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Poll Shows 54 Percent View NRA Favorably

Poll Shows 54 Percent View NRA Favorably
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National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre proposed National School Shield, a program that will place armed police officers in schools.

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A Gallup poll shows that more Americans have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association than unfavorable.

POLITICO said the poll came at the same time the NRA proposed to have an armed guard in every school in response to the Newtown, Conn., massacre, instead of wide-sweeping gun regulation.

Fifty-four percent of Americans reported a favorable opinion of the NRA, compared to 38 percent reporting an unfavorable opinion.

Gallup said opinions of the NRA have fluctuated since they were first measured in 1993, from a low of 42 percent favorable in 1995 to a high of 60 percent in 2005.

Gallup said the recent poll showed that favorable opinions are much higher among those who report having a gun in the household, with Republicans more likely to own guns.

Republicans were also more likely to have a favorable opinion of the NRA than Democrats, with more than eight in 10 Republicans reporting a favorable opinion compared to four in 10 Democrats.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I NOW BELIEVE National Rifle Association [NRA] MADE A MISTAKE BY MAKING A PUBLIC STATEMENT ON 21 DECEMBER.

    HAVING FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT FAVORABILITY WHICH PRIMARILY CONSISTS OF REPUBLICANS SAYS NOTHING UNTIL REPUBLICANS CAN SHOW CONSISTENCY IN WINNING NATIONAL ELECTIONS. SINCE THIS POLL WAS TAKEN AROUND THE TIME OF NRA’s PUBLIC RESPONSE, IT IS FLAWED BECAUSE NOT ALL SUPPORTERS LIVE IN SMALL TOWNS. I DO NOT BELIEVE URBAN REPUBLICANS WOULD OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT ARMED GUARDS IN SCHOOLS.

    • Robert Smith

      The NRA has lost its mission since the end of the 1970′s.

      The NRA used to be a world leader in training and supporting shooting sports.

      Then they were methodicaly taken over by the extreme right, just as many school boards and ohter grass roots positions low hanging fruit could be taken over. I got out two years before George Bush Sr. did before the “jack boots” thing.

      The NRA is no longer primarily an organization to support shooting education and sports, but it has become a political organization that is the tip of the right wing spear.

      Rob

      • Tom

        Not sure I agree with you. I remember back in the 50′s all I heard about the NRA was exactly what you said. Shooting sports etc. But back then, the 2nd Amendment was not under assault on a daily basis. Today, I believe if it were not FOR the NRA (and other gun rights associations) we would already be nearly totally unarmed (or disarmed, as the case ma be) and well on our way to serfdom.

        The Left has SO much power now that they’ve got their socialist leader in the White House and supported by SO many Americans who don’t want to work, we who ARE willing to work and save are at real risk.

        Every time a politician puts pen to paper, we lose more rights. The Constitution means absolutely nothing in this day and age.

      • Bill

        Robert,
        Again, you are just making up stuff to make yourself sound important. You were never a member of the NRA. You are full of it

      • Robert Smith

        Hi Tom,: “But back then, the 2nd Amendment was not under assault on a daily basis.”

        The assault is a right wing strategy.

        Check out the “Southern strategy.” It was devised by the extreme right, starting with abortion to separate the catholic church from the democratic party, to put wedge issues and fear to its advantage.

        See a beginning at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

        Fear seems to be a great motivator for some. Even samurai has proclaimed that to fear his god was a part of patriotism. Quite frankly I find that sad.

        Rob

      • eddie47d

        The NRA and the GOA are extreme political organizations and have politicians cowering in the corner every time an election comes up.Time for politicians to get a backbone and clip their wings. If you are not voted in then you have an opinion like anyone else but considering the NRA writes state laws then they go beyond free speech.

      • ibcamn

        hey Robby,kinda sound’s like the union’s and the left!!you got a little expeiance with all this take over thing?i think maybe we need to focus on our rights as a nation and work a bit harder at keeping those rights we inherited don’t you think?

      • WILDFIRE

        @Eddie – Writes – “The NRA and the GOA are extreme political organizations and have politicians cowering in the corner every time an election comes up.Time for politicians to get a backbone and clip their wings. If you are not voted in then you have an opinion like anyone else but considering the NRA writes state laws then they go beyond free speech.”

