Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Background Checks

It turns out that the "overwhelming support" for Universal Background Checks on firearms purchases is not as overwhelming as it appears.

From Hot Air:
When the issue was presented in context, the support for increased background checks was less than half of what is claimed by various gun control groups, and nowhere near an overwhelming majority of those polled. The majority (53 percent) of those taking part in the NSSF survey agreed that more restrictions were not necessary. These results are further bolstered by results at the ballot box, where restrictive background check laws have seen nowhere near the 90 percent support claimed by gun control supporters.
I personally always suspected that the question was framed in a way to get an expected response.

Remember, gun control is not about guns, it is about control.  Anyone who tells you that 90% of Americans want bigger government and more government control over their lives is lying to you.

I am the NRA, and I am freedom's safest place.

1 comment:

Jonathan H said...

I am skeptical of polls and surveys since the taker can pre-determine the results they want by which questions they ask and the order they ask them in.

They can also skew their results by who they ask and how they weight for demographics.

If a poll or survey won't release the questions they asked and the order they asked them (as well as who they asked and how they weighted their results), be very skeptical.