the shots were fired, and the blood was barely dry.

In an NBC interview on Jan. 20, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, put his finger on the Democrat game.

“What I don’t think is constructive is what the president is doing right now, which is within minutes of that horrible tragedy in Newtown, the president began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to partisans,” he said.

A year later, they’re still doing it.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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