According to an April 11-14 National Post-ABC Poll (both known for their anti-gun agendas), for the first time in recent memory a majority of American believe that guns make homes a safer place to live. No doubt the recent bombing events in Boston, where terrorists then engaged in running gun battles with police in the middle of a residential neighborhood, had something to do with that outcome. So on the surface, this bodes well for those battling against progressive liberals trying to take down the second amendment. Unfortunately, a deeper look into the data show a darker underside to this story.
The data shows that there is a strong divergence between home security perceptions by Conservative Republicans and Liberal Democrats. While over 74% of conservative republicans feel homes are made safer by guns, only 26% of liberal democrats share this point of view. It is in this difference that the catalysts of anti-second amendment factions can be found.
Most liberal democrats, 52%, believe that guns make a home more dangerous. While studies have shown just the opposite, no amount of education will ever change their opinion. Their anti-gun cult is the modern equivalent to the Flat Earth Society. But given that liberals are more active in politics (activists) than conservatives, this means that anti-second amendment forces have more momentum on their side. This makes defending the second amendment a much harder proposition.
The bottom line to this small but significant insight is that we must keep up the fight, no matter how apparent and imminent our victory appears to be. We have to be successful at defending the Second Amendment all the time, but the progressive left only needs one victory to take away our rights.