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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:35 PM

Poll: Most Americans support new gun control measures

Source: WaPo



Most Americans support tough new measures to combat gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons and posting armed guards at every school, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

More than half of all Americans 52 percent in the new poll say the Newtown shootings made them more supportive of gun control; just 5 percent say they are now less apt to back tighter restrictions. Most also are at least somewhat worried about a mass shooting in their own community, with concern jumping to 65 percent among those with school-age children at home.

The findings, which also show broad bipartisan support for requiring mandatory background checks for buyers at gun shows, come as President Obama said Monday he will lay out specific White House proposals on gun control legislation and executive actions this week.




Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-says-hell-offer-plans-to-stem-gun-violence-this-week/2013/01/14/b7ad8ea8-5e6c-11e2-90a0-73c8343c6d61_story.html

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DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
socialindependocrat Jan 2013 #1
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:51 PM

1. MSNBC just said More Americans support gun control - Misleading

They showed that there was an increase from a past poll to the present but all Amercians showed 35% (which is more than befor but not most)

And the other was the Dems showed 58% now which was an increase from before.

I thought it was poor to "more Americans" and imply that there
was a majority than to make a more accurate statement.

Oh, I know, Lyan Ryan must have written the title, yeh, that's it.
That's where it came from....

Shame on them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:54 PM

2. kick

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