        “Extreme” political organizations? You mean like the Unions, NEA, the ACLU, the NAACP, SEIU, Southern Poverty and all the other homosexual extremist and Planned parenthood that are all leftist extremist that use threats keep politicians cowering in the corner.

        Your right, I think it is time to clip all these groups wings across the board. These groups I mentioned by which no way in the world would you suggest makes just as many and have just as much if not more influence in the writing of laws than NRA has ever had.

  • http://personalliberty irene

    GOD BLESS THE NRA , FOR UPHOLDING OUR CONSTITUTION. GOD BLESS THE USA

  • Tom

    Doesn’t it say something worth thinking about when 54 percent of those polled have a favorable view of the NRA whereas recent polls indicate that those who view Congress favorably is somewhere in the high single digits: eight or nine percent?

    Take the time to read the 2nd amendment to The Constitution in conjunction with THE PREAMBLE TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS. The 2nd amendment does not confer a right to the Citizen, rather it prohibits the government from infringing a right that is assumed to be the natural right of a citizen: the right to self-defense.

    • Robert Smith

      54% + 47% = 101%

      Who voted twice? It’s usually the “winner” who rigged the election.

      Rob

      • Bill

        You mean like Obama and his socialist merry band of wimps

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Tom,”

      I AM DEALING WITH THE HUMAN ANGLE. ONLY THE “EDUCATED ELITE” HAVE Constitutional concerns.

      “Tom” – LET US BE REAL. NRA APPEALS, PRIMARILY, TO CAUCASIANS. BUT, A CURIOUS POINT IS NOT ALL CAUCASIAN CONSERVATIVES ARE FINANCIALLY COMFORTABLE. MANY OF THESE POOR CAUCASIAN-CONSERVATIVES LIVE IN URBAN AREAS AND THEIR CHILDREN ATTEND INNER-CITY SCHOOLS.

      AS AN EXAMPLE, CAUCASIAN CHILDREN IN Memphis City Schools MUST DEAL WITH NEGRO CLASSMATES WHO BRING GUNS/KNIVES TO SCHOOL. BECAUSE OF THIS COMMON NEGRO-BEHAVIOR, ARMED GUARDS WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH THESE NEGROES. HENCE, THE CHILDREN OF POOR CAUCASIAN-CONSERVATIVES WOULD BE “CAUGHT-IN-THE-MIDDLE.”

      THEREFORE, THIS POLL IS FLAWED BECAUSE POOR CAUCASIAN-CONSERVATIVES HAVE NOT HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO “CHIME-IN” ON THIS ISSUE.

  • charlie

    The NRA will never get a favorable comment from the 47% that rely on government coddling and support.
    NRA members and supporters are self sufficient and self reliant, they believe that the citizens should support the government and not the other way around.

    • Chuck S

      People in the inner cities need guns and conceal carry more than almost anyone else. They’re the biggest victims of crime. Gun-free Chicago just passed 500 murders this year.

      Decades ago, the NRA formed chapters of black people in the South to enable them to defend themselves from the KKK.

      Links:
      http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2012-04-18.html

      http://www.keepandbeararms.com/information/XcIBPrintItem.asp?ID=2960

      • ibcamn

        oh crap you brought in some kind of racist remark,now you just gave Eddie some reason to jump your sheet!true,but that’s what it will get you!

      • Robert Smith

        How is gun free NY doing this year?

        Rob

      • Robert Smith

        How is gun free Japan doing with suicides this year?

        Has not having guns around saved any lives there?

        Rob

  • Steve E

    Just keep in mind that the people who want rid of 2nd Amendment phrase: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. Are the extremest. People that believe in the Constitution without any twist are the ones in the real middle. Anyone else would be considered extreme.

  • http://HOME Hobert Davis

    SO THE 47% WANTS THE 54% LOCKED UP IN A CONCETRACTION CAMP JUST LIKE OBAMA.THAT IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WERE IT NOT FOR THE NRA. i WILL FIGHT FOR MY RIGHT TO OWN GUNS.OF COURSE I AM 77 YEARS OLD AND CAN NOT FIGHT MUCH.

