Pew Research has published a new comprehensive study of America and what it calls its “complex relationship with guns.” Maybe it’s just me but I don’t feel as though things are all that complex. Americans have a right to keep and bear arms that SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. While most Americans support that right, there are some chuckleheads out there that want to take away that right. Thankfully, on the whole, those chuckleheads are failing to accomplish their goal. I mean, what else is there to know about guns in America? LOL.
Pew has attempted to pull back some of the layers, peel the proverbial onion if you will. The results are, honestly, about what you’d expect from a fallible phone/online survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners. Yes, I say “fallible” because no survey is going to be 100 percent accurate and, as we all know, gun owners tend to be circumspect when it comes to disclosing information about questions related to their gun safe.
Anyways, here is a snapshot of the key findings (all graphs come courtesy of Pew Research):
Again, I didn’t find the information all that revelatory or compelling. Given the phrasing of the questions, that’s about what I’d expect a group of almost 4,000 random people to say.
That’s my take, though. What did you think? Were you struck by any of the findings? Did anything seem way off to you?