BELLEVUE, WA – A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll released Wednesday shows an “alarming disregard by Democrats for the Second Amendment,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.
The poll, conducted May 15-18, revealed that “88 percent of Democrats think reining in gun violence is more important than protecting gun rights, while 67 percent of Republicans say protecting gun rights is more important,” according to a report in The Hill.
“This is a stunning revelation,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “While we have always advocated for safer communities and have supported citizen initiatives aimed at locking up criminals, it is appalling that such an overwhelming percentage of Democrats are so willing to throw the Second Amendment under a bus to achieve some false sense of security.”
More than 25 years ago, Gottlieb championed both “Three Strikes” and “Hard Time for Armed Crime” initiatives, which received massive public support in Washington State and then became popular nationwide.
“The idea of putting violent, repeat offenders in prison has always made more sense than penalizing law-abiding citizens who only want to exercise their constitutional rights,” he observed. “The notion that you are somehow going to discourage criminals by disarming their intended victims isn’t just foolish, it’s downright crazy.
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“Constitutional rights are not something you vote on,” Gottlieb continued, “nor do you casually give them up in hopes of creating some Utopian fantasy. If criminals know people do not have the means to fight back, they will exploit the situation. That’s why we fight so hard, day after day, to protect the right that makes it possible for us to protect our families, homes and communities.”
Gottlieb said he is equally disappointed that many Independents and even some Republican poll respondents were also willing to prioritize controlling crime over protecting individual rights.
“The right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our Bill of Rights and most state constitutions for a reason,” Gottlieb noted. “If we don’t protect all of our rights vigorously, pretty soon we will end up with none of them.”
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
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It’s understandable, as most of the Progressive-Socialists reside in large urban cities controlled by a P-S mayor & city council. They’re also usually in a Blue state controlled by the same. That means that most of those city dwellers(gang members excepted) don’t own guns. The mindless fools also swallow hard whatever Leftist anti-gun propaganda they see on MSM or social media. And there’s the poll results explained.
How is this at all surprising? Anyone who voted Biden haven’t been taught to think for most of their life about issues. They are taught to be told how to feel by MSM and their democrat leaders. Of course a mob that has been trained to be a mob will respond that way. People that haven’t been indoctrinated and taught think on their own are far less likely to agree.
Lefties fought hard to end the “chain gangs” in jail but never once did the phonies ever try to end the pandemic of prison rape . In fact Dems want people to be raped particularly in prison. Just another example of the false morality of the left.
AOC called for Manifort to be let out of solitary confinment in Rikers. Like she really cared that Manifort was deprived of meeting the diverse people of NY.
BHO, had Dinesh D’Souza set up on bogus campaign finance hoping that D’Souza would be “flipped” in jail but the real criminal’s twisted objectives failed.
The Fake POTUS (genuine POS) supports child rape both within and without the US borders. This is a guy who forced his young daughter to take showers with him, he should never have any say on even one child let alone the Nation or the world.
Thanks for the info……..I never knew that………….