    • Steve E

      If you can sight a target and pull the trigger, you will be OK.

      • http://HOME Hobert Davis

        yES I CAN DO THAT STEVE AND I WILL IF I HAVE TO.

    • Bill

      Hi Hobart,
      There is an old saying that you should not mess with an old man that is too old to fight because they will just shoot you.

      A very good reason to retain our right to self defense is so the seniors can protect themselves from the 47% that want to kill them and steal their stuff

    • eddie47d

      Where does it say anywhere that the 47% want to lock up the 54% Hobert? No wonder credibility is becoming rarer and rarer on this site.

      • Bill

        The 47% are the leeches that want to live off the producers. As the econony gets worse, because the liberals promote poverty over prosperity, the 54% will need all of the guns they can get to protect themselvesa from the 47%

  • Bill

    It is time to renew your membership to the NRA and send them a LARGE donation to their political fund.

    They need to spend their money targeting these anti gun polititians and get them out of office

    • eddie47d

      Apparently Bill is also a friend of the American Silencer Association too! Yes they do exist and the NRA has joined them in asking that silencers can be labeled as a safety device. What a joke! I suppose now mass murderers can kill without anyone noticing and then alerting authorities. Way to go NRA now instead of hearing a BANG BANG it will be less than a pop pop! Now when your neighbor or little kids get whacked we can sit back and further do nothing! The NRA certainly got the see no evil- hear no evil part down- now maybe we can get them to do no evil. Oops they allow everything imaginable on the market . Darn, too late for that too!

      • Robert Smith

        Eddie says: “NRA has joined them in asking that silencers can be labeled as a safety device.”

        It’s a stretch, but hearing protection is important. However, there is never an excuse for them to be on the street.

        Actually Smith & Wesson “Ni-Clad” bullets and Teflon bullets were developed to stop lead contamination at ranges where ventilation was darn near impossible for anything resembling a reasonable amount of money.

        Anti-gun nuts started calling them “cop killer” bullets and the protest began.

        All that came out of it is now crooks are going for head shots (after a “60 Minutes” piece) and municipalities had to pay a bundle to keep their ranges open for police.

        Rob

      • momo

        Still blabbing about what you know nothing about eddie? A silencer is a misnomer, it should actually be called a suppressor. The suppressor is only going to lower the noise of the muzzle blast 20 to 30 decibels. In other words if you fire a .308 rifle the muzzle blast will be about 130 decibels, withe the suppressor it will be reduced to about 110 decibels. That pop pop sound you talk about only happens in the movies.

      • Bill

        Eddie and Robert Smith,
        F–k off

  • jopa

    The Gallup poll shows a 54% favor-ability rating towards the NRA, the same poll that proclaimed a six point lead for Mitt Romney and thought he was our next president.Gallup is not reliable anymore in that they only do surveys on land lines.They are obsolete as this article above is.

  • ibcamn

    but if 54% want to keep their guns,but only 43% don’t….in America that’s a done deal,over,set in stone!majority rules,correct?isn’t that the law here?that’s about the same margine Obama got his seat,isn;t it?only the tyrant would persist at making it HIS WAY!and use pain and suffering to get what HE want’s,true?…………is it just me or is there something wrong here?

    • jopa

      bjcam;: Well we will go with your logic then since 65% of Americans want stronger gun laws we should all support stronger gun laws with the majority.Whew I am glad that’s settled.

      • Andy

        It only proves that 65% need to use their head for something other than holding earbuds in place. What is sinking this country is the ever-increasing level of ignorance, stupidity, and just plain old brainwashing by the schools and news media. Sad, really–I remember a time when you could carry on an intelligent conversation with people–now they just spout out whatever the prevailing media blitz is running.

  • JustAnotherJoe

    The problem with the NRA is that they are far too willing to compromise themselves right out of existence, while failing to realize that the anti-gun side has not conceded or compromised itself the way they expect everyone else to. Then again, I agree with other posts above, in that polls are too pliable to be taken too seriously either way.

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