By: José Niño
Although Democrats are working to pass all forms of gun control, American voters are thinking, “Not so fast…”
According to a report by Rasmussen, a majority of registered voters hold the view that the Second Amendment still defends Americans against government tyranny. More importantly, the voters surveyed don’t expect Congress to submit to President Joe Biden’s calls to pass gun control.
In a new national telephone and online survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 34 percent of likely U.S. voters believe Congress will likely pass gun control. Of that block of voters, 11 percent believe it is “very likely” gun control will be passed in Congress.
By contrast, 57 percent of voters are of the view that it is not likely that Congress will pass anti-gun legislation. In that similar segment, 21 percent believe it is “not at all likely” that gun control will receive Congress’ approval.
Fifty-four percent of voters hold the belief that the Founding Fathers “explicitly wanted an armed citizenry to keep potentially tyrannical governments in check,” which includes 32 percent who “strongly agree.” On the other hand, only 26 percent of voters disagree with the statement, while 20 percent are unsure.
Democrats are more confident (49 percent) that Congress will pass gun control legislation; however, 25 percent of Republicans and 28 percent of unaffiliated voters share this view.
With how divided the Senate is, and the fact that there are Democrats who represent pro-gun states like Arizona, Georgia, Montana, New Hampshire, and West Virginia, it will be difficult for Democrats to pass gun control via conventional means in Congress. This shows the value of legislative gridlock.
Still, gun owners will have to be prepared for gun grabs that will come from agencies such as the ATF and similar bureaucracies. When the gun grabbers can’t legislate, they will administrate. Unaccountable bureaucrats will always find ways to infringe on Americans’ rights because they know they won’t face the wrath of the voters.
All told, America still has a large portion of the population that isn’t drinking Gun Control Inc.’s Kool-Aid and will fiercely resist D.C’s civilian disarmament agenda. This has to keep the gun grabbers up at night. Americans will not let their God-given rights go away so easily.
José Niño is a freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Sign up for his mailing list here. Contact him via Facebook, Twitter, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get his e-book, The 10 Myths of Gun Control, here.