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AP-GfK poll: 6 in 10 favor stricter gun laws
AP/yahoo ^ | january 16, 2013 | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA

Posted on 01/16/2013 2:38:34 AM PST by lowbridge

Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed.

Three-quarters of Americans said they reacted to the Connecticut massacre with deep anger, while 54 percent said they felt deeply ashamed it could happen in the United States.

President Barack Obama was set Wednesday to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence, expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; mediabias; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/16/2013 2:38:45 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

If 6 in 10 favored bringing back slavery in America, but enslaving the Jews this time, the far left would probably approve of that too. Our God-given human rights are not up for a vote.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 2:44:37 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: lowbridge
from the article... Mandatory background checks also would help, as would mandatory prison sentences for those convicted of gun grimes, said Lude, a National Rifle Association member and hunter-safety instructor.
3 posted on 01/16/2013 2:49:42 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: lowbridge

I wonder where they did the poll - among the staff of the NY Times?


4 posted on 01/16/2013 2:50:01 AM PST by Ken522
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To: lowbridge

6 out of 10 Americans can go to hell as far as I’m concerned.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 2:50:09 AM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: lowbridge
None of those measures would have prevented those shootings.

Yet, on the other hand we see CCW being passed in almost every State.

6 posted on 01/16/2013 2:52:05 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: lowbridge

Even if true, they still won’t be able to muster enough congresscritters to pass it or enough states to ratify an amendment.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 2:54:00 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: lowbridge

“Military-style, rapid-fire”

Um... full-auto is already essentially banned.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 2:56:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: Jim Robinson

And .. besides that.. it`s a wave of “media”-abetted, “gotta-do-SOMETHING” emotion. like everything else, it`ll die back down.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 2:59:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: ScottinVA

He’s using the media once again. The “truth” is whatever he has them tell the libtards it is


10 posted on 01/16/2013 3:01:52 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: lowbridge

Ooooooh. A push poll. How convincing.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 3:07:24 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: lowbridge

Ooooooh. A push poll. How convincing.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 3:08:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson

> Even if true, they still won’t be able to muster enough congresscritters to pass it or enough states to ratify an amendment.

You forget Satan has his back...: )

Would you have ever guessed ANY past (white)t president would have infringed on The Constitution or committed the atrocities he has and gotten away with it? He know he will not be able to get away with this next year when the American people wake up when they get their higher tax bills and a bill for Obamacare and realize this guy isn’t kidding; everyone but the elites are going to foot the bill for them...


13 posted on 01/16/2013 3:08:56 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Jim Robinson

> Even if true, they still won’t be able to muster enough congresscritters to pass it or enough states to ratify an amendment.

You forget Satan has his back...: )

Would you have ever guessed ANY past (white) president would have infringed on The Constitution or committed the atrocities he has and gotten away with it? He know he will not be able to get away with this next year when the American people wake up when they get their higher tax bills and a bill for Obamacare and realize this guy isn’t kidding; everyone but the elites are going to foot the bill for them...


14 posted on 01/16/2013 3:09:08 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: lowbridge

Two other polls showed a majority opposed to bringing back an assault weapons ban nationally. But this poll and another show the result flipped.

As near as I can tell, it boils down to whether or not the phrase “military-style” is used in the poll question. Guessing that’s the buzz word used to scare people into getting the propaganda poll results they want.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 3:10:04 AM PST by algernon_garnock
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To: lowbridge

Don’t count that poll as factual because AP seems to be the arm of the democrats and the talking points. They call the people they want responding, I suspect. This overreach is all over the net. This global BS free gun zone is out of hand.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 3:12:19 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: lowbridge

Lord. That means about 10 percent who did NOT vote for Obama agrees with him on this issue. We are in deep trouble folks.


17 posted on 01/16/2013 3:14:10 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: lowbridge

The whole point of this country is: individual rights are not subject to the whim of an ignorant/bigoted majority.


18 posted on 01/16/2013 3:16:42 AM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: lowbridge

Here is the poll:

http://ap-gfkpoll.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AP-GfK-January-2013-Topline-FINAL_GUNS.pdf


19 posted on 01/16/2013 3:28:03 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

See #19.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 3:30:11 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Pollster1
"but enslaving the Jews this time,"

Are you kidding me? American Jews would be the first people to build a "Kill the Jews" bonfire and they would proudly jump in.

