Friday, December 28, 2012

Gallup: Opposition to handgun ban hits all-time high


So how would Piers Morgan fare with his proposed constitutional amendment to repeal gun rights?  Amazingly, nearly three-quarters of Americans agree on handguns, anyway …  but not with Piers Morgan.  According to the latest Gallup survey taken within days of the Newtown massacre, a record number of Americans oppose a handgun ban, 74/24:
Despite Americans’ willingness to strengthen gun laws in the wake of Sandy Hook and other deadly mass shootings, Gallup finds public opposition to a broad ban on the possession of handguns at a record-high 74%. Conversely, the 24% in favor is the lowest recorded since Gallup first asked the question in 1959.
How about the “assault-rifle” ban?  Technically, an “assault rifle” is an automatic weapon, which is already banned.  Gallup asks respondents whether they are “for or against a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles,” which is a badly-written question in several ways.  Even so, a majority opposes such a law, by just a slightly narrower gap than a year ago:

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  1. I minor correction: the Assault Rifles aren't banned. You just have to pay the $200 ATF tax and $15,000 for the rifle.

    I intensely dislike when the 'media' on our side spews stupid. Come on, how hard can it be to Google or Bing these terms?

    Plenty of gun-owners on forums still use "clips' when talking about magazines, not to mention uttering such asisines as "high capacity maggazines," when talking about standard capacity mags.

    Stupid people. It's a miracle that a majority opposes any gun ban; they don't have a clue what it constitutes.


    1. Agreed, but sometimes I think it may be good that they are so ignorant.