A stunning new poll is now showing that Californians, a group that tends to lean liberal and resides in a state with some of the most brutal gun control in the nation, are now beginning to question the effectiveness of their state’s anti-2nd Amendment laws.
As Yahoo News reports:
The poll released Thursday found that 56% of the state’s voters surveyed believe stronger laws restricting the sale and possession of guns help make their communities safer, but the number is down from 60% who felt that way three years ago.
The poll also found that 57% of California voters say it is more important to place greater controls on gun ownership than it is to protect Americans’ rights to own guns under the 2nd Amendment, but that number is down from 64% who felt that way in 2018.The decline in confidence in gun laws is a response to what people are seeing in their communities, said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Berkeley IGS Poll.
“I think it’s due in large measure to the increase in crime, especially violent crime,” DiCamillo said. “But still, this is a very Democratic and very liberal constituency and gun control laws have traditionally been quite popular among those voters not only here in California but nationwide.”
Could it be that Democrats have finally learned that gun control measures don’t actually keep them safe, and in fact actually has the opposite effect?