Thursday, January 20, 2011

DESPITE SUPPORT FOR SECOND AMENDMENT, AT LEAST HALF OF ALL AMERICANS WANT STRICTER GUN LAWS

DESPITE SUPPORT FOR SECOND AMENDMENT, AT LEAST HALF OF ALL AMERICANS WANT STRICTER GUN LAWS

http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/downloads/pdf/maig_poll_01_18_2011.pdf

Dear Kevin,

One of the biggest and most dangerous myths in American politics has just been busted.

After the tragedy in Tucson, we’ve heard the same old argument from Washington and the media that Americans are “hopelessly divided” on the issue of guns. But when you get outside the echo chamber and talk to ordinary people, the consensus on guns is clear.

That’s what Mayors Against Illegal Guns did with our recent poll1, conducted jointly by a Democratic and a Republican firm. The data shows that the general public and gun owners agree that we have to take common sense steps to prevent future gun crime.

Check out the polling results below and help spread the facts by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/downloads/pdf/maig_poll_01_18_2011.pdf

E.G. In general, do you feel the laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less
strict, or kept as they are now?
Total Gun HH
More strict …………………………………………………………………………….51 36
Less strict ………………………………………………………………………………7 10
Kept as they are now ………………………………………………………………39 50
DK/ref [VOL] ………………………………………………………………………..3 4

The truth is, Americans overwhelmingly believe that we can respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners while doing more to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

Thanks for getting involved,
Mayors Against Illegal Guns

1Poll conducted jointly by Momentum Analysis and American Viewpoint between January 11 and January 13, 2011. Results of the poll available here (PDF).

http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/downloads/pdf/maig_poll_presentation_1_18_11.pdf

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