A recent national poll found that respondents were disinclined to say more gun control would fix the country's crime problems.
According to the results of a Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey released last week, 51 percent of likely voters didn't think additional gun control was the answer to recent well-publicized upticks in violent crime. Of the balance, just 38 percent had an appetite for more regulations.
Further, "Majorities of every political category – 67 percent of Republicans, 52 percent of Democrats, and 59 percent of unaffiliated voters," agree it isn't possible to "completely prevent mass shootings."
This comes as the White House is offering up changes in federal gun definitions and other arbitrary declarations as a remedy to crime.
Pro-Second Amendment organizations are not surprised by the latest window on the country's temperature over gun laws.
"Clearly,” said Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “the majority of Americans don’t think adding restrictions on the rights of honest citizens is going to make a difference to people who are determined to commit mayhem. That has never been the case, and never will be, regardless of what kind of extremist solutions are proposed by the gun prohibition crowd."