21 posted on 01/16/2013 3:36:11 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------ The New Gold)
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To: lowbridge

6 out of 7 Indians on a bus might be in favor of gang rape. Thus is the moral problem with majority rule.

The Constitution exists to protect the minority view, not flag on the majority.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 3:38:11 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: lowbridge

LOL...if the polling is that favorable, then they shouldn’t have ANY TROUBLE AT ALL getting a ban through Congress.

...so why no talk of it?

The difference is that, while most people might agree that the soap used in dishwashers harm the environment (or at least did, back when the soap worked), it’s doubtful that most people would also agree to let the government come into their house and remove their dishwashers.


23 posted on 01/16/2013 3:52:20 AM PST by BobL
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To: jsanders2001
"Would you have ever guessed ANY past (white)t president would have infringed on The Constitution or committed the atrocities he has and gotten away with it?"

The "Debt Ceiling" is a PRIME example of Legislation passed that was to boost the Economy and/or "save billions", which were just handouts to constituencies of the Left (or Cronies), and we CANNOT PAY OUR BILLS without more borrowing.

All the parasites who have money from Taxpayers handed out for their votes have over-loaded our PRODUCTIVE people to the extent we dont' have enough Taxpayers compared to Non-Taxpayers, but they continue to force MORE handouts, and refuse to cut ANY Programs.

24 posted on 01/16/2013 4:04:12 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: lowbridge

IT DOES NOT MATTER BUT THIS IS A LIE. SHELVES IN EVERY GUN STORE IN AMERICA TELL THE TRUTH. POLLS LIE... THEY LIED TO US IN 2012. IF THEY WANT TO ABOLISH THE SECOND AMENDMENT THEN THERE IS A CODIFIED PROCESS TO FOLLOW TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION. WE GET TO DRAFT CHANGES TOO... AND WE CONTROL 27 STATES. WE CAN CHANGE AMERICA BACK... AND THEY KNOW IT... AND THEY WILL NEVER FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION... SO WE MUST REMAIN VIGILANT AND ENGAGED AND WE MUST NEVER BACK DOWN... EVEN IN THE FACE OF CERTAIN DEATH. DO NOT FOMENT VIOLENCE... IF IT OCCURS... END IT.

LLS


25 posted on 01/16/2013 4:09:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: napscoordinator

The only people that are “in trouble” are those that refuse to honor our Founding Fathers and defend the Second Amendment. They may outnumber those of us that will... but we will win. Only 3% of the country fought against the British... I AM A 3 PERCENTER!

LLS


26 posted on 01/16/2013 4:12:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lowbridge

We all know liberals own guns too yet most are in favor of gun control. Lefties have gun rights too. They just don’t want you to have guns.


27 posted on 01/16/2013 4:18:43 AM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: RC one

The majority has been consistently wrong, since Barrabas. We are a constitutional republic precisely in order to overcome mob rule “democracy”.


28 posted on 01/16/2013 4:22:23 AM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: lowbridge
Then they need to move to a country that does not have 2nd Amendment protections of citizens rights......

Might I suggest Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela?

29 posted on 01/16/2013 4:30:39 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Doogle

Yup, you can tell he’s lying about the NRA member part. All NRA member already know we have mandatory background checks.


30 posted on 01/16/2013 4:39:50 AM PST by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: LibLieSlayer
...”The only people that are “in trouble” are those that refuse to honor our Founding Fathers and defend the Second Amendment. They may outnumber those of us that will... but we will win. Only 3% of the country fought against the British... I AM A 3 PERCENTER!”...

I did not know that..However, I have heard lots of times that only a fiercely committed 3% is needed to transform a nation.

31 posted on 01/16/2013 4:49:48 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: algernon_garnock

Sen. bill nelson, (former astronaut[?])a radical left wing extremist senator from FL, had a poll on his website the other day and the vote tally when I looked was a little over 1500 for the ban and over 350,000 against the ban. Shockingly uncle bill is.........supporting a ban on “assault weapons”. Sadly he has 6 more years.

