Gun Control Debate: Majority Of Americans Say Guns Make Our Homes Safer
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that 51% Americans say guns makes a home safer, rather than more dangerous.
Back in 2000, only 35% agreed with that sentiment, while 51% said it made a home more hazardous. Now, only 29% feel that way.
With a net gain of 16 percentage points in thirteen years, it just adds to the cultural reinforcement Americans have about their Second Amendment rights, especially with the incremental increase in government's size under both parties. Yet, what's even more striking is the fact that 51% of middle class white women support the notion that a gun makes a home safer. Then again, women are the fastest growing demographic embracing gun ownership, and that's a good thing.