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Poll: 51 percent donít want assault weapons ban
politico.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | BOBBY CERVANTES

Posted on 12/26/2012 9:30:14 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

A slight majority of Americans do not want assault weapons banned in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting, though a clear majority said they support stricter gun laws in general, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll out Wednesday.

Specifically on an assault weapons ban, 51 percent of respondents were against the measure, while 44 percent said they support it, the poll said. That remains largely unchanged from an October 2011 poll that had 43 percent for and 51 percent against a ban.

Support for stricter gun control measures in general has jumped from 43 percent in October 2011 to 58 percent this month, according the poll.

President Barack Obama, who has said he supports a ban, recently assembled a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden to suggest possible gun control proposals by the end of January.

The poll is based on 1,038 telephone interviews conducted between Dec. 19-22 and has a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percentage points.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/26/2012 9:30:18 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

51% didn’t want Obamacare either. Deals will be made, threats will be issued, corruption will ensue.

I expect nothing less anymore.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 9:36:30 PM PST by Celerity
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dont believe the polls and relax. Call your congressmen !!!


3 posted on 12/26/2012 9:51:44 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So we ought to reckon that 49% want a Constitutional crisis and likely civil conflagration? No, it’s not up to a poll or even a vote. Some issues are sacrosanct.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 10:07:31 PM PST by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

51% Thats a democrat mandate


5 posted on 12/26/2012 11:37:01 PM PST by reefdiver
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To: Unknowing

Good point.

Since when did mob rule matter on the issue of the Constitution? That’s the very thing the Constitution is there to prevent.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 12:06:52 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Unknowing

Good point.

Since when did mob rule matter on the issue of the Constitution? That’s the very thing the Constitution is there to prevent.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 12:06:52 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Unknowing

Good point.

Since when did mob rule matter on the issue of the Constitution? That’s the very thing the Constitution is there to prevent.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 12:06:55 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not good enough.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 12:52:15 AM PST by Mr. Blond
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To: Celerity

“51% didn’t want Obamacare either.”

...actually it was more like 60% so this will look like 100% want the ban as far as the kenyan is concerned.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 1:47:35 AM PST by albie
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just wait for them to show photos of the dead Sandy Hook kids on the Senate floor in a few weeks, with breathless media coverage.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 4:09:23 AM PST by montag813
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