Americans Feel Safer With A Firearm In Their Home by 2 to 1 margin

by on 29/03/14 at 6:40 am

I believe you might be finally getting the message...

I believe you might be finally getting the message…

New York, NY – (

By a margin of slightly more than two-to-one, Americans overall would feel safer with a gun in their house than not, but less than a quarter of Democrats agree, according to a new survey.

Pollster GBA found that 42 percent would feel safer with a gun in the home. Just 20 percent would feel “less safe.” Some 31 percent said they would feel “about the same.” Experts place the wide difference between Democrats and others over the ownership of firearms on several reasons.

According to Professor Edwin Capro, “Many Democrats live in urban areas where their neighbors, family, or even close friends, might be criminal undesirables who often use gun violence as a means to an end. Others are more feminine in nature and forward their impressions that ‘guns are ickey’ at every opportunity. Of course, many never had a father (or even known who their father was)that stayed around long enough to properly teach them safe firearm procedures and respect for others”

The comfort level Americans have with guns was highlighted in another poll question about the “appropriate” age at which children should start shooting.

While those polled said they started shooting at a mean age of 16, they said that the “appropriate age for someone to fire a handgun, shotgun or rifle for the first time under proper supervion” is a mean age of 9 years old, when children are in the fourth or fifth grade.


On March 26th the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) announced that New York State Police had decided not to enforce “a capricious, ill-conceived and unconstitutional portion of the NY SAFE act”–the seven round magazine limit.

According to, the decision follows a federal judge’s ruling in December which ruled the seven-round magazine limitation was “‘tenuous, straitened, and unsupported,’ and therefore unconstitutional.”

This puts New York State Police in line with the “sensible path taken by the New York Sheriffs’ Association and many local law enforcement agencies in not enforcing” the magazine capacity limit.

There’s hope yet for our beleagured brothers in arms up in New York state….

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