Share the lead.

Carson City. Noon. Saturday 1/19.


32 posted on 01/16/2013 4:56:18 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: BobL

Polls like this are useless anyway. How can someone say that we need stricter gun laws if they have no idea what our current laws are?

What a load of garbage.


33 posted on 01/16/2013 5:25:24 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: jazzlite

Our Republic is under attack... 97% of America slumbers in bed.

LLS


34 posted on 01/16/2013 5:25:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: RC one
6 out of 10 Americans can go to hell as far as I’m concerned.

6 out of 10 should move to NY then. Oh wait, that's right next door.

35 posted on 01/16/2013 5:26:26 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: lowbridge

How many of the 6 have any idea what the current gun laws actually are? How many know that an “assault weapon” is mainly just a scary looking rifle? How many know that if you elimated statistics on “urban youth crime” America is a pretty safe place?

These are the poll questions I wanna see !


36 posted on 01/16/2013 5:32:35 AM PST by martiangohome
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To: martiangohome

Go read the story. 55% favor a ban on “military-style, rapid-fire weapons”

The questions imply that they’re talking about select fire or full auto weapons. This is why you can’t trust the media, they push poll to get the result they want.

It’s garbage.


37 posted on 01/16/2013 5:34:59 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: lowbridge

Unless I missed something, each ‘regular’ person cited in the story supports the gun-ban agenda. Could they not find one person who thinks ‘assault rifles’ shouldn’t be banned, or that magazines shouldn’t be limited to 10 rounds or less? Based on the poll results, it shouldn’t have been hard to do so.

Why am I not surprised? The media is generally biased as we all know, but they may be more biased on guns than just about anything else except immigration.


38 posted on 01/16/2013 5:42:03 AM PST by Aetius
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To: lowbridge

Unless I missed something, each ‘regular’ person cited in the story supports the gun-ban agenda. Could they not find one person who thinks ‘assault rifles’ shouldn’t be banned, or that magazines shouldn’t be limited to 10 rounds or less? Based on the poll results, it shouldn’t have been hard to do so.

Why am I not surprised? The media is generally biased as we all know, but they may be more biased on guns than just about anything else except immigration.


39 posted on 01/16/2013 5:42:13 AM PST by Aetius
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To: lowbridge

I really don’t give a **** what they “favor”. Five in ten of those morons reelected the dumbass Kenyan. They are obviously braindead.


40 posted on 01/16/2013 5:43:45 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: napscoordinator

It doesn’t mean that. This is a poll of “adults” such polls are notorious for being to the left of registered voters and those to the left of likely voters. What I find so amusing is those who insist we’re a center-right nation in light of this undeniable polling “truth” and, more disturbing, electoral results.


41 posted on 01/16/2013 7:52:37 AM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: newzjunkey

It doesn’t mean that. This is a poll of “adults” such polls are notorious for being to the left of registered voters and those to the left of likely voters. What I find so amusing is those who insist we’re a center-right nation in light of this undeniable polling “truth” and, more disturbing, electoral results.

Oh you make some great points here.


42 posted on 01/16/2013 8:04:43 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Velvet_Jones

Amazing that people think the streets are full of machine guns...thought that problem was resolved in 1934 !


43 posted on 01/16/2013 8:26:29 AM PST by martiangohome
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To: Doogle

We must defeat the evil scourge of gun grime! It must be made mandatory for all gun owners to oil their guns at least once a week! :)


44 posted on 01/16/2013 9:25:19 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lowbridge
9.5 out of 10 have limited or no knowledge of existing Federal, State and local laws concerning the import, manufacture, distribution, sale, ownership, transport, carry and use of firearms and ammunition.

So how do these folks know we need "more" gun control when they have no clue about what laws already exist and their effectiveness or lack-thereof?

45 posted on 01/16/2013 12:52:51 PM PST by barefoot_hiker
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To: Pollster1

Quit your damn whining about the Jews always getting the short end. There seems to be plenty of them who voted this bastard into office and are for his gun control measures. You conservatives need to convince the liberal Jews to vote for our rights instead of bowing to communism.


46 posted on 01/16/2013 4:18:20 PM PST by B4Ranch (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable-John F. Kennedy)
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