A NBC News/WSJ poll shows that distrust of government-sponsored gun control has risen 15 percent among registered voters since 1995.
This is especially interesting when you consider that the Democrats – led by Bill Clinton – implemented their “assault weapons” ban in 1994. From one year after that point until now, voters have grown more and more skeptical of government intervention on guns.
According to NBC News, 35 percent of voters distrusted government intervention on guns in 1995. That number has now risen to 50 percent.
The numbers are also telling if looked at from the perspective of extant support for gun control. In 1995, 58 percent of voters worried government would not do enough regarding gun control. In 2016 that number is down to 47 percent, which is an 11 percent drop in voters wanting more government involvement in the arena of Second Amendment rights.
The poll also shows the NRA is viewed favorably by 42 percent of voters. Only 36 percent of voters disapprove of the NRA.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.