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Americans say armed citizens are best defense to mass shootings

•, By Bob Unruh

Only about one-third of Americans responding to a new poll believe that local and federal law enforcement agencies are capable of protecting families during a mass shooting event.

A plurality, in fact, say the best defense for life in those situations is the American population that is armed.

The poll is from Convention of States Action, which worked with the Trafalgar Group, on the project.

Results come from surveys conducted July 7-10 of more than 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.

Regarding the issue of being protected "in the event of a mass shooting," 41.8% said "armed citizens" are the best. Local police were cited by 25.1% and federal agents by 10.3%. Another 22.8% said none of the above.

"Americans watched in horror as an active shooter was permitted to rampage through a school while the police stood outside and did absolutely nothing. Over and over again, citizens are given the clear message that—when it comes to protecting loved ones—you're on your own. At the same time, we're told guns are the problem and we should give up our right to self-defense," said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action.

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