The Associated Press and MTV, for example, teamed up this year to measure the “Youth Political Pulse,” with surveys conducted from late February to early March (when the news cycle was focused on the terrible crime at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) and again from late April to early May. Between the survey periods, the percentage of respondents aged 15 to 34 who identified firearm-related issues as their highest concern for the country fell 15 points, from 21% to 6%. During the earlier survey period, the gun issue was the highest concern. In the latter period, it was tied for the sixth most common response, behind the economy, social inequality, and even threat of nuclear war.
June 1, 2018
Bedrock American Values Prove Stubbornly Resistant to Gun Control Opportunism
[The take away I have from this is to not get discouraged. Keep up the fight. Wear your gun logo clothing in public. Keep taking new shooters to the range. Keep sending money to gun rights organizations. Keep sending letters to your legislators.—Joe]