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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:26 AM

The Five Gun Safety Laws That Gun Owners Support [View all]


By Annie-Rose Strasser on Jan 15, 2013 at 9:02 am

Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver his suggestions for a series of gun violence prevention measures to the President today. Most likely, stronger gun regulations will be among the measures Biden proposes. And while the gun lobby may argue that such laws are out of step with the opinions of gun owners, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that people who have a firearm in their home actually support a lot of gun safety measures.

Here are the top five gun laws that most gun owners would like to see:

1. Universal background checks. -snip-

2. Background checks for ammunition purchasing. -snip-

3. Ban on extended magazines. -snip-

4. Gun database. -snip-

5. Assault weapons ban. -snip-

The support for each of these measures demonstrates that the gun lobby is out of step with everyday gun owners. NRA representatives insist that Congress won’t pass ammunition clip bans, for example, and say that background checks are “unnecessary” and expensive. But even NRA members support more regulations on guns than the lobby would like to indicate.

-snip-

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/15/1447961/laws-gun-owners-support/

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