July 12, 2016

Liberals should work with gun owners, not make them the enemy

We have long argued that liberals should work with hunters and other gun owners on gun laws rather than having it appear as just a liberal issue. Here's some supporting information on this.

Huffington Post - According to Pew Research, 85 percent of people with guns in their home support universal background checks. Another more recent poll puts that number at 92 percent. A third poll found that 74 percent of NRA members supported mandatory background checks. That leaves somewhere between 8 percent and 26 percent of gun owners and/or NRA members who are opposed to universal background checks. Does that mean that 74-92 percent of gun owners are anti-gun? That can hardly be the case, but that is what the gun industry and their special interest lobbyists want you to think. The NRA's own website calls highly supported universal background checks "anti-gun."

Background checks are not the only policy that most gun-owners support. A majority of gun-owners also support outlawing the sale of semi-automatic weapons and online sales of ammunition. Again, the NRA and their gun industry benefactors vehemently oppose these reasonable gun safety measures.

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