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Snapshot: Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Assault Rifles
Gallup ^ | October 19, 2018 | Megan Brenan

Posted on 10/19/2018 1:08:51 PM PDT by C19fan

Americans' support for a ban on semi-automatic guns in the U.S. has dropped eight percentage points from a year ago, when opinions were more evenly divided after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last year's measure was unusually high for the trend over the past several years; the current 40% is back to within a few points of where it was between 2011 and 2016.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; gallup; guns; poll; secondamendment; trends
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WINNING! But even Gallup is stupid about guns. The question treats "assault rifles" as synonymous with "semi-automatic guns". I know enough that the "assault rifles" are just a class of semi-auto. Semi-auto includes pistols, many types of revolvers, shotguns, rifles ranging from .22 caliber to elephant guns, and semi-auto sub-machine guns for civilian use. Assault rifle has a specific definition concerning its design as a military small arms.
1 posted on 10/19/2018 1:08:51 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

It is all in how you ask the question.


2 posted on 10/19/2018 1:12:26 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: C19fan

In the era of mob rule and subversives in government, Americans should now be able to figure out why some people “need” semi automatic weapons. Mobs can be xontrolled a lot easier.


3 posted on 10/19/2018 1:13:14 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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I support a ban on democrats


4 posted on 10/19/2018 1:16:06 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: C19fan

Just as long as they don’t ban my Daisy one pump spring-loaded assault BB gun.


5 posted on 10/19/2018 1:16:26 PM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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Majority have ALWAYS opposed a ban on semi-auto rifles.

Assault rifles are full-auto and highly regulated.

A Class III license and FBI background check are required and because of the 1986 law restricting new registrations, they are scarce and very expensive.


6 posted on 10/19/2018 1:16:26 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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Ban assault liberals.


7 posted on 10/19/2018 1:18:17 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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The “Majority” knows that what the left wants banned ARE NOT “ASSAULT RIFLES”!


8 posted on 10/19/2018 1:19:02 PM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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Democrats aren’t even talking about gun control... they know its a loser.

The great Pelosi calls it “gun safety.” Like Americans are fooled.


9 posted on 10/19/2018 1:27:35 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Mrs rktman may or may not have a nice SS composit stock 10/22 with multiple “high capacity” ammo holder things. AKA. Assault rifle


10 posted on 10/19/2018 1:28:23 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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I can already see a Phalanx CIWS mounted on my front porch! Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss!


11 posted on 10/19/2018 1:28:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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"My girlfriends and I met for chocolate cake and coffee at Applebee's. We chatted
and gossiped, and then we all decided that nobody needs an assault gun because
they are just too scary. It's best for the sake of the children if we ban them all!"
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12 posted on 10/19/2018 1:29:01 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!)
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To: Migraine

Exactly.

But at the end of the day, if the democrates got their way on gun control, they would potentially have to try and arrest millions of people.

I don’t think that soccer moms are going to be very thrilled when their Dads, husband and brothers are snared in this mess.


13 posted on 10/19/2018 1:33:42 PM PDT by crusher2013
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You know our laws and the courts are insane and corrupt when ripping apart an innocent baby in and outside the womb is somehow found in the Constitution of the United States, but ordinary citizens are made into felons because they own a piece of plastic with a spring in it.


14 posted on 10/19/2018 1:35:48 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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"57% oppose banning semi-automatic guns; 40% favor a ban
Opposition is up after 2017 reading in wake of Las Vegas shooting
Democrats more than twice as likely as Republicans to favor ban, 56% to 25%"


15 posted on 10/19/2018 1:43:46 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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We didn’t have AR15’s when I was in the Army. We did have M16’s and M14’s and a few others.


16 posted on 10/19/2018 1:46:02 PM PDT by umgud
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(A) B.S.
(B) The whole point of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution was to restrain the whims of a temporary “majority.”


17 posted on 10/19/2018 1:46:56 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

My ladies group has had a few target shooting days over the years. Lots of fun!


18 posted on 10/19/2018 1:49:15 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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It’s all about not only HOW you ask, but WHERE you ask and WHO you ask.

Just like when certain kinds of lawsuits are filed almost exclusively in East-Texas courtrooms - where more liberal/anti-business courts prevail... you shop around your question to find the most accommodating audience for the narrative you wish to portray.

Of course - when you control most of the media - and said media is flooding the minds and time of the majority of Americans - along with public schools and universities that are constantly working overtime to brainwash the masses into their Marxist viewpoints.


19 posted on 10/19/2018 1:54:28 PM PDT by TheBattman (Democrats-Progressives-Marxists-Socialists - redundant labels.)
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Of course FReeper ladies are not going to fit the "soccer mom" stereotype! Didn't mean to paint with a broad brush.

But there are a lot of suburban moms who get together at their hen parties where they collectivity decide the sensible solution to everything.
 

20 posted on 10/19/2018 1:59:47 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!)
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