Skip to comments.AP-GfK poll: 6 in 10 favor stricter gun laws
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.
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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.
It doesnt 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 were a center-right nation in light of this undeniable polling truth and, more disturbing, electoral results.
Oh you make some great points here.
Amazing that people think the streets are full of machine guns...thought that problem was resolved in 1934 !
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! :)
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?
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.