Millennials “will be the generation that finally brings in tough gun control laws”

“Millennials will finally bring in tough gun control measures when they are old enough to achieve positions of power, a new study claims,” London newspaper MetroUK is reporting.

“The poll, by the respected Harvard Institute of Politics, revealed 61 per cent – close to two thirds – of 18-29 year olds back stricter gun control laws.

“That is a dramatic increased in just four years, when 49 per cent of people in the same age bracket backed tougher regulation.

“And in 2011 just 46 per cent of Millennials polled felt the same way, suggesting the latest result could climb even higher in the coming years.

“Poll director John Della Volpe shared the result on Twitter, saying: ‘Polling shows #Millennial attitudes related to stricter #gun laws changed swiftly after #LasVegasShooting massacre.”

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

7 thoughts on “Millennials “will be the generation that finally brings in tough gun control laws””

  1. I love how the students from Parkland have taken up the torch for saying enough is enough! Best of all their voices have captured the media attention and away from the shooter. I really hope some of our local high school and college students organise and join the nationwide protests scheduled for March 24th. It would be great to see the gather at either NU or Sierra College and march around in the downtown in solidarity with Parkland and students across the nation.

  2. Our Prior generations let them down and we knew exactly what guns were doing in and to society. It is about time the new leaders arise and take us to common sense in our society. I will do my part by never again voting for any NRA supported or funded candidate. That is a moral promise and I urge my fellow voters to consider the conscience and humanity.

  3. Dan Rather didn’t mince words on Facebook:

    ‘We can have a debate about gun control. But to all those “adults” who mock or lie about the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High (and the waves of sympathetic students across the nation), to all those who rain vitriol down on children’s heartbreak and nascent activism, to all those who spread outrageous conspiracy theories meant to dismiss those who demand to be heard, there is no place for you in civil society.

    “I know why the reactionary forces who have cynically played the status quo on our gun culture to their political and economic power are fanning the flames of these outrages. They know, as I do, that young adults with passion can change the world. I saw that in Birmingham, Alabama when African American children faced the fire hoses and dogs in the march for racial justice. I saw it in the jungle hell of Vietnam and the streets of America when young soldiers and protesters asked the chilling question: what are we fighting and dying for? I saw it in Europe where waves of youthful activism shattered the Iron Curtain.

    “The voice of a child is often a clarion call to action. In their purity lies passion and courage. They are our future. And when they roar, they will be heard and shake the political status quo of our nation.”

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