April 8, 2009
GALLUP: SUPPORT FOR GUN CONTROL AT HISTORIC LOW. “In Gallup polling conducted prior to last week’s gun massacre at an immigrant center in Binghamton, N.Y., only 29% of Americans said the possession of handguns by private citizens should be banned in the United States. While similar to the 30% recorded in 2007, the latest reading is the smallest percentage favoring a handgun ban since Gallup first polled on this nearly 50 years ago.” Note the graphic.
UPDATE: Gun-control efforts represent “backward thinking.”