57% Think Enforcing Current Gun Laws More Important Than Creating New Laws
65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny
53% Favor Background Checks for Existing Gun Owners
National Survey of
Conducted January 16-17, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
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3* What is more important - new gun control laws or stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws?
If someone legally owns a gun, should they be required to undergo a strict
background check before being allowed to keep their gun?
5* A newspaper recently published the names and addresses of all residents in its area who have a legal gun permit. Was it appropriate for the newspaper to publish that information?
6* The Second Amendment to the Constitution provides Americans with the right to own a gun. Is the purpose of the Second Amendment to ensure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny?
7* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the NRA?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence