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Questions - Gun Control, Mental Health and Freedoms - December 19-20, 2012

55% Favor Assault Weapons Ban, But 62% Oppose Complete Gun Ban
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted December 19-20, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news stories about the recent shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut?

2* Is there too much individual freedom in America?

 

3* Should there be a ban on the purchase of semi-automatic and assault type weapons?

 

4* Should people diagnosed with mental illness be placed under stricter control and observation?

5* Suppose that only government officials such as the police and military personnel were allowed to have guns. Would that be good for America or bad for America?

6* Suppose that government officials were allowed to ban movies and video games with excessive violence. Would that be good for America or bad for America?

 

7* Would you feel safer moving to a neighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun or a neighborhood where you could have a gun for your own protection?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence