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.
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
On December 10, PEW Research released a poll showing Americans' are more concerned with protecting gun rights than with passing more gun control. And this degree of focus on defending gun rights instead of "[controlling] gun ownersh... Read Post
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