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Democrat efforts to use gun control to terrorize voters to the polls are backfiring as a new survey finds that not only are Americans turning against gun control, the trend in favor of gun rights is greatest among young voters and minorities.

“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,” Newsweek reports.

And despite decades of blaming gun owners for school shootings and teaching children they could be killed at any moment unless guns are confiscated, the decline in support for gun control is driven by young voters.

“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,” Newsweek adds.

So-called “red flag” gun laws, which allow police to kick in a gun owner’s door and confiscate weapons without due process of law, are popular among lawmakers, with even former President Donald Trump calling for them.

The degree to which young people have turned against gun control has been dramatic.

“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,” Newsweek reports.

Racial minorities are also abandoning support for gun control, leaving the issue mostly to the Democrats’ base of wealthy white urban liberals.

“Percentage drops were seen in nearly every demographic divide. In that time period, 20 percent of Hispanics pulled back from supporting new gun laws, falling to 50 percent. An increase in rural Americans also now say they want no new gun restrictions, down 17 points to 30 percent,” Newsweek notes.

“Rural adults across the country are twice as likely as urban or suburban Americans to favor the protection of their right to bear arms. Fewer than one-third of urban dwellers said they prioritize their right to own a gun. And just shy of half of suburban residents said they favor protection of gun rights over new laws,” Newsweek concludes.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
4 months ago

They see that the police have been hindered by dumbass commiecrats and it’s going to be a problem relying on law enforcement. I have noticed a lot of young people and minorities showing up at the range in my area. Like the line in the movie Shawshank redemption “ get busy living or get ready dying “.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Mean to say get busy dying.

Richard Hoard
Richard Hoard
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

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Julia
Julia
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

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Lydia
Lydia
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

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Desert Dweller
Desert Dweller
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

and they want to disband the police, so you give up your guns and you will look just like australia does now!!! HELPLESS!

Alfie
Alfie
4 months ago

……. Biden is Wrong! The Bill of Rights prevents the government from certain acts! The Bill of Rights protects CITIZENS, not the government! The founders of this nation could own any weapon they desired! There is nothing in the Constitution regarding fire or theaters!
The reason for the second amendment is to allow CITIZENS to protect themselves from an oppressive government!  Catholics may be citizens, NO CATHOLIC is and AMERICAN.

David Groh
David Groh
4 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

Does the constitution say anything about murder?

ernaldo
ernaldo
4 months ago
Reply to  David Groh

That’s the Ten Commandments, stooge.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
4 months ago
Reply to  ernaldo

The original writing of the 10 commandments said to not murder. The translation was changed to kill when king James converted the scriptures to English. Killing to protect people and country is allowed in the Bible. But be sure it’s for the right reason Notice that when Jesus was arrested and Peter cut the guy’s ear off that Jesus didn’t scold him for having a sword. He was just telling him to stand down and stay out of it. The mission of Christ was about to be fulfilled. And in the book of Luke Jesus told the followers to buy swords

Tmac
Tmac
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I believe at the time of King James the term “kill” was used to describe murder and the term “slay” was used in the more general expression of forced death. You killed (murdered) the victim in a botched robbery attempt you would slay an animal for food or the enemy in battle.

Motorbandit
Motorbandit
4 months ago
Reply to  David Groh

No,but the Ten Commandments does!
Armed& Ready,”Lets Roll”

Mikey
Mikey
4 months ago
Reply to  David Groh

No. But if you’re going to take that tack let’s also outlaw knives, bats, bare fists, and all other objects that have been used to commit murder.

Doc
Doc
4 months ago
Reply to  David Groh

You should discuss that with Jesus.

Patrick Doucet
Patrick Doucet
4 months ago
Reply to  David Groh

Yea it is illegal. More people are murdered by other means than they are by guns. Do your research, you may learn something.

Lydia
Lydia
4 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

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Moe
Moe
4 months ago
Reply to  Lydia

Lydia,
I have a job for you, Blow me.

Tmac
Tmac
4 months ago
Reply to  Moe

She only does it on live stream I hear.

Linda
Linda
4 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

Catholics are Americans. That’s just nonsense that they’re not.

Alfie
Alfie
4 months ago

Gun laws are NOT Constitutional!
——Citizen:A person with ALL rights… Blacks law dictionary —
Afroyim v Rusk 18LED 2D (757) SCOTUS decision. 
All persons born or naturalized in the United States … are citizens of the United States….” There is no indication in these words of a fleeting citizenship, good at the moment it is acquired but subject to destruction by the Government at any time. Rather the Amendment can most reasonably be read as defining a citizenship which a citizen keeps unless he voluntarily relinquishes it. Once acquired, this Fourteenth Amendment citizenship was not to be shifted, canceled, or diluted at the will of the Federal Government, the States, or any other governmental unit.[62][63]
Afroyim was a reversal of a previous decision. The SCOTUS has never negated nor reversed any reversed decision. Therefore Afroyim is the law of the land!
——Citizen:A person with ALL rights… Blacks law dictionary. ————-
If you do not have the RIGHT to own a firearm, you are not a citizen…
In other words, the government against SCOTUS ruling has removed your citizenship RIGHTS. The government against SCOTUS ruling has removed CITIZENSHIP from many citizens.

Bug D
Bug D
4 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

Alfred…..no one take anything you say seriously because of your normal catholic sputum. Buzz off

ernaldo
ernaldo
4 months ago
Reply to  Bug D

Words seem to confuse you….Demotard, I’m guessing.

Jim Shoes
Jim Shoes
4 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

WRONG. The framers of the 14th amendment clearly did not intend for it to include those born here of parents of foreign nationality. It was SCOTUS who chose to ignore the writings of the framers and make a law that did not exist just like the present day SCOTUS has done on occassion. AND law is only made by Congress; SCOTUS makes interpretations. That Congress has abrogated their responsibility is one of the reasons this country is in a mess.

Linda
Linda
4 months ago
Reply to  Alfie

Gun laws are constitutional. They’re protected in our second amendment RIGHTS.

Tmac
Tmac
4 months ago
Reply to  Linda

Depends on the gun laws.