A new poll from the Pew Research Center reveals that for the first time in 20 years more Americans favor gun rights than gun control. According to the article, “Pew found 52 percent of those surveyed say it’s ‘more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns,’ while 46 percent say it’s more important to ‘control gun ownership.”
The article also says that “Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shooting.” The poll showed that more Americans feel that guns protect people from being victims of crime as opposed to those who think guns put more people at harm.
It is also not the usual people who are saying they feel safer with guns 54 percent of black Americans and 51 percent of women agree that guns make citizens safer. To read more about the poll or to read the full article click here.