According to a new Poll from Rasmussen Americans, most Americans are blaming the shooter not the gun for mass shootings.
Americans blame the shooters in mass killings, not the availability of guns, and believe that there are already gun control laws on the books that can make a difference.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults agree with the following statement – “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger; it’s the person that pulls the trigger.” Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree with the statement by President Trump who is calling for a stronger mental health response following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
57% also believed that we should enforce our gun laws we have on the books rather than having new ones.
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— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 1, 2019
President Trump needs to look at this polling data. Responses to Mass Shootings are tricky because they are such tragic events that Americans automatically want something to be done. However, doing so is easier said than done. You can’t legislate out evil. Evil people will do evil things and no law on the books will stop them. Due to this, the left plays on that emotion and says we need to take guns from the law-abiding. When Republicans refuse they say look right-wingers don’t care about stopping school shootings. This is why Republicans must be smart. After a Mass Shooting, we must analyze exactly what happened and what can be fixed that doesn’t infringe on the rights of Americans.
The left thinks Americans are dumb. The left thinks Americans will fall for the propaganda. This Poll shows us that.
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