American Public Fears Gun Control Over Mass Shootings

posted on October 19, 2015

New polling reveals that despite all of the sensationalist media coverage and angling by politicians that mass shootings produce, Americans find much more frightening the prospect of losing their constitutional rights. Chapman University has released its Survey of American Fears, which reveals that only 16.4 percent of the respondents identified mass shootings among their greatest fears; on the other hand, 36.5 percent are “afraid” or “very afraid” of gun control.

Breitbart points out that the survey reveals a consistent trend in which Americans are more afraid of government overreach than of the actions of crazed individuals. This is a bad sign for Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democratic presidential candidates; it appears that guns aren’t the only issue on which they will find themselves out of tune with the majority of the population.

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