Saturday, May 9, 2009

Americans Oppose New Gun Control

An ABC News-Washington Post poll conducted in April shows shrinking support for new gun control measures, and strong support for enforcing existing laws instead.

When asked to identify the best way to reduce gun violence, 61 percent said they favored stronger enforcement of existing laws, while only 27 percent opted for stronger laws. Forty-six percent said that gun laws should stay as they are, while 15 percent said they should be loosened.

These recent findings are consistent with similar findings that the NRA has reported for years. Bottom line: Most Americans get it. More gun control will only hinder the law-abiding.

NRA-ILA has always been on the right side of this issue. The thousands and thousands of gun laws already in existence are meaningless if they are not enforced. We already have gun laws on the books to address virtually every illegal act with a firearm.

As Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, told reporters this week, "every bit of data is showing us that Americans are getting more conservative about gun control."

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- Greg

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