Questions - Background Checks for Gun Purchasers - March 30-31, 2013
44% Think Government Effort to Confiscate All Guns Likely
51% Think Background Checks for Gun Buyers Will Not Reduce Violent Crime
41% Think Federal Government Should Keep A List of All Gun Owners
National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted March 30-31, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Should a strict background check be required for anyone to buy a gun in the United States?
2* Will strict background checks of all potential gun buyers increase violent crime, decrease violent crime or have no impact on violent crime?
3* If government background checks are implemented, who should be prevented from buying a gun? Should be it just convicted felons and those with serious mental health issues, or should more people be prevented from buying a gun?
4* Should the federal government maintain a data base with the name and address of all gun owners in the country?
5* Over the next generation or so, how likely is it that the government will try to confiscate all privately owned guns?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence