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.