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An interesting new poll has come out from Rasmussen about how US voters feel regarding gun control in the current climate.

The new poll from Rasmussen showed that a majority of Americans do not think gun control would have prevented the recent shooting in a New York City subway.

From Rasmussen: 

In the wake of Tuesday’s mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway train, most voters don’t think more control laws will prevent such incidents.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters don’t think stricter gun control laws would help prevent shootings like the one Tuesday that left 29 people injured in Brooklyn. Thirty-eight percent (38%) think stricter gun control laws would help prevent mass shootings, while another 11% are not sure. These findings are virtually identical to a March 2021 survey, when President Joe Biden called for new gun control measures in the aftermath of two mass shootings. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This poll came at an interesting time because it not only followed the President’s announcement of new gun control measures and regulations but a mass shooting in a New York City subway. The media has been having an absolute field day in regards to the tragic shooting in the subway, some even went as far as to compare US Senator Ted Cruz to the shooter. Despite the media’s shenanigans and the President’s remarks, it appears that a majority of Americans are done with the idea of gun control.

The media attempted to use the shooting as a way to further drive home Biden’s gun control agenda, despite none of the measures he put forward having anything to do with the shooter or his means. The topic of firearms and firearm regulation has always been a complex subject and you can be forgiven if the media fools you regarding these topics, but this adds to the importance of this poll.

Despite many Americans not understanding what a “Ghost Gun” is or how the government regulates firearms with split receivers, a majority of the public isn’t falling for the classic traps.

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