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Pew survey: Views on gun laws unchanged

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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 1:03 pm

There has been no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the July 20th shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Currently, 47 percent say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 46 percent say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns.

That is virtually unchanged from a survey earlier this year in April, when 45 percent prioritized gun control and 49 percent gun rights.

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  • Goodgrief posted at 6:24 pm on Tue, Jul 31, 2012.

    Goodgrief Posts: 7

    Stiffer gun regulations only effect those who choose to follow them. Anyone planning to kill someone, most likely, isnt to concerned about traffic tickets, back taxes, or those pesky gun laws. You think the govt can wave a magic wand and all those evil weapons that make people kill eachother will just disappear? That will work about as well as it has with crack cocane. Statisicly, the cities with the strictest gun regulations have the highest murder rates. Why? Un-armed victims.

  • not rich posted at 5:56 am on Tue, Jul 31, 2012.

    not rich Posts: 16

    I'm not nra, just a hunter with a few guns. shotgun for grouse, rifle for deer / elk, .22 for practice, 2 pistols for practice, brush hunting, and protection. i used to work in a prison and don't want excons coming after me out of some mis-guided revenge.
    my attitude on gun control is to get rid of saturday night specials and guns that can easily be modified to become machine guns. come down hard on manufacturers and retailers that don't take care to follow the laws. require nics checks on ALL gun purchases. don't require gun registration, but encourage it.
    Require all private gun sales to be reported within one business day and require the seller to make a copy of the purchaser's driver license to give to police. Fine the seller not reporting double the cost of the sales proceeds if not correctly reported.

  • IdahoMan posted at 3:11 pm on Mon, Jul 30, 2012.

    IdahoMan Posts: 100

    It would be nice if the NRA, supposedly being the top pro-gun organization, would get Gun-Control off the books instead of getting more of it passed.

    NRA supports Gun-Control. Examples: "Project Exile" and increasing background-check harassment.

    The NICS should be on NRA's list of laws to attack and repeal. Next, the 4473 forms, which is a prelude to gun-registration. Then attack the GCA68 entirely.

    On a state level, gun permit requirements are being done away with. That's good. Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming... When is Idaho going follow?

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