In the wake of the theater shooting in Louisiana, the Chattanooga Jihadi attack on the U.S. military, and the church mass shooting in South Carolina, MSNBC might have thought that people would be against carrying guns in public. They sponsored an online poll. MSNBC wisely put guards in place to prevent multiple votes from individuals. If they thought that people desired more gun control, they were wrong.
At the time of this article, they had received 234 thousand votes. I am sure that they appreciate the clicks, but given their editorial stance in favor of any restrictions on the second amendment, anywhere, anytime, I suspect that they were surprised. Here is the poll question and the possible responses.
Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?
- Yes! The Second Amendment guarantees it. 91%
- No, it’s too dangerous. 5%
- Only for self defense. 4%
Notice that the total in favor of people carrying guns in public is 95%.
It is likely that the MSNBC policy of allowing only one vote per person is contributing to the lopsided result. Second Amendment Supporters outnumber disarmists many times over. The ratio may be as high as 20 to 1.
About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.
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