A new left-of-center poll just published this week shows that the support for a ban on “assault weapons” is at an all-time low as Democratic politicians attempt to capitalize on the tragedy in Uvalde.
The campaign to confiscate Americans’ Second Amendment rights is being led by Democrat Pres. Joe Biden, who called for a ban on semi-automatic rifles during a speech last week.
While other Dems have toned down their ambitions, actor Matt McConaughey, who formerly called for the same weapons to be banned, acknowledged in an interview with Fox News this week that Dems still want a lot more when it comes to restricting our Second Amendment rights but are prepared to “take a slice” instead this time.
According to a survey from Quinnipiac University, support for banning semi-automatic rifles has never been lower, and Americans do not favor restricting the number of weapons that someone can own. Americans also are skeptical that Congress will take any action on gun control.
“Today’s poll shows that 50% of registered American voters favor a total ban on the sale of assault weapons, and 45% are opposed. This is the lowest support level for a national ban on the sale of assault guns among registered voters since Feb. 2013, the first time the question was asked by Quinnipiac University Poll.” “Support for a national ban on these assault weapons was highest among registered voters in a Quinnipiac poll on Feb. 20, 2018, when 67% supported it and 29% opposed.”
Following the Parkland massacre, when 14 students were killed, the all-time high level of support for banning semi-automatic rifles was recorded. Following the shooting at Uvalde High School that left 19 kids dead, the current all-time low was recorded in the poll.
The poll also noted that while 41% of people in the United States think the country should try to limit the number of guns, 55% do not agree. “Forty-two percent of Americans expect officials in Washington D.C. to take action on curbing gun violence this year, but 54% do not,” it said.
“Nearly ten years after the Sandy Hook shooting and amid a furious partisan debate, the assault weapon still has a presence, as demands for banning fell to their lowest level,” said Quinnipiac University Polling expert Tim Malloy.