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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:51 PM

The Activism Gap on Gun Control-People Who Oppose Gun Control Are More Vocal

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The survey finds that 51% of Americans say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 45% say it is more important to protect gun rights. This balance of opinion is virtually unchanged from mid-December when, in the immediate wake of the Newtown, CT shooting, public opinion shifted modestly in the direction of gun control. These are the only surveys since Obama became president in which significantly more have prioritized gun control than gun rights.

There is a wide gap between those who prioritize gun rights and gun control when it comes to political involvement. Nearly a quarter (23%) of those who say gun rights should be the priority have contributed money to an organization that takes a position on gun policy, compared with just 5% of those who prioritize gun control. People who favor gun rights are also about twice as likely as gun control supporters to have contacted a public official about gun policy (15% vs. 8%).

By contrast, comparable percentages of gun rights supporters (19%) and those who prioritize gun control (15%) say they have expressed their opinion about gun policy on social networks. And about one-in-ten in each group says they have signed a petition on gun policy (12% of gun rights supporters, 10% of gun control supporters).

We have a role to play in debate on gun, the numbers don't lie those support sensible gun laws are absolutely getting out worked by this those that don't. If you want these law enacted then you have do your part. Make a phone call even you think they're hopeless and give money to orgs like Brady or the new one Gabby Giffords started.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:08 PM

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