Courtesy of McClatchy DC:3,400: Americans who died by Terrorism since 2001 3,400: Americans who died by household Firearms since five weeks ago.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 9, 2015
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.