Texas Law Shield is not a bit surprised by recent Gallup polling that shows Americans’ dissatisfaction with U.S. gun laws and policies has increased to 55%, nearly matching the high of 57% in 2001.
Our question is, why isn’t dissatisfaction with gun laws and policies even higher? That’s the sentiment we hear from our members.
Gallup says Americans may be dissatisfied with gun laws because they believe they should be stricter, or because they believe the laws are too strict as they are.
Therefore, Gallup asks those who are dissatisfied with gun laws to choose among explanations for their dissatisfaction. Those who are dissatisfied have historically leaned heavily in the direction of wanting stricter rather than looser laws.
But this year, Gallup says, its polling showed a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans who want less strict laws, now at 16%, up from 5% a year ago.
That swing tracks the mood expressed by members at our Texas Law Shield seminars — members challenge the need for more laws and push back against some existing laws as ineffective.
Of course, we realize that Texas Law Shield members have already made the decision to protect their lives, family, and property through 2nd Amendment means, so we’re not a suitably random sample for Gallup. But we do wish the rest of the world would catch up.
What do you think? Would you like to see looser concealed-carry requirements, such as the reduced course time for Texas CHL classes? Let us hear from you in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.