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New Poll Shows Support for New Gun Control Dying

joQQeb Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 9:27 AM
If the overall goal is to reduce gun violence; I personally do not see how passing any legislation that limits a law-abiding citizen from exercising his/her 2nd Amendment rights makes streets safer for those same law-abiding citizens. Restricting my access to firearms or restricting the amount of ammunition I may have in said firearm is not going to ensure my safety against a gun-wielding criminal. The ultimate control politicians want to receive with such laws are ‘people’ control. We should have learned a long time ago that you cannot legislate personal behavior.

A new poll conducted by CBS News shows support for new gun control laws has dropped.

Currently, support for stricter gun control laws stands at 47 percent today, down from a high of 57 percent just after the shootings. Thirty-nine percent want those laws kept as they are, and another 11 percent want them made less strict.

Partisans hold different views on gun control laws: 52 percent of Republicans want the laws kept as they are, while 66 percent of Democrats want stricter laws (down from 78 percent in February). Half of gun owners...