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POLL: Support for Gun Control Dropping, Majority Feel Guns Make Them Safer

Poll: Support for Gun Control Dropping, Majority Feel Guns Make Them Safer

Posted on April 25, 2013 by Nick Leghorn

There are some new gun-related opinion polls out in the last couple days. They indicate further movement on the part of the public away from sentiment for more gun control laws. So let’s grab our calculators and dive right in . . .

Since Newtown, civilian disarmament advocates (including certain members of my own family) have been using the bandwagon argument to try to get gun owners on board with the idea of giving up some of their Constitutionally protected rights in order to “protect the children.” They’d justify the push by pointing out that “most of America agrees with me,” that all they want is “common sense gun control.” Well, now the groupthink line is working in our favor.

According to a USA Today poll, support for increased gun control legislation has dropped back down to around 49%. Let’s put that in a little perspective:

Pre-Newtown gun control support: 43% (Gallup)

Immediate Post-Newtown Support: 58% (Gallup)

Current: 49% (USA Today)



And, a reminder:

#RiseOfAR15: CNBC HitPiece debuts Tonight, April 25, 2013, ftr. Cody Wilson, James Yeager!

Here are a few trailers & snippets they've released:

America's Gun: The Rise of the AR-15 | April 25th on CNBC


Published on Apr 4, 2013

It is both legal...and lethal. The AR-15 is seven pounds of steel and plastic that can fire a bullet at roughly three thousand feet per second. To some, it's a brilliant piece of engineering and a symbol of one of America's most basic freedoms. To others, the AR-15 is an obscenity, an assault weapon with no justifiable place in civilian hands. And to both sides, the rifle used in the Newtown and Aurora shootings has become a lightning rod in a wrenching debate over what a gun like this is for and whether anyone should have one. CNBC's Brian Sullivan examines the controversy and the rise of the AR-15, the rock star of America's gun industry.

"America's Gun: The Rise of the AR-15" Thursday April 25th 10p ET/PT on CNBC.


Print Your AR-15 at Home


Published on Apr 9, 2013

CNBC's Brian Sullivan interviews Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old law student who is leading a controversial campaign to popularize software to make do-it-yourself guns and gun parts -- on a 3D printer -- that do not need to be registered or traced.

Women and the AR-15 [America's Gun: The Rise of the AR-15]

CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks to James Yeager in America's Gun: The #RiseOfAR-15


Published on Apr 23, 2013

"Even if we took the weapon technology back to caveman days, and we just had rocks and sticks, men are going to kill men, it is in our nature." James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response

Meet the man who's become a pariah to both pro-gun enthusiasts and gun control activists:

"America's Gun: Rise of the AR-15" Premieres Thursday, 10p ET/PT

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