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Gun Control

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April 14, 2022

More Gun Control Is Not the Solution, Most Voters Say

In the wake of Tuesday’s mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway train, most voters don’t think more control laws will prevent such incidents.

February 7, 2022

Gun Violence: Most Americans Want Stricter Enforcement, Not New Laws

While President Joe Biden has called on Congress to pass more gun control laws, most Americans believe stricter enforcement of existing laws would do more to reduce violent crime.

November 17, 2021

Gun Owners Oppose Federal Tracking, Fear Confiscation

Most gun owners don’t want the U.S. government compiling information on Americans who own firearms, and believe this could lead to all weapons being confiscated.

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June 28, 2021

Voters Don’t Expect Congress to Pass New Gun Control Laws

A majority of voters believe the Second Amendment still protects Americans against tyranny and don’t expect Congress to answer President Joe Biden’s demand for new gun control laws.

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April 27, 2021

Gun Control: Voters Say Enforcing Existing Laws Will Do More to Reduce Violence

Nearly half of voters believe America needs stricter gun control laws, but a majority believe stricter enforcement of existing gun laws will do more to reduce violence.

March 29, 2021

Voters Support Second Amendment Rights

President Joe Biden promised new gun-control measures in the wake of two recent mass shootings, but voters overwhelming believe their right to own guns is protected by the Constitution.

March 26, 2021

Most Voters Don’t Think Gun Control Can Prevent Mass Shootings

In the wake of two mass shootings, President Joe Biden called for Congress to pass new gun-control laws, but nearly two-thirds of voters don’t believe such tragedies are preventable.

October 7, 2020

22% of Gun-Owning Households Have Added A Gun Since Anti-Police Protests Began

Over one-fifth of Americans who have a gun in their household have added one since the Black Lives Matter anti-police protests began in late May and feel safer because they’ve done so.

August 7, 2020

27% With Guns in the House Bought One in Last Six Months

Support for more gun control is down from last year’s all-time high, and one-in-four voters with guns in their household have added one in the past six months.

September 9, 2019

28% of Democrats Say It Should Be Illegal to Join the NRA

The National Rifle Association is America’s largest gun rights organization with more than five million members. But a sizable number of Democrats views it as a terrorist group and believes it should be against the law for Americans to belong to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA.

August 15, 2019

Most Who Own Guns Feel Safer

While Americans argue over the availability of guns, most of those with a gun in their house continue to say it makes them feel safer.

August 12, 2019

Voters Still Question Motives of Politicians Who Raise Gun Issues

Democrats were quick to blame President Trump and Republicans in general – and fundraise off the tragedy - following the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Perhaps this helps explain why most voters remain skeptical of how politicians respond to gun incidents.

August 8, 2019

Voters Want More Gun Control But Admit Mass Shootings Can’t Be Stopped

Support for more gun control has jumped to its highest level ever, but a sizable majority of voters also agree that it won’t stop all mass shootings like the ones this past weekend in Texas and Ohio.

November 30, 2018

Voters Favor Social Media, Internet Checks For Gun License Applicants

New York is considering a proposal that would require the government to check the social media posts going back three years and the internet searches for the past year of all gun license applicants to look for “any good cause for the denial of a license,” and voters are intrigued by the idea.

October 31, 2018

31% Blame Lack of Gun Control, Not Shooters in Gun Crimes

Americans are closely divided over whether more stringent control of guns could have helped prevent this weekend’s massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue. But one-third of Americans think access to guns is more at fault than the killers in incidents of this kind.

August 6, 2018

Half Think Releasing 3D-Printed Gun Instructions Will Increase Crime

Eight state attorneys general are fighting to stop the publication of blueprints for 3D-printed guns. Nearly half of voters think the availability of these plans will lead to an uptick in violent crime and a majority believes the United States, in general, needs stricter gun laws.

March 14, 2018

Parkland, Florida: One Month Later

Students across the country are planning  to participate in the National School Walkout for 17 minutes today to protest gun violence and honor the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida one month ago today.

March 1, 2018

49% View NRA Favorably

In the aftermath of the most recent school shooting in Florida, fewer voters have a positive view of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

February 28, 2018

Most Adults With School-Aged Kids Support Arming Teachers

A proposal has been made to give bonuses to teachers who are specially trained to have guns in schools. Americans in general are torn about whether that’s a good idea, but a majority of adults with school-aged children like it.

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February 27, 2018

Americans Blame Government More Than Guns for Florida Massacre

Most Americans think government error is more responsible than a lack of gun control for the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Florida high school.