For the First Time, Majority of NYT Readers Oppose Assault Weapon Ban

firearms.jpgBy Joshua Krause

Shortly after the San Bernardino shooting, The New York Times made a big deal out of posting an editorial on the front page for the first time in nearly a hundred years. The article was a scathing condemnation of our nation’s gun laws, as well as America’s gun culture. However, their impassioned plea for more gun legislation hasn’t had its intended effect.


For 20 years The New York Times has periodically surveyed their readers, asking them if they would support an assault weapons ban. For the first time since 1995, a majority of their readers opposed the ban. In January of 1995, 67% of readers supported the ban, and 27% opposed. By 2011 there was a slight shift, with 63% in favor and 34% opposed. By 2015 there was a dramatic change with only 44% in favor of a ban, and 50% opposed.

The numbers suggest that support for the ban is falling even faster than its opposition is rising, with 19% less support than in 2011, and 16% more in opposition. The gun control crowd should be deeply concerned. If a majority of the readers for a dying, left-leaning, pro-government rag no longer support more heavy handed gun regulations, then clearly the gun grabbers are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of America.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger .


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9 Comments on "For the First Time, Majority of NYT Readers Oppose Assault Weapon Ban"

  1. With a fascist oppressive government, its not rocket science why more people want powerful weapons.

  2. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm | Reply

    “He who has learned to know the Divine Law and is willing to give up the carnal self in order to become the Son of God, shall find everlasting life; but he who thinks more of the desires and the pleasures of the flesh than of the Soul, shall find naught but death.”

  3. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm | Reply

    Psalm 82:6
    “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’

  4. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 13, 2015 at 8:50 pm | Reply

    “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.
    O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
    to be consoled as to console,
    to be understood as to understand,
    to be loved, as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive,
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

  5. MSM might be waking the sleeping dawg – one can hope.

  6. I think Trump is in favor of making the concealed carry laws in the northwest the law of the land.

    It would be good for women in NYC to be able to defend themselves when strolling through Central Park.

  7. I almost pity them – everything they’re trying to achieve is having an opposite effect! Herr Obama is the greatest gun salesman our nation has ever seen!!

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