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  1. I know this is an older article, but we will continue to face these sorts of distortions anytime there is a “media worthy” shooting. Shortly after the Tucson shooting, I read an article stating “The Majority of Americans Support Increased Gun Control” or something to this effect. Polling was conducted by our favorite left-wing media organizations right after the shooting when emotions were still running high. I dug in a little deeper and found the questions they asked in the poll. So…right after a highly emotional shooting, the question asked was, “do you support increased gun control?” At that point in time, after all the responses were tallied…51% (a very slight majority) said they supported increased gun control. But Fox News asked a slightly different question. They asked “do you think additional gun control measures would have stopped this shooting?” 81% of those polled said no – they did not believe more gun control would have prevented the massacre.

    Then probably two months ago, I was out doing some shopping with my wife at a Target store. Just outside the store, two women had set up a table, getting people to sign a petition that we need background checks. I also happen to live in a state the passed legislation to close the gun show loophole. When I mentioned we already have background checks, these women persisted in trying to tell me that we really didn’t, and that what we have simply does not do enough.

    Bottom line…many people simply don’t understand the root cause of the problem. Gun control is a simple talking point, but it doesn’t even begin to address the actually issues with violence.

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