“Despite electing an unusually liberal president, on at least one measure Americans are more conservative than at any time before. Public support for a ban on handguns has fallen to 28%, the lowest level in nearly 50 years, according to a new poll from Gallup. When Americans were first asked the question in 1959, 60% were in favour of introducing a law to ban handguns, but support has declined steadily. Enthusiasm for stricter laws relating to the sale of firearms is also ebbing, falling from 78% in 1990 to 44% today. Polls suggest that 43% believe laws should not be made tougher.” The Economist October 12, 2009
So the American people are more in favor of hand guns than before:
Should we be surprised? I don’t think so. “I am not in favor of concealed weapons,” Obama said. “I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.” Okay, let’s use some logic:
(1) Ban is put on concealed weapons. (Example)
(2) Criminals break the law (as usual), and obtain concealed weapons.
(3) All states and cities with the ban, become sitting ducks. And the only armed people are the criminals.
Anyone can see that, right? Well, apparently Americans have. In the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution it says: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
When a right is under threat of removal, it makes us citizens think. And we realize how important that right is. That’s why Americans are more in favor for concealed weapons now than before. It’s under threat, and we don’t want to end up at the other end of a criminals weapon, with no defense.