Skip to comments.Poll: Only 36% of Americans Support Ban on Semi-Auto 'Assault' Rifles
Posted on 11/09/2017 6:52:34 AM PST by Simon Green
Despite the horrific mass shootings in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Newtown, among others, where semi-automatic rifles were used, only 36% of Americans support banning such weapons, a percentage that is down from 44% in 2012 and 57% in 1996, according to Gallup, which conducted the latest survey. In addition, 61% of Americans totally oppose such a ban.
A semi-automatic rifle, which the media often refer to as an "assault weapon," is a gun that fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. The Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, used semi-automatic rifles but he also reportedly modified them with "bump stocks," which allows one to pull the trigger faster.
"The fewest Americans in 20 years favor making it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifle rifles," said Gallup.
In the survey, conducted Oct. 5-9, Gallup asked, "Are you for or against a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles?" 36% said they are for such a ban and 61% said they against it.
Broken down politically, the survey showed that 50% of Democrats support banning semi-autos, 31% of Indepentents support a ban, and 25% of Republicans.
For people who own guns, only 26% support a ban on semi-automatic rifles. For people who don't own guns, only 45% support a ban.
In addition to the question of rifles, only 23% of Americans favor a ban on handguns, which is down from 26% in 2011 and 36% in 2004, reported Gallup
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As if politicians give a damn what the people want?
And of that 36%, how many have even a rudimentary knowledge of weaponry?
I suggest exiling that 36%.
Are you for or against a bill requiring a 7 day waiting period before being able to give a public speech?
Yeah, the same 36% that call white men Evil.
Subtitle: poll reveals 36% of people polled understand neither “shall not be infringed” nor incrementalism, and are thus sheep, willingly led.
And you too, if you have some time??
As the Democrat Party is a loose coalition of Marxist Communists, Socialists, environmentalists, welfare parasites, abortionists, perverts, race baiters, social justice warriors, snowflakes, illegal aliens, and other assorted criminals comprising close to 36% of the U.S. population, that explains it.
The AR-15 is the modern equivalent of the Winchester Model ‘93.
Propaganda EPIC FAIL!!!
The other 64% own them...
Specifically to protect against the TYRANNY of the 36%.
Because more and more people in the United States and even Canada are realizing the need to ban criminals and non-institutionalized mentally ill, not guns.
The elites want to cancel our freedom insurance policy.
A lot more Americans have figured out just why the extreme left wants to eliminate private ownership of firearms.
Other than machine guns, don't all guns fire one bullet each time the trigger is pulled? (when working properly)
Back when freedom of the press was enacted, only manual presses existed. We should ban any fully automatic printed newspapers.
I think you mean a Winchester 94 or a Winchester 73.
The Winchester 93 is a pump shotgun.
We no longer embrace the GOD of heaven and earth. We now reject Him and embrace all that is evil. GOD is removing His divine hand of protection from over this nation. What is happening around this country, the murders of the innocent in the womb results in His hedge of protection being lifted from us. He did the same to ancient Israel when they went into abject apostasy and sin. He is doing it to us now. GOD cannot look up sin. He certainly cannot look upon the GROSS SIN that has become the United States of America. For those of you who are not Believers in Jesus Christ, who blow off who He is and what He has done for us, you do so at your own peril.
I can only point you to the Holy Bible. If you don't want to read it for your spiritual being, read it for its predictions (prophesy) of what is to come. It is CLEAR about these days. It is CLEAR about what is coming. If you look at what IS in this world today, you will see in the Bible, IT was prophesized that IT would come. And, folks, it is hear. I believe GOD has done as He said He would, He has turned the unbelieving and GOD rejecting world over to the reprobate mind that the Bible predicts. He said He would and He has. GOD gave America one more chance. He gave America that one last opportunity to repent of our gross sins and return to Him. The Scriptures tell us IF we will repent and pray to heaven for forgiveness, He will hear from heaven and heal us and this land. But, since GOD allowed Donald Trump to win and keep the hildabeast out of the White House, He did not do it forever. If we do not turn back, then the next election could see a landslide of the communist dims winning all the federal government. THEN where will we be???? GOD gave us this once last chance. THEN what DID America do??? What??? For the most part, the majority of America went back to sleep. Business as usual. No repentance. No return to GOD. Thus, we will be judged for it. It will not be pretty.
Again, reject at your own peril. To those who will listen, please I beg you, seek Christ Jesus before it is too late. The days are coming when we will run out of time as a country and world. EVERYTHING spoken of these days are clearly outlined in Scripture. Those days are here and near, and are rapidly flowing over this sin packed world. The world is exactly where Christ said it would be in these Last Days of human existence.
I sounded like a tv newscaster...I get the dunce hat today.
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