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Questions - Gun Control - January 16-17, 2013

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
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted January 16-17, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Does the United States need stricter gun control laws?

2* Okay, Does the United States need stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws?

3* What is more important - new gun control laws or stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws?

4* 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