While the war over the Second Amendment rages on, there are clear indications that the wind is at our backs and that it is really our fight to lose.
The Washington Post reports:
Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress. And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further — and bringing the rest of America along with them.
Former Texas governor Rick Perry, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, argued after last week’s deadly shooting at a Lafayette, La., movie theater that Americans should be allowed to bring guns into movie theaters — and everywhere else — to prevent such crime.
It’s an echo of a familiar theme from NRA head Wayne LaPierre. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said frequently amid the more recent gun-control debate.
And most Americans agree with this logic, according to a 2014 Pew Research Poll. Since the 2012 Newtown, Conn., massacre of 26 people, including 20 school children, the poll found a nine-point rise in the number of Americans who think gun ownership could “protect people from becoming victims of crime.”
Sure, we can’t rest on our laurels or read too much into these graphs but at the same time this hard dose of reality has to weigh heavy on the minds of those that seek to eradicate the Second Amendment.
Yup, it’s an uphill climb for gun grabbers and as long as 2A advocates continue to get the facts out, continue to spread the gospel of guns and continue to be upstanding citizens, anti-gunners will never reach the summit.