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Support for Second Amendment at Record High
Posted By yihan On October 27, 2011 @ 7:57 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
Thursday, October 27, 2011
It’s bad news for gun-grabbers and other enemies of the Second Amendment – only 26% of respondents to a recent poll believe the government should ban handguns.
The poll is part of Gallup’s annual Crime poll, conducted Oct. 6-9. This year’s poll finds support for a number of gun-control measures at historical lows, including the ban on handguns, which is Gallup’s longest continuing gun-control trend, according to their website .
Gallup notes that the acceptance of gun ownership is not related to crime.
“In 2008, Gallup found widespread agreement  with the idea that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to own guns. Americans may also be moving toward more libertarian views in some areas, one example of which is greater support for legalizing marijuana use ,” Gallup reports.
“What’s interesting here is Americans are shifting to a more pro-gun stance despite high profile incidents of gun violence – like the Arizona shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others,” reports CNN  in reaction to the findings.
Gallup also reported gun ownership at its highest level since 1993 . Forty-seven percent of American adults admit that they keep a gun in their household, which is the highest number recorded in almost two decades.
In 1993, the Clinton administration pushed through the Brady bill  to ban handguns. The law required a five day waiting period after purchasing a handgun. Clinton called the bill a “good beginning” for more gun control legislation.
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 according to their website: http://www.gallup.com/poll/150341/Record-Low-Favor-Handgun-Ban.aspx
 widespread agreement: http://www.gallup.com/poll/105721/Public-Believes-Americans-Right-Own-Guns.aspx
 greater support for legalizing marijuana use: http://www.gallup.com/poll/150149/Record-High-Americans-Favor-Legalizing-Marijuana.aspx
 CNN: http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/26/why-is-support-for-gun-control-at-record-lows/
 highest level since 1993: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/us-gun-ownership-highest-since-1993-report_738527.html
 Brady bill: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_control_policy_of_the_Clinton_Administration#Brady_Bill
 Record-High 40% of Americans Identify as Independents in ’11: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-high-40-of-americans-identify-as-independents-in-11.html
 Record-High 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Use: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-high-50-of-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana-use.html
 Gun Ownership Soars To 18 Year High: 47% Of Americans Admit To Owning A Gun: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gun-ownership-soars-to-18-year-high-47-of-americans-admit-to-owning-a-gun.html
 Record-High 36% of Americans Lack Confidence in Banks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-high-36-of-americans-lack-confidence-in-banks.html
 Gallup Poll: New high – 41% of Americans ‘now say global warming is exaggerated’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gallup-poll-new-high-41-of-americans-%e2%80%98now-say-global-warming-is-exaggerated%e2%80%99.html
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