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Four years into the 2018 Parkland shooting, the push for tighter gun control remains up in the air. In a new poll, only 52% of Americans want stricter laws covering the sale of firearms. This is the lowest percentage recorded by Gallup since 2014. 

RELATED: Poll Shows Americans Do NOT Support Biden’s Gun Control Push

Gun Control Proponents In Decline

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The decline in support for tighter gun control shows an erosion from three years ago. In 2018, when the Parkland shooting killed 17 people, around 66% of respondents said they want stricter gun control laws.

A 1999 Columbine high school survivor, Melissa Strassner, was hopeful Parkland will change things. “Something about Parkland has been different.

They truly have inspired a nation,” she said.  Sentiment about tightening laws about who can buy and own guns rose. Even state legislatures pushed for stricter policies.  

However, a year later in 2019, only 64% of Americans still insist on stricter gun laws. However, 2019 marked a steady decline in gun control support. In 2020, the number of supporters fell to 57%. This year, it’s down to its lowest since 2014 with only 52%. 

Trends On Gun Control Based On High Profile Cases And Who Won The Elections

Poll-taker Gallup noted in its release of the 2021 survey results conforms to a trend. Americans’ support for stricter gun laws typically rises after a high-profile mass shooting. Without news like this, support for gun control usually falls. 

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In addition, whoever occupies the White House can also influence the debate on gun control. When a Republican holds the presidency, more Americans demand tighter gun laws.

When a Democrat is in power, like it is now, there are fewer advocates for stricter gun laws.  

2018 Was A High Point For Gun Control Advocacy

Pew Research noted in 2018 that many reactions spawned from Parkland. “This was a year of unparalleled success for the gun-control movement in the United States.

States across the country, including 14 with Republican governors, enacted 50 new laws restricting access to guns,” it said. Actions ranged from banning bump stocks to allowing authorities to temporarily disarm potentially violent people.

However, promoting these ideas at the federal level remains a challenging task. President Joe Biden himself called on Congress to introduce tighter laws on gun ownership during Parkland’s 3rd anniversary.

He called on lawmakers to “enact common-sense gun law reforms” including background checks and banning assault weapons. Biden also wanted to strip immunity from gun manufacturers.

“We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now,” he said. 

House Passes Background Check Laws, Senate Not Inclined To Do The Same

The Democrat-majority House managed to pass two measures to tighten background checks on firearms purchases. However, the Senate doesn’t have any plans to pass counterpart measures.

As a result, Americans are buying more guns than ever before. Last year, in the wake of a series of riots, Americans bought a record 23 million guns for their personal use.

The upward trend in owning guns continues in 2021. A new Quinnipiac poll also released this week showed a split between registered voters on gun control. 47% supported tighter gun control laws while 48% opposed them. 

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  • Galen Lovett says:

    Gun ownership is a VERY important part of keeping our freedom. Let’s not forget why our forefathers made sure we retained that right. Hunting, self defense, sport and target shooting, are all merely side benefits of the primary purpose which is to protect ourselves from an oppressive government. This is why the progressive left is pushing for “gun control”, not to protect us but to disarm us. If we let this happen, very dark days are ahead.

  • I'M AN AMERICAN says:

    FIRST OFF THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS AS STRONG TO ME AS GOD. ITS IN MY BLOOD. THESE BLIND GUN CONTROL MORONS THAT LIVE REALLY HIGH UP ON THE HILL DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHAT I SEE GOING ON AROUND ME EVERYDAY. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THESE TOTAL AIR HEADS CAN PASS ANY BULLSHIT GUN LAWS THEY WANT I DON’T CARE JUST DON’T STEP INTO MY WORLD AN TELL ME WHAT I HAVE TO DO BECAUSE ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN. I’M A REAL HARD WORKING AMERICAN AND WHAT I SEE IS A BUNCH OF HALF WITTED IDIOTS THAT MADE A TOTAL MOCKERY OUT OF OUR GREAT ELECTION SYSTEM BY STEALING MY VOTE SON OF A BITCH WOW WTF. MY GUNS ARE WITH ME OR BY MY SIDE ALL OF THE TIME I KNOW WHAT KIND OF CRIMINAL TRASH IS OUT THERE THE TYPE THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO REGARDS FOR HUMAN LIFE INCLUDING THEIR OWN AND MOST HAVE ILLEGAL FIRE ARMS ON THEM. NO FREAKIN WAY I’M I NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT MY FAMILY MY PROPERTY MY LIFE BECAUSE SOME ASSHOLE GOING FOR A FREE RIDE ON MY STOLEN VOTE WANTS IT THAT WAY,SHIT!!! AGAIN ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I AM ONE OF MANY MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THAT USED TO SAY WE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOW SAYING WE ARE THE PISSED OFF PEOPLE. I LOVE MY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I FOUGHT FOR IT BUT I AM NO LONGER PROUD OF WHAT MY COUNTRY HAS BECOME AN THATS SO SAD SO SAD INDEED . PLEASE JUST LEAVE ME ALONE I’M HAVING ME A BEER AND JUST WAITING AN WATCHING. THANKS

  • Texas Heart Breaker says:

    They can have my weapon when they pry my cold dead fingers from it.
    I have been hunting since my father took me to the deer blind with him at the age of 2. I killed my fist deer at the age of 4. With a M-1 .30 cal. Carbine that my father sawed the butt down so that I could see through the peep sites. And it had a 30 round banana clip in it. That was in 1962. So do not try to tell me assulat rifles are not meant for hunting.
    I am an extremly good marksman. Just ask the car thief that tried to steal my car in 1992.
    OH!! Wait you can’t he is pushing up DAISY’S !!!

  • Sam says:

    Of course! We have an admin that’s letting criminals across the border. We have politicians supporting terrorists, proposing bills to let every prisoner out of jail, and the rest are self-serving criminals allowong thr governement, fraudci and gated killing people off. Next is small pox. This is really just the distraction. With the least deadly pandemic and thr kost deafly experimental biologic being deployed, it’s the oerfect set up. Gates says the next pandemic is omly 3 short years away. Just like fraudci predicted covid. The cdc and fake bureau.of non investigations is investigating merck having vialsnof smallpox in their lab. Oh, and our government just bought 113 million dollars to treat it. But we have 50 uears of people not vaccinated for it hmmmm?

  • Billy Wilson says:

    By the 2nd Amendment every one has the right to own a gun only socio/communists want to remove all guns so they can takeover the nation for communism.

  • The professor says:

    Remember the old saying… it’s better to have a gun and not need it then need one and not have one !!!…. keep them clean and have plenty of ammo …..and say a prayer that those Chinese container ships don’t get unloaded till the new year

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