WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 – According to the Gallup organization, “A solid majority of Americans (58%) say they have an overall favorable impression of the NRA [National Rifle Association].”
And a July report released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms states that gun production has more than doubled since President Obama took office in 2008.
Then the Pew Research Center found this: “For the first time, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership.”
After every mass shooting, politicians from the president on down advocate for tougher gun restrictions. It’s like the Christian Science Monitor reported in 2012: The growing number of gun owners are afraid, not of criminals, but politicians and “their ability to enact restrictions on gun ownership and the acquisition of ammunition.”
A majority of Americans, it appears, still believe they have an inalienable right to bear arms.
As President Obama considers issuing royal decrees imposing new gun restrictions on Americans without the consent of their congressional representatives (“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone”), the federal government’s propaganda arm, the Public Broadcasting Service, reports that the Democratic candidates for president “jockeyed for bragging rights over who had the lowest rating from the National Rifle Association.”
Voices in the mainstream media say that gun control will be a big issue in the 2016 presidential contest. It’s clear Democrats haven’t thought this through.
Not long ago, President Obama said stricter gun legislation was impossible while “the grip of the NRA on Congress is extremely strong,”he told the New York Times.
Massive gun sales, growing NRA popularity and an expanding conservative and tea party presence in Congress are all contrarian manifestations to President Obama and the Democratic Party’s will to power.
Some might even call it democracy.