An increase in gun control has been an issue of debate for some time.However, over the last few months, candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination – Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley – have put forth a significant effort on this topic, boasting about what they will do about gun control when they are in office. The result has been a trampling of the Second Amendment, which the majority of Americans are not in support of.

A new poll released by CNN and ORC International in early September, should make campaign staffers take a second look at their approach. This poll was very clear that the majority of Americans staunchly support their Right Keep and Bear Arms. When asked, “In your view, do existing laws make it too easy for people to buy guns, too difficult, or are they about right”, half of the respondents (49%) said they felt the laws were “about right”.

This was supported by another 10% that responded they felt current laws made buying guns “too difficult”. Altogether, this means that 59% of Americans are in favor of their Second Amendments rights and are not in favor of any further gun control. Good news for those who are proud of their Second Amendment rights, but bad news for those boasting about more gun control.

They survey went on to ask the American people, “If gun control laws were changed so that more comprehensive background checks were put in place for all gun purchases, how likely do you think that they would…prevent those with mental health problems from buying guns”.

The answer options for this question included “extremely likely”, “very likely”, “somewhat likely”, and “not at all likely”. Again, Americans overwhelmingly - 56% - answered that checks were not likely of only somewhat likely to prevent such sales. A similar question, concerning whether further background checks would prevent convicted criminals from buying guns, was answered the same. 58% felt that checks were not at all likely or only somewhat likely to restrict such sales.

This poll is proof that the majority of Americans are clearly pro-gun. They wish to keep their Second Amendments rights intact. According to CNN, these numbers should not come as a surprise since the public’s attitude has been shifting in favor of gun rights – against gun control – for two decades. While the politician may be unhappy, firearm merchants and the American people are thrilled with the poll results.

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Author's Bio: 

Misty Jhones is a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of California and graduate of Queen’s University. Her interests run the gamut from global issues to obscure new trends.