Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose ‘Assault Rifles’ Ban

Latest shooting revives US arms control debate

A Gallup poll released October 19 shows that a majority of Americans oppose passing a ban on “assault rifles.”

According to the poll, 40 percent of Americans support such a ban but 57 percent oppose it. Gallup notes that the 40 percent “support for an assault rifles ban is below the historical average of 47%.”

The 40 percent support for a ban largely consists of Democrats, 56 percent of whom want to ban “assault rifles.” Only 25 percent of Republicans support such a ban.

On October 20, Breitbart News reported another Gallup poll that shows support for stricter gun control in general has fallen 17 percent during the past 28 years. As with a ban on “assault rifles,” the remaining proponents of stricter gun control consist of  87 percent of Democrats compared to just 31 percent of Republicans.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.



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