1/18/2013

Maybe Americans really do understand that more guns mean less crime

From Fox News:
Nearly twice as many voters say there would be less violent crime if more law-abiding Americans owned guns, than if guns were banned.   
In addition, while American voters generally favor strengthening gun laws, 71 percent do not think tougher laws can stop shootings like the one last month in Newtown, Connecticut.  Some 22 percent say new laws can prevent the next Sandy Hook.
These are just some of the findings from a Fox News poll released Friday. 
Majorities of gun owners (81 percent), non-gun owners (58 percent), Democrats (58 percent), independents (72 percent) and Republicans (85 percent) say the people who do these kinds of things “will always find the guns” to commit violent acts. . . .

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OpenID ken-maurer said...

When some poll, or some gun-control advocate, asserts that many or most Americans favor "tougher" gun laws, that claim should be taken with a very large pinch of salt. Whenever the same polls ask exactly what sort of changes people would be in favor of, it turns out that most of those involve laws or regulations that have been in effect for years, if not decades.

1/20/2013 9:19 PM  

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