According to Rasmussen, 24 percent of survey respondents “favor repealing the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment which guarantees the right of most citizens to own a gun.”
In other words, about one in four of the respondents don’t want the Second anymore. Why is this statistic a load of fear-mongering bullshit?
- We don’t know the composition of the survey sample — who was surveyed, where they lived, age groups, and so on. So we don’t actually know how representative that sample of people is of the population as a whole.
- Popular sentiment means diddly-squat when it comes to amending the Constitution (for all those who were too busy wanking or sleeping during Civics lessons, or who never saw Schoolhouse Rock). 51% of the people might want to ditch the Second, but that’s still irrelevant.
Wake me up when the percentage of support for eliminating the Second grows to a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate — like that’s ever going to happen — or even if it does, let’s see if 38 of the 50 state legislatures agree to ratify the amendment.
Note to the Left: there’s no magic wand and pixie-dust here; if you want to make guns disappear, you’ll have to do it through the normal legal process, or (as Beta-Boy suggests), by forcible (and illegal) confiscation of all guns in private hands. Good luck with that, too. You may get just a little pushback, as the modern idiom goes: