April 20, 2013

WASHINGTON POST/ABC NEWS POLL: Majority of Americans Say Having a Gun in the Home Makes It Safer. “Moreover, the trend favors the guns. In a 2000 Gallup poll, the numbers were flipped, with 51% believing guns in the home made them less safe, while only 35% took what’s now the majority view. For all the pouting and griping that Obama did after the Senate killed his gun bill, these numbers help explain what really happened.”

UPDATE: An excellent point from reader Stephen Cobbs: “Even more crucial than the topline 51% support for guns is that the support from white women is 51%. As an influential legal mind has pointed out, nothing that middle-class white women do can ever be illegal.”