Gallup Poll Shows Less
Support For Stricter Gun Laws

A new Gallup poll shows declining support for stricter gun control laws

By Dave Workman. Nov 21, 2022

A new Gallup poll released Monday shows support among U.S. citizens for stricter gun control laws has once again receded, with more than twice the number of Republicans (48%) than Democrats (20%) saying they personally own a firearm.

According to a report from Gallup, "A steady 46% of Americans report there is a gun in their household, including 33% who say they personally own a firearm and 13% who say another household member is the gun owner. Personal gun ownership has averaged 30% since 2005, when it was first measured. Household gun ownership was higher in the early 1990s than it is now, but since 1996, 43% of U.S. adults on average have said there is a gun in their household."

Forbes added this interesting note: "American gun owners tend to be male, Republican, between the ages of 35 and 54 with an annual household income of $100,000 or more and live in rural areas in the south, the poll found."

The poll was taken Oct. 3-20, prior to the weekend shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs. Support for stricter gun laws frequently rises following such an incident, but gradually declines as time passes, a fact recognized by Gallup. .....


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