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January 31, 2013

Majorities favor gun control proposals, but issue remains divisive, new poll says

While a majority od people back a wide range of ideas to reduce gun violence, "the overall question of gun control remains markedly divisive," a University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll released Thursday found.

Majorities back a ban on semi-automatic assault-style weapons, background checks for all gun sales and a ban on ammunition clips capable of holding more than 10 rounds. They also support a federal database to keep an eye on sales as well as efforts to prevent people with mental illness from buying weapons.

But, the poll found, "barely 50 percent said they were in favor of stricter gun laws in general, while 46 percent said gun laws should either remain unchanged or become less strict."

Poll Director Jennifer Necci Dineen noted, “It’s striking that while Americans remain divided on the broader question of gun control, these specific proposals – all of which are part of President Obama’s recent set of executive orders on gun control – are finding favor with people."

To read more about the poll: http://poll.uconn.edu/2013/01/31/the-university-of-connecticuthartford-courant-poll-majority-supports-measures-aimed-at-curbing-gun-violence/

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Ed Sullivan

What exactly are you trying to say. Your title says "Majorities favor gun control proposals, but issue remains divisive, new poll says Majorities favor gun control proposals yet when you get to the article you state majorities favor a range of ideas to cut gun violence and that people remain divided on cuncontrol issues. You claim majorities are for the weapons ban, limiting magazine size to 10 (by the way this is the biggest problem, they are magzines not clips, issue is the public is being handfed misinformation by people who do not even understand the issue themselves and have little idea what they are talking about)and national registry. Yet in the very next parragraph we read "But, the poll found, "barely 50 percent said they were in favor of stricter gun laws in general, while 46 percent said gun laws should either remain unchanged or become less strict."


Let me see that says barely 50% in favor of stricter gun control laws and 46% said remain the same or become less strict. Where in sands hill can you derive majorities are for gun control after stating these numbers. Its these propaganda articles that are the problem. It was also proven that medical institutions fail badly at polles and studies in weapons. My favorite being done by the CDC under Clinton that stated if the is a gun in your home the odds of some one in that home dying from that gun was 34 times more likely that that gun being used in self defence. Thats shocking isnt it. In 2011 the FBI stats state that there were 597 justifiable homicides commited by average citizens. Thats 597 self defense homicides, not counting sef-defense woundings or the cases where the perpatrators ran at the site of a gun in defense. Had the other situations been accounted for the number would have been much higher. Never the less, thats 597 X 34 = 20,298 homicides by gun shot in the same house hold the gun was kept in. 2011 had around 12,000 murders total, somewhere around 6300 by gun. Report the facts not what you want to report.

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