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In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the gun debate continues to rage. While conservatives advocate for more stringent security measures in our schools, the left is doing what they do best: arguing for more restrictions on guns.
One of the more disingenuous arguments they make when it comes to gun control is that they do not want to ban all firearms. Indeed, leftist politicians and pundits ridicule conservatives as paranoid simpletons who believe that the Democratic Party wants to confiscate their weapons.
While many of us would like to believe that the Democrats simply want “common sense gun control,” a recent survey shows something drastically different. In reality, a significant number of Democrats wish to ban guns altogether.
Polls Show Democrats Really Do Want Your Guns
Last week, YouGov released the results of a survey that analyzed the attitudes of Americans on guns. Some of the questions were related to the level of gun control participants believed was necessary.
The poll asked participants a series of questions, one of which was whether they favor or oppose banning semi-automatic weapons. Among Democrats, 44% supported banning semi-automatics while 46% opposed.
I know what you’re thinking. Most guns are semi-automatic, so did the people participating in the survey understand that they were also talking about handguns as well? Well, they probably didn’t, but the survey also asked whether they favor banning handguns.
Spoiler alert: The result was much the same.
- 44% of Democrats wanted to ban handguns. But it gets worse. Let’s talk about the right to bear arms.
- 39% of Democrats favored repealing the Second Amendment, while 41% opposed.
So, what’s the upshot here? Almost half of Democrats want to ban all guns. It ain’t paranoia folks; it is a fact.
YouGov’s Poll Doesn’t Tell Us Anything We Don’t Already Know
The results of this survey might be surprising to many Americans, but not to conservatives. This is an agenda the left has pushed for decades. It isn’t simply “common sense gun control;” it is a concerted effort to disarm as many Americans as they can.
Yes, many Democrats are not attempting to take guns from Americans, but the fact that almost half of them do support this type of initiative is alarming. Conservatives need to take note of the left’s real attitude on the Second Amendment.
If the Democrats really wanted to decrease the number of Americans killed in mass shootings, they wouldn’t be using a tragedy like the Parkland shooting to push towards gun confiscation. They would be looking for practical solutions to deter and prevent mass shooters.
They know that evil people can acquire weapons regardless of the law. They also understand that armed security could make a difference – but that’s the problem. If a good guy with a gun stops an evil person with a gun, it becomes more difficult to make the case that Americans should give up their firearms.
We shouldn’t be fooled. Individuals who claim that the left doesn’t want to ban guns aren’t telling the truth.