New Survey Reveals Even Fewer Americans Want Federal Gun Laws
A new national telephone poll survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows most voters in the United States don’t want any...
A new national telephone poll survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows most voters in the United States don’t want any kind of federal gun control.
Of likely voters polled, 34 percent believed laws regarding the ownership of guns should be handled by the federal government, with uniform rules for every state. This new number reflects a four-point drop from a high of 38 percent in December, 2014, according to this story from bearingarms.com.
The rest of the pie includes 36 percent who said they think gun ownership should be in the hands of individual states; 18 percent said local governments should get to write the gun laws. That leave a pretty big piece left over: A whopping 12 percent of voters answered “not sure,” according to the story.
It’s one of many questions about gun control that’s likely to be addressed as we near the Presidential election.
A poll conducted by CNN and ORC International in September showed that gun control is one of three issues most shaping voters’ decisions leading up to the 2016 presidential election, along with illegal immigration and abortion rights.
That poll showed that the public is broadly in favor of expanded background checks for gun buyers and preventing people with mental illness from purchasing guns, but it did not ask voters at what level the laws governing those rules—county, state, or federal—should be determined.