Americans Much More Concerned About Gun Control Than Mass Shootings

As usual, leftist gun grabbers are running the rhetorical gamut from pushing “common sense gun control” (heavy restrictions on legal ownership of firearms) to wanting to require anyone who wants to buy a gun to have to suffer being shot themselves (I wonder if this applies to Hillary Clinton’s security detail?) to pushing for the same measures implemented by nations such as Australia and the U.K. Meaning, confiscation of guns, almost no ownership allowed. Reality tends to smack the gun grabbers in the face when citizens are asked certain pointed questions, though

(Breitbart) On October 13, Chapman University released its Survey of American Fears and revealed that more than twice as many Americans fear gun control than fear “mass shootings.”

While those on the left may scratch their heads to wonder how this could be, the facts are that gun control leads to gun-free zones, which, in turn, appear to be very popular with mass shooters.

According to Chapman University, 16.4 percent of Americans hold “mass shootings” as one of their greatest fears, while more than twice that many Americans, 36.5 percent, are “afraid” or “very afraid” of  gun control.

Read that again: twice as many are more afraid of gun control than mass shootings. Michael Bloomberg’s gun grabby Everytown reports that there have been 150 school shootings in the U.S. since 2013 (many of said “shootings” were gun discharges with no one injured or killed). What kind of zones are schools?

In fact, the poll shows that Americans fear many issues tied to government overreach far more than they fear mass shootings. For example, whereas 16.4 percent of Americans fear mass shootings, 58 percent fear government corruption, and 35.7 percent fear Obamacare. Moreover, 29.7 percent of Americans fear illegal immigration more than they fear mass shootings.

According to the study, more people are worried about volcanoes, robots, and artificial intelligence than mass shootings. On the bright side, their concern over mass shootings is double that of people worried about zombies and ghosts. So, they can hang their hats on that.

“You won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time…
It’s a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience.” – Ronald Reagan

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9 Responses to “Americans Much More Concerned About Gun Control Than Mass Shootings”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Fun with surveys. Put another way, 64% of Americans do NOT fear gun control.

    Almost twice as many Americans DO NOT worry about gun control as fear it.

    Fun with surveys. If Americans are not very concerned about crime or mass shootings why are they so interested in carrying handguns everywhere? Hunting?

    It’s almost as if the ammosexuals are motivated by emotional rather than rational drives. “I need a handgun to protect me from gun control.” Makes sense if you don’t think about it.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    Dishonest, discredited and odious Jeffery once again shows his lack of critical thinking on this subject.

    Almost twice as many Americans DO NOT worry about gun control as fear it.

    Of course, that is a misstatement of the issue because Jeffery is distorting the survey. No one said anything about “worry” or “concerned.” The tern “fear” has a definite meaning which goes beyond fear.

    But if DDO Jeffery wants to dismiss the issue that people 2 0ut of 3 people fear gun control, it should be noted that the fear of global warming ranked below that of gun control. In short, more people are afraid of gun control than global warming. It is almost as if warmists are motivated by emotion rather than external drives.

    I would bet that Jeffery locks the doors of his house when he leaves it. I would guess that Jeffery locks the doors to his car when he gets out of it. Why? Why does he need to take precautions if he is not afraid of crime?

    There is a difference between taking steps to prevent something and being afraid of it.

    In short, not only does Jeffery display his lack of critical thinking and logic, he once again shows his hypocrisy in his life.

  3. Jeffery says:

    It slithers out of its gutter and hisses:

    The tern (sic) “fear” has a definite meaning which goes beyond fear.

    LOL. With apologies to Lewis Carroll: “When I use a word,” Gutter Crawler said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

    So ‘fear’ means something other than ‘fear’. Got it.

    The headline, of course, used the word ‘concerned’, and that was typed by Mr. Teach, one presumes. I clearly wrote that 36% feared gun control meaning that 64% did not.

    “I need a handgun to protect me from gun control.” — I do like that very much. I won’t copyright it so you can create a bumper sticker and sell it at tea parties. No charge.

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Poor widdle Jeffy….. reduced to making arguments that he himself has dismissed.

    Clearly I was saying that “fear” goes beyond “worry.”

    I am sorry that I miss-typed a word. It doesn’t take away from the point that while you dismiss the fear that people have over gun control, you continue to say that people should be fearful of global warming.

    Once again we see that you can’t engage in an honest debate because you don’t apply the same rules to others as you do to yourself.

  5. david7134 says:

    One thing about surveying Americans is that you are sampling a group of people that was stupid enough to election a man like Obama, twice and do not see the horror in Hillary. That fact alone is justification for having easy access to firearms so you can defend yourself from your fellow citizens that are so far removed from reality and knowledge. A good sampling can be seen in the dithering’s of Jeff and John.

  6. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    You so despise your fellow citizens that disagree with you that you need a gun handy so you can shoot them.

    As always, thank you for your honesty.

  7. Michael says:

    As long as you keep using inaccurate, insulting terminology (ammosexuals, gun nuts, etc.) you’ll never have any credibility with anyone except the smug, close-minded, “we’re smarter than you” set on the extreme left.

    If you believe that millions of law-abiding American citizens are EVER going to willingly surrender their guns, you are seriously delusional. Such an attempt would bring about a civil war that would dwarf the first.

    Your above statement “twice as many DO NOT worry about gun control” is completely incorrect. It simply wasn’t what they listed as “one of their greatest fears”. Those who didn’t likely have faith in the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and believe that it will continue to be upheld and protected by the court system.

  8. Jeffery says:

    Michael,

    No liberal, progressive or moderate has any credibility with right-wing radicals anyway. The radicals react violently to any policy provision keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, kids and lunatics.

    As I have said over and over and over… dead kids are a small price to pay for the 2nd Amendment right of any resident to have unfettered access to any firearm at any time. Clearly, many Americans find that having access to firearms, unfettered by government intrusion, is more important than a few hundred children being shot and killed each year, either intentionally shot or by accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 children under the age of 14 died from accidental firearms discharges in 2013. As I said, unless it’s your child, 69 dead kids is a small price to pay for the comfort and joy of the government not knowing if you have a handgun or not!

    Other advanced nations have been able to keep their firearms deaths down (and coincidentally their murder rates too), but the US is incapable of that.

    The NRA, the gun manufacturers and the American right have co-opted the argument (kudos!) by making it a dichotomy: ban guns or allow unfettered access.

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