A new Rasmussen poll has revealed that only 26 percent of likely U.S. voters think the country is safer now than it was before 9/11, and Rasmussen has also reported that 66 percent of those voters are not confident the government can prevent more terror incidents like Orlando.
These numbers come from a Rasmussen telephone poll conducted June 14-15 by Rasmussen Reports. The survey has a +/- margin of three percentage points.
According to Rasmussen, only 29 percent of likely voters are even “somewhat confident” that he government can prevent most future terrorist attacks. The majority of Americans (60 percent) think the country is safer now than it was before the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001.
Thirty-eight percent believe terrorists are winning the war against terrorism, while 32 percent think the United States and its allies are winning.
All of this comes as Congress is debating more gun control proposals in the wake of the Orlando attack that left 49 people dead and 53 wounded.
But critics suggest that anti-gun Senate Democrats behind some new measures that would expand background checks and prohibit gun sales to people whose names are placed on terrorist and no-fly watch lists are all wrong. They point to the failure of gun control laws in Chicago, where the weekend saw 13 people murdered and many more wounded.
If gun control laws can’t prevent street thugs from shooting one another and innocent bystanders, the reasoning goes, how can anyone on Capitol Hill seriously expect gun laws to stop determined terrorists?
The push for new gun laws is being spearheaded by perennial anti-gun Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY).