A new poll reveals support for additional gun controls has decreased since the 2018 Parkland High School shooting, with many Americans siding with Trump in believing President Joe Biden and the Democrats are “doing too much” to add new firearm restrictions.
The poll, conducted by Washington Post-ABC Poll from April 18-21, 2021, noted “that 50% of Americans support passing laws to reduce gun violence, down from 57% in 2018.”
More than one-third of respondents, 32 percent, believed President Joe Biden is “doing too much” in his push for gun control.
The poll comes shortly after the president’s six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic earlier this month.
Among the new Biden gun control measures is the order that, “The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” The effort hopes to eliminate firearms that cannot be traced to owners.
A second gun control measure in development includes, “a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.”
This measure could instantly turn millions of law-abiding American gun owners into criminals overnight by outlawing a common gun accessory.
Americans oppose gun violence, but additional gun controls against Second Amendment rights have become increasingly unpopular. The latest poll affirms what many in the nation have already noticed — that gun controls are not necessarily the most popular way to respond to mass shootings.