With the ‘violence’ industry Hollywood screaming for gun control and castigating the NRA for standing up to the Obama/democrat grab for our Second Amendment rights comes a poll about who the people really, really like better…
In the midst of a ferocious battle with the president over gun control in America, the National Rifle Association continues to have more supporters than detractors, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
According to the poll, the NRA enjoys 41% positive approval rating, with a 34% negative rating. That compares with 41% positive and 29% negative in January 2011.
The powerful lobby for gunmakers and gun owners has seen its popularity climb sharply since 1995. That spring 168 people were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing by a gun enthusiast, and in an unrelated fundraising letter, Mr. La Pierre referred to law-enforcement officers as “jack-booted thugs.” Mr. LaPierre apologized for his words, but as a result the NRA’s positive rating stood at 27% and its negative rating was 47%, according to the WSJ/NBC News poll in July 1995.
In the recent poll, the NRA’s rating is higher than that of Hollywood and the entertainment industry, which the NRA and other critics have said have contributed to a culture of violence. According to the poll, only 23% of Americans have a positive view of Hollywood and the entertainment industry, while 46% have a negative view.
The poll of 1,000 adults was conducted Jan. 12-15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.
Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure.
Jim Baker, the NRA representative present at the meeting, recalled the vice president’s words during an interview with The Daily Caller: “And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”
Submitting false information on an ATF Form 4473 — required for the necessary background check to obtain a firearm — is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison, depending on prior convictions and a judge’s discretion, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless. A closer look at the president’s first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda.
Getting this done has been on the White House “to do” list for some time. In his 2013 budget submission, Mr. Obama deleted the prohibition that has been in effect since 1995 on the use of federal funds to advocate or promote gun control.
Mr. Obama is trying to steamroll the Democratic and Republican majorities that kept the ban intact by labeling the advocacy as research. “While year after year, those who oppose even modest gun-safety measures have threatened to defund scientific or medical research into the causes of gun violence, I will direct the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to go ahead and study the best ways to reduce it,” said Mr. Obama.
Under the terms of the memo, CDC may “sponsor” another entity to conduct the research, which is a handy way of funneling taxpayer cash to sympathetic gun-control groups.
(HT: Weasel Zippers)