Two years ago, Sunday, Americans watched in horror as countless news outlets blasted developments of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children and six adults.
Many grabbed their families close and prayed for the grieving victims while Democrats in Congress yelled in the megaphone for stricter gun laws.
The liberal media once again jumped on board the anti-gun train as the cause of carnage.
Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg began surveying all federal candidates in the 2014 midterm elections on gun issues as he tried to become a political counterweight to the National Rifle Association.
Bloomberg contributed $50 million of his personal fortune this year to build a national grass-roots movement that would pressure lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws.
Yahoo News reports on a recent poll:
By a margin of 52 percent to 46 percent, Americans say protecting the rights of gun owners is more important than gun control, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center released Wednesday. It is the first time Pew found more support for gun ownership than gun control in more than two decades of surveys on the issue.
“Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shooting,” the Pew report says.
Among African-Americans, Pew found a dramatic shift in opinion. A majority of blacks, 54 percent, now say gun ownership does more to protect people than to endanger personal safety. Two years ago, only 29 percent of black Americans held that view.
Among whites, pro-gun views have also risen, but not as sharply. Some 62 percent now see guns as a protection, up from 54 percent in December 2012, according to Pew. The margin of error for the white sample is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. The survey was taken between Dec. 3 and 7.
Pew also found that partisan differences over guns have widened in the past two years.
Barack Obama claimed “90 percent” of Americans “yearned” for stronger gun laws, while Democrats championed this inaccurate percentage through the liberal media as if repeating it would force it into reality.
Two years later, Americans are still holding strong against the constant calls for Second Amendment infringements. Bloomberg probably should have used his millions to create jobs for New York’s economy instead.
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