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If It’s SCARY, It Should Be ILLEGAL!

(from The Firearm Blog, in part)

The last few months in the US have been pretty tumultuous if you have been watching the news. Without getting too political, we have seen terror attacks, hate crimes, and a multitude of other criminal activity. It is truly unsettling and has a lot of people on edge. Some people want to scream gun control or make other arguments, but I digress. What is interesting is what firearms some Americans think should be legal or illegal. Vox, an internet news site, tried to delve into that exact topic.

Vox teamed up with Morning Consult and tried to ask the question of firearm legality. They asked 2,000 people whether certain firearms should be legal or illegal merely based on appearance and their name. The infographic below is very telling. The less it looks like a hunting firearm and the more scary it appears lead whoever they surveyed to believe it should be illegal!


Results from 2,000 people surveyed on whether certain firearms should be LEGAL or ILLEGAL [Credit: Vox/Morning Consult]

You get some interesting, and maybe not surprising results, when you start to identify respondents by their political affiliation. Vox and Morning Consult took it a few steps further by dividing results from their survey by gender. Their full story and results can be found HERE.

Yeah, regardless of what the polls think (democracy), I will keep my guns and, if at all possible add more.



About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “If It’s SCARY, It Should Be ILLEGAL!

  1. Why is it that every gun listed with over 50% red is one I would love to have? 🙂 Especially that MG3.
    Of course I would be living under a freeway overpass because of ammo costs but I’m sure the wife will understand!

    Posted by KM | July 27, 2016, 10:33 am
  2. It’s a good thing we don’t make national decisions based on peoples’ feelings about scary images.

    Oh. Wait.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 27, 2016, 12:16 pm
  3. Concur with your last… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | July 27, 2016, 12:35 pm
  4. I’m willing to bet that if the Mossberg had a wood stock, and the Remington 700 lacked the bipod, they would have been less “scary”, and their ratings would have changed….

    Posted by drjim | July 27, 2016, 9:42 pm

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