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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.

February 26, 2018

Gun Owners Say They Feel Safer

Amid renewed calls for stricter gun control following the Florida school shooting, most Americans who have guns at home say it makes them feel safer.

February 22, 2018

Americans Aren’t Convinced Stricter Gun Control Laws Will Decrease Violent Crime

In the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, officials and activists are calling for tighter gun control laws.

February 19, 2018

Americans Now More Supportive of Further Gun Control, Feel Schools Less Safe

Following last week's school shooting in Florida, Americans rate more gun control on the same level with treatment of the mentally ill as the best way to stop incidents of this kind...

November 10, 2017

Voters Want Stricter Enforcement of Gun Laws

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.

October 9, 2017

Voters Still Highly Skeptical of Politicians Who Raise Gun Issues

The mass shooting in Las Vegas has renewed talks of gun-control legislation in Congress, but most voters continue to question the motives of politicians who raise gun-related issues.

October 6, 2017

Voters Want More Gun Control, Less Sure It Will Work

Voters see a need for tougher gun regulation following the Las Vegas massacre but remain closely divided over whether it would prevent future mass killings.

August 16, 2016

Most Like the NRA But Aren't Moved by Its Endorsement

Most voters share a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association and say their Second Amendment constitutional right to own a gun is important to their vote in the coming elections. But even among voters who rate the second Amendment highly, the NRA's endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn't critical to how they will vote.