Record low number of Americans favor hand gun ban

Second Amendment rights appear to be safe even under the Obama-Holder administration. Only 26% of Americans now favor a ban on hand guns - long an indicator of the strength of gun control sentiment in the country. Gallup: A record-low 26% of Americans favor a legal ban on the possession of handguns in the United States other than by police and other authorized people. When Gallup first asked Americans this question in 1959, 60% favored banning handguns. But since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition around 70% in recent years. The results are based on Gallup's annual Crime poll, conducted Oct. 6-9. This year's poll finds support for a variety of gun-control measures at historical lows, including the ban on handguns, which is Gallup's longest continuing gun-control trend. For the first time, Gallup finds greater opposition to than support for a ban on semiautomatic guns or assault rifles, 53% to 43%. In the initial asking of this question in...(Read Full Post)

COMMENTS ON AMERICANTHINKER

RECENT VIDEOS