Posted August 29, 2016 5:31 pm by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

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Say what you want about Obama and the gun control agenda’s recent push to enact gun control laws across the country, but a delightful byproduct of their efforts is an increasing number of gun-owning households in the United States.

A national survey conducted by Pew Research Center from August 9-16 discovered at least 44% of American homes now have guns compared to 51% without.

The survey also showed an increase of the public perception that gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime. 58% of those polled said they believe owning a gun makes people safer compared with 37% who believe owning a gun puts people’s safety at risk.

Pew also reports the political divide continues to widen. Clinton supporters prioritize controlling gun ownership over protecting gun rights by more than four-to-one (79% to 19%) while Trump supporters express the exact opposite view, responding by about nine-to-one (90% to 9%) that it is generally more important to protect gun rights than control gun ownership.

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But language is key, and if the Pew Research article is any indication, some questions may have been a bit misleading:

For the past several years, large majorities of …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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