So much for the claim that Americans want stricter gun control, 56% of Americans are against making gun laws stricter

The headline for Gallup was that "Americans' Dissatisfaction With Gun Laws Highest Since 2001."  While dissatisfaction is up, what is interesting to note is that most of the increase is from people who want the laws less strict.  Since 2012 the percent who want less strict laws has increased from 8 to 16 percent.  The percent who wanted looser gun laws actually tripled over the last year.

It is also interesting how consistent the opposition to new gun laws has been over the last decade.  Those who were happy with the current law or wanted it looser totaled 56 percent in 2002, 2003, and 2007.  In 2004, 2005, and 2008, the total was 57 percent.

So much for the claim that Americans what stricter gun control.  See here for related discussions.



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