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Jennifer Rubin: Americans reaffirm their passion for freedom

Pew has an interesting poll out: Currently, 49% of Americans say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns, while 45% say it is more important to control gun ownership. Opinion has been divided since early 2009, shortly after Barack Obama’s election. From 1993 through 2008, majorities had said it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect gun rights.
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Pew poll: No significant shift in public opinion on gun control, post Colorado shooting

Politics / US Politics : Planet Washington (2 years ago)

A new Pew poll finds "no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado." The poll says 47 percent say it is more important... Read Post

How Popular Is Gun Control?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 years ago)

Blumenthal reviews polling on it. Two important points: First, while support for stricter gun laws has declined in the polls across several measures, Americans remain roughly evenly divided on the issue. The Pew Research Center foun... Read Post

Poll: Gun Control More Favored By Americans Than Second Amendment

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (2 years ago)

Pew: Forty-nine percent of those polled said it’s more important to control gun ownership, compared to 42 percent who say it’s more important to protect Americans’ rights to own guns, according to a Pew Research Center Poll. The Pew... Read Post


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