Why Political Moderates Walked Away from Gun Control

Why Political Moderates Walked Away from Gun Control

Promoted Content Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Most of us have fired a gun at least once. Many of us have a gun in our homes today. Gun ownership has increased steadily over the decades and is now common. Running counter to that trend, Democrat politicians became increasingly hostile towards gun owners in the last ten years. The Democrat party took that position while public opposition to gun control grew. Today, democrat voters want gun-control as much as ever, but we saw the undecided middle and political independents step off the gun-control bandwagon. Here is why they abandoned the idea of gun control. The world became more dangerous. The rate of crime fell steadily for decades. Despite that trend, we saw political policies in Democrat-controlled cities lead to a recent increase in crime and violence. We saw sentencing reform and bail reform put repeat offenders back on the streets. We saw riots and looting justified by Democrat politicians as legitimate expressions of political protest. Under Democrat administrations, we saw the country’s borders thrown open and an increase in drug trafficking along with rising gang violence. The average citizen saw extraordinary levels of social unrest. The world looks more dangerous. Our mainstream media sensationalizes violence in the news and in entertainment. They tell us mass murder is common. In fact, mass murder is extremely rare. The media tells us criminal violence with a gun is routine when it is a small fraction of all violent crime (8%). […]

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