The Surprising Political Difference Between Anti-Gun and Pro-Gun Supporters

There’s a surprising difference between anti-gunners and pro-gun supporters. And the different lies in politics.

When it comes down to it, the Americans that are wanting to enforce stricter gun laws are also the ones that have less probability of actually contacting public officials about it.

For instance, only 15 percent of American adults state that they have been in contact with public officials in order to convey their feelings about gun policy.

Gun owners make up a large percentage of this, as about 1-in-5 have been in contact with a public official before. In addition, 9 percent of these state they have done this in the past year.

In contrast, a mere 12 percent of non-gun owners say they have ever been in contact with officials regarding gun policy. Only 5 percent state they have done this so far this year.

On the issue of gun control, Americans who want less strict gun laws are more likely to contact an official than those who believe guns need more restrictions.

About 22 percent of pro-gun Americans have been in contact with an official regarding gun control (19 percent of which were in the same year). In contrast, only 15 percent of anti-gunners have been in contact with an official about their opinions on gun control (9 percent of which were in the same year).

One thing is clear from this data: when it comes to passion for their beliefs, anti-gunners have quite a deficit to overcome.