Poll: Majority support Assault Weapons Ban
A survey released last week shows a majority of Americans are in favor of continuing the ban on assault weapons, and in households with National Rifle Association members, the numbers were about evenly split.
The survey, which interviewed 28,446 persons from Oct. 7 to April 19, shows 71 percent of people in households without guns support extending the law, as do 64 percent of those in households with guns.
I have found that a lot of non-gun folks I talk to support the ban. However, when I explain to them how the ban works (i.e., it’s not a ban and it has nothing to do with assault weapons), they usually respond by commenting on how it is a waste.
The problem is that the constant barrage of lies and distortions from anti-gun groups leaves most people who are only minimally knowledgeable of guns with the impression that the law bans machine guns (bullet hoses, spray fire, insert other buzzword designed to mislead people that it targets machine guns). It will take a lot to undo the lies and propaganda of the anti-gun groups.