A survey conducted in the wake of last weeks Virginia shooting of two reporters on live TV finds that a majority of Americans do not believe stricter gun laws would have prevented the incident.
Rasmussen finds that only 29 percent of likely voters feel that further gun control laws would have done something to prevent the shooting.
While, 60 percent, of Americans, more than twice as many, said they believe more gun control would not have done anything to stop the attack.
The poll also found that 68 percent agree with Donald Trump’s statement that “It’s not a gun problem. It’s a mental problem.”
Only 24 percent disagreed with Trump’s statement.
The survey also found that a majority are more inclined to believe that exposure on social media encourages perpetrators to commit violent crime. A total of 54 percent said they agreed that sites such as Facebook and Twitter can be a catalyst.
The shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan, posted sick video footage of the shooting to Facebook and Twitter after he had committed the atrocity.
The incident prompted gun grabbers, such as Hillary Clinton to immediately call for more gun control. Clinton declared that if elected to the nation’s highest office she would be a ‘gun control’ president.
Today, Bernie Sanders, perhaps Clinton’s closest rival on the left, said he would also make gun control a priority if elected. Sanders said he would make universal background checks mandatory.
As Infowars noted last week, the gun Flanagan used to carry out the shooting was obtained legally, after he passed a background check. Indeed, in all major mass shootings in recent years the weapons used were obtained after background checks were carried out.
The shooters at Virginia Tech, the Aurora Colorado movie theater, Fort Hood, Isla Vista, the Washington Navy Yard, the attempted mass killing at Arapahoe High School ALL passed background checks.
The shooter at Washington Navy Yard even managed to buy his firearm after the background check system was supposedly strengthened following the incident at Virginia Tech.
The fact is that criminals break the laws, and it seems the laws don’t work anyway. Further infringing on the rights of those who abide by the laws will not change either of these situations.
Two separate polls last month, following the church shooting in Charleston also found that the majority of Americans do not believe tighter gun laws would prevent mass shooting incidents.
Support for gun control has steadily declined since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, despite several other high profile shootings.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.