Rasmussen Poll: Florida shooting has not moved the needle.
In the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, officials and activists are calling for tighter gun control laws.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 15% of American Adults say stricter gun control laws increase violent crime, while 39% think stricter laws would decrease violent crime. Another 39% believe beefing up the country’s gun control laws would have no impact on violent crime.
These findings are in line with previous surveys.
Only 24% of Americans trust the government to fairly enforce gun control laws. Fifty-eight percent (58%) lack trust in the government’s ability to enforce those laws, while 18% are not sure.
Fifty-eight percent lack trust (see also “lack faith” in the ability) of government to enforce those laws. That is an epic indictment. It’s also a clear statement in support of the second amendment right to self-defense.
If the government can’t even enforce gun laws as a means of protecting the populace, how can anyone reasonably expect them to protect people from any individual threat of any kind?
They can’t. Nor are they required. That’s not how it works. It’s up to law-abiding citizens to survive until the law can get there, wherever there happens to be.
You are free to choose either way for yourself but armed law-abiding citizens are more likely to survive as are the people around them.