Audacious Epigone: Gun-Grabbing Geezers—Young People Support 2nd Amendment Rights More Than Older People
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Over the last several weeks I've talked to several people about guns. Without fail, every one has been surprised to learn that young people are the less supportive of gun-grabbing than old folks are. Reuters-Ipsos polling shows it and the GSS corroborates. The major media's mendacity strikes again—though in fairness, NPR (!) has given it some attention.

The following table shows the percentages of respondents who favor requiring permits to be obtained before gun purchases are allowed (N = 7,438):

It's a crowded graphic, but the takeaway is that while age differences are minor, the trend is clear—across race and political affiliation, those under the age of 30 are the least restrictive of gun ownership. It should come as no surprise that the average age of the useful idiots out marching is over forty (unmarried, childless, and owners of pussy prides).

GSS variables used: GUNLAW, AGE, PARTYID(0-1)(5-6), HISPANIC(1)(2-50), RACECEN1(1)(2)

[Crossposted from Audacious Epigone]

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