PRINCETON, NJ -- The gap between the proportion of Americans advocating stricter gun laws and those in favor of maintaining or weakening existing gun laws -- once nearly 60 points in favor of stronger gun control, and registering 14 points a year ago -- is just four points in Gallup's latest poll. According to the Oct. 4-7, 2007, survey, 51% of Americans believe the laws governing the sale of firearms should be more strict. When combined, the percentages saying the laws should either be kept as they are or made less strict is nearly as high (47%).
Well that actually makes sense. The various news stories have made it far more clear how strict our firearms purchase laws actually are. Prior to this, I would venture that most non gun people had no idea what the laws were and if they were to believe the propaganda were probably under the belief that there were no restrictions at all.