Monday, August 29, 2016

A number of Trump supporters like many of Hillary Clinton's gun control policy ideas.

Courtesy of Pew Research Center:  

For the past several years, large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans have favored making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks. 

Today, this proposal draws support from 90% of registered voters who back Hillary Clinton and 75% of voters who back Donald Trump.

The latest national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted August 9-16 among 2,010 adults, including 1,567 registered voters, also finds broad support among both candidates’ backers for other gun policy proposals, including barring people on federal watch lists from purchasing guns. 

Other proposals are much more divisive, however. For instance, about twice as many Clinton supporters as Trump backers favor a ban on assault-style weapons (74% vs. 34%) and the differences are about as large in views of a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips (75% vs. 34%).

So it appears that Hillary's strong gun control stance may not be a deal breaker for all conservatives.

By contrast I wonder how many Hillary supporters are supportive of Doanld Trump's policy ideas?

Is there a number lower than zero? 


  1. Anonymous7:26 AM

    Gun violence has been with us for so long. One of the comedians on youtube suggested selling expensive bullets. That would make people think hard before they shot one at just anyone. Hopefully the NRA isn't so thinskinned over Hillary's plan. They are the buttholes behind all the blocks and propaganda that's out there. We know it, they know it. Money is their god.

    1. Anonymous8:32 AM

      The NRA is a tool wielded by gun and ammunition manufacturers. Their internal rules are so rigged that there is no chance of socially responsible people EVER gaining any power within the organization. The NRA is what it is, and it's not changeable. Some other things are - like the 2nd Amend interpretation that it grants a right to individuals rather than to the States to maintain a standing militia. It took the same 5 justices who gave us Citizens United to come up with that one. Another vulnerability is the exemption from product liability. I (not being a legal scholar in any way) don't see how that exemption covers "reckless disregard," and given the availability of information, the currently available technology to prevent children from firing guns, the fact that gun manufacturers are not using it, and the forseeability of risk, constitutes reckless disregard by any measure I can imagine. Sandy Hook parents are suing over reckless marketing practices - support their cause. Support the efforts of the ACLU. Complaining that the NRA is what it is will not change anything.

  2. Anonymous7:27 AM

    Prevent people with mental illness from buying guns.

    Republicans = 82%? So 18% think they should?? Although, I'm more surprised at the Dems at 83%!!

  3. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Trump’s most ardent supporters are even older than we thought

  4. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Ah well. I guess Trump tossed enough money her way to bury her principles and strongly held beliefs.

  5. Anonymous7:56 AM

    BAD NEWS FOR TRUMP: Here’s what the SWING STATE polls look like 70 days until election

  6. Anonymous7:58 AM

    I guess you are not able to share your big scoop. You would if you could!

    in the meantime we will read the other articles you post!

    1. Anonymous10:04 AM


  7. Anonymous10:28 AM

    Fire Island wants to ‘Make Melania Lesbian Again’
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    1. Anonymous10:58 AM

      Nothing wrong with Mrs. Trump going both ways.

  8. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Will someone please give the two presidential candidates, and their staff, and, hell, everyone in Congress a copy of the DSMV and get them to specify exactly which mental illnesses will render a person more likely to become a menace to society if allowed to own a gun?

  9. Anonymous8:30 PM

  10. Anonymous6:05 AM

    'Proudly Clinging To God, Guns, and Constitutional Rights to Keep ‘Em'

    No one is threatening the rights to keep guns. The Palins demonstrate and repeatedly trumpet their paranoia about that. Now with Sarah's concussion, the paranoia, obsessed clinging, teaching children paranoia and fear that the bad people, bad government is coming to take their toys. Is it going to get better in Wasilla since the Palins get by with so many lies?


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