Voters Want Stricter Enforcement of Gun Laws
Friday, November 10, 2017
Following a mass shooting at a church in Texas that killed 26, voters think the country needs to do a better job enforcing gun laws already on the books, but they don’t think limiting gun ownership to government officials is the answer.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the United States needs stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws following the Texas shooting. That’s up from 61% in 2015, but down from 68% the year before
and 73% in late 2013.
Twenty-seven percent (27%), however, do not think the country needs to more strictly enforce existing gun laws. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 7-8, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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