Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Briefly Noted: Major Narrative Fail

Let's get right to it. How do Americans feel about new gun control laws after years of non-stop street violence?

Americans Under 30 Have Rapidly Turned Against Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday from among more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that Americans overall are less supportive of new gun control legislations than they were just three years ago. People between the ages of 18-29 saw the sharpest decline in backing for new weapons laws, with fewer than half now saying new legislation is needed to reduce the risk of future mass shootings or to block "red flag" buyers.

In April 2018, the last time the ABC/Washington Post survey was conducted on this issue, 65 percent of these young Americans said they support gun control laws. That percentage is now 45.

The news doesn't get better across any demographic. Self-confessed liberals still strongly support gun control, but that's about it.

TTAG notes that, despite every form of narrative manipulation thrown at the public, it's as if:

Gosh, it’s almost as if living through a year of pandemic, riots, increased urban violence, the proliferation of zero bail policies and defunded police departments has had an effect on the American public. Maybe those 8.4 million first-time gun buyers’ opinions are being affected by their status as new firearm owners and that’s being reflected in these results.

Maybe those new gun owners just aren’t buying the party line that the best way to DO SOMETHING about violent crime is to disarm law-abiding gun owners and limit their ability to defend themselves and their families. Crazy, huh?


  1. The deep state will interpret this as need for more mass shootings, I'm afraid.

  2. I can never judge where the left is coming from on firearms. The one sure fire way to push americans into accepting an idea is to threaten to take it away from them.

    It's not like they don't know this, so what are they really pushing for? I don't thinks it's actually gun control.

    With the hyping, race bating and mass cultivation of hateful narratives it seems to be an implosion.

    I'm off in left field here but...

    I wouldn't be surprised if 20-30 years from now we find a pile of pro eugenics studies sitting in Government filing cabinets with analytics showing they can't get from A to B without the implosion first. Alongside contingency plans on of what their creating after.

    We poke fun at places like Chicago but should we? Their murder rates being sky high with long standing gun control and the perpetual data showing it's a bad idea. Coupled with the consistent blind eye... Ever wonder if it's not completely on purpose?

    When you have unlimited resources, you plan big. There's no reason not to.

  3. Just read this:

    Could have been written for the US, as well.


    1. Interesting. Note that they express no higher purpose than self preservation, no dedication to a transcendent order. France is resolutely secular and has firmly rejected its status as the first daughter of the Church. That's not much of a rallying cry--can it be sufficient?

    2. I fear that France appealing to non-secular concerns would fall on deaf ears. The Revolution fixed that. Let's hope what they do have is enough to pull them from the abyss, as they have past the edge. I pray there is no civil war, but will understand if there is.


    3. Correction: "passed" instead of "past"