Americans divided on gun control

For those who think that gun control has gone away as an issue, see this new poll:

People in the United States are evenly divided on the topic of firearm regulations, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 44 per cent of respondents believe the country requires stricter gun control laws, while 44 per cent disagree. . . .

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Blogger Bruce said...

Looks close and the pro-gunners need to stay on top of things!

However, I long for a similiar situation in the UK! I suspect that even though we have the strictest laws of any democracy 95% of people would like to see them tightened! No, I am not joking.

This means no sensible debate even takes place.

7/10/2008 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This undoubtedly reflects the complete ignorance of the general public in regard to existing gun laws. I've seen earlier polls that asked those in favor of stricter gun laws to indicate what specific enhancements they supported. They overwhelmingly indicated that they wanted laws that already had been in around for years, e.g. licensing of all dealers, prohibiting possession by those with criminal records, requiring licenses for anyone wanting to carry a concealed weapon in public. They rarely selected any options that would have actually changed existing laws, other than some that would in fact relax current restrictions. I guess that, from Brady's perspective, ignorance really is bliss.

7/10/2008 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't drop your guard guys.

With laws pretty simillar to the UK, it looks like ireland is going for even more "feel good" lunacy.

just check this link out for the usual distortions and outright lies:



7/10/2008 10:23 AM  

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