Ownership of These Surge Amidst Biden’s Control Efforts!
A recent NBC News national poll has revealed a significant increase in the number of Americans who own guns. According to the poll, 52% of respondents said there is a gun in their household, a record high since the question was first asked in 1999. This is a significant increase from 2013, when only 42% of Americans reported owning a gun, and 2019 when the number rose to 46%.
The poll, conducted by a Republican polling firm and a Democratic polling firm, also showed that gun ownership has increased by 10 points in the last ten years. “By and large, things don’t change that dramatically that quickly when it comes to something as fundamental as whether you own a gun,” said one of the pollsters.
The increase in gun ownership comes at a time when the Biden White House and media allies are pushing for more gun control measures. However, a new Harvard poll shows that six in ten voters believe owning a gun is necessary for protecting themselves from criminals.
This contrast between the polls and the anti-gun rights message from the White House and media is striking. Attorney Jonathan Turley, who highlighted both polls, argued that the United States is now a majority gun-owning nation based on household ownership. “That could present an interesting dynamic going into the election in 2024,” he stated.
🔥A new NBC poll shows Americans own guns at the highest levels ever recorded:
In 2013, it was 42%
In 2019, it was 46%
In 2023, it’s now **52%**
More than HALF of US households are now armedhttps://t.co/yLj2XDFWhd
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) November 24, 2023
Gun ownership can give voters a tangible investment worth hundreds or thousands of dollars, as many own multiple guns. This gives them a real interest in the debate over limiting gun rights or banning weapons. “Many rights are viewed as fairly abstract, but gun ownership is a concrete example of a right being restricted,” added Turley.
President Joe Biden has made clear his intention to push for more gun control measures. In March, after a mass shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, Biden used the tragedy to criticize Republicans and pressure them into supporting his measures. He also issued an executive order aimed at tightening regulations in the gun industry and increasing background checks for gun sales.
With the increase in gun ownership and the strong belief among Americans that owning a gun is necessary for self-protection, it remains to be seen how the push for more gun control measures will play out in the future. As the U.S. moves closer to the 2024 presidential election, the issue of gun control is likely to remain a hotly debated topic.