Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gallup Says Support for Gun Control Fading

Gallup reveals that in polling conducted before last week's gun massacre at an immigrant center in Binghamton, N.Y., "only 29% of Americans said the possession of handguns by private citizens should be banned in the United States. While similar to the 30% recorded in 2007, the latest reading is the smallest percentage favoring a handgun ban since Gallup first polled on this nearly 50 years ago." Also, Gallup notes "the October Crime survey found just under half of Americans, 49%, wanting the laws covering the sale of firearms to be made stricter than they are now. This is the lowest percentage favoring stricter gun laws in Gallup trends since the question was first asked in 1990. While only 8% say gun laws should be made less strict, 41% say they should remain as they are now." Read more.

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