It's a Narrow Landslide

USA Today, no surprise, suffers cognitive dissonance on the Second Amendment. How else to reconcile this lede…

Guns, and questions about how much power the government has to keep people from owning them, are at the core of one of the most divisive topics in American politics.


…with this graf only slightly later in the story:

Nearly three out of four Americans — 73% — believe the Second Amendment spells out an individual right to own a firearm, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,016 adults taken Feb. 8-10.

Any issue with support from almost three-quarters of the people is hardly “divisive.” In fact, I’d say that as a matter of public opinion, the Second Amendment is clearly settled.


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