Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Majority of Americans more afraid of gun violence than terrorism.

Courtesy of McClatchy DC: 

When it comes to danger, voters are far more afraid of gun violence than terrorism. 

But like almost everything else this election season, there’s a partisan split, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds. 

Overall, 63 percent of registered votes say they’re more worried that they or someone they know will be a victim of gun violence, while 29 percent more fear that they or a friend will fall prey to a terrorist attack. 

Democrats and independents lean heavily toward gun violence as the bigger threat, a sentiment reflected in the party’s push for stricter gun laws in the wake of mass shootings this year in Charleston, S.C., Rosenburg, Ore., and Lafayette, La. 

Democrats fear guns over terrorism by 77-15 percent. Independents fear gun violence over terrorism by 64-28 percent. 

Republicans edge toward terrorism as the bigger threat, but only narrowly, by 50-45 percent over a fear of gun violence. 

African-American voters have the biggest concern about guns: 71 percent say they’re worried about being a victim of gun violence and only 13 percent are afraid of being caught in a terrorist attack. 

Finally people are starting to wake up to the reality of our gun culture.

And it looks as if Hillary's stance on gun control might be EXACTLY what the majority of voters are looking for in 2016.

I am going to hang my hat on the hope that we might actually make the same kind of positive headway addressing guns in this country under a President Hillary Clinton as we made under President Obama on LGBT rights.


  1. Anonymous9:31 AM

    OMG Breaking video of a man tased two years ago outside an ER. The original call was for a man delusional and in distress at a hotel in South Boston, Virginia. The event happened two years ago. When the family got video of the exchanged outside the hospital ER after a FOIA, they filed a lawsuit. I just saw the video on MSNBC. The only site I could find on the internet is a Buzzfeed piece from June. This is epic.


    Police brutality may be more serious than general violence.

  2. Anonymous10:04 AM

    I heard a veteran say something about a veteran with PTSD is not allowed to legally have own or guns.

    Is that true?

    1. Anonymous11:29 AM

      Not true. One of my work colleague's husband suffers from PTSD (he's a vet of tours of both Iraq and Afghanastan). He owns an Arsenal of weapons: has a conceal carry permit, keeps gun under his pillow at night, etc. He carries a pistol to his VA psychiatric sessions .

    2. Anonymous11:52 AM

      If it were true, super hero sniper whatever his name was would still be alive..not a law but should be!

  3. Anonymous11:34 AM

    A P*ssed Off Southern Pastor Tells It Like It Is

    7. There is too much hate and there are too many guns in this country. And, I believe those things do not align with Christ’s command to love our neighbor. You cannot believe that guns are the way to save the world if you study Christ’s teachings. Peace, love, giving, acceptance, forgiveness; Christ taught all these things. I find no red scriptures on gun ownership or arming for peace. They just aren’t there. Get over it. You are not being a Christian if you put your faith in guns. How dare you post pro-gun propaganda after a school shooting. It is insensitive, and offensive, and immoral. Christ would NOT approve. People carrying guns are NOT saving lives. But the free availability of guns in this country is causing deaths which are reaching viral proportions. Enough is enough. I don’t care about your damned right to own guns. I am tired of children dying in this great country.

  4. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Bristol Palin Slams Starbucks Red Cup Controversy, Then Sticks Her Foot In Her Mouth

    ...What could have been a great rebuke of conservatives who constantly cry foul during the holiday season over nothing ended up being another example of Bristol Palin making herself look like an idiot.

    1. Anonymous11:51 AM

      She didn't look like an idiot, she IS an idiot, just like her mother.

  5. Anonymous11:36 AM

    OT, but good! Today on c4p:
    an hour ago
    To all our beloved Veterans here and not here, this is your day. We honor you and thank you on this day, acknowledging your sacrifices and your service to our great nation.

    Without you there would be no us.

    There would be no U.S.

    There would be no ideal of freedom or beacon of liberty in the world today.

    You are the heroes who have kept the flame of American Exceptionalism burning brightly.

    May every good thing be yours.

    GeraldGoff MaMcGriz
    32 minutes ago
    thank you for not using your post to push a product your family is selling and keeping it as a simple 'thank you.

    "...Thank you to everyone who has worn the uniform."

    P.S. Speaking of Freedom, did you know my mom’s new book called “Sweet Freedom: A Devotional” is coming out next week?? Pre-order today!

    1. Anonymous11:51 AM

      What's the matter Bristol, sales a little slow?

    2. Anonymous12:40 PM

      I think Nancy French's husband once wore a uniform. As far as I know he wasn't a fraud about his time in the service. Shame on Nancy for taking dirty money to be part of Palin family garbage.

      David French didn't have all the lies and propaganda made up about what he did and where he went, like was done for Track Palin who is undeserving of benefits. His service was set up and used for his mother to run for office and use her son's embellished and untrue resume of service.

      There are many, many soldiers that wore and wear a uniform that deserve to be thanked.

      It is vital to distinguish between the authentic men and women that serve versa the embellishes, fakes, frauds that are stealing reputations, benefits and money from good people.

      I want to thank the authentic vets. I have to say since becoming aware of Track Palin I question some other vets.

      I don't want the good-for-nothing miscreants to be thanked. I certainly don't want to thank them.

      Without exposing the facts about the rotten ones it puts a hideous shade on others.

      What a shame. This country must get serious about that problem.

  6. Anonymous11:36 AM

    i'm more afraid of cops

  7. Anonymous11:51 AM

    The police in the Lambert lawsuit filed two motions of sanctions against the lawyers for the plaintiff. Here's a link.

    Second motion for sanctions denied in suit against police.

  8. Anonymous12:42 PM

    We are all targets.

  9. Anonymous3:21 AM

    I used to be for gun control. But really, I don't see the point in it anymore. It's like prohibition or something. People are always going to have guns, law-abiding and non-law abiding. Yes, it would be nice if there were fewer of them, but in this day and age where there's no longer any line that hasn't been crossed - I don't see why owning a gun is such a bad option. When I was growing up, you hardly needed to lock your doors. Now...there are home invasions in broad daylight. There are car jackings. There are kidnappings. There are women attending college and the biggest threat is not some nut shooting up the school but the kids in the dorms right on campus. There are no safe spaces, and there are no lines of behavior that haven't been crossed. Even being on drugs used to be different, it meant you chilled out with weed or pills, and now it means you take bath salts or flakka and it makes you super violent.

    Society, to a certain extent, has broken down. So who am I to tell someone they can't have a gun. If the wealth gap gets much worse, then so will society. Then all you need is a natural disaster, and the scavengers will come out as if you're in a Purge movie or something.

    And I know there are gun deaths, but there are car accident deaths and smoking deaths and sports deaths and we don't take away those things. There are also plenty of domestic violence deaths with no gun involved, look at Nicole Simpson. So my opinions have evolved on this. Restricting guns is not going to be a drop in the bucket.

    Once last thing, I'm not sure when "less deaths" equaled a better society. Look around, there are really too many people for the resources we have, and it's growing by leaps and bounds. Go look up the history of western civilization and you'll see how Europe was transformed from a continent of wealthy landowners and landless peasants who ate bread for dinner,...into the start of a middle class, more equal society with better standard of living....due to the Plague. It's interesting, look it up. It wiped out so many people, and at the end, poor people occupied the vacant farms, started growing olive trees and tomatoes and all kinds of things, and an entirely new way of life sprouted up.

    1. Anonymous5:36 AM

      Gun violence is off the charts in this country. The oPNLY way to counteract that is to have LESS guns. Guns are not a necessity. For goodness sakes, fireworks are more controlled than guns and fireworks are not designed to kill.


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